Wednesday, July 28, 2010

Thursday 13: Thirteen sites and blogs I've been enjoying lately

Have I mentioned lately how much I love the internet? Because I do. It's rather magical, don't you think, all this fab information and inspiration out there... quite simply wonderful. (I know, I sound like someone's grandmother who just discovered hot running water, oh my!)

It's been awhile since I've shared new sites that I've found in my web wanderings and enjoy on a regular basis. I have oodles of sites in my feeds, but you know a site is special ("the one"--or rather one of dozens!) when you return to it over and over. These are them, for me.

I've covered the range of my interests... food, fabric, craftiness, creativity, inspiration, wordiness... Some of these sites are quite new to me, others I've been following or reading for awhile. But I don't believe I've ever mentioned them here, and they're not on my sidebar, so ta-da! Here they are. I hope you enjoy as well. And in no particular order...

 1. They Draw And Cook. All the recipes are submitted by artists, and each is a one-of-a-kind. Creative and inspiring on so many levels--arty and cooky. I can only dream of one day being able to submit a recipe to this site! One day...

2. Creature Comforts. Lots of pretty things, that's how I'd describe this blog.

3. 500 Pieces of Prudent Advice for My Baby Daughter. I love his mix of quotes and practical advice, some tried and true, some clever and personal.

4. Mila's Daydreams. This blog has gone viral just this past week--I've seen posts and re-posts in a lot of different places. Such a creative mom, and what a fun digital memory book for her babe. Precious.

5. Fresh Figs.  Could the name be any more up my alley? This blog inspires me in the fabric realm (it's mostly about quilting-related matters), and the photo above was posted just recently. That photo makes me very happy.

6. Her Library Adventures. Her blog description says all I need to know: "There once was a girl who liked sewing, books and tea..."
 7. Pitchfork. This site is all about music--what's new, up-and-coming and cool. I "get" about 5% of it... but still, it's fun to play along and see what the kids are up to!

8. How About Orange. There are so many great DIY projects and spots of inspiration here. Just downloaded a new font featured on the site, too!

9. The Sweeterie. I think I've mentioned at least one of Mary Swenson's other endeavors in the past, of which there are many: Pretty Good, Mary Swenson Photography, It's Mary Ruffle, and the trufflegirls Etsy shop, but this one I know I haven't: The Sweeterie. One amazingly creative person/team.

10. Delicious Days. The photography is great, the recipe ideas are spot-on (with great writing around them), and there's a new cookbook in the works! Yum. And the readers' favorites section is good reading--I could hang out there all day!

11. Lottie + Doof. Food, glorious food! This wonderful site offers some real creative recipes (e.g. Sbrisolona (Italian Crumbly Cake, above), Apple Jellies) and beautiful photos to boot.

12. Scoutie Girl. All about creative living and mindful spending with a healthy dose of Etsy-lovin' thrown in.

13. Suburban Bliss. I first discovered this blogger through Twitter, but I have no memory of how I found her on Twitter! I thought it was because Jen follows her and I do everything Jen does, but then I went and checked, and no, not that. Mystery. But, regardless of HOW I found her, I have consistently enjoyed Melissa's tweets and now her blog; she calls it straight with a twist of humor; strikes my funnybone just so, most days. And she recently posted about how to make that yummy Mexican corn-on-the-cob I've been meaning to try, so I know we'd be friends in "real" life.

Well, these are 13 of the many... hope there are a couple of new-to-you ones in the bunch, and one or two that you connect with too.

For more Thursday 13 participants, go here. And happy Thursday to you all.


  1. Can't wait to check some of these out. I'm not sure if it's your good taste, flattering descriptions, or my rumbling belly and desire to become more creative...but they *all* look awesome!

    Thanks for sharing!

  2. Oh my word...that food and color and creativity is powerful...I think I have to go make that Italian tart...does that look wonderful or what?!?!

  3. This is a great set of Hearth and Home blogs.

  4. I love Mila's Daydreams! It makes me wish I had thought of it, and I really hope that Adele starts selling the prints online!

  5. Cool! Every site is new to me. I'm off to check out each of them. Love the Fresh Figs photo and definitely intrigued by 500 Pieces of Prudent Advice...

  6. how much fun is this list?
    AND below bunnies & lavender oh my!
    so much deliciousness!!!
    love it ALL! xo

  7. These look wonderful! I can't wait to check them out!

  8. Thanks for the list of pages to check out!!

    Have a great weekend!



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