Thursday, April 23, 2009

Blog Love

I just wanted to share a couple of sites that I've come across recently that I thought might be of interest.  If you're like me, you could spend all day going from blog to blog to blog.  Seriously, it's scary how 2 hours can disappear right before your eyes.  Here are some cool ones I've come across as of late:

Momtog - This is a site for mom photographers to get tips to improve their photography skills.  She has some great tips and although a good deal are still over my beginner head, I've still gotten a lot of ideas and inspiration from her.  She recently offered a one-on-one help session that I'd love to do someday.  Look at her work, it's super fantastic!

Twig and Thistle - Melanie Mauer posted a link to a DIY project from their site and I immediately fell in love.  I was taken with all their fun and relatively easy (at least easy looking) projects.  I can't wait to try this fun fabric garland, or this Easter basket for next year, or these super easy yet super yummy turtles!

Kentucky Food Bloggers - A friend alerted me to this one and while it's in the start-up phase, it has potential.  Hopefully more KY cooks will join her in her search for KY bloggers.  In the meantime, she has some pretty good recipes herself.

Rue La La - Another friend turned me on to this site and I have to say after 1 short week, I'm already addicted.  I'm proud to say I haven't bought anything yet but that doesn't mean I haven't been tempted!  It's an invitation only (silly I think) online boutique of sorts.  They have a constantly changing array of boutique-type shops offering deep discounts on selected products.  The shops can range from Henkel knives, to Puma, to high-end clothing shops that I've never heard of, and everything in between.  The shops are only open for a very short time and once the items are gone, that's it.  They open weekdays at 11 and some things sell out within minutes!  If you're interested in receiving an invite, leave me a comment with your email and I'll be glad to "invite" you to hang with the cool kids (:

I've also discovered a ton of new personal blogs that I've enjoyed reading.  I love finding blogs of other mom's with children near Colin's age.  It's so fun to read of the various stages and either reminisce of those days or know what I have to look forward to.  And of course I will never stop with the endless cooking blogs.  I don't know where these people find the time to not only cook and bake daily but to also photograph and blog about the dish.  Maybe when I'm retired!

That's all for now.  I'll let you know as my discovery continues.


  1. Hi! I've never been to Tranquility Bay, but I can hardly wait! I'll write a full review when we get back June 18. I'm counting the days! As for the Vickie's coupons, I truly just Googled "Victoria's Secret Online Promo Codes," and several sites popped up listing tons of online codes with varying success rates. I did trial and error, cutting and pasting several until the worked. Now I can't remember which ones did and which ones didn't. Sorry that's not very helpful!

  2. Can you add me to Rue La La? (You've got my email so I won't repost here for the www to see.) Thanks!

  3. Hi, I'm visiting from MMB. I love your site -- I am like you, love to blog jump around. I'll have to check out some of those sites :)