Friday, October 28, 2011

Friday Blog Finds

Hi everyone!  Happy Friday!  I usually do a 'Friday Finds' article about some cool items that I find on Etsy, but today I want to tweak that a bit.

I have found some great articles on blogs that interest me and instead of just enjoying them myself, I want to share with you what I have found.  I hope you visit these awesome ladies and their blog posts too!  Here goes:

The Get Dressed Challenge!
First and foremost is a blog post written by my own daughter, Suzanne!  This post is about the Get Dressed Challenge, and her own experience. I think you might enjoy it, especially if you are a young mother.  Suzanne is a writer but only writes in her blog occasionally, since her boys are still little and she is busy with homemaking tasks.  She has two blogs: one about her own musings about mommy hood and life--in fact, called "Musings"

 . . . . .and one about her healthy food and recipes, called "The Housewife Chef". Current post is a recipe for Pumpkin Chocolate chip cookies!  There is a another post about how to prepare a pumpkin, and 'tis the season!!! If you love food, this blog will be a delight to you! She's an awesome cook!

Another blog, which I recommend, is by my niece.
(OK, I know nepotism . . . but I do have an awesome family! I promise, next Friday Blog Finds will not be family ;-)  

Kari (husband Jeff) is the mother of nine children, three by birth and six by adoption.  She has recently had her life threatened because she was testifying in Haiti (she's been there several times, and has a child from Haiti) about orphanages that were trafficking children and (to remain unmentioned here) doing other horrific things to the orphans.  She writes for an organized ministry in Colorado that promotes international adoption, and if you are interested in this subject, you might like to follow her.  The Blog is called 'Welcome Child Orphan Ministry'.  The current post is about a local fundraiser, but if you check out some of the older posts, you will glean some awesome information. 

Get out of your box!  We, Etsyians and crafters, sometimes get stuck in our genre, and only read blogs that are similar to our own.  Read something new today!


Suzanne said...

Thanks for featuring my blog, Mom!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love reading various blogs! Such a wide world out there! I have read Suzanne's food blog, but not for a while. The pumpkin chocolate chip cookies sound scrumptious! I will definitely look at your featured blogs.
Hey, if you have it, flaunt it, nepotism and all!
By the way, thank you so much for the very kind and complimentary comment on my blog! It is much appreciated and warmed my heart! ♥

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

Off to check out these great blogs :)
I do read a lot of crafty blogs and enjoy branching out...thanks for the links.

Sher said...

Great post! You are so right. We should expand our horizons and we will probably learn new things and meet some incredible people!

Erika said...

I would be bored if I only read craft blogs!
We have members of our church that build homes in Haiti and the stories are horrific of what occurs over there. It is great that there are people that help.