Jaime emailed a link to me yesterday.
She wanted me to check out an amazing blog she found- called A Beautiful Mess.
Being a blogger, a DIYer, a creative and an autodidact,
I've been scrolling through gorgeous blogs for years.
A Beautiful Mess is awesome. So light, pretty and girly!
Jaime and her Honey just moved in together
and she's definitely bringing in her style and looking for ideas.
She's also discovered blogs- about everything, especially DIY design.
I offered to send her a list of some of my faves
but I decided to share them here...just in case some of you would like to see them too.
There are the big ones.
You probably already know most or all of these...
Young House Love - John, Sherry, Clara and Burger..
everyone loves them, they're funny and inspiring.
Ana White - DIY hot Mama with an arsenal of power tools,
representing Alaska (whoop-whoop!)
apartment therapy - lots of home design ideas, DIY, most sent in by readers
Design Sponge - before and afters, DIY, entertaining and a lot more
Making It Lovely - DIY, living a stylish life
Style by Emily Henderson - Host of Secrets from a Stylist, seriously funny
Centsational Girl - transforms drab to fab on a budget
Decor8 - interiors and ideas for creative living, author of Decorate Workshop
Breaking it up with a dog nose!
Not all of the following are DIY and/or design blogs but I also love...
Oh Dear Drea - beautiful Vegan Mom and daughter,
real life struggles and beauty, great food ideas
Ugly Duckling House - real life, mess and all,
funny DIYer remodeling her house while going to grad school
Knock Off Decor - budget friendly ideas with top dollar looks,
mostly submitted by readers
Heather Bullard - contributing editor to Country Living Magazine,
prop stylist, home ideas
Elle Apparel - gorgeous Mama, clothes, clothes, clothes
(with a few other things mixed in)
Film in the Frig- modern quilts and photography
Forever Folding Laundry - beautiful, funny Mama, pretty photography,
food and tutorials
True Up - fabric, author of Field Guide to Fabric Design
Print and Pattern - surface patterns, all the time, eye-candy
Logbook Wasilla Alaska Beyond - photographer, world traveler,
author of Gift of the Whale, real life struggles and beauty,
Dad of one of my best friends
Money Saving Mom - heart-of-gold, posts a lot of fast food deals (blah)
but I LOVE her goal making advice
Bower Power - hilarious, sweet Mama, DIYer, beautiful,
one of the funniest bloggers out there
Woohooie - writer, photographer, thought-provoker, funny and beautiful Mama
Portabello Pixie - artist, beautiful Mama, photographer, fabric designer
Anna Maria Horner - amazing Mama, artist in all ways,
gorgeous words, photos and designs
Geninne's Art Blog - stunning, inspiring artist/crafter, stylized photographs
a bit of sunshine - writes about design, DIY, photography,
she also hosts Ten on Ten
Manifest Vegan - vegan, gluten-free food, pretty photos, lots of recipes
The Gluten Free Vegan - vegan, gluten-free food (duh), from Canada, lots of recipes
Hooookay, I think that's enough for now.
There are sooo many more fantastic blogs out there,
this is a very short list.
Hopefully these links are helpful
and I've been able to introduce you to a few new faces.