I first read Kelle Hampton’s blog after a favorite blog of mine, Dig This Chick, mentioned well wishes for the birth of Kelle’s second child. I’ve loved reading Kelle’s blog because she offers a lovely, slow-it-down and savor the moment perspective that I enjoy. Kelle shares beautiful photos and perspectives from her motherhood journey in sunny Florida.
If you put the two most important parts of me together – motherhood and writing – and you stir in a little resolution about personal fulfillment and mental stability, you get this blog. Like most mothers out there, I absolutely adore my children and, like most mothers out there, I live dangerously close to that bend in the road, the one you’re not supposed to go around. The writing you find here keeps me away from that bend. It gives me just a bit more road. It slows life down long enough for me to remember the details. It helps me to focus on the good stuff and handle the bad stuff with more grace and humour. And there’s always room in my life for more grace and humour.
Fresh Nest Design
Confession time. It took me a good 6 years before my house looked “put together”. Perhaps it wouldn’t have taken so long if I’d been a design blog devotee back then. Now, thanks to great design blogs like Fresh Nest, I no longer look at an empty room and hear crickets. Fresh Nest is one to bookmark along side your other favorite design blogs and visit often - you won’t see the same thing twice.
I Married An Irish Farmer
This time of year is all about the hustle and bustle. Time for a blog that serves as a nice little break. Take a peek into the life of an American city girl and her life with her handsome Irish Farmer husband. Imen McDonnell shares recipes, photos, Irish culture and family life on her blog, I Married An Irish Farmer.
White Lotus Cooks
Months ago, a friend treated me to homemade egg rolls. I haven’t stopped thinking about them since. Searching for a egg roll recipe (and the newfound knowledge that what I really wanted was a Spring Roll) led me to White Lotus Cooks, a delicious blog full of asian food, sweet treats, party ideas and family tid-bits.
A La Carte Kitchen
I have two bloggy loves. Food and photography. For me, when those topics combine, it is pure online bliss. My latest discovery is a la carte kitchen. A trio of New York food photographers (Cathy, Joe & Heather) that share their projects, favorite recipes and foodie views. They each write with such enthusiasm...it makes me want to have them over for a BBQ.
One Hungry Mama
One Hungry Mama is a family friendly food blog that is filled to its bloggy gills with recipes, advice and information. I love that Stacie’s recipes and adaptations include recommended ages and in some cases, tips for how to make a recipe suitable for the developing digestive systems of babies. But make no mistake, this is a blog for all ages. One Hungry Mama had me at “Chocolate Chip Buttercream” and “Slow Cooker Apple Butter”. Yum!