Thursday, July 23, 2009

Interview and curiosity



First off, I was notified this morning that my interview and give-away is over at the Sofia Barao's! Do go and see!

Two summers ago I stumbled into the world of blogging. Well, it was sort of a slow "easing into," but I found a small handful of blogs that I thought were not only beautiful but sincere and I've gone back to them time and time again. For not only inspiration creatively and for genuine living. "Genuine living" sounds a bit pretentious, but I hope you know what I'm talking about. I'm drawn to their photographs (which they usually take themselves), their simple but creative living, and their attachment to their families, no matter the size. I'm just curious, which blogs have continued to inspire you, time and time again?

Here are mine:

Soule Mama
Posie Gets Cozy
Lovely Design

36 comments:

PS~Erin said...

I kind of jumped in, going from not really blogging at all and not even even commenting on any, to loving it all quite quickly. I have a long list (including yours :-) I haven't been to your 3, so I'm looking forward to visiting them.

Simply Colette said...

Love that dress! and thanks for sharing those blogs... they are awesome!

Krissy said...

Lovely photo my dear.
I'm going to check out the interview :)

Kotori said...

I'm constantly finding inspiration on blogs (including yours, of course!) but I haven't visited these three yet. Thanks for the tip!

K @ Blog Goggles said...

Ooh, I'm off to check out the interview!

Alicia @ boylerpf said...

The dress is absolutely stunning! Thanks for the share of the blogs...always looking for great inspiration!

our little love nest said...

I love her pick for beautiful. That photo really sums up that word. We will have to check out those other blogs too. Thank you for the links. xo

AnnaVallance said...

I have only been blogging for a year but my list of favourites is long - yours is one of them. Love the quiet posts. I will just mention two that I am always drawn to - Cafe Cartolina and Ornamental.

beth said...

Genuine living indeed. I believe it is the true essence of living. Being true to yourself, your dreams, your inner voice...

You were my first blog I stumbled upon a little over a year ago and are still one of my favs.

Suzanne : : S.HOPtalk said...

Off to check out your interview. You are one of my 1st and dearest blogging buddies. Even if I have to take a break from visiting my faves, yours is one I always come back to. Have a great day.

caroline @ patagonia gifts said...

off to check that interview! thanks for those lovely blogs! xo

down and out chic said...

i will defintely visit these blogs b/c i totally trust your recommendation.

Debra said...

Ohhh... sooo many blogs to enjoy and sooo little time! I sure love coming over here! Isn't it wonderful? Have a devine weekend sweetie.

Rachel said...

Those were three of the blogs that got me started too! I think you're right. They're so genuine.

Hello Lindello said...

off to read the interview. I heart your blog :) and Bliss, Camp Comfort, and many many many others!

naphtali said...

I have several...and I must say that yours is one of them! Always inspiring.

cindy said...

posie gets cozy is the first blog i ever read and definitely a reason i started to sew, which lead to flickr and then blogging. i also really enjoy lovely design and yours of course, dear jewels. love the image, so cinderella.

TheDecoDetective said...

What a cool interview!! About which blogs inspire me... at the moment, it's those that feature really great photograping - like yours! Even though I write a blog about interior decoration, the photos I find the most inspiring are "about" other things.

captivate me. said...

Ooohh, I cannot WAIT to check these out. I love what you wrote in this post--so true. The main reason the blogworld is fascinating to me. I love seeing what inspires others and being inspired! :-)

Callie Grayson said...

i eased in slowly.
silently stalking blogs, reading and then finally one day I started commenting then jumped in with both feet and started blogging.
I still read the first few that I silently stalked because they inspire me and are real:

little house on green (now A little twig bird house)
The Red Otter (yours was the first)
Whatever
LaLa Lovely
French Essence
Here, There, Elsewhere and more

I read them daily!

xx callie

Brunch at Saks said...

Gorgeous picture to along with a beautiful note! Heading over to read your interview now! :) XOXO

Joyce said...

I never heard of a blog until my friend told me to start one during my recovery (health issues)a year and half ago. I slowly started to leave comments. There are so... many that I enjoy reading and visiting every day that there would not be enough room for them all. One for sure is The Red Otter Shop!

Have a golden weekend! xoxo

blue hour designs said...

I just wanted to tell you that I loved your interview post, which is how I found you. ALL of your images were lovely and I definitely agree with your song pick and I ADORE Madeline L'Engle :)

Rachel Follett said...

Thanks for the new blog links! I have so many blogs that inspire me it would take way to long to list them all here. Yours is definitely one of my favorites! I always feel so welcomed when I visit. :)

paula said...

I can't wait to read your interview... My first blog reads were la la lovely, simple lovely, and bliss. I still read them today.

ambika said...

Gosh, there are too many to name for me. If anything, the inspiration sometimes gets overwhelming.

blazedanielle said...

Cute dress! I love marmeecrafts blog! Hers inspired me to get started!

Slices of Beauty... said...

Love Soulemama too.

::::Lula Boutique:::: said...

Oh fabulous!! I am so happy to be able to enter your giveaway!!!

Well Julia...YOUR blog is one that has continued to inspire me!! It's one of my absolute favorites...so thanks so much for sharing all of your ideas, thoughts and gorgeous photos with us. So incredibly inspiring and I always look forward to reading your posts. :)

{Beautiful interview by the way...it's perfectly you.}

Jeanneoli said...

That dress and photograph is amazing! I love different blogs for different reasons. Off to check out your interview.

littlebyrd said...

That was a lovely interview! I can't wait to check out your blog recommnedations. Hope you are enjoying your weekend!

Jules said...

that dress is amazing! can't wait to check out your fave blogs :) yours is always so nice to visit!!

courtney said...

yours, my dear! i've gotta say that you were one of my biggest touchpoints for getting started with etsy and then with a blog. whether or not i comment daily, you're a daily read of mine and continually inspire me.

others include kal barteski's love life, elise blaha's enjoy it, and marta's m.writes. :)

Lizzy said...

Ooh I love Posie. But I haven't been to the other two. Perhaps I shall check them out!

Alyssa said...

hmmmmm...good question :) I have too many, but I know exactly what you mean. While my blogging has decreased to once a week, I amazed at how much I depend on the blog world for inspirations, q&a's, and the confidence to create.

georgia b. said...

these are some really nice blogs--i checked out the links.

i am constantly inspired by these two--especially when it comes to photography.

bloom, grow, love
http://bloom-grow-love.blogspot.com/

and

pia jane bijkerk
http://blog.piajanebijkerk.com/WordPress/

great post, julia. wonderful photo!