The Broke and the Bookish, this week's topic: Top Ten Blogs/Sites I Read That AREN'T about Books.
1. Etsy - I ADORE this website! I've found so much handcrafted and vintage goodies for my home and for myself. Also, I have a small jewelry shop which is great for a little creative outlet!
2. Elise Bergman - Elise is a childhood friend and burgeoning fashion star. Her blog is always filled with wonderful imagery, peaks into her fashionable life, and tidbits about her supercool friends and family. Here's Elise, who was photographed for British Vogue!
3. Pinterest - technically, this site can
be about books...but not exclusively. Basically, this site is kind of a
social media inspiration board in every conceivable area of life! If
you want to check out my pins here's me: pinterest.com/katherinep/ . And here's a quick screenshot of my profile:
4. Honey + Fitz - a home
design and decor website filled with great ideas and tutorials! There
are always really unique room inspiration boards like this one:
5. Knock Knocking - a visually stunning blog from a very well-renowned Etsy crafter. Agnes always has the neatest photos, art inspiration, and life tidbits to share. I'm always excited when I see a new post of hers in my Google Reader! Here's a photo of her DIY on fun kitchen-themed packaging with dip-dyed (and sparkled) wooden utensils:
6. Copycat Chic - I don't know about you guys, but I'm a lady on a budget and there's nothing I love more than finding a good deal. That's why this site is a must-subscribe! Every day she finds cheaper versions of designer/expensive furniture and home goods - it's amazing! Here's a bookcase (to make it partially bookish) that normally goes for $499 at Ballard Designs that she found for $225.
7. Kendi Everyday - her blog-writing is absolutely hilarious (what a character)! But the main reason for visiting her site is for her carefully composed outfits - complete with links to all of the clothes she's wearing.
8. Hype Machine - are you a music fan that's constantly looking for the next upcoming artist? Then this is the site for you! It compiles songs from music blogs. You can "heart" songs that you like which puts it on your playlist. The more hearts a song has the more hype it generates on the site (especially if it's quick to rise). Plus, you get to listen to your favorite new songs for a limited time on the site. Also, you can connect with friends and see what they're listening to!
9. Not Martha - crafty, foodie, and travel links (mixed with a smattering of her own tutorials). I always find something neat on this blog! Here's a photo of her aqua fishbowl cocktail tutorial:
10. Turntable.fm - this site is soooooo much fun! If you're allowed to listen to music at work this should be your new go-to website! Basically, you are a "DJ" that can play (pretty much) any song you like as long as you are in a "room" with other DJs/listeners. You take turns playing songs and everyone in the room can either deem a song "awesome" (which gives you points) or lame (which potentially gets your song skipped). It is really fun to do with friends!!