A while ago I used to do a ‘Links I Love‘ post every Friday, with lots of great links I had found that week. I really loved sharing these awesome links with you but I ended up stopping the posts because they were a bit time consuming once I was back at work.
Since then, I’ve found that I still come across a lot of links that I want to share so I’ve decided to start doing a monthly ‘links I love’ post where I share the links I’ve loved in the last month.
So, these are the links I found and loved in April…
11 things people don’t realise you are doing because you’re an introvert – I’m what’s often called an ‘extroverted introvert’ or a ‘social introvert’. I am by nature really very introverted but I can be social when I feel like it or the occasion calls for it. It does mean though that sometimes people are a bit put off or confused when my introverted tendencies come to the surface in a social setting.
If you’re interested in the ethics behind where your clothes are made, make sure you check out the 2017 Ethical Fashion Guide. Baptist World Aid create a report every year grading various clothing brands based on their efforts to minimise worker exploitation as well as forced and child labour. It’s a great guide to assist you in making ethical purchasing decisions and to ensure that your money is going towards companies who aren’t taking advantage of the people making their products.
6 minimalist morning routines that will calm the chaos in your life – I love reading about ways to slow down and simplify my life and I think these are some great ways to incorporate some minimalism and simple living into one of the most chaos inducing parts of our days.
I’ve made significant efforts to reduce my waste when it comes to my food shopping. I use reusable bags majority of the time (I still slip up occasionally) and I get my fresh food at the Farmers Market. I recently read this article with the founder of ‘The Swag‘ and I love the sound of The Swag bags to reduce food wastage and the need for unnecessary plastic for fresh produce. I think I’ll have to get a set of these to try them out.
Another aspect of reducing waste that I’ve become interested in is DIY for things like cleaning products and bathroom products. Biome Eco Store have just put up a whole section of their website that is dedicated to DIY Skincare where you can find recipes for amazing things like bath bombs (yes please!), body scrubs and even deodorant; plus you can buy every single one of the needed ingredients from the site. I’m really looking forward to making these bath bombs to add a new level of luxury and relaxation to my bathtime.
After Stu and I separated, I came across this post called The happy side to ending a marriage and it was refreshing to read a perspective that I felt resonated with my feelings and experience of ending a marriage. It’s always great to hear a variety of perspectives on such a difficult and emotional subject and Carolyn’s post made me feel a little more normal in how I was feeling about my situation.
I love getting book recommendations from a variety of sources and I came across this list of books that Emma Watson has recommended over the years, particularly in her book club, and it’s given me some good books to add to my ‘to be read’ list.
It is officially the season for knitwear and this list of 24 new season knits under $80 is not only super stylish (I would expect nothing less from Jasmine of Pretty Chuffed) but super affordable.
I hope you’ve enjoyed seeing Links I Love back and have found some great reads.