Links and why I love them

A semi-updated list of blogs I frequent, and why.

101 Cookbooks
Heidi has so much to say about food! Her photos are gorgeous, too.

Gorgeous photos, every weekday.

Angry Chicken
Amy’s was one of the first craft blogs I got hooked on. She’s the hostess of Tie One On, a monthly apron craft circle, as well as the creator of Mailorder, my favorite recipe and paper arts club.

Where to go to find out what’s going on in my beloved Austin.

The Baker’s Rack
Michelle bakes the most scrumptious things, and has even started to dabble in jewelry making. Plus she’s my sister.

Be Here Now
Fabulous, inspirational poetry.

If you like to drool over beautiful things made expertly with beautiful yarn, this is the place.

Chez Pim
Wonderful food writing and beautiful photos.

Chocolate and Zucchini
This is where I go for impeccable food writing and a taste of Paris…Clotilde is so inspiring!

Culinary in the Desert
I love Joe’s site because he cooks so darn much, and he uses a lot of Cooking Light recipes, which I tend to use more, too.

Curious Bird
Leya’s crafts and vintage finds are spot-on with my tastes, and her two kitties, Motown and Mortimer, are super-cute.

Cute Overload
The place to go for super-cute photos and lots of happy thoughts.

Everybody Likes Sandwiches
Kickpleat shares lots of simple but delicious-sounding recipes, and has a helpful recipe index as well.

One of the first blogs I started reading. Alice is one of the wittiest, funniest, and most talented writers I’ve found…every post is really entertaining. You HAVE to read this one.

Food Beam
Lots and lots of fabulous food photography, great recipes, and wonderful descriptions.

Funky Finds
Jessica finds so many fun handcrafted things…she does a good job of bringing attention to great websites and designers.

Hello My Name Is Heather
All of Heather’s creations seem to have such fun colors and clean lines…they seem so well-made, but still inspire me to try to make my own. She’s been kind enough to provide free patterns for some of her crafts.

Hop Skip Jump
I visit this place simply to drool over the gorgeous, amazingly crafted softies created by Fiona.

Inside a Black Apple
I just love Emily’s paintings and collages…beautiful, fun, and yet a bit haunting.

julie ree
Julie is so, so talented, and is kind enough to share photos of her fabulous fabric crafts.

Jaw-droppingly beautiful food photography. Enough said.

Life Love Chocolate
My friend Connie in Boston writes this lovely little blog, full of food and chocolate and fun.

Jena does a great job of finding the coolest, newest, cutest shops and designers.

Gorgeous food photos and well-written descriptions…this site always makes me so hungry.

Obachan’s Kitchen & Balcony Garden
I love popping in to see what kind of cooking Obachan is doing on the other side of the world.

Oh Joy!
There is always something on this blog that i want to buy. It’s a dangerous one.

Fabulous, fabulous food writing.

Overheard in New York
When I need a laugh, I come here. I’m constantly amazed at how ignorant, funny, and/or crazy people can be.

Take advantage of this while it’s free…a music finder that plays streaming audio. Just type in something you like, and Pandora will find other music that’s similar.

Paper Forest
For my fellow paper lovers.

Michael Ruhlman has such great insight into the food world, and as an added bonus, Anthony Bourdain occasionally writes a post.

The Sartorialist
I could spend all day looking at these photos of incredibly stylish people.

Say La Vee
What can I say about Blackbird? Witty, sarcastic, fun…and just plain real.

Shim and Sons
Go visit Sally. Right now. So she can amaze you with her crafty talent and beautiful sons.

Simply Breakfast
Gorgeous photographs of one person’s daily breakfast.

Simply Recipes
I love this food blog because it has gorgeous photos and the recipes are do-able for the everyday home cook.

Amanda’s was one of the first crafty sites I frequented. Now she even has an online shop where you can buy her handmade goodies.

Tokyo Street Style
A weekly-updated gallery of the latest fashion in Tokyo…so much fun! Click on one of five areas (on the left) to see the fashions.

A Veggie Venture
All veggies, all the time. Alanna does such a good job of culling out great vegetable recipes.

Veggie Way
I love to see Isil’s wonderful Turkish meals and recipes.

Wee Wonderfuls
Hillary is amazing with softies. You won’t believe your eyes.

Whip Up
This site has lots of different authors who write short articles about every crafty thing under the sun.

Wise Craft
Lots of sewing here, with lots of photos, too.

Wish Jar Journal
My source of simplicity, thought-provoking questions, and honest-to-goodness hope on the internet.

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