Week by week, there are certain websites I visit on repeat—they are tried and true favorites. I always find it interesting to learn what other bloggers and creative professionals keep typing into their browsers every day, so I thought I'd share which ones I can't go too many days without!
Of course, there are the givens. Facebook to keep up with friends and family, Blogger because that's where my blog started and I don't do well with change, and gmail because I have five separate email accounts and this is the best way I've found to keep them straight in one place. I've tried websites like evernote and various scheduling types of websites to keep you on task, but I really don't care for them. I find that I get more distracted with the more places I have my "to-do's" listed, so I write everything down in a planner (this one is my favorite). I'm also a big fan of internet bookmarks—I put websites into bookmark categories all day long. I have a category for "Baby Stokes," one for our new house, and so on. I also use the "reading list" (which comes on any Safari browser) every day. Whenever I find an article I want to go back and read, into the reading list it goes.
Here are some other websites I keep on repeat.
I check them out every day to see the current sale events, since new items are constantly being added and it's all expertly curated. OKL is also a great site to go to for inspiration—the stories in their style section are so good. I've found many of my favorite home tours there. Here are a few pretty things I spotted on the website yesterday: this mirror, these stylish matchboxes, and this jute tote.
If you haven't jumped on this email newsletter yet, it's high time you do. Watching the news depresses me and I don't have time to sift through tons of articles to find out what's going on in the world. If you're like me, you'll love theSkimm.
Definitely one of my go-to's for furniture and decor. The prices are always right and the selection is huge. Here are some things on the site right now: the perfect pajamas for the season, a pouf like the one I had some people ask about on my instagram pic here (although it looks much darker online, doesn't it?), and an antique grey rattan stool that would be the perfect partner to any accent chair.
I'm sure most of you agree with me that amazon is like internet gold, right? I place on order on there almost once a week—coffee table books, decor, shoes, cotton balls... you name it. We should play a game... let me know in the comments what the most random thing you've ever ordered from Amazon is!
Since being pregnant, I've definitely been a little lazier getting out of bed in the mornings...meaning I'm less tired at night and am usually up pinning on my iPad while getting sleepy. Especially with us getting started on some house projects, I'm digging deep for inspiration!
Might not visit this website as often as the others, but I have to share because this is by far the easiest way to clean up your inbox. Somehow, I keep getting signed up for countless junk emails and this is a great way to unsubscribe all at once.
This is my favorite shopping website. I jump right to the contemporary section and am able to see what's trending now. If you're logged in, they also monitor your previous purchases and have a section of recommendations especially for you. Right now there are tons of spring collections being released, which has me itching for warm weather already. I swear it was just in the 80s a week or so ago and I was so over it!
Because sometimes you need a little randomness to break up your day.
What are your most visited websites? Oops, I did leave off Pandora. When I'm accessing the website (as opposed to the app), it's usually because I want some background music for working. My favorite station is probably "Beast of Burden" radio. Let me know what your favorites are!