Every morning while I have my coffee (lovingly made for me by my husband) I scrawl through my blog roll and google reader checking out what has popped up. While I do glaze over a lot of them there are a few that I always look for that provide inspiration, humour, and a splash of pretty. Thought that I would send through a few of my current favourites (and golden oldies) that you might want to check out too.
Always with butter
Don’t need to explain any further than that title really do I? Great photography and recipes, it’s a place of pretty and yum – two of my favourite things!
Absolutely Beautiful Things
And this is just that. Amazing photos, style, ideas, inspiration and a touch of online shopping now too. The way she creates seasonal vignettes for her shop I think is amazing. I am a lover of colour and Anna feeds my passion when she posts every few days.
Down that Little Lane
Tessa’s blog was discovered when I hosted Maxabella’s grateful post one weekend and I am so glad I found it. A mixture of style and design, a little home life thrown in for good measure and a great resource for finding the best of Australian Independent Designers. She is also incredibly beautiful which is neither here nor there but I like the gal.
Heather Nette King & Salvation Jane
These two friends have got the kind of style I wish I had just a little bit of. And the best bit? They get paid to do it. I think in another life I am going to come back as a stylist, or interior designer or something. I love their style, use of colour and great links they always have – with a recipe or two thrown in for good measure from Jane.
Show Pony & Plain Jane Styling
Jane is a stylist, Mum and all round cool lady and these are blogs for her businesses. I always find her posts interesting and of course inspiring as she has a great eye and explains things to a chick like me who has no real “proper” idea on these matters. Plus, she’s lovely. We like lovely.
Che and Fidel
I discovered this little local blog through Tim’s photo shoot that he did with them a few months ago and have become addicted to it. Jodi has just had a little baby girl and the way she has transitioned the newest member into their family has been inspiring. A little style. Great writing. Amazing photography. Do yourself a favour and read her latest post on the birth of Poet.
Little Green Shed
I only found this one last week and I’m already smitten. While it’s not really a “family” blog and more of a life blog with cool stuff thrown in as well. Beautiful photos. Great taste and style.
Jo’s blog has been a favourite of mine for years now. I love the simplicity of her blog. Her great photos. Her style and awesome parenting – she’s like an Australian Soule Mama I reckon AND she makes stuff too! Crafty minx.
The Beetle Shack
Em has become of my favourite bloggers after discovering her (again) through Tim’s photo shoot. She is cool, and funny AND BEAUTIFUL. And she tells it like it is, and I do like that. Her blog is a mixture of cool stuff, family life, art and pretty and I have loved each and every one of her posts. She rocks.
Of course the thing about blogs is that once you start on one, you end up in another, and then an hour later you are down a completely different rabbit hole to the one you started in and your children are completely neglected and there is nothing ready for dinner. Have fun adventuring and let me know what’s one blog that I need to start reading right now?