Monday, January 2, 2012

kicking this New Year off right.

so the new year is all about starting things a fresh. brand-new. clean slate.
thinking to refresh that google reader or pure through your bloglovin'.
and in doing that, are you in the search of new, inspiring blogs to your daily reads?
then look no further. these are a MUST for you, friend. 

if you trusted me in 2011, trust me with these picks for 2012.
you will thank me.

cecilia of dearest lou.

celebrate cecilia and her recent marriage to her husband, daryl. and if you are a sucker for adorable engagement pics, you will fall in love with their session. follow Dearest Lou for their newly wed adventures, adorable outfit posts, and every day living! 

visit Dearest Lou blog HERE.

kaytee of Eight.

looking for daily inspiration and a daily pick me up? you'll find it here at the adorable Eight blog written by the adorable Kaytee. follow her photography and baking adventures, her walk with God, and life with her husband and sweet puppy dog! (and are not these tire swing posts too cute for words?!)

jessi of Naptime Diaries.

you know those people that you feel like you want to be like when you grow up? yeah, jessi is that for me. her tweets and blog posts about her life with her precious family and her walk with God are personally a challenge and an inspiration to me. and want to be inspired off-line? then be sure to visit her shop for her gorgeous prints. you'll want two or three of them (ahem, like me).

emily of El Vintage.

looking for the best in quality and variety when it comes to vintage clothing shops? then look no further! emily's wide variety of vintage clothing, accessories and shoes offers you that very thing. and make sure to follow the El Vintage blog as Emily offers stylish inspiration and shop updates on a regularly basis!

shop / blog / twitter / facebook

katie of Party of Four.

as a personal lover of parties, i adore this blogger and her blog name?! i mean, come on - how cute is that for a proud momma of two boys and wife to her hubby?! you feel a part of her family as they share life together and as katie writes about the small but wonderful pleasure of life. and yes, you know i totally caught the fact that this woman is a lover of flavored coffee creamer, woman after my own heart.

blog / shop / facebook

moriah of Moriah Makes.

what started as a blog and twitter friendship has turned into a real life one with the beautiful Moriah! i have adored this woman to the very beginning of my blogging days, and i continue to do so every day. fall in love with Moriah's joyful and humorous spirit, her precious family, and her beautiful shop creations. you won't regret it! 

blog / shop / twitter / facebook

lori of Chicgeek Designs.

another blog friendship turned real life with Lori, who i had the chance to meet up with on a a couple of coffee dates and traveled with to a blogger conference last year! she is as real and sweet in real life as she is online. take a peek into her every day happenings with her husband, fashion inspiration, and outfit posts! i also have really appreciated her big heart for life and transparency in her writings in the past year, as she's not afraid to get personal in her writings. love it!

blog / twitter

dana of wonderforest.

one of my favorite, most magical place in blogosphere is this place, Wonderforest - created by the ever oh talented and inspiring, Dana. i'm a huge fan of her hair tutorials (beach waves, baby!) and of course, love her delicate wonderforest creature creations. so perfect to line your creative work space or to make you smile when you walk into a room!

blog / shop / twitter / facebook

colleen of inspired to share.

where have you been all my life? have you ever asked yourself that when stumbling across a blog? yeah...i totally thought that when i discovered this blog. imagine a glorified pinterest, exuding in inspiration and color and life. colleen offers a daily dose of it and you will walk away more than satisfied - if you can even walk away.

blog / twitter / facebook

ashley of The Shine Project.

this explosive blog is a must read if it isn't already! get to know ashley and her big heart and passion for making a difference every day in someone's life...whether it be one person or thousands. it all starts with one small action, multiplying into many. we all have witnessed this with The Shine Project - and be sure to find out more and follow her on this incredible journey!

blog / twitter/ shop 


so quite the line-up of awesome sweeties, don't you think?!
like i said, refresh that google reader of yours if you haven't already and be sure to add ALL of these lovelies to your daily reads. also wanna add a new year's resolution to that growing list of yours? support handmade this year! you can do that by visiting their shops and kicking this year off right! 

much love.
[happy monday, friend.]