i realize how cheesy that sounds. but it's true! pick a subject -- i promise there's a blog about it. i'm not sure if that was always the case, or whether i just realized it on the later side.
i started off reading just a few categories of blogs: medical blogs [michelle au's the underwear drawer], running blogs [jess, you were definitely among the first!], and then some so-called healthy living blogs [i say so-called because i think there are plenty of non-HLB-ers out there with lifestyles just as healthy -- more so, in some cases!].
i still read blogs from the above categories, and there are many HLBs that i love -- not trying to knock the entire genre! however, i sometimes need a break from all of the yoga/running/oatmeal celebration, and over the past year or so my google reader has diversified a bit. these aren't little-known favorites -- most mentioned below are hugely popular sites! but in these cases, i believe the success is 100% deserved.
here we go - some favorites
♥ young house love, of course! sherry and john feature amazing home makeovers that just make my unimaginative eyes pop out in disbelief sometimes. josh and i really aren't DIYers, so i don't necessarily use the site for real-life inspiration, but the transformation of spaces is pretty spectacular, and there are some fun [and easy] ideas to be had.
♥ apartment therapy is my favorite for just browsing + drooling over certain interiors and pieces of furniture that cost more than -- well, anything we own! my favorites are the steamlined + practically minimalistic interiors, not the ones packed with stuff [the site definitely has a bit of everything]. also, they do fun 'apartment cures' every once in a while [i tried one once!]. random note? i think this chelsea warehouse apartment looks like an insane version of ours.
♥ small notebook is sort of a hybrid organization/lifestyle blog, and i love it. the author has written some great organization/simplifying posts lately -- i loved her recent shopping guide, even if she doesn't like anthropologie --THE HORROR!
♥ the well-appointed desk is ALL stationery supplies and offices and just everything i adore. just look at this gorgeous office space, or this iPhone case [yeah, that's mine now!]. nerdy organized inspiration abounds!
♥ i just can't leave out zen habits! i don't always agree with all of leo's life philosophies, but he always makes me think. he just released a new e-book [The Effortless Life: A Concise Manual for Contentment, Mindfulness, & Flow] which is priced as 'pay what you can', and i do have it on my list of 'to-reads' [somewhere after finishing ender's game and the checklist manifesto, both of which are almost done].
♥ to get my anthro fix, these days i turn to anjali at golden means. she favors a SUPER-feminine style that i like a lot, even though it does not align with my own all of the time. i also love her anthro on TV recaps -- so much fun to see exactly which dress quinn fabray was sporting in the most recent glee episode!
♥ the chloe conspiracy is my other fashion favorite. she mixes high/low so well, writes in a hilarious [yet grammatically-correct] way, and never fails to look amazing in her outfit of the day posts. i also love that she's 5'2" so i can see how styles would work on a non-model-length frame.
share please! what are some of your favorite blogs + blog 'categories'? i am always looking to refine my google reader and would love suggestions!
workout: another 3 mi run, ~9:55/mi. just loving this weather!
it had to be pizza i could not get pizza off my mind last night, so decided to give in [the ingredients for our planned butternut risotto will still be good sunday!]. i wanted 'traditional' pizza, so i had josh pick up from satisfactions on his way home.
it was . . . traditional, in that american-pizza kind of way: a bit greasy, somewhat salty. however, it was a little soggy for my tastes. OF COURSE, the wonderful thing about pizza is that even when it's not great, it's . . . still kind of great. i enjoyed it, but i think we'll go back to other local pizza joints the next time i need a fix.
spanish: check. it's on to lesson 4 today!
endo: finished the 2nd thyroid chapter! next up = polyglandular disease . . .