01 September 2014

Less-labor day

Happy Labor Day, fellow Americans!

In the past I’ve posted a list of DIY projects for a long weekend – and if that’s what you’re up for, here’s some inspiration from last year! But I thought this year, I’d help you spend the day doing what I’d actually prefer to do this year (instead of heading into the lab): look at other peoples’ pretty projects. For real. If I could do nothing but just work my way down my bookmarks menu today, I would.

So, I decided to share the roundup of the shelter bloggers I read regularly – and try very hard not to feel horribly self-conscious about my poor blog versus their shiny fancy ones! There’s so much beautiful and clever work going on out there, but these are the blogs that I found compelling enough to read again and again... over the years... and remember their name... and city or state (is that creepy?). You may have heard of most of them – most are no great secret! – and some don’t even post that often anymore. But their homes and their style have kept me around for years, so you might as well get lost in their archives!

Here we go – in ABC order, because 1) fairness and 2) organization!

4 Men 1 Lady
Bower Power
Brooklyn Limestone
Centsational Girl
Emily A. Clark

Emily’s fantastic striped foyer, featured here on her blog

Freckles Chick
Hi Sugarplum!
His and Hers
I Heart Organizing
KFD Designs
Life on Virginia Street

Sarah’s crush-worthy master bedroom, featured here on her blog

Little Green Notebook
Little House Blog
Making It Lovely
Our Humble Abode
Pink Toes and Power Tools
Rambling Renovators

Jennifer’s living room I’ve adored for years, featured here on her blog

Russet Street Reno
The Lettered Cottage
The Nester
Thrifty Décor Chick
Vintage Revivals
And of course... Young House Love

There’s no way to make a comprehensive list of great shelter bloggers, but that’s at least most of the essentials! I won’t even start trying to play favorites with recommendations for what I like or where to begin – these are all quality ladies (and a few involved husbands) that I enjoy reading regularly. Why not read them all? It’s a holiday!


Janice said...

With your busy schedule, how on earth do you find time to read such a variety of other blogs? You constantly amaze me Lady :)
No DIYs in this house today, instead it's prep for the week ahead (and beyond) at work. Never a dull moment when you teach ;)

Tina said...

Oh, Girl. I know your sharing keeps me busy reading, reading, reading. I've moved onto to Alpha Mom from last week's posting-share and I am thoroughly enjoying her Pregnancy Calendar. So funny and... real. Remembering stuff and learning new stuff, too! Gestating is a really crazy amazing trip!
Like Janice, I do not know how you do do it all - but then I never have. It's just you, continuing to astound me... And I don't have the time to figure out the how and why now because I gotta keep on with your recommended readings!
Ooooo, one more thing, though. Let's learn some baby signing... ?

Miles said...

Ive been giving the side eye way too much to YHL lately. I cant help but snark read them anymore.