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With all the blogs I read (oh dear, I read a lot of blogs!) it's hard for me to narrow down all of them to just five favorites. My blog list is always changing and evolving with my interests but there is certainly a type of blog I am always attracted to. Bloggers who are authentic and real are the same ones I want to read every day. If I can feel a connection with the person I am reading about, and feel like I really know them, just by reading what they write, that is a good blogger. Below are five of my favorites, and why I think they are fabulous.
O My Family
I've actually had the pleasure of meeting Allison a few times, and I can honestly say that her blog reflects who she is. She's real and sweet and funny. The best part about her blog right now? She just gave birth to her second child, an adorable little boy, and I love the photos and observations she's posted so far. Even though I don't have kids, I enjoy hearing about her experience with a newborn and a toddler at home.
Brene is a professional researcher of connection. Everything (literally everything) she writes, every speech I have listened to from her, every blog post, and now her book (which I am currently reading), all of it inspires me. Her words reach deep down and bring about a lot of self-evaluation, introspection, and realization. This may sound strange, but really, I love all of it. It's good stuff (I mean really good) and good for anyone to do as well.
The Dainty Squid
Let me start by saying that I love Kaylah's style. I wish I could pull off the look she has. I love her hair, her dimples, her tattoos, everything. She's an awesome photographer (eye candy!) and thrifter (something I am just getting into) and crafter (my favorite kind of people!) I find every post she writes interesting, no matter how long or short or what it's about. She's inspiring and genuine.
Nikki is basically adorable. She has two adorable girls who are always crafting and having fun with her. She's a pro at taking jumping photos, and runs an adorable Etsy shop where you can purchase an awesome Grape Soda Bottle Cap Badge, inspired by the movie UP (I mention this only because I love them... I own two of them. :)) Her blog is all fun and crafts and happiness and if you like all those things, you should check it out.
I've also had the pleasure of meeting Maggie (aka: Gussy) as she lives here in the Twin Cities and let me tell you, she's just as adorable in person as she is on her blog. She's also incredibly inspiring, and although we're the same age, I want to be like her when I grow up. She runs a successful online shop selling handmade, sewn items full time and does so while staying true to herself and living her dream. Her story is inspiring to anyone who dreams of doing the same. Oh, and her products are adorable too!
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