The Patterned Petals Digest #9- Burnt Out, Blogging Myths & Christmas Guides

It’s CHRISTMAS! I have already been to a Christmas fair and have a London trip and Christmas dinner planned during the build up to Christmas day. I will be putting up decorations and listening to Christmas songs whilst drinking mulled wine and eating all the mince pies I can get my hands on! Christmas is by far my favourite time of the year and we do have some cute traditions that we do each year too.

I haven’t done one of these in so long, and I have finally got back into reading blog posts from around the web, I think the increase of rain in England has made me want to hibernate with a cuppa tea and a blog post even more now. So let’s have a look at some of things I have enjoyed around the web recently!

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The Patterned Petals Digest #9- Burnt Out, Blogging Myths & Christmas Guides

Must Read Blogs

  • Instagram overwhelm is a thing and Katie has a fab blog post talking about why you should follow less people on Instagram and it really resonated with me. I have done the exact same thing lately and it has made me enjoy my feed a whole lot more.

  • This post by Rebecca on what to do when your creative flame has burnt out couldn’t have come at a better time! I have had serious mental block with my blog lately and this has given me the extra push to start it up again.

  • I am loving Chloe’s ask me anything series, the way she writes and helps give advice is amazing! I lover her and her blog!

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Learn Something New

 

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Let’s Create

· Get creative with these festive activities for the Christmas season, I love creating things at Christmas it definitely gets you into the spirit!

· Maybe you should try a doodle a day challenge in December for your bullet journal? Or set up your December bullet journal, have a look at Alexandra’s December bullet journal for inspiration

· If the kitchen is your thing, why not create some Christmas biscuits!

Binge Worthy

I have started the Christmas films already!

  • The Christmas Prince: The Royal Wedding is the sequel to the Christmas Prince that came out on Netflix this year. It is such a cute movie and I loved watching it this morning in bed with a cuppa. Made me excited that it is December!

  • The Princess swap is a cheesey Chirstmas film that was added to Netflix this year too, I thought it was a cozy, light hearted film to watch and I did really enjoy it.

  • The Christmas inheritance was a cute Christmassy film too! I really enjoyed the storyline and it made a lovely film to distress after a long, hard week!

  • And finally, I’m a celebrity get me outta there has been occupying my evenings and I have to say I’ve really enjoyed this years. They’re all a great bunch. Who do you want to win? I think Harry, Fleur, Emily & John are my faves!

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Listen to

  • Vix Meldrews new podcast exciting emails is such a great listen and she hasn’t made them too long, but they are filled with top tips!

  • If you haven’t started Michael Buble’s Christmas album yet, is it really Christmas?

  • The new Little Mix’s album is so good! Have you listened to it yet? My fave songs are ‘Love a girl right’ and ‘woman like me’ so far with the ones that I have listened to!

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Christmas Guides

I’m not doing Christmas guides this year, so I thought I would give ya some links to ones I have loved instead as there are plenty of them out there.

· Kate has created a cozy Christmas guide from lovely knit wear to some tea cups to enjoy those dark evenings!

· Olivia’s home picks are amazing- actually all of her gift guides are so thoughtfully put together- but I love receiving home bits and these would make the perfect Christmas gifts. Go and check them all out!


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