Sunday, May 19, 2013

5 Blog Faves

Day 19, Sunday: Five of your favorite blogs and what you love about them

I have quite a mix of types of blogs that I follow- cooking blogs, travel/expat blogs, mommy blogs, craft/DIY blogs, lifestyle blogs, among others.  The blogs I follow are also a diverse mix of small, up-and-coming blogs and larger, very well-known blogs.  Honestly, some of the smaller, less-popular blogs are usually my favorites.  But when I sat down to write this post, I had a hard time picking just five- especially since they are all so different.  So I decided to pick my top five favorite well-known/popular blogs.  Here they are!

Blog: Bower Power
Blog Type: A mix of DIY, home improvement, photography, and mommy blogging
What I Love About It: Katie Bower is hilarious.  I love her writing style, honesty, and sense of humor.  Her house is beautiful and all of the DIY she has done is incredible- but not in the intimidating, "I could never pull that off" way that some DIY blogs can be.

Blog: Confessions of a Pioneer Woman
Blog Type: Cooking/Lifestyle
What I Love About It: I have never cooked anything from the PW website that is not sinfully delicious!  I also love her photography- especially when she shares photos of her ranch.  PW is a really entertaining and humorous writer as well.  Despite how famous she has become, I love that she and her family still seem relatively unchanged by it all. 

Blog: Skinnytaste

Blog Type: Healthy Cooking
What I Love About It: This blog has been my go-to blog for cooking for almost three years now.  I probably use a recipe from this blog at least three times a week.  Gina takes everyday favorite recipes and creates "skinny"/healthier versions that taste amazing- even my husband likes these recipes.  I feel like I've made most of the recipes on her blog, and I can probably count on one hand the ones I thought were just "eh."  If you need any suggestions of some of my favorites, feel free to ask!

Blog: Suri's Burn Book

Blog Type: Celebrity News/Humor
What I Love About It: This website is hilarious!  If you're not familiar with it, it's basically a blogger who writes as though she is Suri Cruise.  Her portrayal of Suri as hyper-critical and disapproving of most all other celebs (especially celebs' kids) is super entertaining.  She posts almost daily, and they posts are short and sweet, but always make me laugh.  Add it to your list!

Blog: Young House Love

Blog Type: DIY/Home Improvement
What I Love About It: John and Sherry are amazing at what they do.  Their house is incredible, but again not in an intimidating, "I could never do that myself" sort of way.  I love that this adorable couple has made this blog their full-time job, and that they've had so much success!  They don't take themselves too seriously, which I think makes their blog fun and entertaining to read. 

Blog: Jen Frase... Stuff I Probably Shouldn't Say Out Loud

Blog Type: ???
What I Love About It: This blog is somewhat "seasonal," as she pretty much blogs only during the Bachelor/Bachelorette seasons.  Jen gives weekly recaps of the Bachelor/Bachelorette episodes, and her recaps and commentary are hilarious.  She is snarky, sarcastic, and sometimes vulgar (so if you're easily offended, beware), but her recaps are always so spot on and leave me laughing out loud sometimes hysterically.  Many weeks I honestly look forward to reading her recaps more than watching the episode itself.  If you are a Bachelor/Bachelorette fan, you must add this blog to your list! 

Catch up with my "Blog Every Day in May" challenge here:
Day 2
Day 3
Day 4
Day 5 (Oops! :-/ I did blog on day 5, just not following the prompt...)
Day 6


  1. I love, love, love Skinny Taste! To the point where Tyler knows exactly where to look when I say "Oh! I saw this GREAT recipe!"

    Thanks for the tip on Jen's blog. So excited for the next Bachelorette season to start!

  2. Bower Power, Young House Love, and Suri's are all some of my favs. Is Weston not ADORABLE?!? I mean, he is exceptionally cute.


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