I used to follow a heck of a lot of blogs. As much as I loved them, it always seemed like I was drowning in unread posts, half of which on topics I didn’t feel like reading about. Hundreds of DIYs that I would never do and fashion inspiration I would never emulate piled up on my reading list until I finally pulled the plug and stopped reading blogs altogether. I was sick of DIYs, sick of recipes, sick of fashion, sick of feeling tied to my computer scrolling through a long list of blogs that all seemed to be run by the same kind of person. Since then, I’ve began to build up a list of blogs I always enjoy reading — and don’t feel obligated to check on a daily basis. I thought I’d share a few with you!
My Happy Place // Coconut Peach Muffins with Oat Crumb
I’ve recently discovered a blog called My Happy Place. It is a happy place–full of beautifully lit photography and a great mix of healthy and indulgent recipes. I was surprised to find that it’s run by a home-schooled 15-year-old from South Africa! Her quirky personality and realistic approach to a balanced lifestyle is refreshing, and it’s inspiring to see someone even younger than me receiving so much attention.
Into Mind // how to dissect your mood board
Another great (recent) find of mine is Into Mind, a blog centered on a minimalist’s approach to beauty. I mentioned it in my post on minimalism a while back, and it’s proved to be a useful resource since then! Anuschka’s posts on capsule wardrobes and closet detoxes are timeless, and I’ve been reading over them often lately in the hopes of revamping my own style.
A Beautiful Mess // Gold Leaf Honey Bear Vase
Of course, I can’t go without mentioning A Beautiful Mess, the blog that made me want to blog in the first place! Emma and Elsie are multi-talented, hardworking and incredibly inspirational–if you’re even remotely into fashion, photography, blogging, DIY, food, vintage, design, or beauty and you haven’t heard of them, you probably live under a rock. They churn out amazing content every day, and it’s always fun to check up on the blog and get inspired to make my home and life a little more beautiful. They clearly make the most of life, and even though their lives are very different from mine, their happiness and determination consistently drives me to follow my own dreams.
I read a wide variety of blogs, from food blogs to fashion blogs to general lifestyle blogs, but some that really stand out to me are run by people my own age, such as Sam Loves Makeup and Happy Little Somethings. I highly suggest giving any and all of the blogs I’ve mentioned a look!