Blogs I Read (Almost) Daily

I say almost because, lets be real, I’m wasting way more time watching The Office daily. (Also I just started Grey’s Anatomy which feels like a huge mistake that I refuse to correct.) But there are a few blogs that I really, REALLY love. Most of the blogs I used to follow I migrated to Instagram only, because they were fashion bloggers and all I wanted to see was their outfits – Instagram is the best option! Some, though, are still worth the read.

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Unrelated picture of the latest Reese Headband Poll. The outfit is Old Navy (you could have guessed) and the headbands left to right are from Every Little Thread, Lou Lou & Company, and The Barber Shoppe

Being the crazy scheduler that I am I have tried to be more intentional about the things I want to do by scheduling them explicitly. I was extra motivated by Better than Before. I love reading blogs and while my tastes have changed I still find new blogs that positively impact my life. Usually Monday is my “Gear Up” day. I take some time to motivate, recharge, and think creatively. It helps to jump start my week, and I look at it not as a waste of productivity – but as an investment in my mental health and preparation for the week. I’ve started to schedule time on Mondays to read blogs, browse Pinterest, and watch YouTube videos. I love it! And it makes Monday a day I can look forward to, crazily enough.

So here are mine – show me yours! I follow many more blogs than this, obviously. These are just my ride-or-die follows. If there are blogs/websites you read every day send them my way. I’ve got scheduled blog-reading time to fill.

Merrick’s Art

I love basically everything about Merrick and her blog. She’s crushin it in the fashion department – especially maternity style. She does hair, makeup, and styling posts. She throws killer parties. She is a great and involved mom to her two little boys (and the one on the way). She dresses modestly, but always looks great. She has me completely convinced that I need to buy a sewing machine and learn to do it with all her tutorials. Love this blog. I’m a huge fan.

The Financial Diet

This one is relatively new – my girl Melissa recommended it to me. I never thought I’d be the kind of person who reads a financial blog, but this one is actually really good. There are a variety of posts about jobs, shopping, credit cards, retirement, student loans, budgeting, and lots more. I sometime skip over them if they don’t seem interesting, but more often than not I’m reading and learning lots. We would really love to buy a house this year, so we’re trying to get more serious about finances and learn to make better, smarter financial moves. This helps, I think! The only thing I don’t like? She’s a big believer in curbing shopping – especially “fast fashion” like the cheap and trendy stores I usually love. 🙁 I know it’s good for me but I just can’t stop!!!!!

Today’s the Best Day

I originally found this blog because a girl who looks LITERALLY EXACTLY LIKE ME was featured in a photoshoot and several people tagged me thinking it was me! I ended up reading approximately 20 articles and have followed ever since. Again, I skip or skim some, but I love the variety and the overwhelmingly positive theme of loving life.

The Daily Tay

I identify with Taylor a lot, and I love that her blog is HER. Yes she does some lifestyle and some fashion and about running a business. But mostly it’s just HER and her life and her thoughts. She’s funny and honest and real. I love it. She’s always a place I turn when I feel out of ideas for writing.

Delicious Reads

This blog is so great, and I’ve mentioned it several times before. Anytime anyone asks me about books I refer them first to my Goodreads, then to this blog. Kelly and her contributors have a NEXT LEVEL book club. I’m serious. They don’t have book club meetings – they have book parties, in every sense of the word. They also write tons of great posts including book reviews, themed book lists, recipes, and book-related events/news.

Madi Paige Waters

Madi is a good friend and an amazing photographer. Her blog is always something different, which I love. It almost always includes stunning images, but her writing is just as good. She’s always a good reminder that blogs don’t have to fit a specific niche or trend – they can just be YOU and what you love.

The Usual Mormon Mommy Lifestyle Blogs

I know, I know. I’m basic. But there’s something so cute and inspiring about these moms and their lives. Yeah, sure, sometimes they’re fake but so am I and so are you. Overall I really like them and respect them. And they are The Daybook and Love Taza, mostly.

 

 

Blogging is weird and wonderful. I hope it never goes away.

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2 thoughts on “Blogs I Read (Almost) Daily”

  • 2 years ago

    I love reading Merrick’s Art too. I love getting sewing inspiration from both her and her friend Leanne. Great suggestions!

  • 2 years ago

    How could anybody ever choose between those headbands on that adorable baby??

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