December 27 – My List of Need to Follow Bloggers of 2018

December 27

“You can always edit a bad page. You can’t edit a blank page.” -Jodi Picoult

“Start writing, no matter what. The water does not flow until the faucet is turned on.” -Louis L’Amour

“Every secret of a writer’s soul, every experience of his life, every quality of his mind, is written largely in his works.” -Virginia Woolf

“And by the way, everything in life is writable about if you have the outgoing guts to do it, and the imagination to improvise. The worst enemy to creativity is self-doubt.” -Sylvia Plath

I have said it several times before and I will continue to say it. One thing I have learned on this blogging journey is the importance of sharing the love when it comes to fellow bloggers. I have met many “blogging buddies” over the past few months. They have all been kind and willing to reach out a helping hand to assist a newbie like me. 🙂 Here is my list of bloggers that you need to follow:


Leave It To Mema

If you are looking for great recipes, awesome DIY projects, or tips for planning an event then Vicki from Leave It To Mema has you covered. The moment you see Vicki’s smiling face looking back at you on her homepage, you will feel at ease and completely welcome. I have to say that, Vicki has taken a lot of her personal time to help answer a few of my questions about blogging. She will never make you feel like you are anything less than special. I urge you to visit Leave It To Mema for unforgettable recipes and a place to feel at ease. 🙂

Witte’s World

Need inspiration for anything travel, food, or life-related then head on over to Witte’s World. Linda has a way about her that makes you feel like you are family. On a personal note, Linda reminds me of my grandmother that passed away in 2012. A heart that always seems to be smiling, even when she is struggling, and someone that I think would give away her last penny to family and friends. Linda has become a friend and has helped and inspired me more than I could ever put into words. Check out Witte’s World for adventures, good eats, and stories that will leave you wanting more. You won’t be disappointed. <3

Failure To Thrive No More

Jennie is a military spouse and mom of two boys. She is a Special Needs Advocate since learning about her son’s Dyrk1a Syndrome diagnosis in April 2018. Failure To Thrive No More is a great inspirational stop, especially if you need to be reminded that you aren’t alone in your mom journey with a special needs child. Jennie will leave you feeling like you can conquer anything life throws at you and you won’t be able to not fall in love with her beautiful little boys. I root for Jaxson daily and love getting to hear about his journey. Failure To Thrive No More is a must for parents that need encouragement for their special needs children. <3

Mid-Life Milestones

If you are navigating life’s changes or love to travel, Mid-Life Milestones in a must read. Full of passion, inspiration, encouragement, and wonderful tips for travel, Mid-Life Milestones will make you feel like you took the trip with them. <3 Tammy will leave you wanting to “wander” and find your own adventures. So “grab a cup of tea or coffee set back and relax!” Tammy has you covered! 🙂

Sunkissed Memories

“Take time to enjoy the creative things in life.” Sandy shares her own personal and artistic adventures with you. Sandy has you covered from DIY projects, pets, travel, art projects, to recipes. Sunkissed Memories is such a fun little space on the internet. You feel like you are part of the fun at Sunkissed Memories. Sandy has you covered on an array of topics. 🙂


Empty Next Lifestyle 

Kids all out of the house? New to the empty nest life? Sheila has you covered at Empty Next Lifestyle. Sheila will inspire you to look at your empty nest as an opportunity, instead of a new, lonely phase of life. Sheila writes about topics from mental health to family and she shares her amazing talents as a potter. Empty Next Lifestyle is great for anyone with an artistic soul and parents in need of inspiration for their new phase of life. <3

Redneck Rhapsody

Trina is a down to earth country girl. In need of some down-home country kindness, DIY projects, travel tips, art? Then head on over to Redneck Rhapsody. When you read Trina’s blog, you feel like you are sitting across from her, on a back porch, with a glass of iced tea. I feel like I am catching up with an old friend when I read Redneck Rhapsody. Check out Trina’s blog! You won’t be sorry. 🙂

Mediterranean Latin Love Affair

Want some amazing recipes? Sonila will make her way into your heart with her amazing recipes and memories of her family. Mediterranean Latin Love Affair is the blog to go to for great recipes and sweet family anecdotes. Sonila makes you feel like you are part of the family. Check out Mediterranean Latin Love Affair for some delicious recipes and try something new today! 🙂

Lullaby Lark

Looking for some inspiration, encouragement, and love from a fellow Mama? Lullaby Lark will make you feel like you are home. Erin covers topics from hope, healing, family, pregnancy to birth. Erin’s passion and love for Jesus shines through in her writing and you can’t help but feel inspired and loved. Lullaby Lark is a must read blog.

The Unsanity 

Artist, Project Manager, Marketing Professional, Social Media Content Strategist and curator of The Unsanity, Koral Dawn will leave you feeling like you are wonderfully “unsane” and so very proud of it. <3 I have had the opportunity to work with Koral Dawn and she is absolutely amazing and so talented. The Unsanity is a great place to find inspiration and to be reminded that you aren’t alone. <3

Lap Top Blogger

Ordinarily Extraordinary Mom 

If you need to be reminded that embracing who you are is exactly what you need to do then Ordinarily Extraordinary Mom is exactly the blog you need to read. Ordinarily Extraordinary Mom is full of posts about hairstyles for curly hair, decluttering for a minimalist Christmas, tips for relaxing when you have a toddler, to name just a few. Check it out, Brittany has you covered! 🙂

Holes In Your Socks

For entertaining and encouraging tales of motherhood Holes In Your Socks is the place to run too. Rigel is a wife, mom, and freelance writer. Holes In Your Socks covers topics from subscription boxes to DIY projects and giving back to name just a few. Rigel has helped me out numerous times with questions regarding this blog. Please check out her blog. You will love it! <3

Just A Simple Home

Terryn created Just A Simple Home “to inspire, educate, encourage other wives, mothers, and homemakers in their never-ending journey.” A mother of 7 young children, Terryn has many stories to share and loads of tips and inspiration for every mother out there. You can also find some great Bible Study material at Just A Simple Home. Terryn is also the creator of the From The Heart Bible Study Journal. In need of inspiration and some TLC of the heart, this is the blog to go to. <3

Stacey Pardoe-Encountering God In The Ordinary

Stacey encourages you to “examine the way we encounter God in our ordinary lives.” Encountering God In The Ordinary is about Stacey’s personal journey of encountering God in a way that is fulfilling to her and inspires her daily, which is shown in her love for her family. Visit Encountering God In The Ordinary for all things motherhood, love of nature, love of God, and inspiration. <3

Sagebrush Farm NV

Lysa is the creator of Sagebrush Farm NV, “where the dream and life intersect-one day at a time.” In need of a little recipe motivation? Kitchen tips? Exploration? Sagebrush Farm NV is the perfect place for you. From tea cookie recipes to must-have kitchen essentials you will find it all here. Lysa will make you feel like you are right at home with her on Sagebrush Farm. <3












“For unto us a child is born, unto us, a son is given: and the government shall be upon his shoulder: and his name shall be called Wonderful, Counsellor, The mighty God, The everlasting Father, The Prince of Peace.” -Isaiah 9:6



    • You are so welcome!! 💕 I’m sorry to hear about your crappy day. Hope today is better and that 2019 brings you amazing blessings! Especially with that wedding of yours getting so close!! 💕

      • I’m so excited for it but I just need a job to be able to afford what I want and to get my dress altered! Ive been without a job now for 4 months and I cant find ANYTHING and I really don’t want to move home back to the east coast.

  1. I am truly honored to have been included with so many fantastic bloggers! Lana gave me a wonderful birthday gift, I am humbled by her kind words about me and my blog! I hope you will grab a cup and take some time to read a little from all the bloggers included here! They are all fantastic and so worth your consideration and support!

    • I am so honored! Thank you! I will be back later today when I get my boys to bed, to read, comment, and share!! Thank you! I can’t wait to check out the rest of your list! ❤️

  2. Awesome list of Blogs! Thanks for Sharing. I followed you on twitter to keep up to date with your blog posts :). Keep up the good work.

  3. You are a doll! I am honored that you included me in this list of amazing bloggers! You are quite an inspiration – balancing a rich and active blog, social media presence, and busy home life. What is your secret?? 😉

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