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A few of my Favorite Blogs

June 5, 2010

Several weeks ago I was nominated for the Beautiful Blogger award by SkooksPlayground.  She has a fun little blog and an adorable tutorial for a recycled paper flower.  Go check her out.  So- the deal is I post seven things you don’t know about me and then tell you my fav blogs that I think are just beautiful.  Here goes.

Seven things about me-

  1. I am terrified of semi-trucks driving next to me on the freeway.  It ALWAYS makes me nervous.
  2. I failed the driving test the first time I took it when I was 16.
  3. I’ve never colored or highlighted my hair.
  4. I once rode a camel at the circus
  5. I hate the various ins and outs of all the remote controls to run the TV.  And I’d rather just not watch TV than try and turn it on.
  6. I don’t listen to music while I make stuff. I prefer quiet so I can think and daydream uninterrupted.
  7. I have the patience of a 3 month old baby that is hungry.  Maybe less.  I hate waiting for ANYTHING.

My recent favorite blogs-

1-They Draw and Cook- an illustrated recipe blog.  It is seriously so fun to hang out over there!

[ image and recipe by Andrea Sipl ]

2- A Collection A Day- just what it sounds- artist Lisa Congdon is posting a new picture of one of her vintage or antique collections each day this whole year.  There is something for everyone over there.

[ image by Lisa Congdon ]

3- Moggitt- These two ladies scour the internet to find the very worst from the decorating and design world.  It never ceases to amaze me.

[ "The Bomb Chair" image from freshome via moggitt ]

4- ThankYourBody.com- My friend Robin’s blog about how to appreciate and take care of these wonderful bodies we have.

5- Obsessive Consumption- illustrator and pure awesomeness Kate Bingaman-Burt posts a new doodle every day of something she has purcahsed.  I’m obsessed.

[ image by Kate Bingaman Burt ]

6-Knock Off Wood- Stay at home mom Ana White builds furniture.  And six months ago she started blogging and posting the plans.  For free.  She draws and posts a new one EVERYDAY, for you to build.  She has plans for everything, from this cutie secretary to beds, dressers, armoires, picture frames and patio furniture.  Seriously, everything.  Oh, and did I mention that she lives in Alaska like 100 miles from a Home Depot?  If you’ve not heard of her blog before, go check her out.  You’ll never need to buy furniture again.

[ image by cinnher73 on flickr built from Ana's plans]

7- Kiersten Writes- My friend from highschool is making it in the big times.  Her first book Paranormalcy will be published this September in the USA and like a gillion other countries and languages.  (Click on that link and pre-order it, seriously- it’s going to be as big as that one vampire series with the cold sparkly guy and the werewolf.  And the pre-order price is 40% off… which makes it 10 dollars.  Go do it, you won’t be sorry.)  She is hilarious and fiesty and I love reading her blog everyday.  Also, this post from her is probably my most favorite post of all time.  It changed my life.

[ Looks awesome, no?  Go order it ]

Ok, so those are a few of my daily reads.  I have hundreds of blogs in my Google Reader, but these are among the few that I don’t ever skip.  I hope you find something new that makes you smile!  Have a happy weekend!

3 Comments leave one →
  1. June 5, 2010 3:05 pm

    How sweet are you!?

    Also, I too HATE semi-trucks and will speed to pass them.

  2. June 5, 2010 10:37 pm

    Well, I can relate WAY too much to #1,5,&7. Haha. The semi-truck thing drives me nuts.
    Oh and I hate being behind log trucks (there are a lot out here!) because after I saw “Final Destination 2″ I always think a log will come loose. Ahh! Driving is more stressful than most other every day activities!

  3. June 6, 2010 3:44 pm

    Thanks for the book recommendation! I’m excited for it! Also – it was fun to see people I actually know in real life on your most recent post :) Looks like you guys are enjoying summer (well, enjoying it the best way you know how since I can tell you’re not a bit fan of the heat).

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