Thursday, February 27

my winter blog loves.

blog loves - winter 2014

Every season here at BTA, I feature a handful of my "blog-mances" - some that I just stumbled upon, some that I've been reading for ages.  This winter's featured blog loves cover a broad array of subjects - lifestyle, fashion, cooking, organization - and are definitely worth a look!

Oh Joy! - Joy Cho is a graphic designer and author whose blog is always full of colorful, creative ideas for home decor, fashion, food, entertaining, and travel.  Her daughter is also one of the cutest human beings on this planet.  I love the posts where she takes readers on trips to her favorite restaurants in Los Angeles.  And Joy recently shared some big news: Oh Joy! for Target will introduce four seasonal collections this year, starting March 16th with the Garden Party collection.

City Farmhouse - I describe my home and decorating style as "Country Townhouse," so is it any surprise that I love a blog that combines the same ideas?  Jen's blog is bursting with cozy, creative, family-friendly ideas for country modern style - DIY ideas (including Ikea and Anthropologie hacks), affordable decorating, recipes, seasonal entertaining, and the weekly Inspiration Exchange linky party.

Teal and Lime - Jackie's home decorating style is very colorful, cheerful, and modern, but most of the projects she shares could be adapted to fit any setting.  I've learned a lot from her about how to add dimension to my home decor.  She also shares useful ideas like how to store your craft supplies in plain sight and strategies to avoid spending money unnecessarily at home stores.

Shutterbean - Tracy's tagline is "food, photography & pretty things" and her blog fits the bill.  Regular features include mouthwatering recipes (I know I'm not alone in being way more likely to attempt to cook something if the picture looks awesome), organizing advice, a Friday links round-up, and peeks at everyday life.

Previously featured blog loves I'm still loving:  Cardigan JunkieCorilynnSouthern Curls and PearlsA Cup of JoDandeeThe Fresh ExchangeSacramento StreetGeninne's Art BlogRosie MolinaryThe EverygirlHip Hip Gin GinFabulous KNote to SelfBright BazaarClean and ScentsibleEveryday OccasionsThe Fancy ShackHome Stories A to ZThe Vintage HousewifeTidy MomA Farmgirl's DabblesThe Gracious PantrySkinny TasteHow Sweet It Is.

What are your favorite blogs - the ones you can't miss reading
without serious signs of withdrawl?


  1. Hey!

    I adore your inspiring blog! My sister is getting married next fall so we'll definitely read your blog for ideas!

    I would be honored if you would participate:

    1. Thanks so much Minttu! I did not make the deadline for the February challenge but I am going to work on one of the March topics!