Jana Says

Living life from cover to cover

Blogs you should read instead of mine, part 2

There’s no weekly recap this week since I’m still on vacation but I was actually proactive and got this little space here set up ahead of time but I thought it’d be a good idea to point you to some other great blogs to read. I did a part 1 back in September so you should take a look at those, too. 

Life According to Steph–for whatever reason, she wasn’t on the first list but how could I leave off someone I’ve known off and on for 20 years AND who’s my co-host for all things bookish? I know most of you already know Steph and her awesomeness but if you don’t, visit her now. 

Femme Frugality–I can’t say enough nice things about Brynne. Also her blog is wonderful for frugal living tips and she has a great series on her Around the World in 80 Books reading challenge. 

A Mindful Migration–Tanya is new to me but I feel like I’ve known her forever. She writes about mindful living and her struggles with self-confidence and self-esteem (I relate all too well) and has some wonderful insight and DIY tips and cat pictures. 

Budget and the Beach–another Tonya, another awesome blog. This Tonya is also my roommate at FinCon. She writes about all kinds of finance related stuff from transitioning to being a freelancer to full-time worker to health and fitness on a budget to general lifestyle subjects. PLUS she makes killer videos. Visit her and her Budget and the Beach TV, too. 

I Pick Up Pennies–what I love about Abby’s blog is that she’s so open about her struggles with depression and infertility along with her financial ups and downs. It’s rare to find a blogger like that, so willing to share so much of her life with her readers and in a way that’s fun and engaging to read. 

I plan to do a part 3 in June when I’m in Phoenix so there’ll be more recommendations coming at you then. In the meantime, let me know:

What are some of your favorite blogs I should be reading?


resized signature 2


  1. Nadine

    Ohhh thanks! Other than Steph, I haven’t seen these other blogs. Off to go stalk! Thanks for making my Friday more productive!
    Nadine recently posted…Friday FavoritesMy Profile

  2. Kelli

    Mindful Migration sounds interesting, I think I’ll check it out!

  3. Linda sheridan

    You know my favorite ! I love reading these blogs! I will check out the others on your list!
    Happy April! My family April fool’s me all year long and I fall for it every time. Lol!
    Love. Steph’s. Momma.

  4. Tonya@Budget and the Beach

    Awe, thanks so much Jana! Hope you are enjoying your vacation!
    Tonya@Budget and the Beach recently posted…Ikigai is Not Some Creepy Dude at the BarMy Profile

  5. Stephanie

    Oo yay these are some finance blogs I didn’t know, excited to go check them out!
    Stephanie recently posted…My Stripper Name Is Crystal KnoxMy Profile

  6. SMD @ Life According to Steph

    Thanks for the links and the inclusion!
    SMD @ Life According to Steph recently posted…Shit MFD Said Vol 28My Profile

  7. kristen

    off to check out the others, i know steph of course, you guys are the best. hope you’re enjoying your vacation!
    kristen recently posted…Disciplined in April + Link Up RemindersMy Profile

  8. Michelle

    Great list of blogs. I read them all!
    Michelle recently posted…Learning to Embrace the Positives While Dealing with DebtMy Profile

  9. Tanya @ A Mindful Migration

    Thanks for including me, Jana! I truly appreciate it and honored to be in such good company. I’m so glad that we connected. Your blog is one of my favorites and I LOVE the Show Us Your Books linkup. šŸ™‚
    Tanya @ A Mindful Migration recently posted…March Recap: The Things Iā€™m LovingMy Profile

  10. Ali A

    LOVE bloggers supporting other bloggers, and LOVE finding new blogs to read (I’ve decided since I’m terrible at keeping up with reading books, reading blogs will have to suffice).

  11. Brittany Pines

    Thanks for this, it’s always good to have new blogs!

  12. Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders

    I love Stephanie’s blog so much! I think that I stumbled upon both of yours for the show us your books linkup and I’ve loved reading your blogs ever since!
    Ashley @ The Wandering Weekenders recently posted…An Easter Weekend In The Hill CountryMy Profile

  13. Christina

    Yay! I love getting to know new-to-me blogs!

  14. Abigail @ipickuppennies

    In ADDITION to yours, silly. And thanks for the mention!

    I recently picked up She Picks Up Pennies and The Yachtless into my reads. I really like both of those. Pretend to be Poor and JohnJaneDoe are also fun reads.
    Abigail @ipickuppennies recently posted…General updateMy Profile

  15. lisacng @ expandng.com

    You probably didn’t have Steph’s blog the first time because you assumed everybody was already reading hers, duh ;). Have fun on vacation!
    lisacng @ expandng.com recently posted…Five on FridayMy Profile

  16. Amber

    I will check some of these out!
    Amber recently posted…9 Thoughts I’ve Had During A Base Housing Pre-InspectionMy Profile


Leave a Comment

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

CommentLuv badge