Sunday, January 31, 2010

Favorite Blogs

Hello Bloggy World!

I know a lot of my blog readers are not avid readers of other blogs. I got hooked on blogs in order to keep up with some of my friends that were blogging and also as a great way to pass time when bored. I've met some wonderful people from the blogging community.

Here are some of my favorite blogs:

All Things G&D
The wine in me sees the humor in everyday life. Even when I'm not
G posts fun blog entryies on home decorating, daily fashion and she just had a baby this month, so there is lots of pregnancy and baby related musings. Check out here lucky baby girl's nursery - I love the colorful tree mural.

sweet inspiration & fun baking ideas
Bakerella is my favorite baking inspiration blog. She makes these amazingly beautiful creations and then breaks the steps down so that I almost think I could produce such adorable results. Her creativity seems endless and her photography is drool worthy. Her creations are extra sweet, which Jim loves. Jim's favorite goody that I make, cake balls, are from Bakerella's blog. She has a whole sections about them here and here.


I'm a twenty something engineer by day and homemaker by night. I love to bake and try new recipes. My Hubby serves as my number one taste tester.
Simple recipes that are easy to whip up and taste great. Her cookie dough brownies are a decadent creation.

Carrots 'N' Cake
A Blog Dedicated to a Healthy Balance
Tina updates her blog three times a day, covering her meals and activities, so there's always something new to check out. She is an advocate for living a balanced and healthy lifestyle. Exercise, healthy eating, social drinking, achieving goals and, of course, cake and treats make up her lifestyle approach. She's my kind of girl!

Fly Through Our Window
the account of our nest
Darby has three, absolutely adorable, children. She tells stories of their everyday happenings with a great sense of humor. I'm very envious of her photography skills and how she captures her children's personalities! Her blog is the perfect mix of happy homemaker with baking and home made crafts, but she also shares her mistakes and stumblings.

Young House Love
Two Young People, Falling In Love, With Their Fist House
A blog showcasing the updating and decorating of a young couple's first house. Lots of DIY and affordable projects. They also provide reader design boards, which I love for decorating sources and ideas for my own home projects.
Wan Life to Live
wan. married. mom. magical.
I can't remember how I first found Wan's blog, but I've been following it ever since. Her stories of her teen and bean are humorous, honest and relatable. She has a sarcastic sense of humor and I like an insight on what it would be like to live in a big city in California - such a different lifestyle than mine in rural KS, but also, not that different after all.
Fabulous Florida Mommy
A blog designed to showcase my styling talents through sets I have created.
I want her closet! We have a similar style, I just wish I had the motivation to get myself put together as well as she does everyday for things like running errands.
Life Mother Teresa, Only Better
Jenny writes an award winning, satire blog. It's full of humor that would make my mother blush, swear words and a sarcastic look on life. It's not everyone's style, but I like to check it out occasionally and her posts often get me laughing out loud. (She is also well known for picking fights with celebrities on Twitter.)
One Girl's Thoughts On All Things Beauty
Tiffany has some really good YouTube tutorials for applying makeup and creating easy hairstyles. I'm not big on makeup, but I've learned some good tricks from her blog. I wish I had these type of resources when I was in jr. high/high school!
Plowing through life in the calf at a time
I've mentioned this blog and her cookbook a few times already. Her recipes are some of my favorites and I cook them frequently. The are down home, comfort foods and she provides detailed, step by step photographed instructions. Her photography is amazing and her tales of life on the ranch, with four kids, are both familiar and humorous. She is a big city girl, transplanted to a working ranch and living a rural life. She also hosts really good giveaways on her blog, but I haven't been lucky enough to win one...yet!

I like to get up before the rest of my family and enjoy a cup of coffee while catching up with my favorite blogs early in the morning.

How do you view blogs? I use to keep them all bookmarked in my favorite's folder, but recently switched over to a Google Blog Reader. It's made me much more organized and up to date with my reading. I just sign into my account, and it displays the newest blog entries that have been posted.

*All pictures posted are from the corresponding blogs.
**You can click on my Blogspot Profile picture to see all the blogs that I follow.


  1. I read a few of the same ones you listed. I am off work for two weeks and already going crazy...I'll have to check out the others that I don't read and add some more to my already long list!

  2. Hopefully you'll find some good reading during your two weeks off of work. There's nothing like blog reading to waste the time away.