After deciding to use only original images, I retired my monthly Blogger Spotlight series. A bunch of text and a link without an enticing image (which I previously borrowed) to go along with it just didn’t seem to warrant a post on it’s own.
Well, after several months of using my own images I’ve gotten more comfortable creating my own images. I try not to fuss about the image too much. We can all read and my titles are pretty self explanatory (sorry if you came here and were expecting a post about flowers…).
While I still have my regular reads (A Cup of Jo, Chris Loves Julia, Emily A. Clark, House Tweaking, Style by Emily Henderson, etc.) every now and then I find a new-to-me blog that’s too good not to share. The kind where you go back and read through the archives—it’s that good!
For me a big part of blogging has always been participating in a community and what better way than promoting the deserving work of others?
Annabode – Anna describes her style as “mid-century-boho-minimalist-Scandinavian.” Need I say more? Probably not but I’ll say more anyways. She’s a designer and is always just a step ahead of the next trend that you’re about to fall for that you just haven’t put your finger on yet. And I love the mini design history lessons! She’s pretty design meets substance.
Enjoy It – Elise is a local blogger and her husband is in the Navy, too. She makes stuff for a living (her words) and is completely uplifting and motivational in the non-cheesiest way possible. Her message about ‘just starting’ is so powerful and she even recently launched her own day planner, too. I also really appreciate her business savvy approach to all that she does. And her style is pretty great, too.
House of Hipsters - I knew from blog’s name alone I would like this blog. Cause anyone who would call themselves a hipster is probably doing it ironically. Kyla does this hilarious series called I Make Emily Henderson Cry (and if that were true I’d probably make Emily depressed for days because even Kyla’s before photos look gorg to me!) and is one of the few people I know who can totally pull off decorating with photos of a rapper in her living room. If you’re not already convinced, she made you a mixed tape.
Pepper Design Blog – This is another local blogger who seems to have this motherhood stuff worked out or at the very least offers some pretty helpful tips and a fresh perspective. Morgan just had her third child and I’m following along on that journey intently. And man, does she have creative vision! I’m so impressed each space she tackles, especially her patio.
Pink Stripey Socks – Leslie, a self-proclaimed Ph.D. dropout, thinks up the most endearing kids crafts that make you awwww out loud. Her son is around the same age as my own so a lot of her crafts happen to be appropriate and interesting for my little guy, too. I especially like how she weaves science and learning into so much that she does.
Just like my own blog, I sense my reading tastes veering towards more lifestyle blogs that encourage me to nourish my creative soul all the while being the best mom I can be. Finding local bloggers is also really inspiring because I think it’s so easy to chalk up our design shortcomings to geographical restrictions. Oh, those kind of plants can’t thrive in my garden. Or, houses just don’t have that kind of character in the area I live in. And really, that’s hardly ever the case.
Any new-to-you blogs you’re currently crushing on? Please share!