Sunday, May 19, 2013

Some of my faves

Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them.

I follow and love so many different blogs, so I was having a really hard time choosing between them for this post. So I decided to go a different route and feature some of my favorite bloggers who I also know in real life. Here goes, in no particular order...

Chronicling the life of one of my very best friends since the seventh grade, Brooke. She is a wife and mother of an adorable three-year-old boy and is originally from Washington state. After high school she lived in Alabama for nine years and then moved to Oregon for just over a year before heading back to Alabama. She started her blog to document her family's experiences and memories as they moved from place to place. Brooke is a great photographer and she's really good at capturing detailed little moments with her family. She features a lot of trips and the outdoors, plus some fun home projects.

This blog is written by my friend and fellow high school cheerleading buddy, Nikki. She and her husband have been together for more than ten years, and they share their lives with an adorable Yorkie and precious baby girl. I've really enjoyed following Nikki through moving, pregnancy, childbirth, and everything that has followed. She always posts adorable photos of her family, and it's been so much fun to follow along. Everyday Edelsons definitely succeeds in making everyday life seem like an adventure!

My very good friend Jeanna and I were journalism nerds together in college, and I think she was actually the person who encouraged me to start blogging in the first place. That's What Je Said is an awesome, real, hilarious account of her life, which has led her from Seattle to San Francisco. That's actually where she started her most recent project, which I've mentioned here before: 50 Food Truck Dates. We are in the midst of Jeanna's self-proclaimed "Year of Love", and she is going on 50 blind dates to food trucks in San Fran and around the country... and she's writing about it. The energy and time she puts into her posts is totally evident, and they are always such a fun read!

This personal blog is written by our friend Jessica, the wife of one of Stew's oldest friends. She started The Average Jess to remember her life... you know, the details we're all destined to forget, but are so important. Jessica is a fantastic, down-to-earth, funny and witty writer. Her posts always have character and excitement, and she's really hilarious a lot of the time. I love watching her adorable daughter and goofy dog on their adventures together. I also really admire how she accomplishes such awesome posts by using succinct words and photos (whereas I just tend to ramble on and on...)

My good friend Jessica has been working to carve out a nice little blog space for herself over at The Odell Yodell. Jessica is an absolutely hilarious, honest, kind, awesome person, and her personality really comes through in both her writing style and the photos that she chooses to include with her posts. Jess features a ton of trips, books, sporting events, recipes, etc. that are often really parallel to my blog, so I always enjoy reading them. She is also participating in the challenge, so stop on over to check out what she's currently yodelling about.

What are your favorite blogs? Please, share!


  1. I think it's so awesome that you know so many bloggers in real life! I want to meet more when I move back to the states.

  2. Love!! I will have to check these out.
    I love the forge, love taza, nat the fat rat, the day book, yours!! ... So many!!!

  3. Chronicals of ruthie hart! Love love that one.

  4. I can't wait to check some of these out!

  5. aww you are so sweet and one of my only readers! I'm glad blogging has helped us to stay up to date on eachother's lives, even though we live far away! love ya!

  6. You are too sweet...I'm off to check out these others too. Really enjoying reading your posts every day this month!

  7. Thanks for sharing these blogs - I will check them out!

    1. You're welcome! They are all awesome girls, I hope you enjoy!

  8. Well, gosh - I don't know what to say! I'm honored to be featured among the many fantastic bloggers on your list! I'm glad to hear you enjoy my blog as much I enjoy yours. I can’t wait to check out the other suggested blogs, there are so many great ones out there! Thanks again for the kind words!


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