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A few days ago, I was asked to give you all an updated blog roll – you know, a list of the blogs that I love to read.


I read SO many blogs that it’s hard to give a comprehensive list – which is why I don’t keep a traditional blog roll – but I thought I could compile a few that I’ve been really loving lately…


I’ve been reading some of these blogs for well over four years.  I feel like I know these people.  I guess I do.  Just like you know me if you’ve been reading for a while (thank you!).


Healthy Living + Lifestyle


Running Blogs


Fashion and Home Design Blogs


Vegetarian Blogs


Triathlon Blogs


Mom Blogs


Funny Blogs


Social Media Blogs


Advice + Inspiration Blogs


I know that I’m forgetting so many amazing blogs.  You should see my Google Reader – it’s FULL of stuff.  But, like a said, the above blogs are just a few of my favorites.


What blogs do you love to read?



  • Claire @ Live and Love to Eat December 14, 2012, 9:13 am

    I like fashion blogs too – J’s Daily Fashion is my fav!

    • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 9:15 am

      I forgot about her! love her.

    • Stephanie C December 14, 2012, 11:05 am

      I love cupcakes and cashmere!!

  • Elisabeth December 14, 2012, 9:20 am

    I routinely read:
    Kath Eats
    Baby KERF
    PB Fingers
    Eat Live Run
    Carrots n Cake
    Meals and Miles
    Daily Garnish
    The Shu Box
    Runs for Cookies
    Success Along the Weigh

  • Katie @ Talk Less, Say More December 14, 2012, 9:24 am

    I follow most of these blogs – definitely some great reads on that list! 🙂

  • Shannon December 14, 2012, 9:30 am

    I love love love

    Suri’s Burn Book
    Casey Leigh
    Living in Yellow
    and I have to plug my own….

    Thanks for sharing Caitlin!

  • ellalinea December 14, 2012, 9:35 am

    I’m suprised that “the hungry runner girl” is not listed.. I love to read her blog 🙂

    • Amy December 14, 2012, 11:50 am

      Me too! It’s my favorite. 🙂

  • Katie @ Peace Love & Oats December 14, 2012, 9:35 am

    I read a lot of those blogs, as well as a lot of local Chicago bloggers and a few others like Hungry Runner Girl, Lindsay’s List, Cotter Cruch and Tina Reale.

    • Whitney December 14, 2012, 10:06 am

      Love HungryRunnerGirl!! She is funny, a great mom and a badass runner! 🙂

  • Lindsey @ Chick Flick Chic December 14, 2012, 9:35 am

    I LOVE Dear Prudence and Dan Savage! I’m curious as to why you have mixed feelings about Prudie’s advice? I always find the comments section on Slate so interesting!

  • Sharon December 14, 2012, 9:45 am

    Wandering Through Nothingness
    Beach Walking in the Desert
    Fed Well
    Bon Appetempt
    Better With Butter

  • jenn December 14, 2012, 9:56 am

    would “eat, live, run” fit in anywhere? I am not sure where I would place her. Do you read much of her blog? thanks!

    • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 12:03 pm

      Baking blog, I guess! I’ve known Jenna for about four years and check in her blog regularly still 🙂 I don’t eat a lot of the things that she cooks so I read once a week or so just to see if she’s put up any personal posts. She’s great and I’m so happy she just got engaged. Yayyyyy!

  • Laura @ Backstage Balance December 14, 2012, 10:04 am

    I also love Hungry Runner Girl! Janae is hilarious and her baby daughter is adorable.
    Another blog I read daily is Shut up and Run, Beth is unabashedly awesome, has a crude sense of humor that I get a kick out of, and she’s a running coach so there are great running articles.

  • Kara December 14, 2012, 10:05 am

    Isn’t “That Wife” the blog where she keeps her baby in a bathroom and triple diapered her baby to avoid having to get up at night and change him? Someone was telling me about that blog the other day and I thought they must be exaggerating, but apparently not. I hope you aren’t reading that for actual parenting advice haha.

    • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 12:02 pm

      I think Jenna gets a really bad rap. Unfairly. I really like her a lot, even though I do not agree with all of her opinions. One of the things that I like about her is she is not afraid to have an opinion that is different than other people’s, and she is not afraid to change her opinions as she grows and learns more. No idea about triple wrapping baby in diapers but her son did have his crib in their walk-in closet. They lived in a two bedroom apartment and the other bedroom was an office and playspace I think. I don’t know why people got SO worked up about him sleeping in the closet – it’s dark, quiet, and he’s a baby – what does he care? Probably 1/2 of the world’s babies would kill to sleep in a large walk-in closet with heating and quiet.

      • Kara December 14, 2012, 12:08 pm

        1/2 of the world’s babies would kill? This doesn’t bode well for our society’s future.

        • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 12:11 pm


          • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 12:37 pm

            This thread has started a whole lot of feedback on Jenna, some of which is really mean. Everyone is entitled to their own opinions, but I’m not going to publish comments that attack someone else; that’s just not what HTP is about. I guess we can sum this thread up by saying that TW is a controversial blog 🙂 Moving on…

      • Margaret December 14, 2012, 12:52 pm

        Please at least let a comment through or respond yourself that it was not a walk-in closet, nor a crib, but a play-n-pack in the second bathroom.

        • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 12:54 pm

          There you go!

          • Rachel December 17, 2012, 4:12 pm

            I think it’s cool that you let that comment through, Caitlin, really, but doesn’t the baby in the bathroom thing strike you as a bit off? Can you think of a scenario where you would have Henry sleep in a pack-n-play in a bathroom? (I don’t mean like on vacation, but as his permanent sleeping spot)

          • Caitlin December 17, 2012, 4:55 pm

            Ha. I feel like if I answer this and you don’t like my answer, I’ll get booed. 😉

    • Jackie December 15, 2012, 7:40 pm

      I think it’s funny that people got so worked up over the diaper thing when Pampers has a commercial out about how their diapers keep babies dry for 12 hours.

  • Stellina @ My Yogurt December 14, 2012, 10:12 am

    I love and read a lot of those blogs too! 🙂 J’s everyday fashion is great for fashion!

  • Reenie December 14, 2012, 10:15 am

    Oh gosh, I have so many. Of course your’s, Meals & Miles, Fitnessista, YHL, Enjoying the Small Things (a must read…. and her book too), Better After, NieNie, Funky Junk Interiors, An Inch of Gray, Bower Power, The Cottage Nest, A Beautiful Mess, Elizabeth Writes, House of Smiths, Maillardville Manor, Matt, Liz and Madeline, My Dear Trash, Pinstrosity, P.W., Four Men & a Lady, Thrifty Decor Chick, Tuesdays with Dorie, Vintage Revivals, The Wanna Be Athlete, The Mom, Kristen’s Creations………. and others!! HA!

    Reading my list ~ it’s a wonder I get anything done. 😮

  • nicole December 14, 2012, 10:18 am

    I start every morning with:
    Healthy Tipping Point
    The Fitnessisita
    Oh She Glows
    Daily Garnish

    I have learned so much from each one of them, tried new recipes, cried and laughed! Like you said, it feels like I ‘know’ each one of them, as well the new babies in the last year and a bit! I ran into some one at work who actually reads them as well, and we referred to you all by first name and chatted about you like you were our best friends, only to wish that one day we could meet you!


  • Gretchen December 14, 2012, 10:31 am

    Thanks for the shout-out, love!! I hope you’re enjoying the book!

    Obviously you’ve been in my reader since, like, day 1. My list pretty much mimics yours, except none of the mommy blogs (for obvious reasons, hahaha) and I also need to add The Oatmeal under funny blogs. Also, I should probably add pretty much ALL THE WEDDING BLOGS… because I’m a crazy person who reads wedding blogs regularly even though I’m not engaged yet… Don’t tell my boyfriend. 😉

    • Gretchen December 14, 2012, 10:33 am

      OH! And if anybody is looking for another funny blog that’s newer to the circuit, you should check out my friend Aileen’s blog: If the Mean Girls reference in the title isn’t enough, you should just know she’s flipping hilarious. And she’s also the editor of my book, so she’s really good at writing ‘n’ stuff.

  • Beth @ 990 Square December 14, 2012, 10:38 am

    I read most of the blogs on your list. And some local baltimore blogs.

    I am sad to see that there aren’t really any bloggers that aren’t “big” on your list. There are a lot of us out there, chugging along, post after post!

  • Liz @ Tip Top Shape December 14, 2012, 10:38 am

    I LOVE Kendi Everyday! For a good week I would just go through all her outfits during my free time. Such fashion inspiration there!

    As for food blogs I always read:

    Annie’s Eats (my first blog ever!)
    Hungry Runner Girl
    How Sweet It Is
    Peas and Thank You (such beautiful writing here)

  • Tanner December 14, 2012, 11:01 am

    RunningOfftheReeses is HILARIOUS!!!!! She has a super witty sense of humor…I highly recommend!

  • Daniela S. December 14, 2012, 11:14 am

    My list of blogs I read overlaps somewhat with yours. In addition I have to mention the following blogs (which happen to be written by guys):

    Steve in a Speedo! Gross! (running/funny)
    DC Rainmaker (running/tri/gadget review/travel)
    I am Boring (running/funny)
    FLOAT ON (really fast running)

  • Sarah @ Yogi in Action December 14, 2012, 11:16 am

    You pretty much covered all the ones I read.

    I read:
    Eat Live Run
    Oh She Glows

    And shamelessly plugging my own blog: Yogi in action (

  • Vikki December 14, 2012, 11:43 am

    Being grateful for toilet paper and gmail is not ridiculous. (I have to use a different system with work and let me tell you, I prefer gmail.)

    Dances with Fat (I’m into HAES these days.)
    Running off the Reeses

    • Vikki December 14, 2012, 4:49 pm

      I forgot my most recent addition. Single Dad Laughing

  • Erin Margaret December 14, 2012, 11:55 am

    I wish Hyperbole & a Half would come back too. :'(

    Shameless plug? Don’t mind if I do! If you’re in the checking out new stuff mood please check out my blog:

    Its a mess. My title says “I don’t know what to call this thing right now!” I know I have s lot to give. I’m just finding my voice. 🙂

  • FitBritt@MyOwnBalance December 14, 2012, 12:00 pm

    Obviously HTP!
    I also love the Fitnessista and Young House Love!
    One of my favs is Iowa Girl Eats
    Caitlin you turned me onto to Carrots N Cake
    I also like Bess Be Fit, Erica D. House & Blogilates
    Also, MyOwnBalance (sorry, I also am shamlessly plugging)

  • Kim December 14, 2012, 12:06 pm

    I’d highly recommend my sister’s mama blog, She’s #8 in the list of top baby blogs right now!

  • Whitney December 14, 2012, 12:08 pm

    Do you personally know Peanut Butter Runner? She lives in Charlotte as well.. suprised you don’t read her blog.

    • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 12:12 pm

      yes i know her and yes i read her blog! i love it 🙂 like i said, i read sooo many blogs and i cant list them all!

    • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) December 14, 2012, 1:15 pm

      I love Jen! She’s as awesome in person as she is on her blog.

  • Tammy Root December 14, 2012, 12:36 pm

    Wow! You do read A LOT of blogs! How do you find time to get work done??? 😉

    • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 12:38 pm

      speed reader!!! LOL. nap time reader?!

  • Gina (fitnessista) December 14, 2012, 1:02 pm

    thank you so much for including me! <3
    i read all of the blogs you listed, and also love:
    rockstar diaries
    peanut butter runner
    how sweet it is
    hungry runner girl and
    eat live run

  • Brittany (Healthy Slice of Life) December 14, 2012, 1:15 pm

    A lot of my favorites are listed there, too!

  • Michelle December 14, 2012, 1:19 pm

    Thanks so much for including me 🙂 I feel like I read so many blogs, I could never list them all. Thank goodness for Flipboard!

  • Kerry December 14, 2012, 1:32 pm

    I think I asked for this when I was looking to add more blogs to my reader. Thanks!!!

  • Sam @ Better With Sprinkles December 14, 2012, 1:42 pm

    For the “big bloggers” I’d have to add How Sweet It Is to that list. I’ve tried a lot of her recipes (both dessert and savoury dishes) and they’ve all turned out amazing.

  • Ashley m. [at] (never home)maker December 14, 2012, 1:56 pm

    Thank you so much for including us (and reading!) I have loved following your new mom adventures so much with H! I can’t believe how big he’s getting!!!

  • Casey December 14, 2012, 2:46 pm

    I read most of what you listed Caitlin—also love PB Fingers and Iowa Girl Eats!

  • Lindsay Simone December 14, 2012, 3:05 pm

    After I have my morning mug of tea, I like to sit down and read:

    Cupcakes and Cashmere
    Man Repeller
    Meals and Miles
    Young House Love {recently met $herdog and John at a book signing. Love them}
    Eat Live Run
    Song of Style

    What did we all do before the blogosphere? I mean really, that’s why newspapers are dead, ha!

  • RunEatRepeat December 14, 2012, 3:07 pm

    Thanks for the shout out! I better go run and blog about it…

  • Lauren December 14, 2012, 3:33 pm

    Caitlin!!! I am so honored I made your list! 🙂 I know I ALWAYS tell you this, but I swear on my life, you were the very first blog I ever started reading and it changed my life. 🙂 <3 you!

    • Caitlin December 14, 2012, 3:39 pm

      thank you sweetie 🙂

  • Sharisse December 14, 2012, 4:51 pm

    I check in with HTP and the Hungry Runner Girl blogs practically once a day… sometimes more than once 🙂 Thanks for always putting out great content for us blogger stalkers to soak up.

  • SkinnyRunner December 14, 2012, 4:55 pm

    thanks for the shoutout!!

  • Alex December 14, 2012, 9:30 pm

    My favorite funny blog is The Bloggess. There are a few (OK, many) irreverent things in there, but it’s an absolute riot. Read the entry on Beyonce the metal chicken – you won’t be sorry.

  • Angela @ Eat Spin Run Repeat December 14, 2012, 10:56 pm

    OMG Caitlin you TOTALLY just made my day with that shout-out! Thank you so much!! Some of my regular reads are:
    HTP (obviously!)
    The Fitnessista
    Oh She Glows
    Peas and Thank You
    How Sweet Eats
    Zen Habits
    Sprouted Kitchen
    … and so many more that I wish I had time to read on a daily basis!

  • Sarah December 15, 2012, 12:19 am

    Thanks for the mention. I feel like I know you too and like we’ve been friends for 4+ years. <3

  • Kala December 15, 2012, 12:25 am

    love and read most on your list regularly, but must add Sweet Tater, even though she has taken a break. that blog is hilarious.

  • Anne December 15, 2012, 9:53 am

    I read the Shu box, The New me, Eat drink run (not Eat live run, I was too uncomfortable with all the jesus talk, sorry ; same thing with Peas and thank you…) and Never home maker (+Writing chapter 3), love this family.

  • Angela December 15, 2012, 10:18 am

    Thank you for the mention! It’s hard to believe I’ve been reading about your adventures for 4 years now.

    I am subscribed to a TON of blogs, but here are some of my fav veg-focused recipe blogs:

    Naturally Ella
    Oh My Veggies
    Plant Powered Kitchen
    Cookie and Kate
    Sprouted Kitchen
    Edible Perspective
    Choosing Raw
    Green Kitchen Stories
    Healthy Happy Life
    VK Rees Photography
    Vegan Richa
    Vegan Lisa

    I could go on. 🙂

  • Alisa December 15, 2012, 6:32 pm

    Bogs I love:
    Yours! I love that you post at least twice a day
    Moosh In Indy – I love Casey, her girls and her husband. He has funny posts on Babble
    Daily Garnish
    Crappy Pictures
    Finding Magnolia
    Rage Against the Minivan (I read this occasionally)
    Mommy Shorts – I love her honesty and NYC mom perspective

    I also read Babble daily and found most of the blogs through that site. Not a fan of the redesign though. I can’t find posts on topics I want as easily or find new posts by my favorites (like you!).

  • Mary Nell December 15, 2012, 9:52 pm

    I also love Green Lite Bites/Roni’s Weigh. The recipes are awesome, healthy and whole food, and she keeps it real for people like me who struggle to stay healthy and balance everything well in life.

  • Angela December 16, 2012, 1:08 am

    We have a very similar blogroll. Funny how invested we get in people’s blogs…I love it though.

  • Theodora December 16, 2012, 10:21 am

    Thanks lady! xo

  • anne p December 16, 2012, 1:18 pm

    Thank you for the love <3

    P.s. totally reading this on the beach in Costa Rica. Honeymoons rock.

  • Jolene ( December 17, 2012, 11:10 pm

    Too many to list … but I have been reading HTP since almost the beginning (back when you started See Bride Run!!!)

  • Julie December 19, 2012, 10:43 am

    I read several of those, too, but Iowa Girl Eats is one of my faves!

  • Cori @ olivetorun October 24, 2013, 8:07 pm

    So glad I found this- I need to go through it and check out the ones I don’t know. Thanks!

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