Blogs I like – October 2010

How did September and October go for you?  Mine — were a bit out of control — but it is November 1st and is a new day. I am ready to be refreshed and organized in a new way.  First on the list is to give October a proper close out with the return off my ‘Blogs I like’ feature.    What are you reading right now?  This is what has caught my attention lately…..

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Glamping Girl – Glamorous + Camping = Glamping….all you need can be found at Glamping Girl….I am particularly inspired by some of the featured destinations.  Like this one in by beloved Montana — the simple pole construction of these tents is perfect for the great plains and gives this beautiful but spare region of our country the opportunity to be celebrated and explored — from something other than a roadside super 8 .

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Aunt Peaches is a no fail inspiration source.  Her tag line, Making Sunshine on a Shoestring, couldn’t be more apropos.  She makes flowers out of everything (pipe-cleaners, coffee filters, scraps of anything…) and crazy retro-tastic cakes (my favorite being the The Liza Minelli of Cake: Chocolate Zucchini with Peanut Butter Cup Ganache) as well as other happy designs and charming photo collections.
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Elsa Mora’s header bar on her blog is enough to draw me in.  She is an artist whose works can be purchased on Etsy. Her book, (Blossom Buddies) will certainly be given to a few small children in my life….all it’s characters are made of flowers and natural elements and I think is a perfect inspiration for young and old to get outside and make some garden playtime magic.  Check out a few of the characters from the book….

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Gardening in Heels is a new favorite – -for a super quick jolt of something visually nice….hardly a word in site, it is simply a collection of inspirational images for the garden obsessed.

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Tending to it is really mostly about artistic and sustainable floristry.  It makes me want to get married all over again so that I can carry this bouquet and my husband can wear this boutonniere. Lots of flower inspiration here.

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la tartine gourmande

When things go crazy for me, cooking and eating together with my family is about the only thing that keeps me sane… I simply love to cook and sit and eat something special — every.single.day.  I have featured other food blogs here but I have a new favorite to share who rates right up there with the best….it is called La Tartine Gourmande and it is a heavenly mix of seasonal recipes mixed with stories of the love of cooking and sharing beautiful food.

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Frank over at Yardz serves up a good mix of plants, design interests and practical advice.  In his own words the site is “about lifestyle – using your small amount of outdoor space, be it a yard, balcony or roof garden, to reflect the lifestyle you live.”

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From Moon to Moon captures in interiors exactly the kind of vibe I love to capture in exteriors.  Chilled out lazy bohemian.   If you like this vibe too, this is place for a heavy dose of moody, warm, free spirit, groovy design.

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Hi, I'm Rochelle and for 18 years I have worked as a landscape designer, author/writer, and design teacher. I've designed residential and hospitality (for hotels, restaurants, and spas) gardens across the USA and in the UK, Europe and the Middle East. After many years of teaching garden design topics in person, I launched the PITH + VIGOR Boot Camp series in early 2018. Through my blog, social media, and online courses (Garden Design Bootcamp and Planting Design Boot Camp) I aim to help homeowners learn how to confidently design and create home gardens that reflect their own personal and unique style.
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  1. stencil helen on November 1, 2010 at 1:11 pm

    This looks like a brilliant selection. I shall return for an evening of browsing, thanks!

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