Inspiration. The perfect theme for beginning the New Year. And thanks to the abundance of great online resources there’s plenty of it to be had as we resolve to refresh and renew in 2013. To get started, we’ve shared ten blogs we think are worth bookmarking. The sites are educational, creative, fun; encourage authentic, stylish, and healthy living; and offer community. Of course, let us know other blogs you think we shouldn’t miss!


Cookie + kate. Vegetarian recipes that any foodie and family would love (plus, a few enticing indulgences for good measure). Kate’s photography alone will make you hungry.

Eco18.  Bursting with great “green” info on everything from beauty to design to food, this easy-to-navigate site offers something for everyone. It’s no surprise that we love the Eco 18 mission, which is to connect, share, learn, and live a healthier, natural lifestyle bit by bit.

Family Sponge. Pursuing an eco-friendly family life is all about baby steps and play! And eating veggies has never been easier thanks to their 30-day green smoothie challenge.

Life + Times. Jay-Z is a man of many talents and interests, as reflected in his blog that gives an inside look at art, architecture, music, food, fashion, and culture. Spend a few minutes on this site and you’ll leave inspired and ready for great cocktail conversation.

Moomah The Magazine. A community for parents looking to connect, do fun and realistic activities with their kids—all with a dash of advice, humor, and whimsy.

Mer Mag. Merrilee’s posts are not only beautiful, but inspire us to think outside of the box when it comes to “reuse, renew, and recycle.” Her DIYs are a modern mom’s and kid’s dream.

Remodelista. This design-minded group of friends won’t lead you astray when it comes to interior inspiration (and all things beautiful). You’ll be pinning a lot!

Safer Chemicals, Healthy Families Blog. Stay up to date about what chemicals you should avoid and learn how to keep them out of your home (including advocating for change in Washington, D.C.).

The Etsy Blog. Did you know the online marketplace has a blog? Get to know its shop owners and their art and trade. Learn about fun recipes, DIYs, and historical stories. And enjoy the personal reflections of a diverse group of contributors.

the littlest.  Designer Elizabeth Antonia’s reflections (and photographs) on her life—family, food, music, and even Ayurvedic philosophies—are a dreamy delight.

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  • Mélanie Beauvironnois

    Here are mine:

    100 LAYER CAKE

    • There are so many good blogs out there! Thanks for sharing your faves with the community. We love that there is so much inspiration to draw from.

      • Mélanie Beauvironnois

        You’re so welcome. That’s a very, very short list too. I love discovering new ones, so thank YOU 🙂

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  • great list of blogs ~ some new to me, so thanks!

    • We hope you enjoy them!

  • Michelle

    mom-101 is my favorite

    • We love Mom-101 too! Great writing.

  • 1FlourSackMama1

    Love your balance of fun and family friendly! Hope your influence keeps growing in the new year.

    • Thanks so much for the support and well wishes Flour Sack Mama. We’re so happy to know you’re enjoying the blog. Let us know what you’d love to see more of.

  • Cristina Rose

    these are great. i reallyliked family sponge. i hope you guys will post more family and eco blogs to profile.i really love my new roots

    • Hi Cristina, thanks for the recommendation of My New Roots. You should check out the other posts in our “10 to Follow” series, where we share Tweeters, Pinners, and Instagrammers to watch in 2013. We hope you enjoy!


    Ooooh i love the littlest! I have read her blog for a couple of years. Such a great mix of family and travel. And I love all the others, some new to me!

    • Erica, we’re so glad we could introduce you to a few new great finds!

  • A fun list, and we found some new ones to add to our faves from

  • Bon @ A Golden Afternoon

    Great list! I love Mer Mag! Excellent choice 🙂

  • megan

    Young House Love! It’s my favorite. You guys should do a give-away with them. YHL readers love some eco-cleaning!

    • We’re big fans of YHL. We actually did a giveaway with them during the fall, but we look forward to working with them in the future. They have great content!

  • mer

    thanks so much!

    • You’re welcome! We’re big fans of your work.

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