Yesterday, April wrote a post on which type of blogs are most appealing. I've never been one for professional blogs (although I really, really enjoy reading Cupcakes and Cashmere) but lately, some of my favorite real life blogs have gotten a little out of control with the constant affiliate links for things they want to buy (or want you to buy) and that gets old for me, week after week after week. All the Nordstrom Sale picks became such overkill, and I absolutely hate it when a bunch of bloggers clearly got the same opportunity from a vendor and talk about their unanimous love for it.
I like real real life bloggers. I'm not super drawn to fancy photoshop collages or perfectly staged modeling shoots, in fact, the blogs I check everyday are far from that. I like to know what people eat during the day, what they have on their DVR, what they wore out on girls night, and their weekly pregnancy updates because I find it fascinating how other people live their lives authentically. Just my two cents, but I'd love to hear yours.
My beloved Nook crashed and died this week. It won't hold a charge and now it won't even turn on. I've been without it for a week and I already miss my nightly reading. I'm scared that Barnes and Noble might not stick around for years to come, so I decided to get a kindle and a new Jonathon Adler case for it.
I'm so excited because I have another trip planned to Chicago over Labor Day weekend for my cousin's wedding. It makes it much easier being so far away when I have trips to see my family every 6-8 weeks. My parents have decided to build a new house in our same neighborhood so I really want to soak in these next few trips home.