Every blogger reads other people's blogs. It's kind of an unspoken rule...if you write you must read also. How else are we supposed to get that inspiration going?
I have 5 that I am going to share with you today. Of course I read more than 5, but these are the ones you can count on me sticking to pretty regularly.
1. Pocketchange Gourmet
This website has definitely earned it's number one spot in my top five. It's a fairly recent find, but it's brilliant! Doug has hundreds and hundreds of recipes in any category you could possibly think of. He also has a monthly menu plan that has each week's meals for dinner planned out for you, all you have to do is shop! They are very easy, budget friendly recipes that are to die for! Perfect for working women and moms. Oh, and each week's meal plan comes with a weekly dessert. It's a win for everyone involved really.
I have been following Caroline for a little over a year now, and have watched her website change and grow so much! She was one of the first bloggers I consistently followed, and was the one who inspired me to start a blog of my own. So hello Caroline, and thank you! Her blog is based around capsule wardrobes. If you aren't familiar with what those are, she explains it perfectly here. She originally started with posting a new capsule wardrobe each season, and posting almost daily different combinations of outfits within her capsule. I love her minimalist style, and the whole idea around capsule wardrobes and ethical clothing. Although she doesn't post seasonal capsules anymore, I still love the direction Un-Fancy is going towards. Keep it up Caroline!
3. Barefoot Blonde
Can we all just take a moment and appreciate how perfect Amber Fillerup Clark and her family are? If you haven't been to her website, just take a gander (although it will make you extremely jealous of the life she lives). Her style is perfect. Her hair is perfect. Her kids are perfect. Oh, and they travel EVERYWHERE. Barefoot Blonde is the perfect mixture of lifestyle, fashion, makeup, and hair tutorials. It's such a fun blog to follow!
4. Beauty Broadcast
I originally found Emily on YouTube 2 years ago and fell in love with her beauty channel! Her channel was the first channel I ever watched consistently on YouTube, I'll link it here. She is an avid makeup and beauty product geek who gives honest, unsponsored reviews and tutorials on various high end and drugstore makeup products. She was the one who introduced me into the beauty industry, and eventually inspired me to become an Esthetician and makeup artist. Outside of her channel, she occasionally posts on her blog some bonus reviews that never see the channel. I love watching her grow as a YouTuber and a blogger!
4. Clean My Space
My fifth and final favorite blogger would have to be Clean My Space! Melissa also has a YouTube channel (which is where I originally found her) all about cleaning and organizing your home! On both her website and YouTube channel, she gives various tips and tricks that you would never think of when cleaning your home. She also has several recipes for homemade, nontoxic cleaning products using essential oils. I don't particularly enjoy cleaning, but reading her blog and watching her channel make it a little more fun and motivating to clean my own space.
There you have it! My five favorite blogs are all very different styles, but that's why I love to read them. They are all super unique, and it gives me a different variety to read from. Go check them out, and when you do say hello for me! Let me know what you think of them.
Thanks for reading. Love you all as always!
Let's talk decor! I finally got all of my fall decorating done! I don't have much room to decorate since we live in a very small 1 bedroom apartment, but hey I'm rolling with it.
Remember my post a few days ago when I talked about the free fall printables I found? Well you can bet your bottom dollar I took full advantage of those! I had some extra frames laying around in the storage closet collecting dust, so why not put them to good use? I'll put the link here if you missed that post.
There's no better place to start than at the front door!
Confession. This has actually been my year round door hanging since last year. I'm pretty big on seasonal door hangings, but I just haven't found one that I love for the other seasons yet. It's just so darn cute though, I couldn't forget to include it. The burlap just screams rustic fall to me! I got it from an Etsy shop. You can find it here.
Seriously, how cute is my little Autumn shelf. And how cute are these FREE printables. Did I mention they were free? Alright, good. This all came together so beautifully. I couldn't be happier with my little shelf! The candle holder, owl, and pumpkin all came from TJ Maxx, and none of them were over $4. They have some really cute decor right now, so if you're feeling dangerous take a peek in there!
I've had this decorative bowl for ages and never had a place for it. These pine cones pair quite nicely with it. I put it in the center of my coffee table. The pine cones also came from TJ Maxx! Okay I know how easy it is to find these in nature, but who has time for that? Not this girl! Plus they were only $3.99. Perfectly justifiable. :)
Yay for table runners! And yay for having a table this year to have a table runner! Last year, our dining room table was our couch. Hehe. It's a very small runner, but hey our table is small. It came from Amazon.com aka my second home. You can find it here.
Fall decorating just wouldn't be complete without a scented candle. Last but certainly not least, I introduce to the Caramel Cinnamon Roll candle. Oh em gee. It's heavenly! This was given to me as a gift, but I believe you can find similar scents at Walmart or Bath & Body Works.
That's all for my fall decorating this year! I know it isn't much, but you can trust and believe I worked with all of the space I was allowed for my decorating! I'd love to see any other decorating ideas you have for the upcoming season.