Inspiration Tuesdays - Blogs.

As you probably could tell, this week has been a rather unproductive week for me.  Battling a rather obnoxious cold kept me couch bound in pajamas for pretty much every waking moment of the last week.  So if I wasn't doing that, I was sleeping the day away. 

On the plus side I did catch up on Dexter!  Now I'm finally caught up on one series finale, just one million more to go.  How about Deb's striped shirt collection though?  Striped shirts for days.  I mean, DAYS. 

But I digress - this weeks inspiration pulls from the root of a lot of my personal inspiration and motivational inspiration on a day to day basis.  As i started to think about what I might write was inspiring me recently, I hit up all of my favorite blogs...and then had a thought.  Duh - the blogs themselves! 

I always flock to them when I need to look at something pretty or remember that people do actually do what they love for a living and make it work!  These ladies rock, and always inspire me to do my best to rock.  Or at least move my feet a little. 


So without further ado - my top 5 favorite blogs in no particular order;

1).  Cotton + Curls - This mom of two is so amazing.  She always has the best simple sewing tutorials and has an eye for trend.  So very cute and sweet.  I can't tell you how many times I've gone to this site to help me get crafting.


2). Design*Sponge - An obvious choice for anyone who likes anything even remotely connected to design, Design*Sponge is the mecca.  I have been following this blog for probably 6 or 7 years....maybe longer.  It's the absolute best in inspiration.  Between the DIYs, the city guides, and all the beautiful photos it's just plain wonderful.

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3). HollyDolly - Holly is actually one of the first people I met in college.  She and I also both went to FIT together after Buffalo State, and I have been really loving her blog.  It's a style blog that features her outfits of the day, and various other tidbits of her life and has to be one of the most genuinely charming blogs I've ever read.  She also features clothes she makes herself and other blogging events.  Super inspiring.

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4).  Frolic! - A blog for everything beautiful, this is another blog that is visually very stimulating and gorgeous. Featuring tons of breathtaking floral displays (and how to make them) and lots of fashion shots, this one is definitely one of my all-the-time stops on the interwebs.  I mean, where are all of these gorgeous pictures coming from?!  Oh yeah - Portland, OR...where everything magical actually exists.  

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5).  Small Measure - Ashley English has written several books (all of which I've checked out from the library over a dozen times), writes her awesome blog, and raises a family all while homesteading in North Carolina.  This woman is literally living my dream.  Literally.  I mean, half the time I'm too tired (i.e. lazy) to put jam on my toast let alone make the jam, churn the butter and bake the bread!  She really is a jack of all trades and makes me kick my butt into gear when I'm feeling lazy. 

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So what do you think?  Anything I miss?  I mean, I am a blog lover so inspire me some more!  I'll take all the inspiration I can get.  

Here's to a more productive week!