Day 4 of Things I Love: Blogs

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Less than a year ago I didn’t really know much about blogs or blogging. I had been briefly introduced to it by my friend, LA Designer Mark Cutler, But other than that was a complete novice!

Now that I have about 10 months of blogging under my belt, I can honestly say that I LOVE it! I feel like a full-fledged member of the blogosphere. In fact, I consider myself a card-carrying member of the design bloggers of America!!!

Besides loving to write my blog, I have a similar love of reading great blogs…especially design related ones!! Early on I was inspired by All the Best Blog, Coco + Kelley, and The City Sage!! I thought these girls had it going on (and they did) and I dreamed of one day having the blog successes that they do. Well the fabulous thing about the blogosphere is that it is a close knit group and I now not only consider these three blogging Divas my friends, I have been mentored by and promoted by each of them on their gorgeous sites!! 

But fabulous as these 3 blog divas are, they have lots of company in the blogosphere and I have loved every minute of finding new and exciting blogs to follow through my 10 month blog journey. I want to share with you several of my FAVORITE Sites below!

I am thinking about launching my own Blog awards as so many sites do and I think there is a certain ring to “The Tobi’s” sort of like the Tony’s…so don’t be surprised to see the first annual “Tobi’s” later this year! But in the mean time, here are a group of sites (just to name a few) that will definitely be in the running for “the Tobi’s”!! I know some of these are pretty obvious, but they are the sites that I hit every day and if you don’t then you should!


Absolutely Beautiful Things

All the Best Blog

Coco + Kelley

Cote de Texas

Eddie Ross

Life in a Venti Cup

Material Girls

Meade Design Group

The City Sage

The Peak of Chic

What is James Wearing

Urban Lifestyle Decor

So to recap on this Independence Day and Day #4 of Things I LOVE….I adore BLOGS!!! And Happy 4th of July because I also adore the USA!!!

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8 Responses to Day 4 of Things I Love: Blogs

  1. Brillante says:

    I agree with your choices, all stylish and interesting blogs presenting different ideas. Of course I am a bit partial toward Ivan at Meade because he is also a friend!

  2. Plush Palate says:

    I agree! I’m a newer-ish blogger and have loved every moment of discovering others’ sites and making wonderful friends in the meantime! What I love most about the interior design/fashion bloggers, is that they are a generous, inspiring, and fabulous group of people! Oh and great picks, I’ve also been very inspired by c+k and the city sage!

    Can’t wait for the launch of “The Tobi’s” – it definitely has a nice ring to it 🙂

    Happy 4th! xoxo Crystal

  3. ooh, nice collection of blogs. I love many of those, too!

  4. thanks so much for the mention Tobi!!! so so sweet of you to include in this FANTASTIC group of bloggers! can’t wait to hopefully meet you in seattle!!

  5. Lauren says:

    Hi Tobi,

    Thanks for the awesome “shout out!” I love reading your blog too!!!

  6. Emily says:

    Hi Tobi, we are so honored to be mentioned in your daily reads! We are among such great company. So happy you joined the blogosphere- we really enjoy keeping up with your blog and your amazing projects! You are a daily inspiration! Looking forward to the “Tobi’s”!!

  7. ABC Dragoo says:


    Thank you ever-so-much for the ABCD Design Blog shout out -!- It’s a huge pleaure and very exciting for me to be listed amongst so many lovely blogs!! Thank you.

    I have been out of the loop due to our visit to France but be sure there will be a BIG ABCD Design blog post as a THANK YOU to you when we return to the States and I am back from blogging vacation.

    Warmest Regards,

  8. Ivan Meade says:

    Thanks for the mention! I feel so honored 🙂