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five favorite blogs right now

BLOG #1: Fine Fine Books


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Saskia Nickles’s Fine Fine Books is a German-based picture book blog with a focus on gorgeous illustration. It’s an absolute treasure of very fine international books. They’re always beautiful. They’re always unusual.


“I always prefer the weird and off beat books to the mainstream brand named ones.”





BLOG #2: Mr. Printables



Mr. Printables is THE place to find free, printable templates for personal or small classroom use. Printables of what? Amazing crafts, toys, puzzles, and other stuff like that. That doesn’t describe them well enough though—they’re modern, colorful, fun, and define the world playful.





BLOG #3: Thirsty for Tea

My friend Bonnie is also an amazing food blogger at Thirsty for Tea. She made an incredible The Little Prince cake that’s a must see along with miniature quilted petit fours to go along with it. If you like food or tea (yes, please!), this is one classy, creative place to visit. (Have I ever mentioned that as a general rule I always drink tea when at my computer?)





BLOG #4: Handmade Charlotte



This blog’s all about kids and crafts and DIY. It’s where you go for how to turn a cereal box into a constellation light box. Or cool stuff to do with ice. See what I mean?





BLOG #5: Yummy Books: Recipes for Literature


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A classic literature and culinary education by Cara Nicoletti who is a butcher (expect some meaty recipes), blogger, writer, and cook. She’s made a Harriet the Spy tomato sandwich. And whipped up Where the Red Fern Grows cornbread. (That book. Oh, that book.)



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Check em out!

And here’s my first installment of blogs I like from last October.

Feel free to share any of your must read blogs in the comments!

lovely blogs I’m reading of late


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Since I started this blog over the summer, I’ve become a more avid blog reader than ever before. (Thank you, bloglovin.) So I thought I’d share a handful of my recent favorites here.

Have at em’!

Design of the Picture Book is the blog of my friend Carter, a fellow writer and picture book fan. With her design perspective and unmistakable voice, she demystifies  beautiful books. (And she encouraged me that this blog was a good idea and I should make it happen!)


Coco Cake Land is delicious to behold. I was lucky to discover Lyndsay’s blog when we both  attended  Alt For Everyone . Just look at these animal cupcakes (monkeys, pandas!) and this ice cream sundae cake!


I Believe in Story by Maria Vicente has really creative recurring columns. My favorite is writing advice from musical acts. Yup, JT’s got some. Jay-Z‘s got some too.


Small for Big is a blog by Mari, a toy designer. So as you can imagine it gets pretty playful over there. Favorites of late? These dolls. More dolls. Even more for littles or grownups dolls.  Also, schoolyard badge necklaces.


Advanced Style catalogs fabulous older ladies (and some gents) with serious style. It’s full of joy and I love its premise that fashion and fun are not just for the young. Plus, there’s a coloring book!


Studio DIY is exuberant. And with Halloween coming up, it has everything a crafter’s holiday heart could desire. (E.g. a donut costume? The sprinkles are hair curlers!!)


And now I want to know. I really do! What are some of your favorite blogs of late? Please comment and share.