My Top 5 Blogs for Inspiration

I’ve recently gotten back into blogging, big time.  Not just writing, but reading.  I may not have all the time in the world but i think it makes such a difference to my day if i can sit down for 10 minutes and read something that speaks to me or resonates with my life.  I may be sat on the loo escaping a toddler or i could be in the car whilst said toddler catches 40 winks, wherever it may be i always enjoy a wee scroll to find some inspo.

First up is Siobhan Watts and her beautiful blog, Bless The Weather.  Here you will find a gateway to the exceptionally lush green life of Siobhan, and her family in London.  The reason i love this blog so much is because of the gorgeous photography, the relatable motherhood posts and the handy tips and tricks Siobhan gives for improving your photography, your home interiors and your horticulture.  I always feel so inspired by what is written and what i see in Siobhan’s Blog and i think you will too.  You should also check her out on Instagram and take a look at her hashtag #thewildnesstonic

Secondly, we have Once a Glimpse written by the lovely Charlie Swift.  Based in Bristol, Charlie writes about all the things you can do, see, eat and enjoy in her brilliant city. It’s great to get a real sense of escapism from a blog and i certainly get that from Charlie, two posts i think you should definitely check out are firstly her post from the archives, a Winter Winds playlist.  Charlie and i have really similar taste in music and i just loved this playlist she put together so much, and what better way to feel inspired but through the power of music? Secondly (especially if you live in Bristol) you need to take a look at her post about Yoga Brunch Club.  If ever there was somewhere i wished i could have been whilst reading about it, it was here… just take a look.  Who doesn’t love brunch and yoga and a room full of women?

These beautiful images were produced for Charlie by the gorgeous Kasia Kiliszek and you can find her here.

My next blog in my Top 5 is by the very talented Marta of And Mother.  I love this blog so much, it’s all about slow living, slow motherhood, relishing every minute of life and your children and it really speaks to me, on so many levels!  There are so many features i love but Marta’s ‘Ten bits’ are really an inspired idea.  Taking you to ten of her favourite places on the internet from that week, you can check out one of my faves here.  I also love the Motherhood element to Marta’s Blog, some wonderful feature pieces and some brilliant written work by Marta herself.  I think we look at parenting in a similar manner and i can really relate to what she says about her dear, sweet Tillie!

I really love Carolyn from The Slow Traveler.  Her photos are exquisite and her sense of humour is da bomb!! I found Carolyn over on Instagram first off, before realising she wrote a blog but unsurprisingly it’s equally as brilliant.  The post i’ve loved the best recently has been Carolyn’s take on the whole Amelia Liana “scandal” in the Daily Fail (I’m not gonna link it ‘cos they don’t deserve the ad power) about her photo shopping her Instagram photos.  She just puts it all to bed, it’s honestly worth your time as this girl just puts it all in perspective.  Some other topics that Carolyn addresses via her blog are the importance of numbers on IG and how to take great photos without breaking your back.  She sure knows what she’s talking about as this week she hit 100K followers, Congrats boo! So if you love our beloved visual platform, head over to her blog and i suggest you make a start here.

Lastly, is my good friend Kayte and her blog Simple & Season.  I ‘met’ Kayte over on Instagram last year and we’ve become somewhat insta-bffs.  We will discuss the latest scandals over hashtags and shadow bans and know that each other just gets it… some of the time we know our real life friends just wouldn’t know what on earth we were on about so it’s great to have a like minded pal to vent the insta-frustration at! Anyway, i’ve decided to feature Kayte, not just because she’s my pal but because recently she’s taken the biggest step to go freelance and work for herself.  This week she has released several services over on her blog for you guys to use and abuse, you will find three creative business and marketing coaching packages that will set you off on the road to success.  Kayte will also be answering questions about all things marketing and coaching in her Stories every day next week – and people can DM her the questions they’d like to ask.  I’d highly recommend having a look, she really knows what she’s on about.

So there, 5 blogs to get you through the week.  I hope you enjoy them as much as i do! If you’ve got some for me to check out, please copy them below in the comments.

And whilst we’re here, please take a peak at my latest Insta snap of my husband… this is his take of Dominique of @Allthatisshe ‘s tag #objectsforoutfits and it’s mega lols.

Sx

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5 Comments

  1. August 1, 2017 / 10:05 pm

    Oh this is fab. I’ve been looking for new blogs to read. Thank you.

    • sarahcolvine
      August 2, 2017 / 8:04 pm

      Thank YOU for coming over for a read Helen!! I’m trying to write up a response to your Niche post as it resonates with me so much! Sx

  2. August 2, 2017 / 2:15 pm

    Love this post! You’ve included some of my favourite bloggers and I’ve discovered a new site to follow!

    Emma
    @fieldandnest

    • sarahcolvine
      August 2, 2017 / 8:03 pm

      Ah Brilliant! I knew there would be alot of people following these ladies already, but there would be some who aren’t! The word must be spread! Sx

  3. August 23, 2017 / 7:29 pm

    Oh, I read a couple of these, and looking forward to checking out the others! I, too, have started reading blogs again lately. It’s a nice alternative to the quick bursts of content that is Instagram and refreshing to read something long form.

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