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Weekend Blog Love

2012 October 14

I recently cleaned out my feed reader and deleted a couple of hundred blogs which had fallen silent or were no longer exciting me when they posted. After my endeavours I was still left with around 700 blogs – I know.

I love my feed reader; it may be ridiculously over-filled but for half an hour before I fall asleep it’s where I go to catch up with the latest loves and wonderings from around the world. I haven’t had my reader down below 1,000 unread items since Betsy was born and I rarely jump off my phone to leave the comments I’d like to but reading blogs remains a daily delight.

I wanted to share some of my favourite blogs with you so from time to time I’ll be introducing you to the blogs I’m reading over the weekend in Weekend Blog Love.


Rusty Rambles

Is written by my friend Bryony who has recently moved her blogging to a new, and beautifully designed, space.

She and her husband Tom live on the Isle of Wight where they walk, cycle, bake and create.

Being a bit slow on the uptake I hadn’t spotted Bryony had moved her site so I’ve been catching up on all the late Summer and early Autumn goodness in her life.

Visit Rusty Rambles for glimpses of a simple and happy life well lived.




Little Buckles

I wish I could climb inside Andrea’s photos and live there. Her perspective and how she captures light are an inspiration to me.

Based in France with her young family, Andrea blogs about the beauty in their days.

Not only does Andrea have a beautiful blog but she has two Etsy shops: Rhubarb & Apples and  Petit Bonhomme where you can find an eclectic mix of vintage French finds and handmade cushions.




Che & Fidel

Che and Fidel is written by Jodi whose gentle and caring spirit shines through in her writing.

Jodi and her family live on the East Coast of Australia. Both she and her partner work from home; balancing creative work with their family life.

Jodi is in the midst of a sweet 52 project to capture and share a portrait of each of her children every week in 2012.





Little Red Buttons

Abby has been a long time blog love of mine. I have been so glad to be reading her posts once more following her blog break.

Abby and her family always seem to have so much fun visiting interesting places near where they live.

I’m currently waiting for Abby to break out her Emma Bridgewater Christmas collection…


Who is lighting up your reader this weekend?

Please feel free to add your current favourite in the comments – I’m a sucker for a great blog!

17 Responses
  1. October 14, 2012

    Oh what beautiful blogs! Thank you for sharing them with us. I’ve already purchased some fabric from Andrea’s lovely Rhubarb and Apples shop, so think I better stop now and read the rest later!
    Happy Sunday xx

    • October 22, 2012

      I’m jealous – I drool over Andrea’s shop!

  2. October 14, 2012

    Lovely idea and some lovely looking blogs. I was considering having a feed reader reboot, as there are quite a lot that I’ve added to bookmarks and pop in on now and then, and also blogs that I discover through Twitter and G+ and should probably be reading regularly. And I seem to have misplaced my blogroll too, so would love to share my more regular reads.

    Will take a look at these later, once LaLa’s second party is out of the way.

    • October 22, 2012

      So much inspiration – need it all in one place or it falls by the wayside.

  3. October 14, 2012

    Wow, you have completely made my weekend – thank you so much! I’m always excited when a new post from you pops up in my reader! Now, off to read your other picks! x

  4. October 14, 2012

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  5. October 14, 2012

    Thank you Kat. I feel honoured to be in such good company- I love your other picks! Thank you for sharing.

  6. October 15, 2012

    Oh thank you for sharing. I love to find new blogs and my reader definitely needs a spruce up. There are too many I just skip, and that will leave me time and space for some of your picks. I miss the days when I had time to trawl other people’s blogroll.

    • October 22, 2012

      It was hard but it feels good to drop in for a read knowing that I’ll find only gems.

  7. October 15, 2012

    Hi Kat,
    It was your lovely blog that got me started on my own and from yours I have found loads of others. I can’t recall how I got to you in the first place but I’m so glad I did. I love finding new blogs to read and will definately check out your recommendations. You’re a star!

    • October 22, 2012

      Oh Jen, that is wonderful! I am so glad too x

  8. October 16, 2012

    sigh, my reader is so neglected these days – I’ve actually started requesting email updates for new blogs (like yours) that I’ve found in the last few months just so I actually read them. And now far from reducing it you’ve just made me want to add a whole new bunch of blogs to it!

    Anyway since you like pics so much here are a couple of my faves: – an illustrated allotment blog (very little reading as the drawings speak volumes) – a mum in Australia who posts fab pics and videos of her family – Nina’s pics of family life on the South East coast – I’m forever tagging things Claire makes but that’s about as far as it goes!

    • October 22, 2012

      Off to check out the allotment blog – a new one on me!

  9. October 16, 2012

    Thanks for great recommendations, I am hooked on them all. Having baked a ham and cooked a fish pie while supposedly doing my accounts today, not sure I need more work avoidance ideas though. Andrea

    • October 22, 2012

      Don’t remind me about accounts… :)

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