Bookmarks for Crappy Days

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I came across this idea for a post when I was having a crappy day and was frantically looking for something to cheer me up. I have always had this little folder of rescue bookmarks as I like to keep them in my browser where I periodically store inspirational or funny sayings and links. Basically anything that really uplifts my mood and motivates me to go back to whatever I was doing. I figured I'll share a few things with you all as well so that you can check back if you're having a bad day yourself. These range from semi-serious to quite random and silly links because I find that's what works for me and I hope you will like seeing them as well. 

This is the excerpt from J.K Rowling's interview for BBC years ago. Although the actual video can be found on youtube but, I love reading it rather than watching. I don't know maybe it's because I like reading way more and the video's editing was not so on fleek (Haha) considering all the stuff people do now. She talks about how she put in little details of her life into her books and everything she had to overcome to get where she was in 2002(and is now). I mean, yeah I'm sure all of us already know her story too well but reading this really gives me hope when I'm feeling down. She's a source of pure inspiration to me!

#2 French Cake Decorating from Tumblr
There's something so satisfying about watching cake icing videos and this one is 1:48 minutes of pure pleasure. Everything in it looks so so delicious and it's can be an absolute enemy on days when you're hungry or trying to eat healthy but I always love watching it. The first time I saw it I actually replayed a few too many times.

#3 Instagram : Doughmestichousewife
Carrying on the theme of icing and sugary goodness, here's an instagram account I've recently followed and become obsessed with. She basically does cookie decoration and icing and they are some of the prettiest pieces of art I've ever seen. I love her videos particularly showing how she ices them and again the satisfaction of watching those is something I cannot describe. So go have a look at her page. I binge watch her video bits a lot.

#4 18 Photos that will make any 90s stationary geek's heart soar
I'm a huge stationary geek and I actually distinctly remember every cool piece of stationary I used to own as a child and I am still secretly ( not so much anymore) collecting bits and pieces whenever I can (as you can notice in my stationary haul). I spotted this little nostalgia list on Comedy Central's Snapchat and it was so cool to see all these amazing things I owned and treasured as a kid.  My favourite item would have to be these "every colour" pens. I loved buying a ton of them and keeping them safe in my pencil case because they used to be stolen like.. all the time!

#5 Youtube : It's Alright by Charity Vance
She is a singer songwriter on youtube and one of my biggest inspirations. She used to always remind me of Taylor Swift(the old one) because of the style of her songs and her voice. I have been a huge fan of her songs and this particular one is such a happy song. The video is of her with her girlfriends having a girly day together. It honestly makes me smile and reminds me of high school. It's sweet, girly pop and it'll be one of my favourite songs forever although she also has some other incredible songs as well. You may have heard a couple on other beauty youtuber's videos.
(I was absolutely heartbroken when I went to look for the link for the video.Charity has deleted all her youtube vidoes, twitter, instagram etc and she hasn't said anything to her fans yet. She had stopped uploading songs for a couple of months now but she was still active on social media. Thankfully, I was able to find a link to the original video which was re-uploaded by another user but I seriously hope she's fine and she will make music again.)

#6 The Graham Norton Show Compilations
I love the Graham Norton show and I do follow all seasons quite regularly but my favourite episodes are the season compilations where they put the funniest and cutest moments from every episode into a montage including the best "red chair" story. I love these episodes because they are a constant laugh riot and instantly lifts my mood up, I like having a marathon of the compilations too sometimes because they are usually so well edited and I also get to see something from any episodes that I've missed. I do tend to forget to watch it on TV so I usually catch up online or on youtube(where they also share specific moments).
I am thinking of making this a series on the blog if it's something that will interest people :) I have tons of stuff to share!

53 comments

  1. I definitely need to check out the JK Rowling interview, I'm a massive Harry Potter geek so that would cheer me up any day!
    Amy xx
    www.callmeamy.co.uk

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  2. I love this, I definitely have to look some of these up! x

    adelelydia.blogspot.com

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  3. These are some interesting links. Gotta check them out :)

    xoxo Eva | www.evakindles.com

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  4. I love this! You should really make this a series! Love finding new or old but good things to read or listen to :)

    -Leta | The Nerdy Me

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    1. Thank you for the encouragement lovely!

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  5. Great post! I really will take a look at some of these :)

    she-loves-clothes.blogspot.com

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  6. this is a very cute idea! thank you for sharing! I will check them out

    kandice.me

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  7. Awesome idea! Thanks for sharing dear!
    Have a wonderful day!
    Much love, Len
    http://www.lenparent.com

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  8. thanks for sharing luv...must check these out!
    kisses from dubai ❤️
    www.mahryska.com

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  9. These are such great links! Perfect for this crappy days <3
    xoxo

    Ileana

    Novelstyle Blog

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  10. Great idea to share the links to things that cheer you up. I'm going to check JK Rowling's interview.

    www.mydailywear.co.uk

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  11. I'm going to check the Harry Potter and Me, I love Harry Potter anything and I just know it'll be an amazing read. To cheer myself up, I also love watching celebrities karaoke with James Corden, it's so funny and always make me smile.

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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    1. Yes, it's a really inspiring read. Oh thanks for the suggestion, I'm totally going to watch it now x

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  12. Nice post :)

    http://clothespaper.com/

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  13. Here are two of my bookmarks, both Youtube videos: [ONE] & [TWO :) -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

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    1. Omg, the skating one was so funny x Thanks for sharing :)

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  14. Bookmarking this for sure!

    XoXo,

    Tamara - LoveofMode.com

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  15. I really enjoyed this post and I think it will make a great series!
    x Rivania | The Glam Unicorn

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  16. I absolutely love the idea of keeping a folder in your bookmarks for sites, videos, etc. of things that will cheer you up on a crappy day. Will be checking out these links now! I'm having fine day today, but even if the day is going well, there is always room for more laughs!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

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    1. um p.s. WOW doughmestichousewife is immensely talented and I love the punny name. Also, Charity Vance really does sound like old Taylor Swift. Don't know who Graham Norton is, but excited to check his comedy out. Also so bummed the stationary link won't work for me over here in Germany. I was hoping to see tons of Lisa Frank stickers and folders!

      Rae | Love from Berlin

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    2. Thank you so much for reading Rae! I'm so glad you enjoyed it :) xx

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  17. Aw, what a fun idea for a post!! Really good thinking having bookmarks for rainy and sad days! XO
    Lauren-Blair
    www.prefertobedemure.com

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  18. I love this post!! We always need some great ways to uplift us. Thanks for sharing!
    Christine | http://dailykongfidence.com

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  19. Thanks for sharing! Having bookmarks for this is smart!
    Bad days are rough. I love unwinding at the gym, watching a comedic movie or planning something fun to do with friends or the hubby to uplift my spirits.

    Xo,
    Miki
    http://mikialamode.com

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  20. This is such a fun list! I adore cake decorating and stationary too! It's great to come across a kindred spirit, and I'll be checking out your recommendations!

    http://www.districthilo.com

    Love, Mary

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    1. Thanks lovely!! It's amazing when people really enjoy what I mention as well x Such a great feeling.

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