May 22, 2012

Daily Reads: Non-Book Blog Edition

Top Ten Tuesday is a weekly feature hosted by The Broke and the Bookish. Every week they post a new topic/Top Ten list and invite everyone to share their own answers. I'm so obsessed with lists!

Top Ten Blogs That Aren't About Books

1. Elements of Style - Erin is an interior designer, and she primarily writes about all things home decor. I love everything about this blog - from the branding to the content, Erin's fabulous. I've gotten great decorating ideas from her blog, and I love just browsing through all the lovely images she has collected on her blog. I could spend hours on this one!


2. Young House Love - I'm in awe of this couple, and their DIY skills. I mean, they've turned fixing up their house (and writing about it) into a full-time job. They make the coolest projects (see this play kitchen for their daughter), and have awesome renovation tips. For someone who isn't very crafty and is slightly nervous about using tools, this blog makes me think I can tackle anything. The best thing about their blog is they show you how they do everything yourself!
3. Atlantic-Pacific - In my dream world, I would be as stylish as Blair. This girl takes fashion risks, mixes patterns, layers like no one else... and makes it look so easy. I know I'll never be able to dress like this, but I'm this fashionable in my imagination. At least Blair gives me ideas for what I could do to dress better, even if I never act on them.


4. A Piece of Toast - This blog is runs by two sister, Sally Ann & Molly Bernadette, and I wish I knew them in real life. They are absolutely adorable! They blog about products and things they love, and I cannot tell you how many things I've added to wish lists because they featured it on their blog.

I also love the meaning behind the name of their blog:

"What’s in a name? A Piece of Toast spiraled from many ideas, but to make the long story short - we thought that “A Piece of Cake” would have signified a charmed life. Please know, the writers love their lives dearly and thank their lucky stars for all that they have – but, cake is not an everyday something you get a piece of. Toast. Toast is simple, but beautiful. It’s versatile – you can pair it with other foods or top it with an endless list of delicious things. But, no matter what, toast is warm and yummy and makes you feel good. 

And that is what this blog is all about. It is a place where the simple things in life are just as grand as the finer things. The content is for fun and inspiration. The blog authors vow to post with honesty, humor, and a true sense of self in hopes to hold your attention and keep you coming back for more."


5. Cupcakes and Cashmere - Emily writes about style, decorating and entertaining. She shares the things that inspire her, and I love all the new things I've discovered through her blog! Even better? She has a new book coming out in August all about a lifestyle that's both chic and within reach.
6. Kendi Everyday - If Blair from Atlantic-Pacific owns my dream closet, Kendi owns the closet that's actually within my reach. Her style is adorable and affordable. I love how she mixes high-end pieces with more affordable options, but she makes it look so stylish! When I found her blog, I basically went on a pinning spree saving all her outfits for future reference. Plus, she's all about remixing - using one piece of clothing in a variety of ways. I love that! 
7. The Love List - Jessica runs this lifestyle blog, and I'm addicted to it. She writes about style, life, art, decor, people, music.... basically, things that are on her "Love List." She's awesome at highlighting trends and mixing resort style with big city chic.


8. Miss Magnolia - Ashlyn mostly writes about her life, but it's the way she writes about it that makes me love her. She's down-to-earth and is so relatable. I've loved following her post-college journey, and I love that she's now an Atlanta girl. She hasn't updated as frequently recently, but I still love this blog. Follow her for a good helping of Southern sass and charm!


9. Lilies & Sparrows - I met Mary Catherine through her blog before I ever realized that we went to college together... and were next door neighbors! Yep, that's right folks. I lived next to this sweet girl in Athens, and it was a joy getting to know her. She writes about life, love and grand adventures. This girl has got a way with words that will captivate you.


10. Without Melissa / Dear Baby - I have absolutely fallen in love with this family. I first came across Melissa's blog in college, and I was smitten with her writing style, her adorable love story and her fun life in San Francisco. When she got pregnant with her daughter, Everly, and then later her son, Arlo, I was even more enchanted. Following her journey as a mother and the family's return to North Carolina has been delightful! Melissa's voice is authentic, warm and grabs you in. I'm not a mother yet, but this is one "baby blog" I can't resist!
BONUS: Suri's Burn Book - If you love celebrities and pop culture, you need to be following this blog. The about page reads: "A study in Suri and the celebrities who disappoint her." And that's basically what it is boiled down into one sentence.Written from the perspective of Suri Cruise, the daughter of Tom Cruise & Katie Holmes, this blog never fails to make me laugh hysterically. Suri's snarky judgment of other celebrity children is spot-on and hilarious. LOVE LOVE LOVE. I'm definitely so obsessed with this blog.

23 comments:

  1. I love Kendi and YHL and C&C! Will have to check the others out!

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    1. You totally should! They're all different, but equally awesome :)

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  2. I need to check out Suri's Burn Book, stat!

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    1. Haha I'm laughing just thinking about you reading it for the first time! Hope you love it!

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  3. Suri's Burn Book is my FAVE!

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    1. YESSSSS! I love that blog! SO funny! Her voice is spot-on and hilarious :)

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  4. Okay, Suri's Burn Book is high-larious! Thanks for sharing!

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    1. Glad you enjoyed! It's a favorite :) Always good for a celebrity-inspired laugh!

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  5. I dropped by to check out your list and then I went to Young House Love and I feel like I've been looking at their site for an hour, thank you SO much for linking to their site!

    You have great taste in websites, Hannah!

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    1. Thanks!! I love YHL, and I've definitely spent hours on their site before. I'm so glad I was able to introduce you to them. They're fantastic & are majorly inspiring when it comes to DIY stuff around the house.

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  6. All these blogs look LOVELY and I love all their headers! A piece of toast made me really want toast, haha. Thanks for sharing!

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    1. I know - I had to include their headers because that's another thing I love about them all. I'm a sucker for good blog design.

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  7. Kendi and Suri's Burn Book are absolutely fabulous. Oh to be a fashion blogger or a celebritot.

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    1. Haha I'd love to be a fashion blogger... except I'm really not that fashionable. I can only dream of people sending me free clothes to model haha!

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  8. OH, LADY! You follow some amazing blogs. Starred your post so I can devour them and add them to my GR. :)

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    1. YAYYY!!! I love introducing people to new blogs :) I'm a blog addict so it's fun to spread the love and share some favorites!

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  9. What a cool list. Dear Baby seems super cute.

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    1. Dear Baby is adorable! And since you've got a Baby Whimsy it will probably be even more relevant to you at times than it is to me. I just love her heartfelt writing so much!

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  10. Eeee the only one we had in common was Cupcakes and Cashmere so I'm UBER excited to add these to my reader!! HOLLA!

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    1. I'm actually really excited that we didn't have more in common because that means I've got NINE new blogs on your list to fall in love with :) WOOHOO!

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  11. These sound fantastic. I'll have to spend some time this afternoon looking into them.
    Angela @ AJ Arndt Books Blog

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    1. You definitely should! They're all really great :)

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