It's pretty easy to find out what my favorite blogs are because I list them in the sidebar, but I figured that maybe I could take a few minutes and tell you why I think a few of these blogs are so great.
Disclaimer: All of the blogs in my sidebar are great (I promise, click on every last one. You'll love them!), but I didn't want this post to take me all day so I am taking a random sampling of awesome (Two from my real life and a sampling from my internet peeps)! If I didn't pick you, it's not because I don't love you just as much as the other kids, I promise. But my goal, like always, is to try to keep from boring people to death with my incessant droning.
Local Bloggers (My Real-Life Peeps):
A Life In Ordinary: My friend, Crys, is an amazing writer. (Seriously, she makes me look bad.) She's hilarious and honest and all of those things that make a must-read blogger. She's also a lot of fun to shop with because we have similar taste and she will guard the gates of Sephora if I must be kept out to avoid my own financial destruction. (A very valuable trait in my friends, trust me!)
cette demoiselle mascarades comme un cusiniere: I am not a chef. Luckily, Casey is masquerading as one. Her recipes are easy enough even I could follow them. (But I would rather just let her work her magic and enjoy the results!) I think everyone should be reading her, because how else am I going to become a personal assistant for someone with her own show on The Food Network?
My Internet Peeps (We Don't Know Each Other For Real, But God Bless the Internet):
The Lumberjack's Wife: When I grow up, I want to be like Taylor (even though we are mere weeks from being the same age), except maybe with less camping and children breaking their glasses. She is a homeschooling, elk preparing, canning jam superstar! And she's so very funny, sometimes unintentionally. (Plus, she was one of the first people I "met" through the interwebs and she has been such an encourager!)
Ministry So Fabulous! : Minus more recent developments (the foster kids and British boyfriend), there have been many times where I feel like Amy Beth and I are living parallel lives. We share of love of big hair and the South, have similar taste in TV and find the same things heartbreaking and/or amusing. She's a great writer and a better person.
People I Love But Have No Clue Who I Am:
matt, liz, and madeline : I found Matt's blog not long after he had lost his wife. I couldn't stop reading about his journey, and have continued to follow him ever since. Matt's honesty, humor and love of music and the awesome-beyond-her-years Madeline can't help but win your heart. (Plus he's a pretty great photographer, too!)
Rants From Mommyland : I am not a mom, nor do I have any real intention of becoming one soon. But I know funny when I read it. "Kate" and "Lydia" crack me up, and they have some of the most fantastic guest bloggers around, like this post about teaching kindergarten. (Plus, I have totally picked up some of their catchphrases, my favorite being "Suck it, fancy!")
Wish You Were Here - Bethany Joy Galeotti has been a major part of my early to mid 20s, as she plays Haley on One Tree Hill, my favorite guilty pleasure. But this blog shows that she is more than a beautiful face. She has a mix of tips, interviews, her wardrobe picks and other general blogging goodness. I'm always willing to read a blog where it makes me want to be friends with the person writing.
I look forward to reading everyone else's favorite blogs too! Maybe I will find a few more to add to my list!