Saturday, July 12, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 19


Today's blogger is Zakary Watson of Raising Colorado. Here's her "about" statement from her facebook page: "I would like for my children to go to bed at a decent hour, learn to make homemade tortillas, and ride around with a squirrel in my bicycle basket. Also, someone find a cure for Type One Diabetes, kthx."

I can't help but like her blog simply because she likes squirrels. Check this out from her FAQs:
"1. What’s with you and the squirrels?
I dig squirrels. Mainly a black squirrel that lived in my old backyard and ate the bread I threw into my yard....He’s a squirrel genius and possibly a ninja. In training. My goal is to get him (or any squirrel really) to sit in a basket on my bicycle while we ride around town at the Farmer’s Market and stuff."

LOL. Love that! Check out Zakary's blog HERE!
12 days to BlogHer 

Friday, July 11, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 18


Today's blogger shout out is Sheri Ann Richerson, The Experimental Homesteader. Lately, I've been reading more and more about homesteading, being self-sufficient, growing your own foods, etc... I definitely want my own home and I want to learn more about how to live more self-sufficiently.

This is her brief bio from her facebook page, "Sheri Ann Richerson is a leading pioneer in the self-sufficiency movement. For the past 19 years she has been living, teaching, and promoting organics."

From product reviews, to how-to guides, crafting tutorials and more, The Experimental Homesteader is sure to please a diverse group of readers. Check out Sheri Ann's blog HERE!

13 days to BlogHer

Thursday, July 10, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 17


When I got back from BlogHer 13 last year I mentioned today's blogger and she is sooooooooooooooo deserving of another shout out and kind of HAS to be featured in my 30 Bloggers in 30 Days series. Okay, so now that I've no doubt gotten your curiosity up, today's AHMAZING blogger is Jill Nystul, wwner and creator of One Good Thing By Jillee. Seriously ya'll this blog is amazeballs! Going to her site and reading her posts will teach you ways of saving money, new ways to use old things, how to do some pretty cool projects and so much more.

You simply MUST check out Jill's blog HERE!

2 WEEKS until BlogHer

Wednesday, July 9, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 16


Today's blogger shout out is of Anjali Handa of Rock That Look. Now, when I met her she was blogging on the regular at Rock That Look. Curious as to why there haven't been posts since February I dug a little deeper by visiting her on twitter and learning that the girl is BUSY! I mean DAYUM! She is Editor in Chief of Beyond the Drop which is "a site dedicated to bringing you coverage on the music, fashion, lifestyle, and technology associated with Dance Music culture". I imagine if I was editor in chief of a site like that I'd be too busy to keep up with my personal blog too. So, today you get a two-fer. Check out Anjali's personal blog HERE and the blog that is keeping her busy HERE!

15 days to BlogHer

Tuesday, July 8, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 15


Today's blogger is Norine Dworkin-McDaniel aka Chief of Scientific Snarkiness at Science of Parenthood. Love that don't you?!? Chief of Scientific Snarkiness . That is just awesome on so many levels!

The first line of the website's "about me" page sums up all you need to know about the site: "Science Of Parenthood is an illustrated parenting humor blog inspired by the madness of raising kids, which not even science can explain."

Even though I don't have kids, I particularly liked her Mommy Math posts!

You should definitely check out the blog HERE!

16 days to BlogHer

Monday, July 7, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 14


Today's blogger is Stephanie Liebold of Travel Craft Journal. "Travelcraft Journal is made for creative adventurers who want to discover new places, experience culture, try things out themselves.

It’s a place to read about travel tips, DIY/crafting experiments, quirky road trips, art, food, and sights to see in Phoenix and beyond. We take a pragmatic approach that acknowledges that things rarely go exactly as planned. It’s about embracing the journey and savoring the moment instead of stressing about constructing a perfect day, meal, or project."

Check out her blog HERE. It's only fair to warn you though. Reading her blog will make you want to travel more...and possibly journal. Not sure about the journaling part, but definitely the traveling! Enjoy!

17 days to BlogHer

Sunday, July 6, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 13


Today's blogger is Jana Seitzer of Merlot Mommy. What drew me to her site? Come on! Anyone who calls themselves Merlot Mommy has to write a cool blog right? I love her title!

Here's her "about me" info:

"About Merlot Mommy
I’m a wine and food girl. I’m a mom to 4 amazing kids, full-time marketing/communications professional and graphic designer and freelance photographer. I’m also an active Thirsty Girl (chapter head) and love my mommy time.

Things I love, in no specific order:

- colors
- textures
- my husband
- handbags
- design
- my children
- wine
- Mad Men
- reading/writing
- cupcakes
- cocktails
- bubbly
- social media"

Check out Jana's blog HERE

18 days to BlogHer. Getting in the teen digits. It's so close!!! I can't stand it. SO EXCITED!!

Saturday, July 5, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 12


Today's blogger shout out is Julie Dellinger (aka Joules) of Pocketful of Joules. What I love about Joules is how open and honest she is about the subjects she writes about. One of my favorite posts she wrote was "Strangers in My Business" which could have been called the One and Done Post. In the post she talks about how she and her husband made the decision to just have ONE child and how people have reacted to that decision. I agree with her that it's nobody's business what she and her husband want to do. People can be so judgemental- amiright?!?

Well, anyway, you should totally check out Joules' blog HERE. I for one will definitely be reading more of it on the regular :)

19 days to BlogHer

How I Spent My 2014 Fourth of July

How did you celebrate America's 238th birthday? As for me, my husband came up with a romanticly sweet idea. Warning! I'm about to get all gushy about how sweet my husband can be.

I had suggested going to a park near one of the many places in Tampa Bay that would be having fireworks. He upped the ante by suggesting we stay home drinking wine, eating cheese and watch fireworks from our balcony (lots of folks light fireworks around the lakes of our apartment complex). To take this romantic gesture even further he took me to Publix where we tried a bunch of cheeses to find four we liked the most for a yummy cheese plate. Then it was off to the wine aisle to grab a couple of bottles of wine and on the way to the check out we grabbed some crackers.

Here's the final cheese plate with the crackers:

During the fireworks my hubby asked me to stand up and he and I hummed our first dance song from our wedding as we danced on the balcony. I felt like the only woman in the world on that balcony as the fireworks lit up the sky and we danced to our song. He definitely scored high on the romantic scale. After a while the fireworks faded but he had a plan for that too!

He grabbed a couple of RedBox flicks for us to finish out the night with.- Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and 47 Ronin. We started with Jack Ryan: Shadow Recruit and although I confess I fell asleep during 47 Ronin, overall I have to say this Fourth of July was the most fun I've had with my husband.

How did you celebrate your Fourth of July?

Friday, July 4, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 11


Today's blogger shout out is Tarja Parssinen aka the Writer and Humorist of The Flying Chalupa. Tarja is also a co-author of the book You Have Lipstick on Your Teeth (the photo you see above).

I absolutely love Tarja's "about me" page. Check out what it says and enjoy!
"Wife to the Husband.
Mother to the Boys.
Putter-together-of words.
Putter-outter of fires.
Re-builder of me.
Re-builder of Thomas the Train Tracks.
Watcher of trashy TV.
Tamper-downer of small, daily insurgencies.
Hideous cook.
Lover of books.
(Free) Lancer of words.
(Diaper) Changer of turds.
Eternal hater of writing the About Page.

Check out Tarja's blog HERE

20 days to BlogHer

Thursday, July 3, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 10


Today's blogger shout out is Jennifer Mathews of My Beauty Bunny.  

What is My Beauty Bunny? Well, here is the website's description: "My Beauty Bunny (TM) is THE award-winning, number one, cruelty free beauty blog. We're here to help you find the best hair, skin, makeup and other beauty products NOT tested on animals!

My Beauty Bunny (TM) focuses on finding the best in beauty from companies who do not test on animals. We are NOT a strictly vegan blog, but we do have a vegan section. We are positive that once you go cruelty-free you'll never go back. Follow us for the latest in cruelty free beauty, hair, makeup and skincare!"

Jen Mathews is the chief bunny. Such a cute title! LOVE IT! "Founder & Cruelty Free Beauty Expert, Jen Mathews, is the founder of Top Tier Social Media. As seen in People Style Watch, HuffPost Live, Shape Magazine, and QVC. Founder of the Beauty Blog Coalition and Executive Member of iFabbo (International Fashion and Beauty Blogger Organization). Co-host, Alayna's Beauty Talk on LA Talk Live (with over 450,000 listeners)."

Check out Jen's blog HERE

21 days to BlogHer

Wednesday, July 2, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 9


Today's blogger shout out is Heather Hills of The Grape Stomp. Now, I've never stomped grapes but I have drank wine! I love what Heather's blog is about. The tag line on the top of her page is Traveling in Search of Amazing Wines, Beers, Spirits, and Delicious Food! Be careful looking at her site though because it will make you hungry and if you are already hungry it could make you drool!

Check out her blog HERE

22 days to BlogHer

Tuesday, July 1, 2014

30 Bloggers in 30 Days - Day 8

Today's blogger shout out is Stay At Home Humorist Ann Imig of the Listen to Your Mother Show. Stay at Home Humorist? How can you not love that?!? AWESOME!

The mission of each LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER production is to take the audience on a well-crafted journey that celebrates and validates mothering through giving voice to motherhood–in all of its complexity, diversity, and humor.

LISTEN TO YOUR MOTHER aims to support motherhood creatively through artistic expression, and also financially–through contributions to non-profit organizations supporting families in need.

This is Ann's bio on the Listen to Your Mother Show website:
A stay-at-home humorist, Ann began inflicting herself upon your internet with her blog Ann’s Rants in 2008. Her writing appears on numerous sites including McSweeney’s Internet Tendency and College Humor. Babble named her one of their 2012 Top 100 Mom Bloggers and their 2011 funniest Top 50 Twitter Mom, BlogHer honored her as a 2010-2013 Voice Of The Year, and her 7 and 10 year old boys deemed her The Most Annoying Boss of Everything. Ann founded the live-reading series Listen To Your Mother, spurring a national movement giving Motherhood a Microphone.

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Check out here website HERE

23 days to BlogHer
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