To Gain Inspiration from Others – Blogger Love

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it’s friday and i have to brag on portland for a hot minute because look at this gorgeous sight that occurred this morning.

portland sunrise

reminder that i’m giving away a copy of  the powerful book “the four agreements” so be sure to get your name in the hat (this particular hat is virtual) and change your mindset.

there have been some fantastic pieces written in blog world lately so i’d like to share a few of my favorites from the past few weeks:

kayla (kayla hollatz) “why you should share your competitor’s content

i appreciated kayla’s insight into why we should continue to support and lift up our ‘competitors’ and how that doesn’t actually detract from our own following/business. smart lady (and she has a a book of poems due out soon i am incredibly excited about!)

emily (ember grey) “the gap”

my mouth literally dropped open when i read the quote emily’s husband shared with her about being a creative and the ‘the gap’ that exists. it’s a quote from ira glass about continuing to produce our art (in whatever form) even though we know there’s a gap between where we want to be and where we are. inspiring reminder!

amanda (amanda moments) “when plans change

i enjoyed reading about amanda’s process of changing some of her big plans to get into a house this year. instead, she’s paying off her debt and shares how this has been happening, even though change can be hard. also check out her new blog redesign!

emma (emma lincoln): “money isn’t your problem, fear is your problem.

such an honest view into how emma dealt with her boyfriend’s money spending habits compared to hers. she has great insight into dealing with money. turns out love and money really do need to go together, whether you like it or not. she’s also hilariously real.

meagan (all the joys blog): “when the timing is right” 

this post totally took me by surprise! while i’m not a mother, reading about the intense “mom guilt” about taking time without her children to be with just her husband was incredibly insightful for me. i love that she is putting her marriage first because then everyone benefits. her destination for vacation isn’t half bad either. i’m also linking up with her for blogger love!

i hope that your weekend is filled with happiness, love and good food!


  1. Emma Lincoln

    March 6, 2015 at 8:28 am

    Aw, you’re so sweet! 🙂 And it’s amazing how many of these posts I’ve read this week – great minds think alike, clearly. Happy Friday!
    Emma Lincoln recently posted…4 Things I Learned about Travel Hacking

    • chelsea

      March 7, 2015 at 11:39 am

      absolutely! loved your honest post about this because i’ve been there FOR SURE. hope you’ve had a great week, emma!

  2. Laura

    March 6, 2015 at 9:08 am

    just checked out all these posts and they are fab, thanks so much for sharing!

  3. Elizabeth T

    March 6, 2015 at 10:10 am

    So many great posts I have to check out now! PS-I’m totally jealous of that view!!
    Elizabeth T recently posted…Currently | March

  4. Emily

    March 6, 2015 at 10:15 am

    Wow, what an unbelievable sunrise!! Seriously beautiful. Thanks so much for the blog love, Chelsea! 🙂 Have an awesome weekend!!

  5. Kait

    March 6, 2015 at 5:06 pm

    OH SNAP – that $$$ one though. Just cut me to my core alright?!

    Sad that there was a shaming herpes reference in When Plans Change post though, both from a social justice perspective and an educational one.

    I also really enjoy using for sharing other’s content (particularly place likes Elite Daily). It lets you put a call to action in a post.

    And thus you’ve received your first stream-of-consciousness comment. Hope you enjoyed it. 😉
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    • chelsea

      March 7, 2015 at 11:42 am

      ohh haven’t used before, i’ll have to check it out! thanks kate…i always learn much from you! totally loved your stream of consciousness comment-you da best 🙂

  6. leelee

    March 7, 2015 at 9:10 am

    I am interested to read more about handling money. Thanks for sharing such helpful links.
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    • chelsea

      March 7, 2015 at 11:43 am

      thanks so much for sharing what you’d love to read more about, lee lee! i have some more posts coming up about this (actually from emma herself!) because money can be such a tricky topic. thanks for your comment!

  7. Amanda Wood

    March 7, 2015 at 8:50 pm

    Loved all of those posts too!
    Amanda Wood recently posted…These are a Few of My Favorite Things

  8. Amanda

    March 7, 2015 at 11:10 pm

    Thanks for including me in your list! I’ll have to check out your other picks too:)
    Amanda recently posted…Style Challenge: February

    • chelsea

      March 11, 2015 at 7:57 am

      of course! hope you’re having a good week, amanda 🙂

  9. Melissa C

    March 10, 2015 at 5:04 am

    these were all incredible posts! and that picture!!! GORGEOUS!!! I hope you’re having a great week so far
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