#FridayFavorites, My Favorite Blogs And Blog Posts Of The Week

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“We are what we pretend to be, so we must be careful about what we pretend to be.” –Kurt Vonnegut

“Sometimes you wake up. Sometimes the fall kills you. And sometimes, when you fall, you fly.” –Neil Gaiman

“You can’t wait for inspiration. You have to go after it with a club.” –Jack London

By now, you have heard me say how important it is to engage in the world of blogging, especially if you want to make it as a blogger. My family reads what I write, but they don’t really understand what goes into every little post, right down to the very last letter. Only fellow bloggers can understand just how difficult, exhausting, and rewarding blogging can be.

I often find my inspiration in the words of my blogging buddies. Here are a few of my favorites from 2019. I invite you to check each one of them out. You will not be disappointed. ❤

Empty Next Lifestyle

Kids all out of the house? New to the empty nest life? 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. On a personal note, I admire Sheila’s strength to speak so openly about her mental health. As someone that has had my own battles, I understand how difficult it can. However, I believe that the topics that are hard to discuss are the ones that are the exact topics that need to have light brought upon them. My favorites from Empty Next Lifestyle:


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. 🙂 My favorites from Leave It To Mema:


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. Sonila always makes me hungry. 🙂 My favorites from Mediterranean Latin Love Affair:


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Failure To Thrive No More

Jennie is a military spouse, fitness loving, 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. ❤ My favorites from Failure To Thrive No More:


Good Bye Anxiety, Hello Joy

I can’t even begin to tell you how inspiring Colleen (and her daughter, J) at Good Bye Anxiety, Hello Joy is to me and to many families that might be struggling with a child that has severe anxiety and OCD. Colleen is a mom, wife, and elementary teacher that decided to tell her family’s story. Good Bye Anxiety, Hello Joy has a goal to spread “encouragement and hope, helping families like ours navigate options and feeling less alone on their journey.” My favorites from Good Bye Anxiety, Hello Joy:


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My Blog, Coffee, and Camera!

Lusine at My Blog, Coffee, and Camera is a mother of two and teacher. Lusine is a lover of coffee, photography, and learning. My Blog, Coffee, and Camera covers topics like motherhood, healthy eating, motivation, and movie reviews to name a few. Check out Lusine’s teaching blog for great resources for home and the classroom. You won’t be disappointed. My favorites from My Blog, Coffee, and Camera!:


Live Your Life At Your Own Pace

Edel is the face and mastermind behind Life Your Life At Your Own Pace. Edel is a stay at home mom of three, originally from Honduras, but residing in Tennessee currently. Edel’s goal is to inspire others to dream big, raise awareness for Type 1 Diabetes, and homeschooling. On Live Your Life At Your Own Pace, Edel shares how she manages her Diabetes and keeps up the “pace” of being a stay at home mom. My favorites from Live Your Life At Your Own Pace:


I hope you guys enjoy my list. Check them out! ❤

Have a great weekend!!

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“But those who hope in the LORD will renew their strength. They will soar on wings like eagles; they will run and not grow weary, they will walk and not be faint.” -Isaiah 40:31



  1. Thank you so much, Lana! I’m honored to be on this list with such talented and amazing bloggers. I’m happy to be part of this great blogging community. xo


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