This Week: We’re Inspired By

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1. Life in grace
Edie defines inspiration.She writes that the purpose of her blog is to  “inspire and encourage you to live with intention, love with passion, and serve your people well.” And that’s just what she does, with a healthy dose of yummy recipes, good books, parenting confessions, and the banjo.

2. Smitten Kitchen
Do you ever scroll past a delicious dish on Pinterest and wish you could replicate it? Now you can with the help of the Smitten Kitchen blog; a great resource for fantastic recipes and step-by-step directions to lead you to your own perfect dish. If you’ve ever wanted to take on the challenge of learning a new recipe, why not now?

3. The Simple Suite
Style is moving in the direction of subtraction: doing away with anything extraneous in favor of pared-down, well-made clothes with subtle or unseen details that make them fit or feel that much better. Simplicity, quality, integrity: This is Esquire’s guide to the new extra 10 percent.

4. Nesting Place
Make your home your own with the help of the decor-savvy blog, Nesting Place. According to this blogger, “it doesn’t have to be perfect to be beautiful.” This blog encourages homeowners to make their space as personalized as possible with tips and tricks to create the perfect decor for everyone’s personal style.

5. Ask Lauren Fleshman
Lauren Fleshman, a career runner, shares her insight on health, her chosen sport, healthy food choices, as well as the day-to-day happenings as a woman who lives and breathes a healthy lifestyle. If you’re looking to be inspired to keep up with your New Year’s fitness resolution, this blog has tons of tips for running and building your health regiment.

This Week: We’re Inspired By

This Week 12.5.14 Bloggers We're Inspired By

1. Head to Toe Chic
Aside from her adorable pup, we love how Angela shows us how to adapt the latest trends for everyday life. Her outfit guides are fabulous and her budget-friendly mindset makes her so blog the right mix of aspirational and attainable.

2. Zoella
A gal that can sell 78,000 copies of her first book (Girl Online) in the opening week is a gal that tops our list. Meet Zoe, a 24 year old writer & enthusiast of all things beauty, fashion and life related.

3. 101 Cookbooks
Feast your eyes on one of our favorite recipe journals. Heidi’s eloquent and descriptive writing compliments her healthy dishes that will make your mouth water. And when she shares that clouds moved her to whip up something decadent, we are reminded that inspiration comes in all shapes and sizes.

4. No Fat No Whip
A picture is a worth 1,000 words. Within this beautiful collection of photography and motivational quotes (that we admit, you can get a little lost in), we’re sure you’ll find something that speaks to you, too.

5. The Mom Edit
Shana channels a cool city-mom vibe that’s comfortable and stylish (and washable). We can’t help but agree with her approach to style, “I believe that good style has no rules and that there’s nothing chic about discomfort.  But in general, the backbone of a well-functioning closet should include: a seriously cool pair of shoes.” Get comfortable with The Mom Edit.

This Week: We’re Inspired By

This week we're inspired by round up

1. Unabashedly Preppy

Looking for a fresh take on your classic preppy men’s fashion? F.E. will give you your fix, but you’ll also find amazing photographs of everyday style that brings it all to life.

2. Penny Pincher Fashion

We just stumbled upon Kimberly’s blog and love her sensible approach to fashion. She pulls together flawless “steals” looks that will make you feel like your closet has hit the jackpot.

3. Scary Mommy

Scary Mommy is not actually scary at all. Jill and her fantastic team are relatable and help those of us moms remember that we all love our children fiercely, even if we’re not always “perfect.”

4. The Pioneer Woman

Ree invites you into her home and her life on her frontier with such authentic manner, you feel like you want to join her in her kitchen while she cooks. And it doesn’t hurt that she inspires us to (try to) make spectacular food without unnecessary fanfare.

5. Life Hacker

If you’re looking for tips and tricks for nearly anything, Lifehacker should be on your reading list. From reliable tech tips to shopping guides, we learn something new every day.