My Blogging Friends & Family

I’m interrupting today’s scheduled post for a commercial break.

I have some FABULOUS friends and family who blog.  I thought it’d be fun to share those blogs with you and tell you a little about each one.

These are the blogs I’ve been reading for years and years!!  I have many other blogs I read daily, but these are all bloggers I know in “real life”. I’m slowly adding new blogs to my bloglovin’ DAILY!!  So fun to find new blogs to read!  

Here are some of my favorites…

Shay is one of my very dearest friends.  I see her probably at the least four days a week and I STILL love reading what she writes over on her blog!  Love it AND her!!

Andrea is also one of my besties!  She is the most creative person I’ve ever met.  No. Doubt. About. It.  I LOVE LOVE LOVE seeing her sweet kiddos and seeing what crafty thing she’s up to!!

Ashley is slowly inspiring me with her love of English traditions.  Seriously…I learned a TON when she blogged about the Royal Family.  She blogs life, family, and loving Jesus!

Elaine and I met via blog land, but we actually went to the same college at the same time!  I’ve loved getting to read about her life and family.  It’s been SO much fun!

Whitney is my cousin, but also one of my closest friends.  Even though we live hours apart, I love getting to keep up with her life (not only through the phone) through pictures too!

Sheaffer is another bestie and one of the funniest people I know!!  Seriously, who else can have you laughing before 6:00 a.m.???  Love this girl!  She’s bossy, but I LOVE everything she tells me to buy!!!

Morgan married my cousin, Ty, two years ago and you can quote me on this.  “That’s the best decision he EVER made.”  🙂  Morgan is the sweetest and she can give any D-I-Y-er a run for your money!!

Lindsey is another cousin who is a newlywed living in Tennessee.  She and her husband are the cutest!!  I love keeping up with them on her blog!

Emily and I have known each other for years.  Her family is great friends with my aunt.  It’s so fun to read about her kiddos and her life everyday.

And…Whimsy at Heart!  Jen has tons of organization ideas, product info, and parenting ideas.  LOVE getting new ideas from her.  (Jen…your blog would not let me steal a pic.  :))

If you blog PLEASE leave me a comment, so I can add you to my bloglovin’ and check out your blog!!!

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  1. 1.23.14
    Unknown said:

    I've been blogging for a few years but haven't been bitten by the blog bug until late last year. Would love for you to check it out xx

  2. 1.23.14
    Mix and Match Mama said:

    Well, first of all, thank you for the blog shout-out! And second of all, I love reading other people's blogs…I'm so glad you linked to them! Going to blog-stalk people now!

  3. 1.23.14
    hillary said:

    I've enjoyed your blog! Thanks for sharing more!

  4. 1.23.14
    Lyndsey said:

    Love finding new blogs!! Thanks for sharing! I blog about gift ideas and love finding fun ideas for every gift giving occasion!

  5. 1.23.14
    Anonymous said:

    I'm thrilled that I made your blogging friends and family list!! YAY! I've been reading your blog since back in the day when Jeni used to blog with y'all and I've loved every post! Like Shay, I can't wait to check out your other favs. 🙂

    P.S. I bet my pin-it button prevented you from downloading my blog header. I'm sorry! I can email it to you if you'd like.

  6. 1.23.14
    Kelley said:

    What a great list! I found your blog through Andrea (I also love her creativity!) I've been participating in #eandajanchallange on insta and you have the cutest family. ~ Kelley @

  7. 1.23.14
    Elaine Welte said:

    Awe! Thanks so much for sharing me 🙂 I can't wait to check out the rest of the blogs!

  8. 1.23.14
    Deena @Shoes to Shiraz said:

    It's strange how you can read someone's blog, who is a complete stranger and still feel like you know them. I am now reading yours, Andrea's, Shay's and Shaeffer's. I love finding things in common and connecting with people: that's the magic of blogosphere!
    I feel like we'd be friends if our paths ever crossed. Visit me at

  9. 1.23.14
    Kathy Olson said:

    I love finding new blogs. Thank you!
    I enjoy reading your blog each day, too.

    -Kathy @

  10. 1.23.14
    Andrea - Momfessionals said:

    How sweet are you?!?! 🙂 Thanks, girly!

  11. 1.23.14
    Lauren @ My Slice of Life said:

    Love that you shared these blogs! I am following a few already and am looking forward to checking out the others on your list. So much fun to get inspiration of all kinds from such great ladies out in blogland.

  12. 1.23.14
    Olivia at Joyfully Prudent said:

    Thanks for the recommendations! I like finding new blogs, especially from blogs I enjoy reading already!

  13. 1.23.14
    Katrin said:

    It is so fun to find new blogs. After a while it feels like everybody knows each other. Ha!

    Need to go read some new blogs now

  14. 1.23.14
    Heaven's Roses said:

    Thank you Erika for sharing. I always get so much inspiration and different ideas from you ladies! Thank you for sharing what God has laid on your heart so that we can all benefit. 🙂 I enjoy reading everyday!

  15. 1.24.14
    Anonymous said:

    Thanks for sharing! I just started following through Shay….looking forward to keeping up with your sweet family! Kelly

  16. 1.24.14
    Hayley Chandler said:

    Hi Erika!!! I started following you a couple of months ago. Love your thoughts, recommendations, and seeing pics of your sweet family.

  17. 1.24.14
    Kelsey said:

    I found you through the Mix and Match Mama! Now I read all of your blogs! I feel like y'all are everyone's group of friends!

  18. 1.24.14
    Ann Marie said:

    Hi! Love your blog! What a sweet family! I'd love for you to follow our twin raising, picture taking, home decorating, fun living- life!!

  19. 1.24.14
    Shelby said:

    Erika! I loved this post! I am so going to find some new ones to follow as well! My blog is I am new to all of this, but Andrea created the cutest blog design for me to not keep going with it!! Plus, it is so much fun! 🙂

  20. 1.24.14
    Marissa and Alisa {All In Good Twine} said:

    Hi Erika! Love reading your blog, Mix and Match Mama, Pinterest Told Me To and Never Say Never! Excited to check out the other blogs! -Alisa from

  21. 1.24.14
    Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said:

    Okay. So I'm a little behind on blog reading. Thanks so much for the shout out! I must admit..I saw Shay's blog, and then Andrea's blog, and then I was all, "Um. Okay. I guess she doesn't like my blog." I kind of panicked a bit! So happy I made the list and to be included in your favorites!!!!! Love you friend!

  22. 1.24.14
    Katherine said:

    Hi! I came across your blog via Mix and Match Mama's blog — I've enjoyed reading so far and love that you shared more blogs that would be fun to follow too! I've been blogging for about five years and see it as my journal/scrapbook/photo album for family stuff, gluten free food and our live in Colorado. ~ Katherine

  23. 1.25.14
    Carroll said:

    Hi Erika! I found your blog through Shay's blog and have really enjoyed reading about your family and your fun linkups. I blog over at and would love for you to stop by! Happy weekend!! 🙂

  24. 1.27.14
    Ashley @ Our Happily Ever Afters said:

    You're so sweet to feature my blog!! I got some great new ones to browse from your list! xoxo!

  25. 1.27.14
    Andrea (127things) said:

    I just started following you through Andrea's and Shay's blogs! You have such a gorgeous family and seem like such a great mama! I love finding new blogs to add to my bloglovin tab! I have found the blogs that you and your friends write to be so much more refreshing, positive, and just happy than reading people's complaints on facebook! I am going to be starting a blog soon- I am waiting on Andrea to finish it up! 🙂 It is going to be based on a book of 127 things my mom wanted me to know before she passed and how I apply them to my life as a wife, mommy to 3, and a first grade teacher. 🙂

  26. 1.31.14
    Kacey @ Koffee With Kacey said:

    We have been inspired! My friend and I have JUST STARTED blogging. We have been reading your blog (and your friends' blogs too!) and we decided to give it a try. Since we have way more experience reading blogs that we do writing them, give us a few months to get them up and running! Feel free to check out what we have so far – but don't judge, we're new!

  27. 2.6.14
    Katie {The Mishaps and Mayhem of a Solitary Life} said:

    Thanks for sharing this!! I love finding new blogs! I found you through Sheaffer and Shay and am so glad I did! And Andrea too!! Love that you're all friends! I have a small blog…would love it if you stopped by!!