things I'm loving | my favorite blogs

First, thank you ALL so much for taking the time to fill out my little survey. You sure know how to encourage a girl! Next time I am feeling lost on my blog I think I'll throw up another survey just to hear you all tell me that I don't look lost. ;) I kid, I kid. So - thank you so much. I am excited about your responses and I've got a whole list of blog post ideas to tap into now! If you haven't filled out the survey, I'd LOVE to hear from you. It'll be up for a few more days. Just click here to answer a few quick questions for me!

In the meantime, it sounds like you guys want to hear more about the things I love. How fun is that! :) So, I thought I'd share some of my most favorite blogs on the internets. I am inspired by a lot of things. Traveling, deep conversations, books, passionate people, the list goes on. Blogs are also a huge tool of inspiration for me and I am pretty sure if you are reading this blog, you could probably say the same. (Not that I inspire you - but, that you read blogs. And that blogs inspire you. Shoot. I hope you know what I'm sayin' here!)

Here are a few of the blogs that are often my first clicks in google reader.

Walk Slowly, Live Wildly I have been reading Sara's blog for years and she is a huge source of inspiration for me. From home birthing, to blogging, clean eating, and living passionately... Sara writes in great detail about the choices she makes and why she makes them. She is super passionate and I love to check in on her blog (especially the archives) for information broken down into terms I can read. Love her.

Be More With Less Though I don't write a lot about it, I am constantly striving to simplify my life. This blog is one of my top reads daily. The posts are short, to the point, and always relative to my life. Every time I read a post I am ready to get rid of everything I own that I don't need. And that can't be a bad thing. :)

Unclutterer Another blog about simplifying your life. I love the "Workspace of the Week" flickr group (so inspiring!) and the witty and fun approach to de-cluttering life.

Melissa Jill Melissa is an incredible photographer and even better business owner. She shares everything about running her photography business on her blog and I admire her so much. Her work, her self-discipline, and how she always seems to come up with the most relative blog topics! How does she do that?? :)

The Little Red House I have been reading Sheena's blog for about four years now. She is funny, talented and the content on her blog is unique. You aren't going to find another blogger out there like her and I love that. She's also one of my biggest inspirations in my "getting fit and eating clean" movement. Love!

Seth's Blog Daily snippets of inspiration delivered right into my google reader. Seth's pretty famous... there's a reason why people love him! Add this blog to your reader asap!

Some of these are repeats, so hopefully I am getting the point across about how awesome these sites are! :)

What are your favorite blogs to read? I'd love to add a few more gems to my reader!

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Liz Cook

Liz Cook is a wedding, birth, and motherhood photographer based in Central Virginia. Her intuition and creative perspective allow her to connect both professionally and personally with her subjects, and thus, her portfolio is saturated with authentic emotion. Whether she's sharing her story with fellow entrepreneurs or enjoying quality time with her husband and two daughters, Liz is both present and passionate about capturing and celebrating life. Her work has been featured by O "Oprah" Magazine, The Huffington Post, The Glitter Guide, Essence Magazine, domino, Rue Magazine, among others.