and here are a few new blog reads i've found recently:
http://www.redredcompletelyred.blogspot.com/ creator of gorgeous and inspiring quilts.
http://purplemailbox.blogspot.com/ a delightfully upbeat and talented scrapper.
http://philosophyflowers.com/blog/ wedding and large event florist
http://jenniferperkins.com/ colorful, fun home decor ideas with a focus on the holidays. she started talking about halloween in august!
http://www.anniecholewa.com/ a knitter on needle rest. very interesting and thought provoking words.
http://www.dailydoseofdelsignore.com/ - this blogger lost 90 pounds the old fashioned way (that works!) over the course of a three year period and has kept it off. power to the people!
photos taken with my iphone 5s and unedited.