Beyond Book Blogs: Favorite Websites
I sometimes get so wrapped up in the scores of book blogs on my reader that it’s easy to forget there’s anything else to do on the internet. But then all of my favorite non-book blog blogs and sites come flooding back into my brain and I get that warm, happy feeling.
For your reading pleasure, I’ve decided to share some fun non-book blogs and sites that I frequent. I’d also love to hear about your favorites that I may be missing–perish the thought! It’s almost the weekend and I know you’re looking for a way to kill time. Maybe you can even sneak a peek during lunch break–hey, it’s Friday and your boss is probably reading this post too!
In no particular order, here are a few of my favorite haunts–with links and descriptions. I tried to include photos to make it more visually appealing but things didn’t go according to plan.
A tribute to bakery and cake disasters through images. Fun and funny!
Updated each Sunday, Post Secret is a bit of a voyeuristic, guilty pleasure. People anonymously submit secrets on one side of post card and the curator of the project, Frank, uploads them for all to see.
Megan, not Martha, lives in Seattle and posts great links and creates even better stuff. A basket woven from bacon, mini-gingerbread houses that perch on the rim of your coffee cup, and more. I love her site and am not alone–it was voted one of the Coolest Websites by Time in 2006.
A blog written by a mommy from the Midwest (I don’t really read mommy blogs but this one is so much more) who has an unbelievable eye for color and even better historic home. She bakes, takes great photos, crafts, has 5 kids and a dog, and has a kitchen that I covet. The only caveat for me is that she’s very religious and sometimes uses her blog and sidebar to talk about it. I overlook this and instead drool over her 7-layer rainbow cake. (Search for it–it’s great!)
I can’t resist trolling the pages and pages of handmade and vintage stuff on etsy–and I even buy stuff too! My blogging buddy Meg (of Write Meg! fame) has her own shop selling handmade scarves. It’s cold outside and you should buy one to keep warm.
A great site with creative ideas and home makeovers. I love to get inspiration here for projects that I never seem to have the time to tackle.
I could while away an entire afternoon with dreams of relocating to my Second Empire manse in Iowa or Nebraska. If you love historic homes, go here now. Find old homes by price, location, or style!
Deb is a New Yorker with a tiny kitchen but has a huge repertoire of recipes. Join her as she cooks up one delicious dish after another–photos and recipes included. To date, I’ve actually made two of her recipes. Yum!
I’m drawn to foodie blogs, what can I say? I love to drool over desserts, meals, and obscene food photography! Come see the sweet treats and inspiration.
Okay, it’s your turn. Tell me about your favorite non-bookish sites. If you include more than 2 links in your comment it may not post immediately but I’ll approve it. Have at it!