Wednesday, March 13, 2013

Blog Love

I'm currently taking the Blogging Your Way class by the fabulously talented Holly of Decor8. I'm not really new to blogging but I really admire her style and was curious to learn some secrets of the blogging world. My sister and I owned a boutique a few years ago and started our store blog back in 2007. Since then I've had a crafting blog, a business blog and now my personal blog. I love the idea of connecting with like-minded people all over the world, learning and sharing what is important to you at this point in your life. Well, this week our homework assignment was to spotlight a few blogs we really admire and I couldn't be more excited to share with you some of my favorites!

Click on each masthead to visit these:

A Beautiful Mess. This was the first blog I ever read. I stumbled upon it in 2007 when I was really big into scrapbooking. She had a new line of products out and I it was so different from all of the other products out there. I do think she started many of the trends we see now in the craft world. She also inspired me to buy my first DSLR I owe her and her blog for starting & influencing my career. Her blog is always full of DIYs, hipster trends and of course beautiful images.
Snapshots of a Good Life. I found Karen back in 2007 as well. She was also big in the scrapbooking world and her everyday images on her blog really inspired me. In 2008 she started teaching a photography class online. I signed up and was in her very first class. She taught me everything I know about photography. Her blog has taught me how to tell a story with pictures...which is always in my mind when I'm shooting.
Paris in Four Months. This is a newer blog to me but I am so thankful I found it. Carin is living the expat life in Paris. You get lost in her blog for hours. You always feel like you are right where she is. Her photography is amazing and the blog is simple yet beautiful. I feel like a blog-stalker because I am on her site every single day! I am really fortunate to be able to meet Carin when we are in Paris, she is going to take pictures of us!!!! It's funny because as much as I feel like I know her through her blog I still get butterflies when I think about meeting her...kind of like she is a celebrity! I love that blogs can do that.

Joy's Hope. My sister introduced me to this blog a few years ago. It is one of the cheeriest blogs you will ever read. But sister keeps it real! You will be inspired (creatively and emotionally) and you can't help but feel like you have known her your entire life.

Shannon Berrey Design. My blog crush award goes to Shannon. I can't even begin to tell you how talented this lady is. Her blog will make you want to re-decorate your entire house then buy another one just to decorate that one. But another reason her blog is so amazing is because of her story-telling. She not only shows her design abilities but her family life. I want to be apart of her family (but I don't think my hair is curly enough).

Serendipitous Things. Jessica's blog is absolutely adorable. I have just recently found her blog and really glad I did. She and I have very similar taste and I love a girl who loves instagram!! I get the feeling we would be good friends if our paths ever crossed. Also, you need to download her free desktop asap!

Startup Wife. Emily's beautiful blog is kind of what my blog wants to be when it grows up. Always happy, smart and photogenic. I love her about page. I get her instantly. And I find myself reading her blog in an British accent.

Urban Grace Interiors. Once again, my sister introduced me to Erika's design blog a few years ago. My family vacations in Seaside, FL every year and that is where she calls home. Her images are always perfect and her sense of style is impeccable. If you ever wanted a really good person to follow on is Erika.


  1. Hi Wendy,
    I found your blog on the Blog Boss course. I have included your blog on my Top 8 Blogs:
    I'm off to explore your blog some's beautiful.
    Claire x

  2. Hi Wendy,
    Hopping over from Blog Boss. I also love A Beautiful Mess, and think your blog is pretty cute too!

  3. I found your blog via Blog Boss too. Love it! Keep it up! :-)

  4. Hello! I love that you read my blog in a British accent! ;-)
    Thank you so much for including me in this lovely list. So lovely to have connected via Blog Boss.

    Emily x