News/Cultural – Select Someone To Share News Stories With You
Select someone who knows you well – even if they don’t read your blog – to email you news stories that they think will really interest you. This way you will always have new sources of inspiration that are relevant to your interests. I find reporting on news and culture can be appropriate in some cases but most of the time the stories serve as a platform for thought or a general topic for discussion.
Fashion/Style – Unique Characters From TV & Films That You Love
Now I’m not exactly talking Willy Wonka here but if there is a larger than life, or very alternative character who you love, you can take elements of their style and incorporate it into an outfit that would work in real life. It could be an OOTD style post, or a ‘Shop The Look’ visual or you could research where the costume designers inspiration came from, which might lead you in another direction entirely.
Free Flow or Personal Writing – Use Times When You Can’t Sleep
You know those moments when you are lying in bed and your body is tired but your brain won’t switch off? When your subconscious is almost blending with your conscious thoughts? This is the perfect moment to think outside of the box (maybe the person who came up with that phrase was in this state) or to ponder more meaningful things. Lying horizontally is not the most practical time to type or write I know, so I suggest using a dictaphone. Your neighbours will think you are crazy and your partner may want to suffocate you with a pillow but you may come up with a total epiphany!
Creative – Be Original
Is there something you wish was available that would make your life easier? Well, then design or craft it, there is so much inspiration on Pinterest. Is there an old item of clothing that you have which you could turn into something new? An old pair of boots that could be cut out and styled into fashionable chunky sandals and decorated with studs. An old tee which could be platted and dyed? It could even be a phrase or pun that fits perfectly into a post i.e. A review of Guardians Of The Galaxy could include the line ‘I’m a total Grootie’ as one of the characters is called Groot – yes I’m a big geek.
Culture/Lifestyle – How Random!
This is a fun game. Pick out ten albums which vaguely suit your current mood and select a song randomly from a random album. You could write about how the genre has changed over the years, you could be inspired by the message in the song, by the artist, or even the album artwork. Your post could also be a playlist for a specific reason i.e. Party, work out, chill out, even your favourite musicals – but don’t blame me if you loose followers ;o)
I hope this has given you some creative and quirky blogspiration!
Which of these would you use?
Where do you get your ideas from?
❤ Chrissie ❤
I’ve just discovered Holly and Heather’s blog and I’m really enjoying it!
If you want to know more about Earth Day after you have read the twins simple tips on how to be green then head on over to the Earth Day website.
April 22nd is Earth Day! What an important day! People engage in activities around the “reduce-reuse-recycle” theme but there is so much more we can do to take care of our planet.
* Plant a tree or a vegetable garden * Clean up a beach or public park * As the weather gets nicer, walk if you’re going someplace local * Wear your jeans twice before you wash them * Use refillable glass water bottles instead of buying plastic * Compost * Try some all natural cleaning products like white vinegar, lemon and baking soda
It all makes a difference! We need our environment to have clean air, clean drinking water and so much more to be healthy. Give something new a try to help this Earth Day. Our planet thanks you!
I had a wander down to Unicorn vegan shop on Albany Road in Chorlton to stock up on food and beauty goodies.
Yaoh Organic Hemp Seed Oil Lipbalm in Mango £2.05
The only lipbalm that has been able to heal my lips after them pealing due to me eating wheat and dairy or getting chapped in winter. This stuff is fantastic! I also like that it’s in a stick as I don’t think it’s very hygienic dipping germy fingers into a pot when you are and about. The balm smells amazing but has no flavour, which is good otherwise I’d want to eat it!
Ingredients: Virgin olive oil, candelilla wax, organic hemp seed oil, comfrey, calendula, St. John’s wort, tocopherol (natural vitamin e), rosemary extract.
Faith in Nature Hemp Handmade Soap £1.95
A wonderfully gentle soap, with a very mild smell which foams up but is non drying. A bathroom and kitchen staple.
Ingredients: Sodium palmate, Sodium cocoate, Aqua, Glycerin, Cannabis sativa seed oil, Camellia sinensis leaf extract, Zingiber officinale root oil, Cymbopogon citratus leaf oil, Citrus paradisi peel oil, Sodium chloride, Sodium citrate, Limonene, Citral, Geraniol, Linalool
Salt Of The Earth Natural Deodorant £3.36
This is one of those things I use everyday and don’t plan on changing because it’s so simple and effective.
Ingredients: Potassium Alum
Faith in Nature Replenishing Moisturising Cream £6.39 (unfortunately I could only find the Intensive Moisturising Cream on Faith in Nature’s website)
I was looking for something to replace my old face cream from The Body Shop (a brand who’s profits go to it’s parent company L’Oreal), something that was cheaper, totally ethical and easily absorbed. This moisturiser ticks all of the boxes and is perfect for my combination skin, lightly hydrating it before it can become dry, therefor producing too much sebum. I think the packaging is very innovative for a skincare brand as the inner base is spring loaded to make sure there is ZERO WASTE OF THE PRODUCT.
Ingredients: Aqua, Caprylic/capric tryglyceride*, Aloe barbadensis leaf juice**, Glycerin*, Glycine soja oil**, cetearyl wheat straw glycosides~~, Glyceryl stearate*, cetearyl alcohol*, limnanthesalba seed oil*, butyrospermum parkii butter***, camelia sinensis leaf extract**, sodium PCA*, tocopherol*, parfum*, stearic acid*, citric acid*, sodium benzoate, potassium sorbate, xantham gum*, limonene~, linalool~.
*Vegetable derived **Organic certified ***Ethically traded ~From essential oils ~~Wheat straw sugar derived , gluten and protein free.
❤ Chrissie ❤
I’ve been nominated by the very lovely Katherine over at Teachez Well so how could I possibly refuse ^_^ Plus, I’ve not done one for a while so I thought it was time to start spreading the love again.
The ‘Liebster’ Award seems to have German connotations meaning dearest, sweetest, kindest, nicest, beloved, lovely, kind, pleasant, valued, cute, endearing.
Which sex do you think has it easier in your culture? I’m sure it’s men in most cultures isn’t it. Although I’ve noticed a really sexist wave of feminism over the past two decades, where women flippantly call men lazy idiots that are useless with anything emotionally complex, or a washing machine. Very unfair to generalise!
What is your most treasured memory? Me and the bloke sheltering from the rain under a row of tall trees in Amsterdam – our first holiday abroad.
For a person you loved deeply, would you be willing to move to a distant country knowing there would be little chance of seeing your friends or family again? I don’t think I could as I’d miss my Mum’s silly humour and her hugs.
For what in your life do you feel most grateful? My eye site. My spacial awareness (of where my own arms and legs are sometimes) is so bad, that I couldn’t cope with loosing that sense.
What makes you angry? Racism, bullying and narrow mindedness.
Did your schooling connect to your life? It didn’t even connect with my brain.
Have you seen a good movie lately? What made it good? Deadpool. Story, pacing, cross-over characters, action but mostly dialogue – his dialogue.
Who is the most important person in your life today? Some would say if we don’t value ourselves first, how can we even begin to love others. Yeah, it’s the bloke obviously.
What is the greatest accomplishment of your life? Keeping this blog going consistently. Longer than I’ve ever managed to commit to doing anything – apart from welcoming pizza into my life.
Given the choice of anyone in the world, whom would you want as your dinner guest? Deadpool. Although I think the bloke might get pissed off that he wouldn’t be able to get a word in edgeways and that he’d miss a lot of pop-culture references.
What do you like best about your life? That it’s not under threat from terrorists or the government (no need for a comma there necessarily) or being caught up in war. I’m very lucky that it’s a relatively pampered one.
They say to nominate 5-10 bloggers so I nominate Haylee from Aloada Bobbins, Mandy from The True UFO, Danielle from Girlie To Nerdy, LC from Girl Getting Her Geek On, Anna from Don’t Cramp My Blog, Desiree from Xo_ Mermaid Kisses, Emma from Scruffy Little Nerd Herder and Heather from Ruby-Wings. Don’t worry if you don’t want to accept, I understand for some people it can be an unwanted pressure answering questions and nominating others but if you do, feel free to take your time :o)
Adventure Time Marceline – Sports Direct £9.99
Batman – Sports Direct £7.99
Harley Quinn – Sports Direct £9.99
Sugar Gives You Nightmares – TeeFury $20
Virtruvian (Stitch) – Once Upon A Tee $12
The Cookie Muncher – Tee Fury $20
Nice Shirt – Qwertee £12
Morticia and Gomez – Adistic Occult Couture £24.95
Future Wars – Qwertees £12
The Botfather – Qwertees £12
Strange And Unusual – Design By Humans $24
1Up – TeeFury $20
Hail Octodad – The Yetee $17
As always, let me know your favourites!