top blog list of 2010

And to top of my "best of 2010" lists, I have a list that hopefully all of you will appreciate: a BLOG list! Here are my favorite blogs of the past year. I have enjoyed reading all of these blogs and getting inspired, motivated and excited from them! They all really are gems. I hope you love them!

FASHION: fancy treehouse

I love Coury. She has great style, great boyfriend + dog. I've featured her before because she is irresistable and makes everything and anything beautiful. Her posts are so fun to read because of her easy-going personality and I always want to be a better dresser when I'm doing reading.

CRAFT: art equals happy

Kim Smith is so creative. Reading her blog is so inspiring to see all of her motivation and hard work. It's really encouraging and makes me want to make more + more + more + more. She's always working on something - even amidst college + life, which always amazes me + challenges me. Yes, yes, yes.

DESIGN: oh, hello friend

My friend became friends with Danni, the author of this blog, when she was in California. Someday, hopefully I'll be able to, too! Until then, I read her blog and can't get enough of her great design. She has an awesome faith and her + her husband are a lovely couple. Danni has a great eye for style and design and I love seeing what she comes up with!

PHOTOGRAPHY: promise tangeman blog

Promise is legit. I love her. Featured her before too, because she is ever lovely. Promise's blog is great because she is always sharing real-life advice for us, independent business do-ers, which I always appreciate and learn from. Always excited about everything that she does, she is a great example of loving what you do and doing what you love. Plus, she is simply great at what she does: photograph + design.

INSPIRATION: daydream lily

Whenever I am brain-dead, I come here. Always. Always. Liss has a good eye for pure loveliness, just the stuff that I'm into.

CHEER: holly knitlightly

I love Holly. Holly is always so positive and sweet! She recently just launched her own etsy shop, and it's been fun to watch that take off and see how much she believes in it! It's definitely been inspiring me for my next launch for cucuco! She's got a great heart and I'm excited to work with her in the future!

LIFE: lyds was here

Lydia has got spunk and personality. I love it. She's not afraid to be herself -- which is absolutely wonderful. She's super honest and open, which you don't come across too often. Her blog is REAL. She's great. Super excited to work with this girl, too!

RECIPES: scraps of color

Nicole's blog, Scraps of Color, has been so fun to read for this past year. I've been so encouraged by her. Seeing her go through change with life, seeing her grow, has been great and encouraging because she always trusts in the Lord and always has a positive attitude. She is super cute and always posts the greatest recipes to brighten up someones day! Who doesn't love baked pastries PLUS a good friend?

FAITH: adorable optimism<
Becca is so sweet. Her blog is named adorable optimism, appropriately so. Always posting great pictures and living her life to the fullest, she's a great blog to read. Plus, she's super sweet and loves Jesus and FUN. She lives life in the now and loves life to the fullest.

FAVORITE: a beautiful mess

...Surprise! Elsie Flannigan is basically one of my ultimate role models. I don't know if this is lame or awesome, but I always bring her up in conversation, especially with Luke, and it's always about how amazed or inspired I am. I constantly mention her in my blog and check her blog at least 4x a day, no joke. I respect her so much, her passion, life and motivation. Plus, her engagement pictures are super cute.