New Reads for a Cozy Winter pt. 1

I don’t know about you guys, but I this winter I have upped the amount of blogs in my reader because I’m continuously looking for a new read for these cozy inside days.  The weather is just too cold to go out that often in my neck of the woods, so a nice cup of hot tea, and my warm laptop open to a great blog has been my reprieve!

In case you are like me, and want some new and fantastic reads, please check out these wonderful blogs that I am keeping up with this winter.  I’ll start with the fantastic reads from my 2012 Holiday Hot List!

Aubrey from High-Heeled LifeHigh Heeled Love
Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Popular Topics: Life, Love, Marriage, Shoes, wine, beer, and running her own business!

Aubrey has been one of my best bloggy buddies for a long time now.  I’m pretty sure we met through another link-up and then just started follow each others blogs until we developed a great friendship.  She’s one of those bloggers I’d actually go visit, or offer a spot on my couch if she came to town.

Great Posts: ThankfulBlog Star: August EditionFive Questions: Holiday Style.  She also has been hosting the Happy List and Friday Confessional for the last few months!

Ashlie from Painting BlissPainting Bliss

Blog | Shop | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Popular Topics: Art, Love, Family, Nature, etc.

Ashlie is a fantastically talented artist who does all sorts of beautifully inspired mixed-media art.  Aside from her Etsy shop where she sells her awesome creations she also keeps up a very thought-provoking and inspirational blog that I find myself turning to often.  She’s a great mother, nature lover, & beautiful kindred spirit that I am happy to know!

Great Posts: Notes to Yourself and Reminders to Your SoulJust Words and Thought Spread Upon the PageFaces from Beginning to Finish.

Lena B, Actually
Lena B, Actually
Blog | Twitter | Facebook | Instagram | Photography

Popular Topics: Fashion, Family, Photography, etc.

Lena is one of those great bloggers who knows how to mix her reviews, giveaways, and fashion posts in with the real hard-hitting posts about her family and their struggles and triumphs.  I don’t know how she balances it out so well, but she’s a PRO at it! Not to mention I LOVE her fashion choices.  She can take any combination of outfits and really make them work-even hotdogs on her dresses

She hosts:  Tuesday 10 Linkup!

Check out these posts: The Birth Story 5 Years in the MakingThe Difference a Year MakesReal Thoughts on Getting OlderThink Before You Judge.

Nykki Talks Beauty

Nykki Talks Beauty

Blog | Facebook | Twitter |  BlogLovin | Instagram

Popular Topics: Fashion, Beauty, Blog Tutorials, Reviews, Life & Love, etc.

Nykki is such a sweetheart.  She continually tries to help others by sharing her knowledge of beauty products, style options, nail polish tricks, and by just being genuinely supportive of other bloggers.  In the short while I’ve been reading her blog I’ve learned tons of new tips and tricks, and I’ve seen a girl with a smile that lights up the room and a lot of love in her heart!  She is such a peach! 

She hosts:
 The Bloggers Digest Link-Up

Check out these posts:
  You Know You WANNA,   I’m MARRIED!!!,  Out with the Old in with the New!,  Current Foundation Routine.

Rachel Sweetpea London posing with Chris HemsworthSweet Pea London

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Photography

Popular Topics: Photography, Travel, Beauty, etc.

Rachel is an adorable new find from the UK, and  yes, that is a picture of her next to Chris Helmsworth on the set of Thor 2 in Greenwich-she leads an exciting life! She does a lot of travel and takes some fun pictures, as well as writes some pretty great posts talking about her favorite chocolates, beauty products and more!  She’s completely awesome, and I’m happy to have recently found her blog! 

Check these posts out:
Photo Diary #5, October Favourites, London Trip Summer 2012, Products I regret Buying, Nighttime Skincare Routine.

Everyday Life
Everyday Life

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | YouTube

Popular Topics: Poetry, Reviews, Family,  and more!

Becca is such a sweet girl, always commenting and getting to know people, and she writes such great poetry! 

Becca Hosts: Weighing In

Check these out: Let’s Party, The Edge, I’m standing my ground.

Casey from We Took the Road Less Traveled

We Took The Road Less Traveled

Blog | Facebook | Twitter | Pinterest | Instagram

Popular Topics: Life & Love, Travel, Military Life, Shopping, Fashion, Nutrition, and more!

Casey is one of my favorite new blog finds. Not only is this girl super gorgeous (check out that hair-I’m so jealous!) but she is also extremely talented and her blog is such a great one to follow!  She’s so sweet and she’s always off on some kind of adventure getting really great photographs of it all to share with you!  

Check out these great posts:The Day I Saw My First Pair of German Boobies, From Vine to Glass: Grape Picking on the Rhine, Welcome to Italy: Our Tuscan Villa, A Blog About Pop Tarts.

Marilyn from Pulp Sushi
Pulp Sushi

Blog | Shop | Facebook | Twitter  | Instagram

Popular Topics: DIY, Crafting, Fashion, and more!

Marilyn is such a great blogger-and her blog is a cute little tribute to her shop with a lot of extra thrown in.  I have really enjoyed getting to know her and seeing all her wonderful vintage inspired creations! 

Check out:
Pictures from Howland Holliday Craft Fair, A Visit To The Sheep & Wool Festival, Recommended Crafty Reads.

Come back tomorrow for pt. 2 and more awesome blogs to check out!

Don’t forget to fill out my 2012 End of Year survey for a chance to win a gift card!

♥ ♥ ♥

Angie is a single lady who just bought her first home in a cute neighborhood in Salt Lake City, UT. She works full time, goes to school part time, and manages three (soon to be four) blogs. In her free time she enjoys hosting parties, decorating, creating art, crafting, reading, writing, good coffee, good wine and beer, and trying new things.
  • Claire Kiefer

    Fun post–thanks for the links to these blogs! I'm like you: love finding great new blogs to read. Looking forward to checking them out :)

  • becca

    thank you you always say the sweetest things about me and I love hanging out here

  • oomph.

    thanks for the introductions! i always love a good read!


  • Casey

    Love this!! You're such a sweetheart! This post totally made my day! :) :)

  • Jo-Anne Meadows

    Damn so many blogs I want to go and check out….
    which I will do when I leave here………..