Vanilla and Lace
I've been following Abi Porter's blog for about a year and a half now and I still just love it because of all the variety of inspiration it offers from recipes, DIYs, and just general eye-candy from what been inspiring her and photography from her daily life. She's a real inspiration and role model to me.
I stumbled on Keiko's blog after falling in love with her boyfriend's blog. Her blog is excellent as well. I go there for inspiration for fashion, hair and make-up.
I just started following the blog Jessica Lynn Matz (I just learned her name now, hah) a few weeks ago. So far it's been full of DIYs and inspiration. Just lovely.
This blog by Rubyellen is the most recent to be added to my bookmarks because I added it right before starting this post! I love following Christian bloggers. Well, not just any of them; I really like to follow the crafting creative ones and Rubyellen happens to be one of them. I haven't explored her blog too much yet but the post that led me there was one of a backyard campout she planned for one of her daughters. That's awesome!
Less-than-Perfect Life of Bliss
Julie is a crafty mom who always has simple DIYs to make very affordable versions of very expensive furniture. That is definitely right up my alley.
My cousin Stephanie introduced me to this blog a while back. While I will admit, sometimes I have trouble keeping up with all the posts they have daily, this entire site is just awesome. With it's beautiful pictures, before+afters, DIYs, recipes, gorgeous home features and much muchh more, this blog should definitely be given a gander at.
One thing I love about this blog is the color blocking photo posts as well as the palettes they post under images. If you don't know what I mean just go look for yourself...okay, go look even if you do. It's worth it.
Out of all the blogs made by stores, this one is my favourite. It's a fun, vintage-inspired blog, just like their product lines! I like how they draw connections from actual vintage pieces and then show the product they have created that was inspired from them. But it doesn't always feature their merchandise, sometimes it just features an artist, trend, or plain ol' inspiration.
Like a lot of people, I'm a sucker for vintage which is why this blog is just complete eye-candy to me. This blog is actually a branch off of their free online magazine (which I need to catch up on reading as well. Oops!)
So this blog is the only one that doesn't really 'fit in' with the rest on this list. This blog is actually owned by Nik, a pastor at my church, and lately I've taken to reading it. A lot. I'm already back into the posts from 2006. There's a lot of posts about favourite movies, personal photos, random links, and even more random funny stories of the adventures in his life. I'm pretty sure I've told him that if he was to become a stand-up comedian I would go to all his shows. Until then, I will just listen to him preach his sermons. Not that I'm saying those are a joke or anything, though I'm pretty sure I laugh the hardest at the jokes he doesss tell. Okay I'm gonna stop now. Go read his blog.
This list took wayyy longer than I thought it would and I'm real tired so I hope my random explanation of each one makes sense. Even if they don't I think you should give a visit to each of them anyways.
Happy reading (or picture looking...if that's all you like do)!