Step 1 | Arrange pillows on squishy couch to maximum comfiness.
Step 2 | Make a mocktail or cup of tea (don’t skimp on the honey, honey).
Step 3 | Remove cat from comfy pillow space he commandeered while you were in the kitchen.
Step 4 | Relax into squishy couch and commence reading of favorite blogs / shops / whatnot.
Step 5 | Make notes to self about new project ideas / recipes / future blog posts.
…and here’s a list of what/who I’m reading lately:
craftgawker | gallery site with DIY projects from many lovely blogs you’ve perhaps not even heard of.
pinterest | no explanation needed – warning: this site is habit forming.
oh joy! | I love reading Joy’s design / food / fashion features and her baby girl, Ruby, is ridiculously adorable. I’m looking forward to Joy’s second book: Blog Inc. (set to release this Fall).
pugly pixel | Tutorials galore, super generous and honest blogger, Katrina, blogging about blogginess.
design for minikind | Erin’s latest addition to her popular blog, design for mankind. Yep, it’s all about her finds for wee ones and adventures in becoming a momma.
the maven circle | Jen and Jena help me stay focused on what’s important about being a creative professional: treating myself well in the process. Tomorrow I’ll be participating in the Maven’s Truthy Tuesday with a post about the Work / Life Balance.
J’s everyday fashion | Finally, a fashion blog that is both within my budget and not over my head.
creature comforts | Ez Pudewa is my favorite blogger. I’ve been following her blog since before I started my own and when I read her posts I feel like I’ve just had a chat with a good friend; warm and fuzzy!
lonny mag | Even though they have been around for a while, I still get excited about online magazines. I fantasize about creating my own or contributing to one…(voice drifts off with heavy sigh).
anthology magazine | Clean yet expressive design, witty teaser trailers for each new issue…they had me at stop-motion.