Every morning I have the same routine.  I wake up at 6am, wake our teenager (who could sleep through a tornado, and regularly through his alarm clock) make my coffee, turn on the morning news, and open my laptop. For 45 minutes I check my emails, make my to-do list, and pop into my Google Reader to scan a few of my favorite blogs … and enjoy the peace and quiet. 

Then the kids are up, chaos breaks out, and I enter the morning scramble of getting the kids ready, making lunches and dropping everyone off at school, hopefully on time, with jackets, lunches, and homework in hand.

But that 45 minutes every morning is my saving grace. It’s the one thing that prepares me for the day ahead.

My favorite lifestyle blogs
Want to know what I’ve been reading lately? Here are 5 of my favorite blogs. Go and check them out, they are fabulous, inspiring, and always make me smile. 


She inspires me to be a better photographer, and better mother.  She has the most wonderful adventures and activities planned for her children, and she captures them so beautifully.

Simple as That

She really does make things seem that way.  Although a few photographs from her recent trip to Gargantua Caves did leave me holding my breath just a little.

A Beautiful Mess

But seriously, who doesn’t love their blog? They make everything from cooking, to decor, and style seem so easy.


I absolutely love her ‘this moment’ posts.  She reminds me that I need to capture more of these and live more in the moment.


Melissa truly is one of the sweetest people I have met. Her thrift store find fashion and decor makeovers are amazing.  Now if only she would come and lay out my clothes for me each day so I stay out of my sweats.

Do you have favorite blogs that you cannot wait to read every day? 

Does a morning latte make your breakfast better and get your day started off on the right foot?

Visit the Breakfast Project and leave me a comment with at least one of your favorite blogs (because I’m always looking for more blogs to add to my Reader) and I will choose one person to receive a little gift pack from MilkMustache.com.

Don’t forget, you can also find easy tips, recipes &
ideas for making lattes, cappuccinos or other coffee drinks at home on
The Breakfast Project, or on the Milk Mustache Facebook Page.  

Note: This sweepstakes is open to entrants with US mailing addresses only , who are over the age of 18. No purchase necessary. Void where prohibited by law. Entries close Friday October 19 and 10pm PST.


Disclosure: I have received products and compensation from MilkMustache.com and The Motherhood for my participation in this campaign. #LatteLove


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:) :) October 12, 2012 - 7:51 pm

Thank you so much for sending a huge dose of sunshine into my day!!!! So honored!!!! Xoxoxoxxoxo

Leah October 12, 2012 - 11:44 pm

Thanks for these wonderful blog suggestions! I just subscribed to three of them and can’t wait to start reading!

Tonya Staab October 15, 2012 - 8:38 am

Yay, so glad you subscribed to a few of my favorite blogs Leah.

Tonya Staab October 15, 2012 - 8:47 am

my pleasure, and thank you for constantly keeping me entertained and inspired.


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