Monday, January 4, 2010


When I was in college, I joked that I could never throw a party and invite all my friends, because a few actively disliked one another! My friends represented the worlds in which I walked; I was the one unifying factor among them. Geeky Brit Lit friends, Bible study friends, artsy friends, future accountant friends.

Bloggy friends are a lot like college friends, I've decided. You represent my intersecting worlds-- Bible study, frugal mom, speaker, teacher, would-be photographer, cook. I'll assume you don't dislike each other ;-), but perhaps you haven't met.

If you are a commenter on this blog, then I read your blog regularly. I hope you'll click on each other's sites if you haven't already; this blog has collected a mighty fine group of readers in the past few months, I must say. Ya'll run the gamut; you're challenging, creative, and clever. Without you, this blog would be little more than a glorified typewriter.

Just for fun, today I've decided to introduce you to some of my favorite spots on the web besides your blogs. Imagine we've all got a mug of hot cocoa in one hand and a chocolate chip cookie in the other, and I'm doing the introductions. Of course, most of these folks have 40 gazillion followers already, so you probably will tell me that you are all old friends and that I'm the one who showed up late for the festivities.

This site entertained me most of New Year's Day; her house and her heart blow me away. Go visit and drool over her style.

I love to go here because I love amazing photography. And weddings. And imagining how great our wedding would have looked if she had photographed it. I think she was maybe four years old at the time.

I want to be like this amazing lady when I grow up.

This gal isn't in the same life place that I am, but when she isn't making me laugh, she's making me cry. That's a good mix.

A kinder, gentler take on the Flylady routines can be found here.

But I do love me some shiny sinks. (We recovering perfectionists need all the help we can get.)

Okay, so I was the last person to discover this. I'm including this link just. in. case.

Shall I refill your cocoa? Another cookie?

It's back to school for me tomorrow, so visit these folks--and pray for snow ;-)--on my behalf today!
Be blessed,


  1. That was neat - I need to go back to a bunch. Gonna have to figure out when to read what. Loved the quote you left on my blog ... thanks ... so enjoy back and forth w/you ... thanks much! Jenn

  2. Thanks for the info!! I wondered who Pioneer Woman was. See, you weren't the last to discover this.

  3. Thank you so much for the wonderful words! I hope I deserve them :) Blessings to you and I'll take a cookie!