A few of my Favorite Blogs
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-
- I am terrified of semi-trucks driving next to me on the freeway. It ALWAYS makes me nervous.
- I failed the driving test the first time I took it when I was 16.
- I’ve never colored or highlighted my hair.
- I once rode a camel at the circus
- 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.
- I don’t listen to music while I make stuff. I prefer quiet so I can think and daydream uninterrupted.
- 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!
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.
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.
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!