6 Of My Favorite Blogs That Might Not Be On Your Radar

I love when you find a “secret” blog that not many people know about. Its like all of the tweens that thought they discovered Bieber. They didn’t DISCOVER him, but they did love him before everyone else did. That’s how I feel sometimes with the special blogs in my reader. But, lets face it. Great work deserves recognition and praise and FOLLOWERS. So my dears, I would like to share with you some of my favorite reads that are not yet household names. But they all will be, mark my words. You heard it here first. And any other cliché thing that you can think of along those lines.

Click on their header to go to their site and on the image to go to my favorite post!

girls with good taste

Jilly and Mia are some of my favorite people ever. We have been internet buddies for quite a while. They are BFF’s that write Girls With Good Taste. And let me tell you, they have great taste. They are also extremely entertaining. They have this group of girls called Club Project that get together once a month and work on a project at someone’s house. I WISH that I had that. So please go and check them out. They are fabulous. (They also might be having a fab giveaway today in honor of their Nate appearance on Friday….but you didn’t hear it from me. Cause I want to win the most amazing prize ever!!)


Laura is hands down my favorite lifestyle blogger. She is HILARIOUS and a truly gifted writer. She writes with so much feeling that it draws you into her life. She featured my blog a couple of months ago and had the best description eva.

“If VR was in my homeroom class, I’d be doodling our names together all over my notebook.”

This is exactly how I feel about Miss Laura. In fact…if we ever meet IRL I might just have to make a notebook for her… It is really fun to see the glamorous life of Hollywood through the eyes of a Midwestern gal. Click the pic to read her love story.

Natty is sort of hard to describe. But I am going to try…take Miss America, and Ty Pennington. Imagine if they had a baby that had amazing furniture refinishing skills. That would be the fabulous Natty. I mean she shares my love of all things brassy and she is pretty much my go to girl if I have a paint question, so go check her out, I promise you will love her as much as I do.

Corner House

Laura was my Crafting With The Stars partner. She is SO determined and busted out some KILLER projects. She is also super hilarious and has really amazing DIYer friendly projects. I absolutely adore her. Do you not LOVE this bedroom makeover? She did it in like 5 days…by herself…while raising a handful of kiddies.

The Real Housewives of Bucks County

These cute girls (Jess and Monica) are taking the blog world by storm. They are talented and incredible DIYers. I got to see their work during Crafting With The Stars (they won!) and I love the joy that they bring to their projects. They are also passionate about giving back to their community aaand have been on Nate! Love these girls.

Jonathan Olson Ink

I met Jonathan and his cute wife in the park at a blogger event in SLC. He is an artist. And I was so excited to see his insane work. Then a few months later my sister sent me this picture:



Are you DYING right now?! This mural was commissioned for a client of Jonathan’s. Except for a few frames and knick knacks everything was hand painted. I am so jealous of the awesomeness of it all. You also have to go to his blog and watch his speed painting videos. I am not lying when I tell you that I sat there in AWE the entire time and had to watch every.single.one. I LOVE seeing people doing what they love and what they are good at. Jonathan is SO talented. And his kid Charlie is pretty cute too. Ps. That is not a horse its their dog and it is HUGE.


So there you go! A sneak peek into my reader and 6 more blogs to add to yours! Feel free to share in the comments some blogs that you think deserve some attention because of their fabulousity.

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  1. So glad you gave shout out to meand jilly! I just love them and can’t figure why so many people haven’t found them yet!

  2. Thanks for the suggestions! I’m always on the look out for new design bloggers, and these look great :)

    ~Stop Me if You’ve Heard This One

  3. These are some of my fave blogs too! 2 of them are in my town. :)

  4. love you, love you, love you.

  5. Cool, thanks for giving me so new blogs to read!

  6. Can’t wait to check these out!

  7. I can’t wait to see the girls on the Nate show on Friday!

    Can’t wait to check out these other blogs, thanks for sharing!

  8. Mandi, you rock. Thanks so much for the blog love!

    Jess & Monica

  9. I am now following these blogs- thanks for the tips!

  10. thanks! how fun!

  11. Great post! I can’t wait to check them all out!

  12. Thank you so much for featuring me and my little space on the internet. I’m so flattered!

    Off to bookmark all these other amazing sights, I love having new blog crushes. :)

  13. These are awesome! Thank you so much for sharing!!

  14. awesome!
    these are all really inspiring blogs!
    giving me the DIY itch!

    <3 Vega

  15. Thanks for putting your faith in two simple girls from the QC. We ADORE you! And we got 50 new followers today. Booyah!

  16. What a wonderful blog friend you are!

  17. Thanks for featuring my blog Mandi! I have had a ton of traffic and already have 2 commissioned paintings from this post.

  18. There goes my afternoon, and evening, and all week. I’ve only made it through the first two so far cause I keep clicking my way through their blogs. Thanks for sharing!

  19. Love Natty by Design! I’ll have to check out the rest :)

  20. Anonymous says:

    I love Natty by Design. She was one of the first blogs I started reading. I love all the Shabby, distressed stuff out in blogland but her furniture is a nice change when I want a clean, new-traditional look. I Pin her projects all the time. And she has the cutest little blond family :)
    Jamie R

  21. Great blogs! Thanks for sharing!

  22. Mandi,
    just found you and checked out all your favs which, are now some of my favs! Great choices! I’m your newest follower and will be back often! Would love for you to visit me!

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