Almost half a year ago (wow!) I wrote a short post focusing on free programs to use for photo editing. Push came to shove and I put aside writing about blogging for a bit (after all, there are so many recipe and crafting posts to do!). But I’ve been steadily collecting resources and cool stuff related to blogging, and now I’m ready to share again!
Oh. My. Gosh. If you haven’t been on PicMonkey in a bit, GET THERE. They’ve just launched a new version which includes (get ready for it) the option to use ANY font you have loaded on your computer. Honestly, that was my biggest gripe when it came to PicMonkey– I got tired of the same fonts even. Now that they’ve added that function, I don’t have to jump between photo editors to get the look I want. You don’t have to do anything to get the feature either– just switch the toggle to the “From My Computer” section when you add text. (Just a heads up: when I added more fonts to my computer, it took a few hours before they populated in PicMonkey.)
And that leads me to the next resource: DaFont. With literally thousands of free fonts to choose from, your possibilities to make your blog gorgeous are pretty much endless. I’m probably late to the party, but once I discovered it, I fell in love with typography all over again. (These are free for personal use. Some of the fonts ask you to pay a small fee– usually $5– to use them commercially.)
Another great site for finding free fonts to spice things up, Font Squirrel‘s download is quick (and not sketchy in the slightest). It also only has free commercial-use fonts.
Mi Dulce de Melocoton
There aren’t a lot of graphics on this blogger’s site, but the ones that she does have are adorably cute. (I’m a big fan of her free washi tape graphics!) Check them out and leave her a message!
We Lived Happily Ever After
A fellow military spouse runs this blog and offers a ton of design tutorials. Check her out– she has an eye for design and has a lot of fantastic advice! (Even though I think I’m pretty plugged into the military blogging community, I’m not sure how I missed this one!)
And there you go! What else would you add to this list? Where do you get your blog inspiration from?