Saturday, 18 July 2015

Blogs I'm reading


Once Ethan has gone to bed, I've been making a conscious effort to make more of 'me time' and not simply go to bed myself. I do something active, I catch up on some blogging or I enjoy surfing social media or catching up on some of my favourite blogs.

I like to read a wide range of blogs and find that Facebook groups are good ways to find new people and interesting topics to read about but I am a creature of habit and like to regularly follow certain bloggers. 

I know that Bloglovin gives you the chance to browse all recent posts of all the people you follow from one place, but I'm old school - I like to have pages bookmarked or saved on my iPad so I can quickly find my favourites.

So I've been taking a look at some of the blogs I've seen or read, old and new, so I always have a blogger library to flick through when I'm waiting for Ethan to drift off or I'm treating myself to a cheeky Pimms, curled up on the sofa on a school night.

Here's just few of my current favourite reads - to share the blogger love, I've added their logos with links below so you can take a look too if you fancy it (hope they don't mind!):



Visit Mummy of boy girl twins

I love the style of Jess' blog. I feel instantly calm when I come to her blog and inspired too, as she writes about her beautiful family, interiors, fashion, fitness and lifestyle - all topics I am passionate about to. Her photography is beautiful, her writing light and honest and I really enjoy reading about Jess and her family. 

Her recent post about how she spends her evenings sounds very similar to me!


Visit Pouting In Heels


I had the pleasure of meeting Kate at last year's BritMums and I'm so glad I did as she's such a fun, friendly and positive person. This translates to her blog which champions self-belief, sisterhood and positive thinking.

Kate writes beautifully and one of my favourite recent posts is this one, about keeping your own light bright.



Visit Dolly Dowsie

This is a really friendly blog that covers everything from parenting to beauty and I enjoy reading Fiona's updates on her gorgeous son Tyler Lee. She's also a keen baker so there's lots of cake-spiration too!

Fiona's honest post about her son crying and not knowing why is so lovely to read.



Visit The Fabulous Times
The Fabulous Times had me at it's intro: "A positive lifestyle blog offering readers travel guides, food, fashion + style inspiration, wellbeing, business, culture, tech notes and more". Just my cup of tea! Who doesn't want or need a bit of positivity in their lives? I love the vintage twist and the really useful blogging advice and for me, the variety means there's always something interesting to read.

The post I've tagged to come back to is this one, about veggie juice combos to try.


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These are just some of the blogs I have discovered or started reading avidly recently. There's many more bloggers besides, including Alex at Bump to Baby, Katie at Mummy Daddy Me, Jenny from Let'sTalk Mommy, Charlotte from Write Like No-one's Watching, Katrina at Cool Bananas, Fritha at Tigerlilly Quinn, Kerri-Ann at Life As Our Little Family, Kelly from Domestic Goddesque, Alison at Not Another Mummy Blog, Emma from Mrs Shilts, Em who's Brummy Mummy of 2, Aby from You Baby Me Mummy, Hannah from Mum's Days... really, I could go on and on!

What are you reading right now? Who would you recommend I add to my 'must read' list? (You can name your own blog if you like, it's allowed!)


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15 comments

  1. Thank you for the mention honey, blog reading is something I really need to do more of. I think I need to start scheduling a day to catch up! So many out there which I love to visit x

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    1. You're welcome :) I've tried to make more time to catch up with my faces (like you!) then have found a few others along the way. My list could have gone on and on so I'll probably have to write another one in the near future!

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  2. Aww thank you so much for the mention Kelly and for taking the time to read my blog too. You've absolutely made my day by saying you find it friendly, I love that. Thank you! :) x

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    1. You're welcome! And every word I said is true :)

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  3. Gosh I am SO honoured and blown away that you've included me! :) I am among some amazing company. Thanks for the mention and looking forward to getting to know you better. Jess x

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    1. You too Jess! I love your blog so wanted to share it as something new I've been reading, looking forward to keeping up to date with your posts x

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  4. Thanks you so very much for this! You've made my day! And I'm so glad you love that post too as it was one of my favourites to write. :-) x

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    1. I love your attitude and find your blog so positive to read. I've been inspired to write about something similar following your post that I'll be sharing soon x

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  5. So lovely of you to mention me and my blog darling. Thank you so much. You have an amazing blog here and this list is brilliant. I read all of these avidly too. Great choices and honored to be among them from you. Hope you have a lovely weekend.

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    1. Thanks Jenny! Wanted to include you as I'm a regular reader, just wish I could include all the amazing bloggers out there! X

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  6. Thanks for mentioning my blog huni x

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    1. Only a brief one but very worthy :) Love what you do x

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  7. What a lovely post :) I obviously would like to say my blog haha but there's busy bee mummy bex I like her blog you've already mentioned some of my favourites :) x

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    1. Thanks Hannah! I wish I could name all the blogs I read - as soon as I shared this I remembered loads more! Will probably have to do another follow up post :)

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  8. Ah thank you so much for mentioning me lovely! x

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