Blogger Spotlight Series: Each month, I pick one blog that I am personally loving to spotlight in my feed. These posts are completely unaffiliated and I receive no compensation or reciprocation for promoting these blogs. I just love them and I hope you will too.
Meet Amy! She's an ER nurse and newish mom (like me!) who has started a blog about her life at home. It's pretty new (like mine!), but when I stumbled upon it this week, I immediately fell in love with her writing style and beautiful photos.
And then I started reading. Since it's a newer blog, I decided to start from the beginning and I am so glad I did.
Her post titled "Choose Love" from October 25, 2017 shook me. It struck so many chords with me. She articulated the thoughts I've been grappling with for the past few years regarding the current state of our country. Lately, I've been feeling a little lonely at work and at home. I live in a suburban neighborhood for the first time since I was a child. The majority of my neighbors and colleagues look like me but I get the impression, (through snippets of conversations we've had), that they don't necessarily think like me. Sometimes I just want to know that I'm not alone in my hopes and ideals for our society. So I recommend you start there.
After that post, I decided two things; 1. Amy is awesome and 2. I needed something a little lighter for a moment. I remember seeing a picture of sugar cookies earlier on the blog, so I went back to the first page and found HEAVEN.
Now, I don't bake. Baking requires precise measurements and an attentive eye and I have the ability to perform neither. I'm more of a "let's add this and see if we like it" kind of person. I like to experiment and change things up. I've been known to blame INA GARTEN for my own cupcake disasters (Ina knows how to bake a cupcake, that was clearly my inadequacies).
But I live with two cookie fanatics who love to bake. So I promptly pinned that recipe because it looks delicious and she described them as "cakey, fluffy, delicious sugar cookies" (Hello?! Yes, please). So the jury is still out on the recipe, but just in case they're as yummy as they look, why don't you go ahead and pin this too? OH, and I forgot to mention - they're gluten-free. She says to look for an all purpose GF flour and I'm just going to go ahead and recommend Betty Crocker GF Rice Flour Blend. My dear friend has Celiac Disease and has spent a lot of her birthdays at my house. So I make the exception and bake for her which has led to my trying every flour on the market and this is the best, in my opinion.
And I know you didn't think I was going to write an entire post and not mention home decor at all, right??!! This is my favorite part. Her daughter's nursery is so neutral and bright and sweet. I want to live in there! The whole room is very cute and on-point, but my favorite is this sweet feather dreamcatcher mobile that she made to hang over her daughter's crib because she has childhood memories of "having one hanging over [her] bed for the longest time". It's presh and I would actually even put it in an adult's room. I'm thinking of guest rooms in particular.
Her openness with her feelings, her variety of posts, and her stunning (stunning) images make Amy's blog my favorite blog of the moment. Head on over and check out what I mean!