Tuesday, February 26, 2013

Motivation Monday

This is a day late, I know! But I did want to share some of the blogs that keep me inspired and got me into following blogs and my renewed obsession with crafts, long before Pinterest! {I do have Pinterest board for all those deemed follow worthy so check it out for even more inspiration!}

All time favs:

  1. Max California - http://www.max-california.com/ – So many adorable clothes for her son and her newborn daughter not to mention the things she’s made for herself! They are a great edgy family that doesn’t do “cookie cutter”.
  2. A Beautiful Mess - http://www.abeautifulmess.com/ – Everything from giveaways to décor to running a blog and a small business to hair how tos to recipes! These two sisters are so inspiring on the way they live their life. Admittedly their style doesn’t work for me but that doesn’t mean I can’t use the techniques in a way that works for me.
  3. A girl and a glue gun - http://www.agirlandagluegun.com/ – lots of glue gun crafts, as you can well imagine, as well as a lot of tutorials on things that I truly feel anybody can do. And I love how she keeps it real (no capitalization and a lot of … heehee)
  4. Sugar Bee Crafts - http://www.sugarbeecrafts.com/ – From clothing to home décor, Mandy is always posting inspiration she has found and tutorials. I like her what I wore wednesday’s because its all reasonably priced clothes or diy clothes!
  5. 52 Weeks Project - http://52weeksproject.com/tagged/project – Every week a new tutorial from around the net that doesn’t take much time. A great way to be crafty without it overtaking an entire weekend. You can also find a bunch of great blogs out there through links.


New favs: (Scrapbooking & etc blogs that I’ve added to keep me motivated to do Project Life)

  1. Campfire Chic - http://campfirechic.com/ – Project life, yoga, and the great outdoors. I am in love with Kam and the way she keeps it real and how colorful her Project Life pages can be! Her blog motivated me to go to a Pilates class at my local community center and buy a yoga mat for at home. (More on that later!)
  2. Harper Finch - http://imharperfinch.blogspot.com/ – Digital scrapbooking supplies and a ton of freebies. I love love love her colors! A lot of designers are more neutral, not Harper! She is sparkly and colorful! I have used her freebie shimmer papers to make a few prints for my friend Amber to have at her desk at her new job! I also plan on making some inspiring prints to hang in my kitchen!
  3. Punk Projects - http://www.punkprojects.com/ – So many different types of things from Project Life to craft projects to photography tips!
  4. One Velvet Morning - http://onevelvetmorning.wordpress.com/ – Lots of Project Life freebies and printables. The good stuff!
  5. This Kalil Life - http://www.kimberlykalil.com/ – Project Life & Digital Scrapbooking along with freebies and layout inspirations!

I read all of the blogs I follow using Google Reader. I have a majority of them separated by Category (Non crafty, FAVS, Scrapbooking, Tumblr {Owls from last night, DLFLN, DGFLN, Target does it again, Disneybound}, Food, Friends, Nails). I try to keep up with them but sometimes it gets to be so overwhelming I just mark all as read and start fresh! I recently deleted about 20 that no longer posted or were no longer posting anything relevant to me (aka a lot of giveaways for things I don’t want or just sponsored posts) but then added about 10 new scrapbooking blogs by going through my Pinterest boards and seeing if I had pinned several things from the same blog.


Much love my friends! (also go follow these guys, or at least check out their blogs and or Pinterest pages!!!)


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