giveaway 02 at gina sekelsky studio TODAY’S GIVEAWAY:  My new Amy Address Stamp.  Amy is named for Amy Egenberger at Spirit Out!, who co-created my new website with me.  Amy is also a life coach, teacher, and artist.  (Amy's Right Brain Business Plan workshop was instrumental in helping me visualize my new studio.)  Thank you, Amy! TODAY’S QUESTION:  Speaking of websites...do you have a favorite blog?  Somewhere you like to go for inspiration or a good recipe?  I read gluten free on a shoestring and the blog of artist Lisa Congdon. Good luck!
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64 Responses to Giveaway No. 2

  1. Stella Paeglow says:

    I follow a lot of blogs, mainly photography and hand made card related and of course your blog.

  2. Melissa Gruber says:

    Clover Lane… Love Sarah over there.

  3. Rachel A. says:

    I love to read metafilter.com, which isn’t exactly a blog but certainly teaches me something interesting every day!

  4. Donna Noland says:

    I love Savvy Southern Style for all kinds of decorating ideas….food, too!

  5. Bethany says:

    I follow thehandmadehome.net. Great project ideas ranging from home renovation to craft projects. Ashley is a fellow southern girl, which is fun but she’s also very creative!

  6. Sara Brown says:

    Ooooh there are so many good ones! Posie gets cozy, Nanacompany, the handmade home, mypapercrane…. the list goes on and on! I think I read blogs in general as an escape, but I am constantly amazed and inspired by the everyday women doing amazing things out there! So happy that you guys are out there being creative on a daily basis!

  7. I hate to admit this but Pinterest has become my go-to for quick finds. I probably use it more than I use it Google. 😀

  8. MoniCue says:

    Posie Gets Cozy and SouleMama are my daily doses of inspiration. They are so real, thoughtful and creative.

  9. Emily Bent says:

    I like the mom creative, she is always mentioning sales And deals, also one of my best friends blogs her kids like an updated photo journal, which makes me jealous she captures every memory and moment so well!!!

  10. madelia says:

    I follow plenty of blogs one of my favs is raising up rubies. A varity of creative crafty ideas.

  11. Skinnytaste.com

    I love cooking! Especially when it’s healthy! This is my favorite blog because she uses photography with her recipes!

  12. Heather says:

    I turn to Superherolife.com/blog and Chookooloonks.com for frequent doses of inspiration.

  13. Deb Paterson says:

    I love smittenkitchen.com. Her recipes are always spot-on, her photography is gorgeous, and her stories are funny!

  14. Holly says:

    I read a slew of blogs, but my favorites are Whatever, Merci Blah Blah, and Cluck Cluck Sew.

  15. stephanie says:

    I enjoy a good many blogs – most of my favorites right now are homeschooling ones (Elizabeth Foss – In the Heart of my Home) as we are getting ready for a new school year. : )

  16. Catherine says:

    I am a Posie Gets Cozy devotee as well.

  17. Liz says:

    I love Enjoying The Small Things by Kelle Hampton. She reminds me to soak in all of the wonderful moments life has to offer. I often get caught up in everything and love to be reminded to stop and enjoy it.

  18. Helena says:

    Bleubird Vintage is one of my favorite blogs!

  19. Kim Almeida says:

    I love Todays Letters (www.todaysletters.com). They are everyday people that find the extraordinary in ordinary days. Their intentional way they go about loving and growing their marriage has inspired me!

  20. I like the blog on Ravelry, my favorite knitting website!

  21. Carolyn says:

    I love Creature Comforts http://creaturecomfortsblog.com for design and diy 🙂

  22. erin says:

    i love The Pioneer Woman — lots of great recipes which even helped my boys get interested in cooking because of her step-by-step photos and instructions. Her photography contests are always wonderful.

  23. Jennifer @ Her Southern Charm says:

    I love walk slowly, live wildly. Sara is amazing!!!

  24. Erin Pugh says:

    So many blogs, so little time!
    A few of my favourites are Rinse Repeat, Dolce Vita, Not Your Average Ordinary, Design Mom (so. jealous. of. her. life.!), Exquisite Banana…

  25. Kristin Lundstrum says:

    I follow several blogs relating to art and technology education. One of my favorites though is http://www.thisiscolossal.com/ It has prompted many interesting conversations with my art students!
    And here’s one just for fun! http://www.theydrawandcook.com/

  26. Jessica says:

    I read all sorts of teacher blogs for inspiration for my classroom. One of my favorites for food inspiration is http://www.annies-eats.com.

  27. Carol Jones says:

    One of my favorite blogs is My Baking Addition. Jaime is a Special Ed teacher by day and a baker at night. It’s not just the fantastic recipes that intrigue me, it’s also the photography and stories that go along with each one. I have learned many great tips from her and other people in the baking/cooking field. I recommend it.

  28. Deanna says:

    We can’t put your blog, right? One of my favorites is Two Writing Teachers. http://twowritingteachers.wordpress.com/
    Once a week they host a Slice of Life, where anyone can link up their post. During the month of March they do the Slice of Life Challenge, where you write and link your post everyday for the month. (No rules for what you write, and you don’t have to be a teacher.) Last year I didn’t get to it everyday, but the year before I did all 31 days and it was challenging and refreshing. Plus they also have great resources for writing for teachers too. I’ve used a lot of their ideas with my students.

  29. chel says:

    Wow- that’s *beautiful*. Really lovely!

    I’m a big fan of http://design-seeds.com/ – just going through the archives there totally sparks my creativity.

  30. Cory says:

    I enjoy the photos, recipes, and hand-made items from the women at http://3191milesapart.com/ (including Lisa Congdon’s sister!) http://joythebaker.com/ has spot-on recipes, and gorgeous photography.

  31. Alli bright says:

    I read lots of blogs but one of my favorite foodie blogs is Smitten Kitchen. Great photos & all of her recipes I’ve tried are fabulous. The Harissa carrot salad is amazing.

  32. Susan Budig says:

    I realize I posted my blog-following habit on another comment thread. Here is one of my favorite blogs: http://genblt.wordpress.com/2013/07/12/random-thoughts-on-my-sandwich-generation-life/

    It’s Gen BLT – A Blog for the Sandwich Generation

  33. Jeremy says:

    I love Andrew revkin’s NYT blog “Dot Earth.” It is a very insightful, informative and current blog on environmental issues.http://dotearth.blogs.nytimes.com/

    (And I could really use a funky address stamp 🙂 )

  34. Audrey says:

    I enjoy many blogs, including yours, but I feel like everyone will say that because of your fabulous giveaway. Another of my favorites is Deb’s at PaperTurtle. She’s such a sweet person too! paperturtle.blogspot.com. Thanks!

  35. Esther says:

    I am newly engaged and really enjoy http://www.weddingbee.com!

  36. Amy Avery says:

    I am currently hooked on the Dashing Dish and Skinny Taste. I love cooking (especially baking) and these lovely ladies have shown me that I don’t have to give that up all together to eat more healthy foods.

  37. CJ says:

    I love the blog of Amanda Soule, Soulemama, which I’ve read for about four years now. There’s always something interesting there.

  38. Abby says:

    I follow a lot of friends’ blogs to keep up with their families and lives, but I also follow Gluten Free Girl and the Chef (I’m gluten intolerant among others…) and Jones Design Company!

  39. Michael says:

    Ok… I’ll cheat and say I flitter and fly between blogs depending on my current projects.

    I’m enjoying Aimee’s artsyville blog lately. http://artsyville.blogspot.com She just made the cutest wash tape (I had to order!) and had a recent blog/web re-design. I’ve recently discovered the blog of Artifact Uprising http://www.artifactuprisingblog.com and am enjoying exploring there. Another new one for me is Katie Daisy http://katiedaisyart.blogspot.com — beautiful illustration and lettering. There’s http://decor8blog.com… so many good ones listed above I love!

    I don’t always have time for all the blogs I love — (who does?) but I have a cheat pinboard to help me index them http://pinterest.com/msmichael/blogs-to-visit/ …. You are near the top! 🙂

  40. joanne h. says:

    one of my favorite blogs to follow is “A Beautiful Mess” it is full of DIY’s, recipes and inspiration. I love ur new Amy address stamp design. have a great day!

  41. Billie Brockwell says:

    A few of my favorite blogs are Rawmazing (rawmazing.com) and Choosing Raw (choosingraw.com) when I’m in need of healthy inspiration and Homegrown Hospitality (homegrownhospitality.typepad.com) and Elvie Studio (http://elviestudio.blogspot.com/) for a little creative inspiration. 🙂

  42. MelissaPete says:

    Hmmmm…I like Simple Organized Living for organization tips and The Small Things Blog for beauty tips. Honestly, your blog inspires my creative side. And I’m not just saying that! 😀

  43. Kelly Sitton says:

    I LOVE the new Amy stamp!
    I pinned both giveaways on Pinterest. I really need a new stamp!

  44. Rebecca Beeson says:

    I have a serious sweet tooth and a geeky side so I love http://www.cccakery.com. I’m also a fifth grade teacher so I love teacher websites like on scholastic.com and http://allthingsupperelementary.blogspot.com. You are so cool to host these giveaways! Thank you!

  45. Gina M says:

    I love your blog! I always look forward to posts from Alicia Paulson at Posie Gets Cozy. She is so creative, a wonderful writer, and finally a mom. Everything on her blog makes me want to dowsize, simplify, make things, and have a baby. Well, not that last thing. For food blogs, I really love {local milk}. The posts are rather infrequent, though.

  46. Kathy says:

    A few of my favorite blogs are younghouselove (great house project ideas) and abountifulkitchen (great cooking blog with easy, delicious food).

  47. patti says:

    I follow way too many blogs (photography, crafts, scrapbooking, local life, quotes…). It’s hard to just list a few favorites. So many creative and talented people sharing their thoughts and ideas.

  48. Anne Duncan says:

    I can’t live without Suri’s Burn book. Always makes me laugh
    After a long day!

  49. tammy b says:

    i follow a lot of blogs (including yours) and they are all arty, crafty, foody and funny blogs

  50. Mallory says:

    Wittyandpretty.com — such a funny read each day!

  51. Delisa Taylor says:

    i try to stay up with a lot of blogs of different types but, I always wind up back at Pinterest !

  52. Casey Z. says:

    I enjoy thebrightsidestudio.blogspot.com. Sarah’s beautiful photography and lovely spirit are a real mood lifter for me. I always seem to feel happier after checking in on her blog.

  53. Kellie says:

    She hasnt posted for a while, but i love http://simplyradiant.blogspot.com/. Great ideas for crafts, parties, kids toys and book and just lots of DIY projects!

  54. Lisa Stamper says:

    Favorite blog; Alicia Paulsons blog. Kindred spirit for sure!

  55. keri says:

    Oh my gosh…after reading these comments i might never get any work done ever again! there are too many great blogs to check out! i love many, but i always check ‘the purl bee’ and ‘alabama chanin’.

  56. Lyssa says:

    more often than not, I just go to pinterest…which is actually how I found your blog 🙂

  57. Vanessa Colquhoun says:

    pioneer woman !

  58. mandy says:

    I second wittyandpretty.com!

  59. Christina says:

    pioneer woman or epicurious

  60. Susan says:

    As we are redoing our house top to bottom, I read and re-read “For the Love of a House” blog. I adore not only her designs, but stories too!

  61. Cori B says:

    I don’t follow one particular blog. Between Facebook, Pintrest and Instagram and my own family it does not leave much time for anything else.

  62. Linda Sco says:

    Oh yes! “Two chums” is a great blog for hostessing and household tips, crafts, party ideas and great recipes!! These gals are known for their great parties and wonderful food!

  63. Dawn says:

    SusanBranch.com has truly inspired me to notice the small, wonderful moments in each and every day. I’ve been a fan of Susan’s books for many, many years. Now her blog is a wonderful source of all kinds of happy things! ♡

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