Follow Friday – 5 of my favorite blogs!

Happy Friday! Hope your weekend is full of kids who want to sleep in. 😉


I haven’t done a Follow Friday post yet… which is simply a social media tag for blogs or accounts that you love and recommend to others to follow. Most of my recommendations today are blogs that I’ve been following for several years. Hope you enjoy following these sweet ladies & their families as much as I do!


Ashley at The Vanilla Tulip:

Ashley is a mid-western, homeschooling mama to 5 littles, and blogs over at She has a series called “Living Small” that is truly inspiring, as well as lots of posts on everyday living, style, homeschooling and recipes. Her instagram account (@TheVanillaTulip) is one of my favorites to follow as well, and full of beautifully real photos of being a mama at home.

the vanilla tulip


Rachel Zimm

Rachel is mama to two toddler boys and blogs over at Her little family lives in a beautiful old house that they are remodeling themselves, and I love reading her posts on thrifty decorating, DIY projects, gardening, and enjoying the simple things in life. Her instagram is @RachelZimm and is full of bright, colorful photos.

rachel zimm


Andrea at Momfessionals:

Andrea is mama to three, and also a full-time middle school math teacher. She blogs over at where she posts all kinds of DIY projects, craft ideas, style ideas for mamas, and notes on everyday life. She is creative and hilarious, and you won’t be able to pull yourself away from her Instagram posts either (@Momfessionals).



Shay at Shull Family/Mix and Match Mama:

Shay is a Texas mama to three littles, with a lifestyle blog at and also has a recipe blog at Her posts on adoption, style, recipes, and everyday life have me reading her posts on the daily. If you flip through some of her instagram photos (@MixAndMatchMama) you might recognize her famous brother too. 😉 #TheBachelor

mix and match mama


Katie at Little Is Much:

Katie blogs over at where she has bravely shared her story and struggles with infertility. She shares encouragement for other women who struggle with the same, and also gentle insight to those of us that have never experienced infertility with practical ways to reach out to those who do. She also has several posts on party themes and decorating/styling on a budget. Katie isn’t on Instagram, but her blog is full of beautiful posts.



These sweet blogs are full of real-life encouragement, and I find myself relating with them over and over again. I love connecting with moms who encourage one another. So important! Happy Reading! 🙂



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