For this Friday favorite, I thought it would share a few of my favorite blogs. I love reading travel blogs and discovering new places to add to my bucket list of travel destinations. Fashion blogs provide amazing inspiration and keep me up to date on the newest trends. I also love lifestyle blogs (like mine) who mix a variety of topics in with a personal glimpse of everyday life. There are so many really amazing blogs out there covering a variety of topics that I find new ones each week. Today I’m sharing some of my favorites so far this year. Some of these blogs I have been following for a few years and some I have recently discovered.
Here are my 5 favorite blogs right now in no particular order…
I found Shay’s blog Mix & Match Mama last year through an Instagram post about planners. She’s a mom of 4 who owns a travel agency and is a cookbook author. Her blog is a little bit of everything from recipes to travel to fashion with a glimpse of her personal life mixed in. Her four kids are absolutely adorable with the youngest two being adopted. Having the desire to someday adopt myself, I was immediately connected to the stories of her family’s journey to China to get their youngest two daughters. The journey is documented from the beginning and I encourage you to take a moment to read it. It’s truly inspiring!
If you are looking for a family travel blog to follow, look no farther! This blog is my top travel blog to follow at the moment. If you aren’t into reading blogs, go and follow their Instagram account here. They also have a YouTube account if you are more into watching vlogs. It will seriously make you want to sell everything that you own and travel the world, which is exactly what they did. I discovered their blog through Disney’s Instagram account. A few months ago they partnered with Disney and did a 30-day stay at Disney World which was incredible! I mean who wouldn’t want to spend a month at Disney World? After seeing the posts, I began reading about their family, found their blog, and I was hooked! They have totally mastered traveling with kids and I am so inspired by their family adventures. Seriously go and check them out!
I found Hayley through her YouTube channel about two years ago while I was searching for blogging tips. She has really great videos about blogging and after watching all of those I began watching her vlogs. She just recently moved from Los Angeles, California to Charleston, South Carolina with her husband and adorable one-year-old daughter Annabelle and has documented the journey of moving across the country on her channel. Her blog is a great source for anyone who has a blog or wants to start one because she is totally honest and upfront about what it takes, how it works, and how she has been successful at it. She and her husband have also just started a company selling baby products. I just love getting inspiration from other women who are out there making big things happen for themselves and their families.
This fashion blog is run by Tammy who just so happens to be a friend of mine. We met years ago through a Maltese forum and connected through social media and now through blogging. Her blog is hands down my favorite fashion blog right now because it’s all affordable fashion. That’s right…affordable! I love following high-end fashion blogs but let’s be real, I am not going to go out and spend $350 on a sweater or $600 on a pair of shoes. I want to follow fashion bloggers who shop at the same stores that I shop at and aren’t always dressed in thousands of dollars worth of clothing. Tammy has mastered the art of putting together high-end outfits without the high-end price tag and I love it! Her sweet little girl Summer also makes appearances in blog posts along with her two Maltese Benny and Emma. If you are looking for a great fashion blog to follow check out the House of Leo. You can also find her on Facebook and Instagram where she links the outfits from her blog and where to buy them. It’s like having a personal stylist put together the outfits for you!
This is the blog that high-end fashion dreams are made of. I stumbled upon Victoria’s blog through her YouTube channel while searching for Disney World videos. She has made a few Disney World vlog videos and I was intrigued by the thumbnail of one that popped up during my search so I clicked, watched, and then found her blog. She lives in London, has a Ph.D. in fashion, and runs the lifestyle blog In The Frow. She works with really amazing high-end fashion and beauty brands and shares a glimpse into her personal life on the blog and her YouTube channel. Her travel blogs are also really great! She has been on some pretty amazing trips all around the world. Her blog is one of my favorites to pop open just to see all of the gorgeous photos. I could seriously scroll through them on her blog all day.
That’s it! Those are my 5 favorite blogs right now. I’m always searching and finding new ones. It’s fun to gain inspiration from so many different incredible bloggers. I’d love to know if you have any favorite blogs that you follow. Leave them in the comments below so that I can check them out.