Sharing the Blog Love – Showcase #80

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Welcome back to #SharingtheBlogLove! I hope you enjoyed last week’s linky and it’s lovely to see you back again this week!

If you’re new to #SharingtheBlogLove, these are mine and Laura’s favourite posts from last week’s linky. As part of the linky we’d like you to choose one post from each showcase post (one from mine and one from Laura’s) to head over to and leave a comment to show them some extra blog love. It’s always lovely to take a look at our featured posts this week and see how many extra comments they’ve had from you guys!

 

Sensational Learning With Penguin

Sissinghurst is one of my favourite gardens – I’ve visited twice and been blown away by how beautiful it was. But it was lovely to see it looking all wintery in A Sunday Walk at Sissinghurst. This post takes you on a tour of the grounds, and I loved the stepping stone steps which I’ve never discovered before. I really want to head back this spring to see if I can make the jump across! I loved the idea of engaging your children in photography too – I do this with Max and it’s such a great way to perk him up when he’s flagging.

 

Five Little Doves

One thing that constantly surprises and disappoints me is how quick women are to take each other down. You see it so often in life, with gossiping and friendship cliques, but on social media it seems to become unstoppable. I loved Laura’s post, Real Women Support Each Other, which was inspired by the recent negative comments directed at the reality TV star who shared a photo of herself a few days post-partum, looking completely in shape. To see those comments was horrible, and although I didn’t agree with how she chose to promote a weight loss program, I don’t think it’s ever necessary to attack someone in that way. I couldn’t agree more with Laura that the best thing we can do as women is to support each other, to build each other up rather than take them down. I think that women sniping at other women is something that has been going on for many generations now, and I think it’s time that our generation started being more positive, accepting, and supportive of each other.

 

Repurpose and Upcycle

We stayed in a hotel a little while ago and it had the sweetest vintage botanical prints on the wall. It’s a decor look that I really like, as I love spending time in the garden, but not one that I’d ever thought would be so easy to create myself. Lindsey makes it so easy with her DIY Framed Botanical Prints and she shares her free downloadable prints which look great. If you’re into vintage home decor, this is definitely one to check out!

 

The Baby Boat Diaries

I have to admit that I’ve never been tempted by cloth nappies – it all just seems too intimidating. But I do love a good pattern, and I can’t deny that those little cloth covered bottoms look absolutely adorable! I thought this post, Cloth Nappies – My Top Tips For Beginners, was a really useful resource for anyone considering going down the re-useable nappy route. Lots of great tips for starting out, as well as links to a whole host of other cloth nappy related posts.

 

Did you catch any of these last time? If not, please head over and give them a read and a comment.