So happy to share…my five favorite new-to-me bloggers

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I’m so excited about this opportunity to share some of my favorites with you!

I’ve chosen to introduce you to my five favorite new-to-me blogs.

First, there’s Alison, from this homemade life. I don’t even know where to begin to tell you how much I look forward to each of her posts. She combines beyond-gorgeous photography, to-die-for recipes, and spare, yet lovely writing. Visiting her blog is one of my small moments of any day. Love.

Photo borrowed from this homemade life

Second, I’d like to introduce you to Jessica from How Sweet It Is (thank you, Cheryl for sending me her way!).

Her blog is gorgeous. And so delicious that I’ve been tempted to lick the screen of my MacBook Pro. More than once. Her tagline reads, “Where Gluttony Meets Fitness.”

I knew I liked her and then, when I read this on her about page, I had to sit down: “Bacon makes me beam. Chocolate makes me shout from the rooftops with joy.”  Swoon.

Photo borrowed from How Sweet It Is

Third, I’d like you to meet Jen, from Jen Has a Pen.

Jen has been a loyal reader of in these small moments for a while now, but recently, I’ve gotten to know her better and I’ve been spending more and more time over on her blog. Why? Partly because I genuinely like her and partly because I find her voice honest and fresh. I am blessed to call her my friend.

Photo borrowed from Jen Has a Pen

Fourth, please meet Nici, from dig this chick (thank you, Yuliya for the recommendation!). Why do I love Nici’s site? Because it’s one small moment after another…one moment that could have slipped away, but didn’t. And her photos? And her children? Absolutely breathtaking.

Photo borrowed from dig this chick

And last, but certainly not least, I’d love for you to meet Jill, from Meet the Dubiens. After spending time on Jill’s site, the list of projects that I want to with Katie and Matthew is a mile long. Jill inspires me to remember that my kids are only little once and that I should let them get dirty and enjoy childhood. I found Meet the Dubiens through my other new love, Pinterest.

Photo borrowed from Meet the Dubiens

Please go check out these amazing bloggers. You won’t be sorry you did!

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  1. alison

    Thanks so much Nichole…such kind words. It's always fun to find new blog reads. Think I will be adding these to my bookmarks too!

  2. Jen Has A Pen

    This was such a nice surprise! I am honored to get a mention, and even more so to be your friend. Really means a ton to me. A ton. Thank you.

  3. Bod for tea

    Nichole thanks so much for sharing these blogs with us, off to check them all out now :D

  4. Hello sweet one, more fabulous finds to send my waistline further into purgatory … ;)

  5. Thanks for sharing Nichole! I already read (and love!) Jen, but the others are new to me :)

  6. Kir

    I love when you introduce us to new folks….THANK YOU!!!!

  7. Sherri

    I'm always looking for some fab new bloggers…and your endorsement is all I need!

  8. Love Dig This Chick – my fellow Montanan!!

  9. midwestmomments

    Yay! Can't wait to check these out! Even though my Google Reader has been stuck on 1000+ since I started using it…

  10. Rachel

    These are all new to me too!!!

  11. Cheryl @ Mommypants is my food porn. I spend WAY too much time gazing at it!

  12. Amy @ A Little Nosh

    I chose How Sweet It Is also. LOVE HER!

  13. Awesome! I love learning about new writers and blogs to check out! Thanks for all the great links!

  14. Jill

    Thank-you so much Nichole. I am so flattered to be amongst the other wonderful blogs you chose.

  15. alexandra

    These recs seem so peaceful, quiet, lovely.

    How wonderful.

    Will have to check them out.

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