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Monday, June 28, 2010

Today's Top Ten: Favorite Brand New Bloggers!

Blogging happens for a lot of reasons. For me, it was something I'd been talking about doing for months to catalog my crafting. I've been making stuff for decades, redoing furniture, and recycling household items to a new purpose. I thought it would be fun to put my processes in writing. But although I was still cranking out projects on the weekends, I hadn't actually gone on the net to start a blog. I was procrastinating.

Then I had a fire lit under my butt. Literally.
 Now, I don't recommend having a major house fire to get your creative juices flowing, but in my case ours was a positive thing. The fire was on August 16th, and my first blog post was September 27th. We had electricity, and I'd started getting the house partitioned off for living spaces versus wreckage. And I had a LOT to blog about!

There are several other new blogs out there that I pop over to regularly. I asked my 10 favorite new bloggers how they got into this. Check them out-these ladies are very free with sharing the inspiration!

A Conversation at Goodwill Sherrie: I enjoy the thrill of the treasure hunt, whether it is at Goodwill, the flea market or a lawnsale. I love to decorate with and repurpose these treasures. I can't imagine shopping at the mall and at full price. I use my treasures in my home, for my clothing and in the garden. It takes recycling to a whole new level. With my blog, I hope to educate or at the very least entertain my visitors.

The Hand Me Down House Amanda: A little bit about why I started our blog -- My husband and I recently bought my childhood home (our Hand Me Down House) and have been going crazy updating it and turning it into our home.  We felt a blog would be a good "scrapbook" for all our improvements and hopefully inspire others too.

The Junkin' Junky Mel: After looking at others blogs, I knew it was high time for me to get off my duff and start spiffying (is that a word?) up my place. I had just finished painting my kitchen cupboards and wanted to share it some how. I had gone to the blogosphere for inspiration and thought that maybe, just maybe someone would be inspired by what I do.  I have connected with so many lovely people and while I don't have a lot of free time, I try my best to be supportive of other bloggers and their work.

Just-You-Wait Kerry: Hi! I recently bought a house. My first. It's pretty old, it needs some work, and my budget is tiny. This is where I chronicle my progress. Come on in!

Our Life in a Click Heather:       I got into blogging to connect with friends and family but I've found a whole new group of bloggy friends that I feel just as connected to. The more bloggers I connect with, the more ideas I want to try and the more blogging I do.

A Date With Design Anne: My husband and I recently bought our second house (which needs major work) in April, and I started the blog as a way to share photos with my family and friends.  I never dreamed I would have other people reading it, but it is such a nice surprise when I get new readers and comments.   My blog has turned into a passion, and I love being able to post about decorating and design, among other things...

Fuzzy Slippers Designs Moriah: Why I started blogging... hmm...  Well, I had lovely friends who thought that my creations should be shown off.  They told me about blogging and how it's like a giant creative party in blogland.  So true!  I get so much inspiration from so many people all over the world.  I also have to say I get lots of encouragement from folks who leave me blog love and have made so many friends that I've never even met in person!

Gingerbread Snowflakes Pam: I'm a mother, daughter, grandmother and wife, who needs to create things as often as possible. I'm a photographer who enjoys crafting, cooking, gardening and collecting minerals, and who has maintained a lifelong fascination with astronomy, geology, nature and anthropology.

Fowl Single File Megan: Hmmm. Why I started blogging. This could get pretty lengthy, but I'll reign myself in and try to summarize it in just a few sentences:   I blush profusely and get all tongue-tied at the slightest compliment (I'm the middle child and not used to the attention, I guess) but I still love showing off the creations that I'm proud of.  Crafty blogging is the perfect venue for someone like myself to share projects AND gather inspiration. There's such a wealth of information and so many friendly folks willing to share their talents out there! Since I started blogging (almost a year ago) my to-do list has quadrupled in size!

Keep Home Simple Robin: I started my blog for many reasons!  I thought blogging would be fun!  It would motivate me to actually do all the projects I had stored in my "idea" folder or in my own head!  It would allow me to better my home and myself, as a mother, a wife, and a homemaker.  I want to inspire other people to create and to make their homes a heaven on earth!

There you have it, my list of great fresh blogs with no artificial flavors or fillers.  
Go take a peek and get some new ideas!

And if you were featured here, feel free to grab my button!


Heather{Our Life In a Click} said...

Oh how fun! Thanks for the bloggy love!!


Amanda @ Healthy House on the Block said...

Thank you SO very much! You're too sweet!

Sharon@KeenInspirations said...

Hey Sunny! I need your address to get that goodie bag out to you! You can send it to
skeenah_30512 AT yahoo DOT com

Have an awesome week!

Fowl Single File said...

Thanks for featuring me! Yours is a blog that exemplifies what I love and appreciate most about this blogging community - the free sharing of ideas and inspiration! Thanks for letting me be part of it. I'm slowly working my way through your top ten list and so far I'm enjoying what I find!

Kerry at just-you-wait said...

This is great! Thanks so much for including me on your list! :)

Megan Gunyan said...

Sunny...I really appreciate you becoming the 260th follower on my blog. :) I am so much closer to 300 now, it's amazing. I've truly enjoyed reading and perusing through your blogs. Such a great writer and fun projects to see. Thanks for the fun afternoon!

Anonymous said...

I've been without internet since Monday, but I just wanted to say THANKS so much for featuring me!! :) I really love all the featured blogs and new things to read. I have some catching up to do.