Grand Rapids, Meet your Bloggers
Grand Rapids is home to so many creative and inspiring people carving their own way in this new social media world. Grand Rapids has some seriously impressive talent!
Greater Grand Rapids Writers, Influencers, and Bloggers
We’ve rounded up quite a few of the bloggers that call West Michigan home, but I’m sure there are more.
Drop us a comment with a link and description to any other influencers you know of in the area. We love our community!
Melody is the Chief Fun Finder at Grand Rapids Kids, KZOO Kids, and Lansing Family Fun. Her websites offer tools like a calendar of local events, helpful articles, travel guides and sponsorship opportunities. Plus, she’s launching a family magazine in Grand Rapids for fall 2018!
She loves working with her team of creative moms to serve the West Michigan community and has a passion for exploring, too. “I love traveling and being able to pour into the community. Plus, what I do on a daily basis is never the same, so I don’t get a chance to get bored, which is wonderful. We are constantly moving to the next level.”
Sweet + Savor is a food and travel blog with a focus on desserts from around the world. I aim to help readers learn how to travel better, how to find these desserts and foods on their own travels (or in their own backyards), and how to make them in their own kitchen. Eating unique dishes doesn’t have to be hard or scary – just fun!
I work for a restaurant group here in Grand Rapids, which has fueled my passion and adventure for seeking out local cuisines where ever I am. It’s amazing what you can discover about a location or culture by diving into its food.
Tall Blonde Roast Diaries is my creative outlet. I’m an ADD person. This is my place for my ideas, stories, thoughts and feelings to collide. It’s a place to encourage women to try out more makeup, fashion looks, books and to start thinking deeper. A place for the lost girl in her 20’s to find inspiration & validation.
In relation to GR; I’m born & raised in GR & still call it home! I’m happy that GR shares my love for brews, both coffee & beer! I’m always on the hunt for deals in the area & new spots to check out!
Hello! I’m fairy new to West Michigan (moved from Illinois a few years ago) but as soon as we moved I’m launched my home decor and lifestyle blog Restyle it Wright. I share tips and tricks for decorating on a budget, when to splurge, and renovating and redecorating over time. While home decor and interiors will always be my passion I’ve enjoyed photographing my own home so much that I invested in learning my camera and now I’m photographing lady boss’s all over WestMichigann at The Lipstick Lens!
Creative design and simply luxury are the staples of Mackinaw Road, a travel-inspired blog featuring travel in Michigan and beyond with island travel being of particular interest. Mackinaw Road focuses on providing practical tips, special travel-related finds, and unique travel-inspired home decor ideas along the way!
Liz Della Croce is the creator and author of The Lemon Bowl®, a healthy food and lifestyle blog. Since 2010, Liz has been sharing delicious recipes that just so happen to be good for you. By using real ingredients with an emphasis on seasonality, Liz has built a growing audience of loyal readers who crave real food for their families.
If you live in Grand Rapids or you’re planning to visit you’ve come to the right place. Here you’ll find the inside scoop on new restaurants, fun events, interviews with inspirational locals, and insight into my favorite places in Grand Rapids. I’m extremely passionate about the growth of this city and I’m thrilled to show off how incredible Grand Rapids truly is. Check in every Monday for the 411 in the 616, insight into my favorite restaurants and businesses, and interviews with local tastemakers in “A Beer With.”
The Make Your Own Zone is filled with ideas for creative, resourceful and frugal living. You’ll find recipes and strategies for homemade alternatives including cleaners, personal care items, food, and crafts. Rather than rush out to buy something, there’s often a way to just make it yourself! Founded in 2010, the blog is written by Beverly Leestma, who uses her west Michigan thriftiness to share inspiration with others.
Wendy Hammond blogs at wholisticwoman.com about a whole life approach to wellness including recipes, running tips, creativity, and relationships. She is a healthy lifestyle coach in West Michigan, leading workshops, diabetes prevention classes for the National Kidney Foundation, and individual coaching sessions. When not writing or working she can be found running ultramarathons or with RunGR
A healthy lifestyle is easier than ever! GR Healthy Living is Grand Rapid’s only online resource dedicated to keeping you fit, active, and feeling your best. We feature workout spots, places to eat, wellness businesses, and upcoming events to help you quickly navigate the Grand Rapids health & fitness scene. Our blog covers everything from healthy brunch spots to the latest workout studios, so you easily find what you’re looking for. That way, you can spend less time thinking about being healthy and more time living it!
CURRENTLY Kherington is a lifestyle story featuring all things mom life, style inspiration, and blog tips. My goal is to encourage/motivate my audience to go forward in whatever they do with CONFIDENCE. I also regularly feature what I’m CURRENTLY loving and inspired by personally.
I am also a consultant in personal style and content creation/strategy. I regularly feature my current services on my blog and website.
Hi I’m Ray! I’m a local photographer, model, and most importantly a mom of 4. You will find a little bit of everything from motherhood to the art of photography. I share about my favorite local hotspots + small businesses. As well as, my passion for photography, fashion, and creating community.
Hi! We’re the Kladder’s. We are your typical Midwestern couple living and working in Grand Rapids, Michigan. This is where we met, married and are raising our family. We live just East of downtown where you can often find us strolling with our two young kids or sitting on our front porch. Mid City Love is about us, our city, and our lives within.
Lindsey is a Florida-to-Michigan transplant who is learning to embrace seasons–in her own life and in the world around her. She writes The Drafting Desk–a monthly dose a soulful encouragement for the recovering perfectionists among us. Together, we are learning to relinquish the constant pursuit of “better” for a little more freedom, grace, and joy.
As a busy mom of 4, Ashleigh creates home-cooked meals with a little help from the store. When she’s not cooking, she loves to share cocktail recipes and budget tips (Aldi is her favorite store!). You can catch her cooking weekly on Instagram, as well as lifestyle posts on Babycenter’s blog. Ashleigh and her family moved to Grand Rapids 7 years ago from Madison, WI and love everything that it has to offer for the kids.
Dwell Grand Rapids focuses on communities, culture, and spaces. Tara is native to Grand Rapids and has witnessed amazing transformations within the city which fuels her passion on sharing all the reasons to love where you live in GR. Through neighborhood advocacy, local real estate consulting, & supporting economic development within local business districts, Dwell Grand Rapids is your go-to for all things about GR Living.
I’m Emily Bode a graphic designer, letterist, and blogger at Brave Girl Design + Blog: A design studio and blog celebrating womanhood, wardrobe, and career in all her layers. I handcraft logos and brand materials (think: print pieces like invites, postcards, stationery, art prints) for artists and small businesses with conscious missions. My design approach is a balance of logic and beauty with an emphasis on minimal elements and neutral tones.
We feature news, events, restaurants, and more as your guide to everything Rockford has to offer!
Rachel is born and raised in Grand Rapids and now lives in Lowell with her family. A busy mom of two young children, she creates easy and accessible healthy recipes (no strange ingredients!) that help you feed your family nutritious meals on even the busiest of days!
You’ll find over 1,000 delicious recipe ideas on Rachel Cooks!
I’m Ashley Wierenga, a lifestyle blogger and marketing consultant. I call my blog my letter to the world as I look at it as a place to write my thoughts and dive into the most charming parts of life from fashion to photography to travel. The heart woven though all of it is capturing and sharing my experiences to help others connect or discover something new.
When it comes to West Michigan, community is a huge passion of mine. My blog features various aspects of locality including go-to small businesses, empowering groups, and some of the talented individuals that contribute to the growing creative culture here.
Donielle believes women can learn how to heal their bodies and balance their hormones through natural methods. As an advocate for natural health, she has a passion for whole foods nutrition and natural living. Her personal background includes both infertility and miscarriage and she started Natural Fertility and Wellness in 2008 in order to share all of the information she found helpful in her journey to heal from PCOS and overcome infertility. What started as a simple personal blog has evolved into one of the most popular natural fertility sites; offering advice from hormone experts, nutritional guidance, and inspiration.
Megan and her family recently made the decision to pull their kids out of school and travel the world. Join them as they learn to homeschool and find new places to explore, both near and far. Find them on Instagram at @wildandpreciousfamily.
the SIMPLE moms is a place where a handful of contributors write daily about life, and focusing on ways to rock out life in a simple way. From fashion and fitness, to cooking, toy reviews and more. We don’t have a specialty, we dabble in it all with a slew of different points of views. We do all have children, so that’s a fun thing we feature too! You can find us across all social media channels at theSIMPLEmoms….come say hi! We’d love to meet you! – Shannon Marie
I’m Jenna, a wife, mother, Blogger, sometimes baker, and self-proclaimed lover-of-holiday-eves.
We share peeks into our active lifestyle with 3 girls, here in West Michigan. With a heavy focus on life as a mother of 3, we share it in a humorous (and hopefully relatable) way. One of our big focuses is bringing new, must-have product reviews to new and seasoned parents, and have worked closely with many Shark Tank Success companies.
Katie Kimball is a Michigan mom who has shared her journey to real food and natural living for 9 years at Kitchen Stewardship, a blog that helps families stay healthy without going crazy. Along with her 4 children, she created the Kids Cook Real Food online cooking class for kids to help other parents teach their kids to cook, so that they too can get a little break (and raise healthy children who can eat their vegetables). The course serves over 6,000 families from 6 continents and over 10,000 kids are learning to cook!
Mom to 6, wife of my high school sweetheart, advocate for the orphan and fundamentally opposed to blue toothpaste and pinterest classroom parties. This is me being real.
Peg Theobald is a Grand Rapids mom & lifestyle blogger who keeps busy reheating coffee and chasing after her two boys. Peg is passionate about genuine community and loves seeing women empower other women. The Honest Mom blog is a place for mamas to connect, get inspired, laugh, and remember that 1.) they are enough and 2.) they are not alone in their motherhood journey.