Top Ten Favorite Blogs/Sites That Aren’t Book Blogs

Top Ten Tuesday

This Top Ten Tuesday (as always, hosted at my other blog – The  Broke and the Bookish) is all about blogs/sites you read that AREN’T  book blogs. This one was easy peasy for me because I spread myself too thin on the blog front because I have wayyy to  many interests.

Google Reader and I are bffs. It’s  how I keep up with things in the book blogging world (or sometimes shamefully let it get WAY behind). I have my Google Reader all sectioned off into categories — YA bloggers,  Adult Fiction Bloggers, Eclectic Bloggers..BUT I have lots of other sections:  Blogs  That Make Me Salivate (you guessed it…food blogs), The Pretties (makeup/beautiful/fashion), Be Still My Heart (all my travel blogs…because I wish i was them), Make Stuff (DIY/crafty blogs) & General Awesomeness  (for things that don’t fall into a particular category).

Blogs That  Make Me Salivate

1. SkinnyTaste:  My ultimate go-to blog for healthy and YUMMY food. Seriously, even Will has started regularly reading this one and picks out recipes all the time for us  (and by us, I mostly mean him) to make.

2. Iowa Girl Eats: Another favorite of Will and I! She’s got great healthy recipes but I really love her personality in her other posts that deal with travel and running and her life. Food AND a personality I’d like to be friends with!

3. Annie’s  Eats: Just an all around good food blog for those not necessarily looking for “healthy eating blogs.”

Be Still My Heart

4.  Adventurous Kate: LOVE THIS BLOG SO MUCH. I am insanely jealous of her life lol. She’s a solo female traveler and I think that’s pretty kickass.

5. Twenty Something Travel: Another travel blog that I love to pieces.

General Awesomeness

6.  Delighted Momma: This blog has it all — amazing DIY skincare ideas, recipes, DIY & more! It’s my newest find and I’m  obsessed.

The Pretties

7. Tick Tock Vintage: LOVE her style AND she’s a Philly area blogger so I like reading up on cool places she talks about. Yay for locals!

8. The Beauty Department:  LOVE LOVE LOVE this makeup/beauty blog. I am obsessed with her hair tutorials. And really her blog is just so prettyful. If you are on Pinterest you’ll probably recognize a lot of her hair tutorial pictures.

9. The Glitter  Guide: Mostly a makeup/beauty/fashion blog but a smattering of other things!

10. Cupcakes & Cashmere: LOVE this fashion blog and I adore her style. She also has decor and recipes so I love the diversity!


Tell me some of YOUR favorite blogs? I have barely even given you a fraction of my fave blogs/sites but I’m always looking for more!

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Jamie is a 30 year old married lady who is in denial that she’s actually that old. When she’s not reading you can find her doing Pilates followed by eating ice cream, listening to music with oversized headphones and having adventures with her husband and dog.


  1. Could NOT agree more with The Beauty Department. It made my list, too. I <3 that blog. Also, your post is making ME salivate. Must go check out some of the food blogs. Maybe mixing things up a bit with new recipes would make me want to cook at home more!

  2. What a great list – and none of these are on my list *runs off to bookmark new sites*…. Thanks!

  3. I don’t think I’ve heard of any of these blogs but I’m looking forward to reading them too! A blog I didn’t mention on my list but love a lot is Kristatomic! I love her photos & illustrations.

  4. I love Annie’s Eats! I’ve made so many of her things and they always come out great.

  5. I love travel blogs! You should visit:

    She’s been to 46 different countries and is planning on moving to Rome next yr!

  6. Sorry, couldn’t read through your list. Got distracted by the first three and their awesomeness 😀

  7. I’m not really into the whole foodie thing, because I suck at cooking, but I’ll give some of those a try.
    Twenty-Something Travel just blew my socks off. Wow. It’s awesome 🙂

  8. I must subscribe to The Beauty Department! I’ve saw it on several lists already!
    My Top Ten

  9. I have you to thank for introducing me to SkinnyTaste a while ago. I love that site!

  10. I love The Beauty Department. She has some awesome DIY projects on her blog. I love to craft and that is one crafty lady! 🙂

  11. YAY! Thank you SO much for sharing Delighted Momma!!! I just checked out her site and I am only about 4 weeks behind her in my pregnancy! I am so excited to go back through her posts and see all the things she has recommended and talked about!

  12. Yay! New blogs for me to add! I love this TTT!

  13. Great links! I just found out about Iowa Girl from this week’s top ten. Yum! Boookmarked.

  14. Awesome links! I went to Cupcakes and Cashmere and was hooked!

    Here’s my TTT

  15. I have a post like this in the works, but one of my favourite blogs, and one that I think you’d like too, is Yes & Yes by Sarah Von ( She posts everyday from how to travel around the world solo (she’s done it), to how to have an awesome personal style, to real life stories each Monday from interesting people. I seriously adore her and her blog!

    Now I’m off to check out some of your faves – they sound great, and I’d be interested in hearing about all the other ones that didn’t make it on this list 😉

  16. Though I don’t follow all that many non-bookish blogs, I love SkinnyTaste! I’ve tried so many recipes on that site, and I’ve yet to find one that isn’t awesome. 🙂

  17. Soooo #1 takeaway from this TTT is that I need to read The Beauty Dept. and SkinnyTaste — I haven’t heard of them before!!!

  18. I love The Beauty Department for their nail tutes, they’re so clever! This is a great idea for a top 10 list, I have so many vegan food blogs that I follow and a few fashion ones too 🙂

  19. Agree completely on The Beauty Department! So many awesome tips for hair & makeup. Will have to check the rest out!

  20. Love cupcakes and cashmere – her style is so great. Also love travel blogs. Cant wait to check out the one for those of us in our twenties! I included jauntsetter on my list – if you dont know it you should definitely explore!


  21. Lovely list! I didn’t participate this week (since I also write a fashion/beauty blog I didn’t think I’d be able to organize all of my thoughts and settle them together in time – I’m still learning with this whole writing-multiple-blogs thing!) but I’m curious to check out all the lists. TBD is such a fun blog – Lauren Conrad is crazy perfect, isn’t she? And I love Amy Nadine on there. And Cupcakes and Cashmere is classic! Emily spoke at a fashion blogging conference recently, she’s incredibly sweet and down-to-earth. I also love that her blogging career got her a book deal! 😉

  22. Um, yes. I do need to check out all of these recipe blogs, since I’ve recently become a beast in the kitchen. ANd most of the stuff I make is NOT HEALTHY.

  23. I spread myself too thin blog-wise, too. I just have so many things I’m interested in – and I love reading blogs about all those topics! As you already noted on my blog, we only have one in common on our list, which makes me really excited to check out everything else you’ve listed. I love the Beauty Department and Glitter Guide – I just took them off at the last minute because I was trying to be good & follow the rules by only listing 10 haha!

  24. I’ve been a long time fan of the Cupcakes & Cashmere blog. It’s well-written and gorgeous and I just about love every single she posts on there!

    I haven’ t heard of the other blogs you mentioned in this post, but you can be certain that I am now going to go and check them out!


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