Crocuses are one of my favourite flowers (there’s a purple one tattooed on my arm). They’re not the most majestic or impressive flower, but they represent a reassuring sign that spring is here. They’re tenacious really, pushing their colourful heads out of the cold, dark Earth and fighting their way through the debris left behind from last year to open their pretty petals, even though there’s still a frosty nip in the air. I’ve felt a little like that myself this past month – pushing through the funk I’ve buried myself in over the winter and raising my head to the sky. I’m feeling refreshed and reinvigorated, so bring it on, May!
I’m not sure if you’ve noticed, but this whole month my side bar has been jam packed with links to the shops and blogs of some really stellar ladies. If you haven’t been paying attention, never fear, because you’re going to meet a few of them today. And thanks so much to all of you for supporting The Laughing Medusa!
Kym from Deafies in the Kitchen. Follow her on Facebook.
Hello! My name is Kym and I run the blog ‘Deaf in the Kitchen’. I am Deaf and Vegetarian/Vegan Home Cook and also do small cater at Deaf events. I am South New Jersey Representative for Deaf Women United and Cater Chairperson for New Jersey Deaf Association. In my spare time I love to cross stitch, attend Deaf socials, garden and spend time with my awesome family.
Favourite Posts: Pomegranate Cake | Interview with Deaf Chef Paul Hansen | Vegan Banana Pudding
Jennifer of Red Parka Diaries and Red Parka Designs. Follow her on Facebook, Twitter, and Pinterest.
Hello! I’m Jen, an artist and blogger from Tasmania! I run a little store called Red Parka Designs where I sell my original illustrations and I write a blog called Red Parka Diaries about illustration, design and living a creative, adventurous, sustainable, independent and remarkable life. Look forward to meeting you! x
Favourite Posts: 50 Ways to Feel Better Right Now | My Journey to Self-Employment and Illustration | Why I Invented My Own Job and How You Can Too!
Brooke from You’re in Brookelynn. Follow her on BlogLovin’, Facebook, and Instagram.
Hello! My name is Brooke and I blog over You’re In Brookelynn. I’m an awkward college girl living in the midwest blogging about photography, style, and life. Come on over and say Hi!
Favourite Posts: What I Wore: Kodachrome | DIY Studded Shorts | 52 Weeks Project
Lauren from In Between Idols. Follow her on Twitter.
Hello, humans. Most call me Lauren, some call me odd, my mother calls me ‘Wee.’ I am a native Spanish speaker, pineapple topped pizza enthusiast, full-time undergraduate student, and wearer of many hats. I blog over at In Between Idols, where I write about pretty much whatever catches my eye that day.
Favourite Posts: I’d Rather Be Watching RuPaul’s Drag Race | Four Tips for Buying Cruelty-Free | Date Night Ideas
Midge from Modern Girl Blitz. Follow her on Facebook, Tumblr, and Etsy.
Hello, I’m Midge and I love sharing my own spin on retro style with my readers, as well as my love for crafts, zines, and snail mail. I love putting my own quirky voice in how I present myself, so I hope you find it inspiring!
Favourite Posts: Rock Beach | Orange Crush | Jewelry Hanger DIY
Sabrina from Cattails + Cardigans. Follow her on Twitter, Instagram, and Facebook.
hi! I’m Sabrina. I’m a 20 year old paraplegic living in TN. cattails + cardigans is a place where I come to tell stories. Rather it be about my cat, my daily life or sharing things that I love, this blog is my home. Stop on by and say hello!
Favourite Posts: Life Update | Why I view my accident as a “blessing” | Honest To Blog: Keeping Things Personal
Alex from Typical ’90s Child. Follow her on Facebook, Pinterest, and BlogLovin’.
Hi, my name is Alex, and I blog over on Typical 90′s child!
I love sharing anything from vintage finds (1st photo above) to the vintage inspired clothing I make myself (2nd pic above, Etsy shop coming soon!) as well as my sweet little family, my favorite music and other everyday things that inspire me!
Hello! My name is Ashley, and I can generally be found A) writing, B) behind a camera, or C) both A&B. I love road trips, classic rock, pop-punk, and finding new patios to have fancy drinks on.
My name is Amber and I run The Whale & Wasp: a small Etsy shop based on accessories for gals. I love to sew, bake, cook, watch movies, go to concerts, take pictures and collect records. I’m clearly not to be taking very seriously and I have a pretty unhealthy obsession with music, Lush Cosmetics and Saturday Night Live.
I hope you enjoy exploring their blogs and shops as much as I do. Leave a comment and let me know if you found a new fave!