11 of my Favorite Blogs

posted by Andrea | 08/15/2012

I read a lot of blog posts every week… I follow some of these blogs on Facebook or Twitter, I subscribe to some via email, and I have my phone set up so I can quickly and easily access my favorite blogs when waiting somewhere, while Dave is driving, or when I’m awake with Nora in the middle of the night!

I read some of these blogs for information {coupons, recipes, parenting tips, blogging advice}

I read some of them for inspiration {organizing, decorating, gardening, DIY ideas}

I read others because they are people I know in real life {local bloggers, friends, family}

And I read a bunch just because I like their writing styles

I certainly don’t read every blog on a daily basis… it just depends what I’m in the mood for.

I’ve received a handful of emails asking what blogs I follow… so today, I’m sharing 11 of my most favorite blogs {in alphabetical order because I’m a dork like that!}

1. A Farmgirl’s Dabbles — delicious recipes, fabulous photos, and lovely stories

2. Blogging With Amy — blogging tips and tricks; I’ve learned a lot from Amy

3. Clover Lane – when I “grow up” I want to be like Sarah

4. Deal Seeking Mom — tons of freebies and coupons

5. I Heart Organizing — so many insanely creative organizing ideas

6. Jodi Michelle — she tells stories… and she’s dang funny

7. Life… Your Way — always something new to learn, try, and think about 

8. Money Saving Mom — coupons, frugal DIY ideas, fun family ideas, and more

9. Simple Mom — motivational and encouraging simple-living tips and ideas

10. The Anderson Crew — they have 6 kids and every day is an adventure

11. Young House Love — I’m still amazed at how they are able to transform a house

I also feel it’s worth mentioning that I chose 11 because it’s a nice number — and because these are honestly the blogs I read on a very regular basis.

I realize I’m leaving lots of people out — but my intentions are not to hurt anyone’s feelings. There are thousands of amazing blogs out there and I frequently read through many other blogs that are not on my list above.

However, since I’m trying to keep things simple, I decided to only share my “top 11″.

Do you follow any of these blogs?

Do you have any others you’d like to share with me and other readers?

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24 comments

  1. deborah

    08/15/2012

    Blogging with Amy and Money Saving Mom! They both rock! :)

    I check into Simple Mom now and then.

    There are so many blogs-great blogs-and not enough time!!

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  2. Tshanina

    08/15/2012

    Two of my favorite blogs are http://www.MelanieInTheMiddle.com (not only is she hilarious but I love her writing style and honesty) and http://www.JonAcuff.com (he’s very inspirational).

    I’m a Money Saving Mom and Blogging with Amy fan too!

    Thanks for sharing Andrea!

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  3. Jessica @ Budget for Health

    08/15/2012

    The first blog I started following was “Life and My Finances.” Derek is from West Michigan as well! He actually inspired me to start my own blog and I’ve learned a lot about finances from him.

    I also love “See Debt Run.” Michelle & Jefferson have a busy life with kids and they share a lot of life stories that I’m sure will come my way when kids enter the picture.

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  4. jodi

    08/15/2012

    eeeeee! :) yay! (ditto)

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  5. Sarah @ Sarah's Deals

    08/15/2012

    I ♥ Jodi too!

    Amy has great advice for bloggers.

    I’m going to have to check out Life…Your Way, sound inspiring!

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  6. Jane

    08/15/2012

    Clover Lane!

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  7. Mary

    08/15/2012

    You would enjoy annamoseley.com or onegoodthingbyjillee.com They both have a million frugal and natural cleaning recipes and pictures. Just TRUST ME on this one…

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  8. Kristine

    08/15/2012

    Thank you so much for sharing! I tagged almost every signgle blog to check out later! You are just a wealth of information! Instead of going to the library and checking out ‘self help’ books on all the subjects I love, parenting, cooking, organizing…I find it all here! Thank you!

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  9. Angela Hidlebaugh

    08/15/2012

    I also read I Heart Organizing and Money Saving Mom. I love them!! I will have to check out the others that you listed. :)

    Another fave of mine is Becky Higgins! Project Life (paper and/or digital version of scrapbooking) is such an awesome idea. So quick and easy to get our photos and memories into scrapbooks! Love it! Becky has lots of other free stuff on her website as well…decorating around the house, recipes, DIY, organization, photography, and so on. :)

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  10. Hannah

    08/15/2012

    So glad to see Clover Lane there, one of the best blogs I’ve seen.
    I haven’t commented before but I just love your blog Andrea, it’s very inspiring for me and I love your outlook on life.

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  11. Sarah

    08/15/2012

    Thank you so much Andrea! What a nice compliment, I am very flattered!

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  12. Amy Lynn Andrews

    08/15/2012

    Thanks for the shout-out, Andrea. Honored to be on the list. You covered some of my favorites too. So many blogs, so little time…that is the story of my life. :)

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  13. Tammy

    08/15/2012

    The first blog I read was Annie’s Eats and it is superb!!!!!!!

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  14. Lindy

    08/15/2012

    I love to read “Frugal Queen” and “Life After Money”. These are both British blogs and so fun to read. I like the frugal aspect of their blogs and it is interesting to read because their language is slightly different than our American blogs.

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  15. Holly

    08/15/2012

    I LOVE your blog and Clover Lane! Both at the top of my list…..I also enjoy House Tweaking, Enjoying the Small things and Finding my Feet and Putapuredukes. There are so many amazing people out there! :-). I actually made your chicken mango salsa recipe in the slow cooker last night and loved it. I wish I was as organized as I should be reading these blogs, Ha!

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  16. Elizabeth | ReadySetSimplify

    08/15/2012

    Well I guess we have a lot of common interests, because I read 7 of those on at least a semi-regular basis, and one other I pop in on every once in a while. I’ll have to check out the other 3!

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  17. Santhi

    08/15/2012

    Big fan of Mandi’s blog which I got to know via Simple Mom. I browse through Amy’s blog… the other favourite along with Simple Organize Living is Small Notebook. I think both blogs have direct style of writing and usually packed with very very useful tips!
    Great to learn of other blogs… Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Stefanie

    08/16/2012

    Thanks for sharing! I love when people share their lists. It’s fun to find new sites to read. Don’t you agree?

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  19. Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles

    08/16/2012

    Ohhhhhh…I’m smiling. Thank you so much for the shout-out. I count you as one of my first and most beloved blogging friends, and love your blog and the frugal and creative things you share. Hope your summer has been great!! xo

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  20. Melissa

    08/17/2012

    Aside from your blog, I also read http://www.livingonadime.com/ and moneysavingmom.com

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  21. Jodie

    08/18/2012

    Check out http://www.eatlivegrowpaleo.com It’s a Paleo blog but has lots of great recipes, menu plans and cook ahead ideas as well as something called Simple Pleasures that’s different and fun to read.

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  22. Anna

    08/18/2012

    http://chezlarsson.com

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  23. Monica

    02/15/2013

    I love http:happymoneysaver.com/ for fun and great deals! Another favorite is http://onegoodthingbyjillee.com for do it yourself ideas. Great list!

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