I posted, a very long time ago, about how much time I can utilize (ie. waste) perusing the internet. I like to pretend that I am gleaning valuable information, that will help me in my life, but some of the blogs I regularly read have no redeeming value, whatsoever, other than to make me laugh. Some of them I read to keep up with friends and family, others I read for inspiration in the kitchen or in my 'studio' (the desk and shelves stuck in the corner of my bedroom where I would love to spend all day creating, which actually ends up being a very nice place to leave laundry or projects I plan to get to someday...).
Today I feel compelled to share some of these fabulous sites with you, my dear readers, in case you have some time to spare and need a laugh, or a new recipe, or a little inspiration. They fall into two categories, those blogs I check with every day, and those I check when I have some extra time on my hands.
http://www.sellabitmum.blogspot.com/ My friend Tracy's take on life at 40, with 3 kids and a wacky cat.
http://www.hansongirl2.blogspot.com/ My sister's blog-another way for us to stay in touch.
http://www.rachelleann41.blogspot.com/ My cousin's blog, we have reconnected after many years and I love learning about her family.
http://www.thepioneerwoman.com/ I have been reading Ree for years, her blog is really everything I love about the internet, all rolled into one spot. I will be reviewing her new cookbook in a post next week.
http://www.cathyzielske.typepad.com/ A local graphic designer and scrapbooker, I love her site.
http://www.womenscolony.squarespace.com/ This blog has it all, I especially enjoy the writing in Derfwad Manor, and the man cake in the Cabana.
WEEKLY or so:
http://www.jessicasprague.com/ A scrapper I have taken on-line classes from.
http://www.downadowney.typepad.com/ Another scrapper/artist, who has a great on-line store where I have ordered fun things.
http://www.etsy.com/ (not a blog, a hand-crafted shopping site) I actually try to check this one just monthly, or I will spend WAY TOO MUCH MONEY. But if you are looking for unique Christmas gifts, this is the place to start.
http://www.tarawhitney.com/ An amazing photographer, I check out her site to figure out how to be a better picture taker.
http://www.rebeccasower.typepad.com/ Another artist-she also provides doses of inspiration.
http://www.bakerella.com/ The cake pops kill me, and are harder to make than they look....
http://www.cakewrecks.blogspot.com/ When I need a laugh.
http://www.cherrymenlove.com/ A British blogger, love her stuff.
http://www.gofugyourself.celebuzz.com/ I don't know the majority of the 'celebrities' they feature here (which makes me feel incredibly old) but the writing is hysterical.
And another morning lost to the internet... (I know I have shared some of these with all of you before, but I want to make sure everyone has the same access to wasting time that I do.)