Blog Love #1

on Wednesday, 25 January 2012.

I have been blogging a while now, and I adore it- it is my creative outlet- I love documenting the life of my little girl, I have a passion for writing and taking photos, and I love the fact that I am learning and being inspired by lots of other blogs.  There are so many different types out there- funny ones, cute ones, photography ones, silly ones- I read so many now and they are all so different.

With that in mind, I have decided to start a new feature on my blog called 'Blog Love.'  Blog Love is exactly what it means, I have decided to dedicate a post a fortnight to one of my favourite bloggers or a new blogger whose blog I have started reading and love.  After all one massive part of blogging is reading and learning from others, and sharing the love.  Hopefully after reading the post and seeing the little interview I have compiled, it might make you hop on over and take a read yourself.

So without further ado I bring you to my first 'Blog Love' and this time it is the turn of.....



The owner of the rather lovely 'Dear Beautiful Boy' is Lucy and she has been blogging for seven months.  She certainly writes one of my favourite blogs of all time.  I found Lucy's blog because she started commenting on my posts- I clicked on one of her comments and was soon completely addicted to her lovely little space on the web.  Dear Beautiful Boy chronicles the life of her absolutely gorgeous son. (and also Mad's future husband!)  What strikes me most about Dear Beautiful Boy is how beautiful it is- not only is Lucy a very good photographer, she also writes in such a lovely and almost poetic way.  

I have been lucky to meet Lucy a few times now, with more times planned in the future, and I can safely say she is now a 'real life' friend as well as a 'blog friend.'  I can assure you that she is just as lovely in real life as she is on her blog- which is of course refreshing to see.

Lucy write weekly updates of her son which are so cute.  She also is keeping me in suspense with her birth story as well, and recently wrote a post about marriage which gave me goosebumps.

Here is a little bit more about her...



Tell us a little about your blog-

My blog started off as a record of everything that my baby was getting up too.  But since then, its grown a lot.  So while I still dedicate a lot of posts to him, there is a lot more talk about my life in general; my relationship, my home life and my love of photography.


What do you love about blogging?

I love that it is something that is all mine. You can't undervalue that when you are a new mummy and everything revolves around your baby. I love that it gives me a creative outlet and has ignited a passion for writing and for taking photographs which I thought I had lost at college. I also love the community of lovely people that it has introduced me to, those people keep me sane some days when all I've done all day is change nappies and listen to baby talk.


What blogs are you loving at the moment?

I love Dear Baby blog which I only found quite recently but adore. I love Holding On To The Little Things, it's just so full of prettiness. I'm rather loving Harper's Happenings too.I also love Young House Love which I've followed for years. And A Beach Cottage, which I've also been following for years and which makes me want to move to the beach.


What inspires you?

What doesn't inspire me? Music, books, art, photography, life, love, family. But more specifically, blogs inspire me all the time. And Pinterest!


What five things couldn't you live without?

My beautiful boy, my husband, my little black cat, my little grey cat and my camera.


What is your best post?

Ooooh, toughie. Can I be naughty and pick two....? This one for my little man and another one for my big man


If you have a spare minute and haven't visited Dear Beautiful Boy before, take a look, I am sure you will love it as much as I do.

In the meantime if you think I haven't read your blog before- let me know and I will be sure to check out.  Who knows who I will feature next?  After all blogging is all about sharing the love!



Comments (6)

  • Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy

    Lucy at Dear Beautiful Boy

    25 January 2012 at 22:39 |
    Thank-you for having me as your first ever Blog Love. But I think we might be spending too much time together. If you read your intro and my "what do you love about blogging" then it sounds like we were copying each other. Clearly we both like the 'creative outlet' and have a "passion for writing and photography".
    Hehehe! Spooky! X
  • JeNny paulin

    JeNny paulin

    26 January 2012 at 07:39 |
    This is a lovely little blog love feature its always nice to discover other blogs. Although i do already know about Lucy's and i agree that its very beautiful as yours is very pretty :) x
  • Bryony @

    Bryony @

    26 January 2012 at 09:09 |
    I only discovered Lucy a few weeks ago but she now firmly in my Top 5 favourite blogs! I tend to make sure I have tissues handy when I'm reading as I usually have a little blub mid-read! xx
  • Multiple Mummy

    Multiple Mummy

    26 January 2012 at 09:42 |
    What a lovely idea. You are so kind and thoughtful my dear it is untrue. As for Dear Beautiful Boy, I love her blog. I can't to start reading about a potential expanding family for her. Yu are right, her writing is very poetic.

  • Jenny (@cheetahsinshoes)

    Jenny (@cheetahsinshoes)

    26 January 2012 at 19:33 |
    I discovered Lucy last week with her lovely Inspired meme - her blog is gorgeous and I'm hoping to be joining in with Inspired again soon.
  • Pinkoddy


    26 January 2012 at 19:37 |
    What a lovely idea. Good first choice too :)

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