This week's topic is blogs we love, but with a catch - 5 that we have followed for a while and 5 that we have recently discovered. Of course Home Life Simplified is right up there - I loved the simplify your life post's last year, I love the listmania posts this year and I love the grateful posts along with the all the inspirational posts.
I used to follow HEAPS of blogs - I would get the new blog posts emailed to me. But as time went on I was getting too many emails and I was finding I was filing them away for another time and not actually reading the majority of them. I've now cut back on the number of blogs I follow and I've forgotten the ones I used to follow and I miss them. I'm looking forward to reading everyone else's posts this week to find some new blogs to follow.
Blogs I love
Jo's blog is full of amazing thermomix recipes using healthy ingredients. The food is somewhat 'quirky'. From almost raw chocolate to quinoa salad to raw vegan chocolate mousse (which I made tonight and Savannah had 2 bowls and licked out the thermomix bowl). The website is full of amazing dishes! Jo shows how you can use healthy ingredients to make awesome food. Definitely worth following if you have a thermomix (and probably even if you don't as you can still make without a thermomix).
The Organised Housewife
Kat's blog is awesome. Full of tips, advice, help on organising your life. She has all sorts of information from organisation, routines, recipes, challenges and more. It's a great resource. I feel it's more geared towards stay at home Mum's - but I still pick up enough information to make it worthwhile.
Family of killers
I started following Lyndal's blog during the simplify your life challenges from Deb's website in 2012 - and again stuck around. I love how Lyndal's blog is so honest and she writes about important topics. I'm looking forward to following her on the the 12wbt challenge.
I started following Louisa's blog when she was Everything is Edible. I love how she writes about topics related to family and is just so honest and open. Nothing is off limits and the photos add to the openness and friendliness.
Colours of Sunset
Aroha's blog was another I found through the simplify your life challenges. Again it's the honesty I love. I love that she writes openly about infertility and weight loss
Blogs I've recently discoveredMy Pigeon Pair
I came across My Pigeon Pair when I was looking for Shelf on the Elf ideas last November and have stuck around. Besides Elf on the Shelf ideas I've been enjoying the tot school series as well as the organisation tips.
Cut out the crap
I've been looking into healthier eating and the Cut out the Crap blog fits this to a tee. Collette's books are additive, preservative and dairy free. But the site is more about selling her books - she has recipes, giveaways and insights into her life and food she feeds her family.
Che and Fidel
I found Che and Fidel earlier this year when someone (I think from Mandy from A Little Space like Home) posted about the Project 52 - A portrait a week. I decided straight away to join in (if you have a look at my blog you will see I have Listmania posts and Project 52 posts only). I love this blog as I love seeing all the photos - and I love the link ups so I can see heaps of other people's photos!
Crash Test Mummy
Laney is so open and honest and throws in some fun with the crash tests! It's really interesting to read the outcomes of the challenges! Things like quitting sugar and not spending money.