My Fabulous Five

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Webster’s Dictionary defines fabulous as……..Oh, come on, you really think I’m going to start this post like I’m in an 8th grade speech class?

I was tasked with choosing my five favorite bloggers and that’s hard. I follow a bunch of fabulous bloggers and I’m expected to just write about my top 5? Insane.

So I realized I needed to narrow my criteria to what I define as fabulous. To me, a fabulous blogger makes me laugh, makes me think, has that certain unexplainable quality that makes me not only remember their URL without having to hit up my bookmarks, but also makes me obsessively check their sites for new posts.

So without further ado, my fabulous five bloggers:

Blog: By Any Other Name

Blogger name: Julie (@juliecgardner)

Why I love her: It’s firstly because she’s funny. It’s secondly because she creates extremely well written posts — nay, masterpeices and clearly has a grasp on the English language that far exceeds anything on this blog (or many other blogs, for that matter.) It’s thirdly because she posts infrequently enough that I freak out when I get her posts in my email.

Favorite post: Today call me embarrassed


Blog: Building a Kingston Castle

Blogger name: Brooke (@brookebakes)

Why I love her: Brooke has a really refreshing way of writing. She’s funny, clever and sweet and writes about a little of everything. Her best posts, though, have to be her recaps of ridiculous TLC shows like Extreme Couponing and Extreme Kids Parties.  She’s also one of the few people on Twitter who can send out a one-liner and make me LOL for real.

Favorite Post: This part is a circus, literally


Blog: Stephanie in Surburbia

Blogger name: Stephanie (@suburbansteph)

Why I love her: It’s not just the cute baby, people. Stephanie is a girl after my own heart, a graduate of a communication studies program using everything she learned to blog. Stephanie also writes a little of everything. She’s pretty new to the blogging world and every post she writes is better than the last. I’m all peer-pressure-y with her, too. I got her on Twitter and now I’ trying to get her to add an email subscribe to her blog. (DO EET.)

Favorite Post: Making Lemonade


Blog: 400 Wakeups

Blogger name: Ally (@400wakeups)

Why I love her: I just do.

OK, guess I need more than that. Allly is formerly from Magnolias and Mimosas, but has started 400 Wakeups to chronicle the 400 wakeups before her deployed husband is back in her arms. Another fantastic writer, Ally has a way of making you laugh and breaking your heart at the same time. My favorite posts are the ones where she shows the dichotomy between her life and her husband’s life while deployed. I will also always be a fan of her Champagne Friday posts.

Favorite Post: Sand for work and play


Blog: Crazy Shenanigans

Blogger name: Jennifer (@jmomiller)

Why I love her: Jennifer was one of my first blog friends because she’s also my IRL friend and sorority sister. Jennifer has a great feature, Theater Thursday, where she reviews lots of different types of movies because she needs to go on Intervention for her DVD buying (I can say that because we’re sorority sisters). She’s also getting ready to move to California soon, so she has been writing about her favorite L.A. things lately. Jennifer also loves reality TV almost as much as I do.

Favorite Post: What not to say/do on a date

Who are your favorite bloggers? What makes them fabulous?

Don’t forget to enter the 50 Fabulous Wishes contest for a chance to win $1,000 to celebrate a friend with a refreshing attitude about looking and feeling fabulous. I was selected for this Tropicana Trop50 sponsorship by the Clever Girls Collective, which endorses Blog With Integrity, as I do. I received compensation to use and facilitate my post.

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