The Life of Jennifer Dawn: Best Blogs to Follow with Published Books

Thursday, February 25, 2016

Best Blogs to Follow with Published Books

Which came first--the blog or the book? For some of the authors mentioned below, it was the blog that came about as a result of publishing a book. But for many bloggers listed in this post, a book was born as a product of their amazing blog. Today I'm sharing a list of bloggers/authors and the books they've published. You'll find blogs and books from several genres including DIY, cooking, inspirational, crafting, and more! Whether you're an avid reader of books or blogs, you're sure to find some fabulous new reading material in the list below! 

This month's theme for our Behind the Blog Series is Blogs We Love! When I started thinking about all of the blogs that I follow, it seemed like an impossible task to narrow the list down to just a few of my favorites. That's when the idea came to incorporate another one of my loves into the list--books! With that criteria in mind, it became a little easier to narrow my list down. I know there are so many other bloggers out there who have published fantastic pieces of work, but the ones below are some of my tip top favorites whether it be for their creativity, stunning photos, or beautiful way with words! Without further delay, here they are--20 talented bloggers that I read and follow and the books they've published. Enjoy this list of must-see, must-read blogs and books!

1. One Thousand Gifts by Ann Voskamp of A Holy Experience

2. The Handbuilt Home by Ana White of the blog Ana White

3. Inspired You by Marian Parsons aka Miss Mustard Seed

4. The Inspired Room: Simple Ideas to Love the Home You Have by Melissa Michaels of The Inspired Room

5. Young House Love: 243 Ways to Paint, Craft, Update & Show Your Home Some Love by Sherry and John Petersik of the blog Young House Love

6. What Katie Ate: Recipes and Other Bits and Pieces by Katie Quinn Davies of What Katie Ate

7. Decorate with Flowers by Holly Becker of Decor 8

8. The Nesting Place by Myquillyn Smith of The Nester

9. Living Well Spending Less: 12 Secrets of the Good Life by Ruth Soukup from the blog Living Well Spending Less

10. A Beautiful Mess Happy Handmade Home by Elsie Larson and Emma Chapman of A Beautiful Mess

11. Homemakers: A Domestic Handbook for the Digital Generation by Brit Morin of Brit + Co

12. Oh Joy!: 60 Ways to Create & Give Joy by Joy Cho of the blog Oh Joy!

13. Handmade Style by Anna Graham of the blog Noodlehead

14. Fabrics A to Z by Dana Willard of the blog MADE

15. Handmade Walls: 22 Inspiring Ideas to Bring Your Walls to Life by Jamin and Ashely Mills of The Handmade Home

16. Make & Share Random Acts of Kindness by Mique Provost of Thirty Handmade Days

17. Party in a Jar by Vanessa Coppola of See Vanessa Craft

18. Kara's Party Ideas by Kara Allen of the blog Kara's Party Ideas

19. Push-up Pops by Courtney Dial Whitmore of Pizzazzerie

20. The Organically Clean Home by Becky Rapinchuk of Clean Mama

I have a little secret to share with you. I've actually been working on a book with Menucha from Moms & Crafters. We are in the early stages of this process, but we have a fantastic idea that I can hardly wait to tell you about. For now, I'm casting my dream of a book into blogland with high hopes that we can make it happen by the end of this year. I'll be sure to reveal more details with you as the time draws near.

More About The Behind the Blog Series...
This post is the second installment of a series I'm doing with several other bloggers. Each month we'll be sharing what goes on behind the scenes of blogging. You can read more about the series here. Grab a cup of coffee, get cozy, and take some time to read through these fantastic bloggers' favorite blogs!

Behind the Blog: Blogs I Love | The Speckled Palate
Blogs with Crafts You Can Actually Make! | Moms & Crafters
Blogs This Blogger Loves | Smart Girls DIY
Why Networking Can Make or Break Your Blog | Arts & Crackers
Best Blogs to Follow with Published Books | The Life of Jennifer Dawn (You're here!)

Do you follow any of the blogs on this list above? What blogs are your favorites? Is there one you think should be on this list? I'd love to hear about it!

Happy reading!
Oh, and thanks for following along!

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  1. There is a wonderful blog that I follow for easy craft ideas, DIY, kid play recipes, and some awesome food ideas. It's called The Life of Jennifer Dawn.
    She hasn't yet published any books but I really hope she does soon!

  2. I can't wait to check out some of the suggestions you listed on this post! I love reading blogs and books so what a great combination! What exciting news on the book you have in progress! You are inspiring me to dream about my own goals for the future!

  3. What a great list of blogs and books! Now I know where to go when I need ideas and recipes!


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