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Today I'm going to share my five favorite bloggers with you! As a blogger I really appreciate the "art" of blogging and I honestly read so many great blogs that it was SO hard to choose! The five I chose are the ones that I always make sure to read first. So if my Google Reader says 200 unread...I scroll through to find these five first and then if I have time, I read the rest! So yeah, they're pretty special!
The first Fab blogger I'm going to introduce you to really needs no introduction. She is a highly popular blogger. But a few weeks ago I made her Cinnamon Rolls and told everyone that they were from The Pioneer Woman and nobody knew who I was talking about! I was shocked! So I asked some family members if they knew who she was and they said no! Do you people live in a hole?! So, I think she is well known among other bloggers, but not necessarily among the general public. I thought I definitely should mention The Pioneer Woman because she is obviously not well known by my faithful readers (ie my Mom). She is by far my favorite! I love her recipes, her photographs, her humor, and her style! She chats with you in her posts like you are her bff and you're sitting down with a cup of coffee. I think I model myself after her a little bit in that area when I blog. I really do want it to feel like we are friends chatting as you read my words. (How am I doing?!) The Pioneer Woman just published a book, Black Heels to Tractor Wheels which is her and her husband's love story. I
My next favorite is a fellow Mom. She blogs about her life at I Should Be Folding Laundry. At first, I thought, "Why do I want to read about someone else's life as a Mom? I know how that story goes." But the more I read, the more I wanted to know about Beth. When she writes, she bears her soul. She is real. So real. Among the tragedy in her life she has found hope and I so admire her for that. Beth is also an amazing photographer and I just love reading her tips on taking pictures and seeing the amazing shots she takes. For all my Indiana friends, Beth is in NW Indiana and is always looking for new clients for her photography business, Beth Fletcher Photography. Read her. Love her. I do!
Balancing Beauty and Bedlam is one of those blogs that is just all around helpful. Jen provides recipes, inspiring thoughts, fashion advice and lots of practical tips on saving money and living frugally. Every recipe that I post on Tuesdays is linked to her Tasty Tuesday Parade of Foods which is one of my favorite ways to browse for new recipes and new blog friends!
Diary of a Dairy Queen - First of all, her blog title makes me want to get a DQ Blizzard. But anyway. I recently met Alison on Twitter and fell in love with her blog right away. It's simple but so very full of goodness in every corner! I especially love that she is a local Vermont gal and I really love supporting a fellow Vermont blogger! One of these days, I'm going to meet her. Without stalking her, mind you. Follow Alison on her adventure of living on a farm in Vermont, married to a dairy farmer. Does it get any more charming than that?!
Motherhood in NYC is the blog I read for just plain fun. "Marinka", as she is known on her blog, makes me laugh. She makes me laugh so hard I cry sometimes. She is irreverent and blunt and the total opposite of me. Which is why I enjoy reading her blog so much. She says things I would never say and then I laugh. It's a good relationship we have. And I will happily share her with you!
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