Besides being blog-obsessed, I really love the news and knowing everything important and “newsy” that is going on around me, around the country, and around the world. Therefore, I pay close attention to the news and am always looking for news sources that really interest me. One news source that I really like, and probably because it is in a blog format, is The Huffington Post.
The time has come. Thanksgiving has passed and now Christmas has the full attention of all those who celebrate it. And now that it is December, winter is officially here (even though it’s in the 60s here in Columbia, MO). There is a blog that I’ve been following for years – yet another picture blog – that gets me so excited for winter and even more so for Christmas.
The tumblr account winter has pictures of everything winter and Christmas related and just makes you fall in love with it all. This blog has thousands and thousands of lovely pictures that represent the magic that is Christmas time.
Like the fall tumblr account, there are a lot of pictures of winter/Christmas treats (and who doesn’t love those),
and, of course, plenty of pictures of Christmas lights.
I follow two family blogs, and both happen to be two of my favorites. I wasn’t sure why I was drawn to these mommy blogs, but I think I know now. I’ve learned so much from these types of blogs that I follow. Also, seeing a family develop and grow is really fascinating, even if it’s not my own.
Recently, I found yet another family/mommy blog that I for see as being one of my newest favorites. It’s called Momma’s Gone City. You may have heard of it because it’s been all over the news recently (I’ll get to that shortly).
The blog is written by the mom above, Jessica, and features her three beautiful children, cat, and puppy. One thing I really like about this blog is all of the pictures Jessica posts. She does not skimp. Each post is accompanied by many lovely photos that she takes herself.
Another thing about this blog that I love is that the family lived in NYC for quite some time… and I love NYC. Also, they just moved to Santa Cruz, which looks absolutely beautiful. And I love the ocean. Win-win for me.
Back to this blog being in the news recently. Not too long ago, Jessica and her family adopted their little puppy Theo and brought him home. Theo immediately took to Beau, Jessica’s youngest child, and would sleep with Beau every day during his nap. The pictures went viral because they are so unbelievably adorable. Search the hashtag #TheoandBeau on Instagram to see all of the pictures.
I can’t get over these pictures. They are the cutest.
Fall is my favorite time of year. The weather is gorgeous, it starts to cool down, and I can finally wear a sweater without sweating with one of my favorite scarves. The leaves change to beautiful hues of orange and red and the excitement of the holidays coming up puts me in a great mood. Fall is the inspiration for the next blog I am posting about: Autumn Cozy.
I have posted a number of times about picture blogs and this is another one of those. I have said time and again, “Who doesn’t love a pretty picture?!” And that rings true for this blog. Autumn Cozy is filled with beautiful pictures of fall. It is a great reminder of why I love this season so much. Looking at this blog is like stepping into the coziest room full of everything you love plus hot coco and fluffy blankets.
The author, who’s name happens to be Autumn, posts many different fall-related photos. There are a lot of fall dessert pictures:
And, of course, there are many pictures of the colorful fall leaves:
There are pictures of fall clothing, and I love fall clothing:
And plenty of fall coziness:
I could seriously spend hours on this blog scrolling through the thousands of pictures on it. There’s something about fall that makes me feel so comfortable, and looking at this brings that right to me on my computer screen.
To indulge! Thanksgiving and Christmas are right around the corner, which means (for me at least) an abundance of sweet treats will be made and eaten. This foodie blog is different than others that I post about. With one quick scroll through Two Peas & Their Pod, one can see that these two love cooking delicious treats and desserts.
This blog is also different from others I have written about because this one is maintained by a married couple. I like this because its not your typical cooking blog where a mom posts her recipes and meals she makes for her family every night. Both the man and the woman do the cooking and they enjoy doing it together!
One recipe that caught my eye right away were their Nutella Stuffed Chocolate Chip Cookies. First of all, I love cookies so naturally that word alone got my attention. But these massive cookies have a center filled with warm Nutella that oozes out when you take I bite. I will definitely be giving these a try!
The duo also posts a list of ingredients and step-by-step directions for each recipe. Below are both for these cookies.
Another recipe that I would love to try out would be perfect for a Thanksgiving treat. These Ooey Gooey Caramel Pumpkin Blondies look amazing and would be a hit with my family, I’m sure. People are obsessed with anything pumpkin flavored in the fall and who doesn’t love something that is ooey and gooey?!
I tend to like blogs that revolve around a certain city or place, which might be obvious since I follow so many NYC-based blogs. The next blog I am featuring is based in LA. It’s called Native Fox and is a street fashion blog.
I really like fashion blogs but many are unrealistic for, say, a poor college student like me. This woman does wear expensive clothing, but her clothes aren’t inaccessible to the everyday woman.
This blog is made by one woman who models her everyday outfits on the streets of LA.
It has been quite some time since I have blogged about New York City, but no worries, I still love it. I am graduating in December and, therefore, have been applying to (many, many) jobs. Since I have high hopes to go back to the city I fell in love with two summers ago, most of the jobs I’m applying for are in NYC. Needless to say, New York has been on my mind even more so than normal lately.
The woman who writes this blog (her identity is not part of the blog) will either post random things that make her love the city or will write longer-form posts that go more in-depth of why she loves NYC. I like that she combines both styles because sometimes I don’t want to do a lot of reading but more seeing.
In this post, she said she loved NYC for the creation of a new food genre: Japanese-Jewish food. This is matzo ball ramen soup from Shalom Japan, a new restaurant in New York.
The author also excepts pictures and explanations of why YOU love New York. You can submit them on her blog or you can instragram a picture with the hashtag #thisiswhyiloveny.
I have posted before about how I love great photography (but who doesn’t?!). What I have found this time around is an amazing current events photo blog.
This blog is called The Big Picture and tells “news stories in photographs.” The site is produced by a select group of photo editors from The Boston Globe. The majority of the images come from companies such as the Associated Press, Reuters, and Getty Images, who license them to The Boston Globe for their use. Other photos come from public domain sources such as NASA, and others from private photographers who share them with the Big Picture for one-time use.
All photos must be very good, high-resolution, newsworthy, free for use, and there must be a good amount of them from each subject. I love that they do this because we can see great photos of things happening all around the world from different perspectives.
Below are some pictures from a photo series they recently posted called “Harvest 2013” that looks at harvesting from around the world since mid-summer.
Sometimes, no words are needed when there are great photos. This is quickly becoming one of my favorite news oriented blogs.
Ever now and then, I come across a blog that covers a wide variety of topics. That’s exactly what the blog The Pioneer Woman does.
You may know that The Pioneer Woman, aka Ree Drummond, has her own cooking show on Food Network known as The Pioneer Woman. She got a show on Food Network because of her blog, which has won numerous awards, and her best-selling cookbook. However, I discovered her on Food Network because I have a mild (more like huge) obsession with Food Network shows. I really don’t know why…
Later, I discovered her blog and man, oh, man does she do a great job blogging! She lives in the middle of nowhere on a cattle ranch with her husband and four kids. One might wonder how she has so much to blog about then. Well, I’m assuming living in the middle of no where with four kids forces one to come up with interesting stuff to do.
Her blog has a number of sections making it easy to search through this wide-ranging blog. The Confessions section includes photos and stories of her husband and children and the animals on the farm.
The Cooking section includes step-by-step photos of all the cowboy-friendly dishes she taught herself to cook through the years. There’s butter involved.
In her Photography section, Ree gives tips to starting photographers and photoshop tutorials.
In the Home & Garden section, Ree shows the step-by-step saga of a start-to-finish remodeling project of an old guest house on the ranch, as well as general home tips and photos of things she loves.
And in the Homeschooling section, she discuss the adventure of homeschooling four children on an isolated cattle ranch, hold regular “Smartypants” trivia quizzes so readers can test their brain matter, and share Words of the Day, interesting trivia, and occasional brainteasers.
There is so much on this blog. So many great recipes, so many amazing photographs, great stories, and more.