May 21, 2010

Get Inspired: Be A Blog Stalker

I don't drink coffee in the morning. Coffee's gross. Who wants to wake up to a bitter hot taste in your mouth? OK maybe I'm exaggerating a bit (I tend to do that with passionate subjects) but I've never understood how people wake up to coffee.  I'm not a morning person, either.  Poor Andrew! hahaha So what do I do to give myself a kick start to every day? I blog stalk.

Years ago, I used to blog stalk a little blog called Millie Holloman Photography.  I would go to it and a few other sites for inspiration before any wedding.  Then one day, I noticed Millie wrote on her blog that she was hiring...and the rest is history!  I still blog stalk today for photography and really any other subject of interest.  Including design and diy!

Here's my favorite design blogs to stalk:

Design Sponge -  - This powerhouse blog does two things amazingly right.  They do something called "sneak peeks" where they take pictures of lower celebrities' homes to see how they really live.  It's never anyone super famous like Robin Williams or anything, but it's so interesting to see people's quirky personalities and sometimes even their lack of real furniture!

Design Sponge also has a before & after that enables readers to submit their diy triumphs.  I absolutely plan to do this...once I actually finish a project! haha

Decor8 - - I love this blog's category called "Etsy Take Five Tuesday".  Etsy is an amazing source for homemade and vintage finds, but I find it hard to navigate sometimes.  Thanks to Design Sponge, I've been able to narrow down and find some really amazing things!

Good Bones Great Pieces - This mother daughter team is the real deal.  The daughter used to work for Teen Vogue (I recently saw her on the Hills and I was like "I thought this show was totally fake?!") and they have amazing taste.  My favorite  posts of theirs have to do with antiquing.  They go to all the major antique shows and flea markets and are really knowledgeable.

Oh Joy! - If you're looking for a statement piece, whether it be a piece of furniture or a new dress, this is the place to go for inspiration!  This blog does a series called "this & that" where they compare design in fashion with interiors.  So fun, quirky and happy!

I want to hear from you!  Do you have favorite blogs to stalk, whether it be in interior design, fashion, photography or really just any interesting subject?  Make sure to send the links along in your comment!


  1. I do the same thing!! I LOVE Millie's blog, and always get so many ideas for fashion based on the locations, props, and what your clients are wearing. I'm also mentally gathering ideas for my own wedding and photo shoots someday! :)

    Here are two favorite design blogs:

    Nicole at She owns this sweet little company, Pink Loves Brown, and has an absolutely adorable house and family. Her sense of style is impeccable. I don't know many people who can pull off a pink Christmas tree!

    John and Sherry at This couple have transformed their first home and also have great style and taste. They incorporate lots of readers' and their own DIY projects with lots of helpful tips. I love their shopping trip recaps. So fun!

  2. i blog stalk for photography and parenting :)
    I may add decor to the list this summer when I have more time for projects though. Nice post!

  3. Hey Linzy! I follow both of those blogs as well! They just didn't make my top picks. Good taste, girl!


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