My Favorite Dallas Blogs

Reading blogs is kind of like a way of life these days. Especially with people who write blogs, yes (it’s a great way to connect, make blog friends, and get inspired for your own content), but even most people who don’t have their own are reading blogs on a regular basis. It’s just a fun way to learn about new topics, figure out your fashion preferences, and maybe read a funny story or two.

One of my favorite things I get out of blogs is recommendations for fun things to do, places to go, and foods to try at fun restaurants. In order to have this content be relevant to me, I try to follow and read as many local blogs as I can.

Thankfully, Dallas has NO shortage of blogs to choose from. Seriously. Dallas is like blogger mecca – they are EVERYWHERE! I’ve been around town a few times and seen a blogger that I like taking outfit pics for their site and their Instagram – I internally fangirled, let me tell you! It was like a mini celebrity sighting, even though most people don’t actually know who that person is and most wouldn’t care. I still thought it was cool… 🙂

If you’re not already following bloggers in your city, I highly recommend you start! Here are some of MY favorites from my city – Dallas!

Helene in Between

Ok, so Helene doesn’t technicallyBrit + Co class live in Dallas anymore… but she got her start here so that still counts in my book. She and her husband moved to Europe last year and her blog gives tons of travel envy, city guides, and TONS of blogging resources. She even has her own – how cool is that?!?

The Cake by Hannah

I actually found Hannah on Instagram first, and then quickly started following her blog, too. She is just an adorable lady who LOVES cake (same, girl… same) and she shares about her life and her favorite things and I love reading along. And she sells cake-themed clothing items and they are SO cute.

The Miller Affect

This blogger, Amanda, mostly focuses on fashion, and while I don’t love all of the outfits she posts, most of them are super cute and super trendy! She shares about her life, too (hello, destination wedding goals) and she just seems really sweet.

Brighton the Day

Brighton’s blog is THE BEST!!! Her hair is ALSO the best! Her blog is probably my favorite one from Dallas, if I’m being brutally honest, and definitely in my top 5 favorite blogs in general. This girl is real, she is so honest and I love that she shares triumphs AND struggles. (Her snapchat and instagram stories are the perfect mixture of fun and random ramblings, which are still fun, tbh.) She shares her travels, her Dallas favorites, and lots of fashion.

Venus Trapped in Mars

Sarah’s blog is super fun! She’s also the lady behind Dallas Love List (which you should go follow immediately if you’re in Dallas and not already) and she has bright pictures that will make you immediately want to eat/drink/do everything she shares. She got engaged recently-ish and it’s fun to follow along as she shares her wedding planning insights!

Molly on the Move

This girl loves bright colors as much as I do, which is why I love looking at her blog so much! She gives great travel tips and city guides, recommendations on places to eat around town, and she gives great running advice, too (she just did a marathon, so yeah… I trust what she says…) She’s just adorable and I think you’ll like her as much as I do.

 

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My Favorite Blog Fonts

Now that I’ve been blogging somewhat consistently for a few years now, I’ve definitely started developing my own style. One of the things that I’ve become very particular about is the fonts that I use when creating little images. As much as I search for new ones, and there are a ton out there, I keep getting drawn to the same kinds of fonts: pretty brush script, and skinny all-caps.

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See what I mean? I love them separately, but I also obviously love the look of them together! I’ve used these fonts in a variety of projects – not just on my blog. They’ve made appearances in a photo video for my friend’s wedding, greeting cards, printables I’ve made, and more! There are a few that I tend to use more than others, so I wanted to share my absolute favorites.

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The best part about them (besides being adorable) is that they are all FREE fonts, which means you can get them and use them, too! SO what are you waiting for?!? Go get ‘em!!! A lot of these fonts were found from Creative Market, and I highly recommend you sign up for their emails. They send out an email every Monday morning with a few freebies (like fonts and graphics) and I usually find at least 1 thing to snag every week!

Blogtober 2017 (and 31 Prompts!!)

I made a decision and I’m kind of excited but kind of nervous about it… I’m going to participate in Blogtober! I know, not as dramatic as you were expecting. If you didn’t already know or couldn’t guess, Blogtober is simply a little “challenge” to blog every day for the entire month of October. It might not seem difficult to people who already post daily, but for people like me who sometimes forget to post things or just don’t feel like writing, it seems kind of daunting!!!

I came up with 31 blog prompts to use, and I wanted to share them with you in case you wanted to join me in this blogging challenge! I’m not sure if I’ll use all of these or in this order, but it’s always good to go into something with a plan, right? Right.

So… we’ll see how this goes! I could do really great, or I could only make it 4 days and then quit… who knows! I guess we’ll find out! Let me know if you’ll be joining me and if you have any blog prompts to share! (If you need some more blog post ideas, I’ve made other lists here, here, here, here, and here!)

My (New) Favorite Fonts

Right now at work, I’m in the middle of a very important project. Can you sense my sarcasm? I’m currently planning an Easter egg hunt for my company. Yeah. I’m actually having fun with it,  but people are taking it WAY too seriously. Anyway…

I was creating a little email flyer to send out to everyone, but was tired of all the fonts I had on my work computer. So, off I went to find some fun new ones! I found even more than I needed, but they were so much fun I went ahead and downloaded them to use in the future! (Click on the font name below and you can download these for free, too!)

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I ended up using Bromello and Orange Juice in my flyer, and they looked REALLY great together!

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Cute, right?!? Obviously there is text on the other side, but that’s not really important right now. What is important, is that you go download these super cute fonts and write super cute things and just make your life 45% more super cute in the process.

Desktop Backgrounds (A Few of My Faves!)

I’ve mentioned it before, but every Monday at work, the first thing I do is change the desktop background. It might actually be my favorite part of my week, which is either really great that it gets me excited to come to work on Mondays or really bad that I still have the entire rest of the week to go after that.

Here are a few of the backgrounds that I’ve found recently and have added to my stockpile for work. They’re bright and fun and happy and I really think they’ll make me enjoy staring at my computer for 40 hours a week!

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Ahhhhh look at that llama!!! I NEED that on my desktop RIGHT NOW! I might actually have to use that one next week…

I found a TON of really awesome backgrounds, so I might make this a monthly feature? Maybe every other month? That way you can see if there are any you like and want to use at work or at home, too. Yeah, I think I’m going to do that- adding it into my blog schedule now! I hope you’re having a fantastic week so far- enjoy your day!