This Friday Favorite is a little bit different than the ones I've posted in the past! Today I'm sharing with you a few blogs that I am loving right now! Some of them I've found recently, and some I've been following for several months! :) I read lots of different blogs, but I love all of these blogs, because they are great resources for me in my everyday life...recipes, organization, fashion, DIY projects, inspiration...I'm about to share several of my resources are right here!
Organization & Business:
The first blog I want to share is Elle & Company's blog! I've mentioned this blog before…and I'm going to mention it again, because it is SUCH a great resource!! This blog is written more for small business owners & bloggers, but I had to include it, because I've found it so very helpful! Lauren writes daily with tips about website design, increasing blog traffic, organizing your email inbox…and those are just a few of her recent posts! Seriously, if you're a small business owner trying to get organized, trying to build an online presence, or just looking for a new take on a topic, you should definitely check out this blog!
Not only do I love Lauren's blog, I also LOVE the Elle & Company Library!! It is SUCH a neat concept! You pay monthly for a subscription to the library, and you have access to art prints, organizational tools, cards, etc. I use the 'Menu Planner' from her library every week when I am grocery shopping…and it has totally changed how I shop! I used to wander through the store walking down the same isles 2 or 3 times before I would get everything that I needed. Now I can be in and out of the store in 30 minutes…and I've meal planned and shopped for the ENTIRE week! It's awesome, y'all! So if you haven't yet, check out Lauren's blog, and grab a monthly subscription to her library (it's only $6.99!) to try it out!
I should preface this category by saying that while I don't love huge home renovations, for example, our bathroom (never again!) I DO love smaller DIY projects…and therefore, DIY blogs!! These are just a couple of blogs that I've found recently…I've found a lot of great projects and ideas on pinterest as well! You can check out my DIY & Craft board here!
One of my new favorite DIY blogs is called On Sutton Place. This blog is a great resource for DIY projects, gardening, sewing, recipes, and home decor ideas! Ann also has printables!!! (Can you tell that I love printables?!) I've explored some of this blog, and tried one of her DIY projects (making images into watercolor art for our house!) and I loved how they turned out! I'll definitely be coming back to this blog again and again for more DIY ideas!
Another new favorite is DIY Playbook! This blog is written by two ladies, and I love their take on decorating and DIY projects!! They have ideas for both a house and an apartment, which I love! Our house is on the small side, so often times I search for ways to decorate and organize an apartment for inspiration. I've found that 'apartment' organization & design plans work better for the smaller rooms (and non-vaulted ceilings!) in our home!
Another one of my favorite blogs is Skinny Mom! I've been using the recipes from this blog for several months now, and my husband and I love them! One of the reasons I love them so much is because there is a HUGE index of recipes to choose from!! AND once you click on a category, you can filter the recipes based on what kind of recipe you're looking for (e.g. low calorie, low carb, low fat, etc.) In our house we can only eat a chicken breast with broccoli so often…I get tired of that kind of thing pretty quickly! So, the second reason I love this blog is because it has several different casserole & slow cooker recipes that have a 'comfort food' feel but are still pretty healthy! We have tried several of these recipes, and they've turned out great! They're also pretty easy…I mean, what is easier than a slow cooker? I'm a crockpot queen over here! ;) I often look at this blog before I go to the grocery store every week and pick out a couple of new recipes to try, and I would definitely suggest this blog if you're looking for something new to try in the kitchen!
Inspiration & Faith:
One of my new favorite blogs is Kristin Schmucker's blog. This lady has such an amazing heart for the Lord, and her blog (& her faith!) is such an inspiration to me! I really enjoy reading her posts, and from them you can tell that she lives an intentional life and that she is always focused on the Lord. Truly, her blog is awesome, and so inspiring!
I also love Kristin's shop! I have one of her prints ready to hang in my office (once we paint the walls!) and I absolutely love my "Give Me Jesus" mug. I like having these things in our home surrounding us…reminding us that God is good and that we need to seek Him & make time for him everyday. Plus, they're pretty ;) If you haven't already, check out Kristin's blog & her shop…you won't be disappointed!
P.S.- I just saw that today she's featuring one of my sweet friends, Taylor Schumann, on her blog!! Yay!
I am not a fashionista…but I love to try, and I love just about everything that both of these ladies put together! I also really like how they showcase outfits and accessories that don't always break the bank! These ladies have ideas to help you look fabulous without it costing a fortune…for example they've featured things from Target, Nordstrom Rack, and Forever21! That's my kind of shopping! ;)
The Sunday Styler…I went to high school with Amelia, and I am absolutely loving her blog! Her style is so classic, but still so fun! I love how she mixes patterns and textures to create gorgeous outfits!!
Southern Curls & Pearls…I randomly found Caitlin's instagram account when looking for styling ideas last Fall, and have been following her blog and IG account ever since!
And finally…for all things girly:
I met Alexandra at the Creative at Heart conference, and have been following her blog ever since! I love how she posts about a wide variety of topics, and everything is so fun and girly! I love to pop over to her blog, Heart Love Always, to see what new, pretty, fun things she's come up with!
Do you have any blogs that you enjoy?! Please comment & share below!!
Happy Friday, friends!! Enjoy the weekend!