Here are some great reads (blogs, websites, and books) related to topics on my blog. If you have any other resources that you think I should consider adding to this page or would be valuable to my readers in any way, please shoot me an email at [email protected]
Simple Families run by Denaye Barahona is hands down one of the best parenting blogs around! Denaye is so smart and does a great job addressing parenting issues in both her posts and podcasts. She also emphasizes decluttering and organizing as a parent. If decluttering/organizing is something you want to work on I highly recommend her course Toy Detox for dealing with toy clutter!
Yarn, Knitting, and Crocheting
This website run by Johnny Vasquez has a special place in my heart. The first time I ever picked up knitting needles I went to his site and learned how to do the knit stitch. He has a countless number of beautiful video tutorials for both knitting and crocheting patterns and techniques. The last time I visited it also looked like he was building a “yarn academy” that looked like fun to join!
The Knitter’s Book of Knowledge (By Debbie Bliss):
If you’re a knitter-especially if you are a beginner-intermediate one (like me) you NEED this book. It is da’ bomb! A great resource where you can find organized information on pretty much every knitting technique out there.
I love, love, love this blog! Jessica creates great patterns/tutorials and beautiful images to go with them. I’m dying to try her knit blanket sweater pattern (she also offers a crochet blanket sweater pattern)!
A great website for everything, well, craftsy! Here you can find knitting/crocheting patterns, classes, yarn to buy, and more!
Love Knitting is a great place to visit to browse a large yarn selection (including sale yarn), knitting tools, and patterns designed with specific yarns. I find myself browsing this site frequently!
Darn Good Yarn is a unique and fun company dedicated to ethical and environmental practices in the yarn industry. If you’re looking for fun new yarns to try (like banana fiber and recycled silk) and moving towards a more sustainable lifestyle then this is the place for you!
An online shop where you can buy from a huge selection of brands. They regularly have sales and closeouts so you can get high quality yarns for a discount.
DIY and Decorating
The shanty-2-chic sisters are two of my idols! These ladies build such beautiful projects, and their enthusiasm is contagious! Only through these gals did Ted and I gain the courage to start our own building projects.
A fun website full of farmhouse charm! Whenever I’m browsing pinterest I almost always find myself on this site…
Tasha at Designer Trapped in a Lawyer’s Body has such an amazing personal style. Combined with her talent and love of Cricut projects, Designer Trapped is an amazing blog that has just the right touch of bold style!
This well-known website it full of DIY ideas and recipes. A great place to waste away the day….
Houzz is full of design ideas and articles. It’s particularly good for large scale projects (like complete remodels) and inspiration. Another site that you could just waste away the day on….
Wayfair is THE online store to buy furniture for your home. They have a great selection and furniture for any budget. Their delivery is also top-notch!
An awesome online store for anyone who loves farmhouse or vintage styles! Their selection is just gorgeous! It’s a must-visit for anyone who loves antiques!
Recycling and Green Living
A fun website to learn everything about recycling. Sign up for their points program and earn points for watching videos on recycling and environmental issues. Then redeem them at local business or for sustainable goods. A great way to be rewarded for taking the time to be educated about green living!
A good website full of information on sustainable living practices.