Wednesday, September 18, 2013

Rollin' in the Blogs

I'm not only an avid blog writer, I'm an avid blog reader as well. In fact, I definitely spend more time reading them on an average day than writing. Probably because I am OK reading them during any down time at work, but not so much writing them. (In fact, I don't openly advertise this blog to my co-workers.) So, that being said, I am always trying to pimp anyone in any way that I can (should I be getting paid for that? Hmmm....) and I have made several attempts to add a "Blog Roll" to the sidebar of my page. However, Blogger just doesn't seem to want to let me. And I'm not technologically savvy enough (or have enough patience) to figure it out. So, in the meantime, I thought I'd just post about some of my favorite places to visit on the InterGoogle. I hope you enjoy them the same! (Please note these are not listed in any particular order!)
 
 
I stumbled across this DIY blog a few years back and have read it every day since. I'm not really sure why, since I don't have a DIY bone in my body, but I still find it inspiring, nevertheless.
 
 
Through YHL, I found her best friend, Katie Bower. She lives in Atlanta with her 2 adorable little boys and her blog is a mix of DIY and life in general. They just seem like the cutest, sweetest family. And I'm insanely envious of their ginormous house.
 
 
A friend recommended this to me years ago and I am pretty confident I sat at work that day, for at least 3 hours, reading and crying from laughing. The author came out with a book last year as well, which is definitely a must read. It's kooky and strange (lots of taxidermy) but it still gets me every time.
 
 
This is Kimhead's blog, and while she doesn't update as often as I would like her to, it definitely gives some good perspective on a "damn yankee" transplant that I can usually relate to. (Minus the cooking. I just ask her to make these things for me.)
 
 
This is Rach's blog of super yummy recipes. Again, I'm no chef here, so whenever she posts something super quick and easy, I am all over it!
 
 
This is one of my oldest and dearest friends. She is such the type of girl who never should have hung out with me in the first place... she is talented, smart, witty, fashionable, and chic. She is also a published author.
 
 
I met Julie years ago and through social media & blogging, have kept in touch. She live such a fascinating life... military, German husband, 3 kids, lots of adventures and opportunities. She has also been gracious enough to let me guest post over there a few times.
 
 
I recently featured her in a bit of a shout-out, but you seriously need to check out her photos. She is amazing. I am so grateful to have her in my life so I can live vicariously through her!
 
 
This is a new one for me. I actually stumbled across it when I was revisiting blog #10, which I hadn't visited in awhile. I've also previously mentioned her blog, since she is the stylish mama who travels with her two young children. Oh, the type of person I strive to be one day when I grow up!
 
 
Kimhead got me on to this fellow South Carolinian awhile back. During my pregnancy, I followed her almost every day. However, once Bimmer was born and I was back to work, I had to scale back my reading. She got the cut. I still like her page though and pop by when I can.
 
 
I have mentioned her before too... a family of 7 living in Oklahoma, beautiful photography, and an adorable adopted daughter from China. If nothing else, stop by for the photos. They're so inspiring.
 
 
Yes. Roll your eyes. It's OK. I would too. But it's quick and easy fun and good for a laugh during a hard day at work!
 
 
Are there any blogs you're reading that you think I would enjoy? I do read some other family blogs, but I wasn't sure if they were OK with me mentioning them or not, so I decided against it. Don't want to advertise anyone who doesn't want it! Anyhoo... let me know what I'm missing out there! (And Kimhead - if you tell me that Jen girl, I'm going to smack you. I've tried. I just don't like her. I'm sorry. Can we still be friends?)

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