SS: Sunday Saves (#63)


Good morning everyone and welcome back to another edition of my Sunday Saves! If you’ve never read a Sunday Saves before, I choose three posts each Sunday that I’ve found throughout the week to talk about. This week I’ve decided to have a #NIBloggers special, and if you’re not sure what that is, it’s a hashtag used mainly on Instagram and Twitter for Northern Ireland bloggers. Being from Northern Ireland myself, I always think it’s great to highlight local bloggers as well as national and international bloggers. So this morning I’ll be talking about Instagram worthy feeds, becoming more ethical and tattoo stories.

1) Retro Rose (Is It Insta Worthy?)

Miriam Rose’s post about Instagram is something that I think we can all relate to. She speaks about some of her thoughts on Instagram including if you have nothing to post, that’s perfectly okay. I went through a period of panicking when I didn’t have something to post at least twice a day and I see on Twitter other bloggers who worry when they haven’t posted in a day. I soon came to the realisation that just because I don’t post in a day, it doesn’t make me any less of a blogger (or a person). She also talks briefly about themes and keeping to the same editing style which in all honesty, that wouldn’t be my cup of tea but whenever I see someone who has kept to a certain filter or style, I praise them because they have almost the perfect feed.

2) Lauren The Day Dreamer (Why I’m Trying To Be More Ethical)

I love that Lauren has decided to try and become more ethical! It’s something I’m trying to do myself; I haven’t ventured into any charity shops to buy clothes yet but I’m in the same boat as her. I tend to wear the same clothes over and over again and I’m definitely nowhere near as fashionable as Lauren so my sense of style could be labelled as boring but comfy clothing but I think I need to have another look at my wardrobe to see what I actually need and what I actually wear. Shopping elsewhere other than my regular H&M might even open my style habits up further too!

3) Sarah Louise Writes (My Tattoo Story #MentalHealthAwarenessWeek)

We all know that I love scrolling back on people’s blogs, not just looking at their latest posts and this is exactly how I came across Sarah Louise’s post about her tattoo. I don’t have any tattoos and I don’t know if I’ll never have one because I’m too indecisive, I’m more of a piercing woman myself but I loved her story behind the tattoo. I’ll let you go to her post to read her story in full but I think it’s so special to hear about the stories behind people’s tattoos because not many people open up as much as Sarah Louise has, especially when it comes to mental health.

Thank you so much for reading my post and remember to go to the featured blog posts to give them a read too. To catch up on my other Sunday Saves, click here and you’ll have another sixty two to keep you busy. If you want to keep up with what I’m up to during the week, I’m over on Twitter and Instagram. Have a wonderful day! 


SS: Sunday Saves (#43)


Because I can still post Sunday Saves on a Monday, right? Welcome back to my Sunday Saves, albeit very very late. This week I’ll be talking about living more ethically, an A to Z look at yourself and what to expect from a CBT course.

1. Water Painted Dreams (Living More Ethically)

Ever since becoming vegan at the start of the year, I’ve become slightly more conscious of what I use. For example (and it might sound silly) but I try and buy in bulk, so I’ll buy a big bag of rice rather than waste money and packaging on smaller packets. I would be quite similar to Hayley in that I try and reuse my plastic boxes especially when I cook a big batch of food. They’re a lot handier, you can clean them really easily and they’re not as big a pain as you’d think. If you’re looking for little changes you can make to your lifestyle, I’d recommend Hayley’s post as a good stepping stone.

2. Lauren Catherine (A to Z of Lauren Catherine)

I really liked the idea of Lauren’s post, so much so that I’ve started my own version of the post (which will be coming soon!) I quite like tag posts but I feel like they can be quite limiting even though I have covered a few on the blog. I hope Lauren doesn’t mind me borrowing her idea, but I love the idea of going in a little more in-depth into who you are without actual questions.

3. Nourish Me (What To Expect from a CBT Course)

For anyone who hasn’t experienced CBT before or is looking into the possibility of attending therapy for one reason or another, Stephanie’s post is one to look into. She’s covered her first session of therapy in another blog post but what I loved about this particular one is that she’s not telling you that CBT will work for everyone, because it simply won’t. There isn’t one thing that will work on every single person but I know in my experience of CBT (which I’m hoping to write about soon), it has worked for me. So if you’re curious about CBT or have no idea what it is, head over to Stephanie’s post.

Thank you for reading this week’s (late) Sunday Saves. Remember to click through to everyone’s links and send them some love. That’s what all bloggers love.