Since I started my blogging journey I have found so many amazing blogs, written by honest, open, funny, inspiring and real women. I love the way that I can be reading about a welsh smallholder who dyes her own yarn one moment; and then delving into the lives of two mamas in a civil partnership running a local library the next.
One day I'm learning about how to make pompoms, the next I'm reading about ideas for homeschooling on a round the world year long trip. I wake up to someone sharing a long night of baby crying and post natal depression. I go to bed with someone describing her disastrous attempts at home dying her hair in between the school run and a board meeting.
I wanted to give a high five, thumbs up, shout out share to some of the blogs I trip across on my journey through cyberspace.
Every week I'm going to pick three of the fabulous blogs I've discovered or been reading that week. Just my way of sharing the luuurve…
So here is this week's haul of lovely blogs that have been inspiring me.
- At home with Ali: a blog about being creative with my kids
I love blogs about crafty stuff to do with kids. In my house we have a massive wooden crate designated as th craft box. As well as the usual glue sticks, glitter, tissue paper, it's also where we put used ice lolly sticks, 'Interesting' small boxes, and used gift wrap to creased to be reused but too cute to recycle.
But I like the more chaotic craft sessions, so don't even attempt to emulate anything that has masses of instructions or looks too complicated. I love Ali's blog because it really conveys a sense of honest, get stuck in, fun, creative play.
Just look at that gorgeous gloopy pink mess about to drop on the floor in her latest post. That's my kind of crafting! Crazy, sweet and child-centred.
The first post I saw on here had me hooked. I could happily look at the piles of books on people's bedside cabinets all day. Nothing gives you a true snapshot of someone…it's like snooping round someone's bookshelves, only tons better (because by the bed are the books that someone truly wants to read, not just the ones they think they should read).
The blog itself looks really clean and fresh, with lovely, clear images. I love the post on how to shop in charity shops…one of my own passions.
I've been following 29 year old mama for a while. But what brought her really into my esteem this week was when she wrote that her husband had bought her a pink radiator for her kitchen.
Let's just pause. This woman has a pink radiator. I want to come and sit in her kitchen. Not just that, but in the same blog post she casually reports that they have a camper van, and have just designed their bedroom to a camoer van style. This is utter style kudos in my book.
I can't even manage to get a matching set of bedding on the bed, and this domestic design powerhouse has color matchd radiators and a theme bedroom. And a wonderful, happy writing style.
I'm still dreaming about that pink radiator.