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Great Reads Tour 2013 - Part II

by - Friday, December 27, 2013

It's Part II of the Great Reads tour. I've asked some of my favourite bloggers to highlight two of their posts from this year and I've also included one of my picks. Enjoy another look at these great reads!


Katie says: Bower Power is the quirky ’everything’ blog where the Bower family catalogs their home renovations, crafts, photography tips and their boy’s random acts of awesomeness. The Bower family is slowly making their house a home, figuring out how to do parenthood, and laughing their way through this ride called life. 

Most Popular Post - The wood accent wall in Will's old nursery
Favourite Post - The geometric ball craft
Rambling Renovators' Pick - Katie effortlessly blends thoughtfulness and humour in her posts. Confessions of a Middle Aged Mother does just that.

Reichel says: I'm all about achieving designer looks for the home on any budget. I feature daily high/low finds as well as weekly high-end room "redos", where you can recreate the look for less. 

Most Popular Post - My most popular post this year is this gorgeous gray living room redo; one of my favorites as well.
Favourite Post - My favorite post is Arden & Conrad's room reveal. This was such a fun (yet super hard) room to design and I just love how it turned out.
Rambling Renovators' Pick - I thought Reichel's sophisticated black Christmas tree was totally unexpected and such a daring choice. So chic!

Karen says: My name's Karen. I do stuff. Cooking, building, designing, growing. I put all the stuff I do on my website The Art of Doing Stuff.

Most Popular Post - How to make an iPhone armband for running out of a dirty, old sock. It doesn't really have to be dirty. But it can be!
Favourite Post - I have two favourite posts from this past year: Bikram Yoga (an adventure in vomit!) and One mantle, 24 looks
Rambling Renovators' Pick - Karen is full of clever and useful information. She takes mundane subjects like How To Harvest and Store Potatoes and makes them interesting and hilarious. Read it. You know you want to know!

Amy says: Love On Sunday was born out of the desire to live the life I've always wanted. I love to create and my blog shares my passion for styling, DIY's, vintage furniture, thrifting and finding beauty in the old and imperfect.

Most Popular Post - My most popular post is 'Printable Tags for Your Homemade Gifts'. I designed these free printable tags to finish off all my homemade presents this year. I also styled and photographed the entire post which was tons of fun!
Favourite Post - It would have to be my behind-the-scenes series with Chatelaine. This experience was definitely one of the highlights of my year and I captured it with photos and videos.
Rambling Renovators' Pick - Amy's Thrifted Thursday series is always a treat. I love hearing about the great finds, the stories behind the pieces and the awesome transformations of things that might have been found in the trash heap.

More great reads next week!

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