blog reading + a few links


as you may know, google reader is going buh-bye as of july 1st.  i used google reader, kind of.  i followed a lot of blogs and then never really read the posts.  i am one of those, that a lot of times, goes directly to the blogger’s site.  and, i sign up for a few e-mail subscriptions of my absolute faves, so i don’t miss a thing.

in case your wondering, i tried feedly and bloglovin.  i really liked the aesthetic of feedly but found i preferred using it on my iPad.  what i also found was that i wasn’t really reading my subscriptions again, like google reader, and just would end up marking everything as “read.”  i did, however, start keeping up again with blogs on bloglovin.  first, i get an e-mail with all my subscriptions, which kind of works for me.  i can’t help but take a peek.  and, if i read from the site directly i really like the way it previews (a little more visual like a facebook feed).  what i also like about bloglvin is that it gives bloggers the pageviews and you can comment directly on bloglovin.  ok, even better, you can pin to pinterest directly from bloglovin!   if you’ve been following la la lovely on google reader you can switch here:

+ La La Lovely on BLOGLOVIN
+ La La Lovely on FEEDLY

*and, if you are new to Bloglovin’ than here is a really helpful tutorial.  also, it is SUPER easy to transfer over all the blogs you read (move your google reader rss feed to bloglovin) to bloglovin.  just follow these directions.  takes 2 minutes.  promise!   happy weekend, friends!  xo

(click on through for fave friday links)


01 /  if you’re going to wear flowers in your hair.
02 /  for your mag stack this weekend.
03 /  is skinny the same in different cities?
04 /  this is happening in my blender this weekend.
05 /  are you a re-thinker?  i want to be thinking about this.

i also write for Euro Style Lighting and this week i’m all about mixing patterns and great light fixtures.  check it out here.

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image : via wit and delight



  • Dominique Chrisotffersen
    Commented on June 21st, 2013 at 4:27am

    Thank you so much for those links Trina! I have been stressing every time that evil Google pop up reminder would scream at me. The blogs I follow are such an awesome outlet of so many different things in my life. With a husband and three littles it was so handy to check in at one spot for my fix. Thanks for keeping my bit of escapism alive for me! Love your blog and all of it’s varying facets. In referring to one of your previous posts I don’t think you need to define it. I love the mix of style and real life. It is what keeps it real and brings humanity to you and your sweet family life. Thanks for sharing. D

  • Trina
    Commented on June 21st, 2013 at 9:22am

    so glad this was helpful. i seriously find it so much easier to read blogs with bloglovin. thank you so much for following along on la la lovely. means so much. and for your kind words on not having to define the site. it truly is a place where i share inspiration and that of course, varies. and hey, women are complicated right! and mostly, thanks for saying that its real and brings humanity….. that is what is what i want more than anything. xo . trina

  • Victoria
    Commented on June 21st, 2013 at 7:37am

    Thank You! I was dreading switching from blogger to something else! bloglovin’ is awesome and the switch took about 2 seconds!

  • Trina
    Commented on June 21st, 2013 at 9:20am

    yay! i think it is pretty awesome… simple and very visual wich i love. thanks for following along! xo . t

  • Alexa
    Commented on June 21st, 2013 at 10:21am

    Thanks for the links…and we just made the switch to Blog Lovin. :)

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