Thursday, July 29, 2010

Introducing Things I Can't Say

There is such a plethora of wonderfabuloso ( I made that one up for you, Shell) blogs by women (and a few men too) out here that I don't think I'll ever really get to them all before I die. This week I would like to introduce all of you to Shell over at Things I Can't Say. I swear Shell just might be on to something: Hosting a blog that allows herself and others to say what's on their minds that they wouldn't actually or  probably would hesitate to say out loud. I got chance to visit and post a little something on her page for her Pour Your Heart Out Segment because honestly the invitation was just so doggone sweet! I really wanted to share something, so I used a post from my "secret" blog. Shell, I gotta let you know that being the mother of three boys is a true calling and you and I just might be kindred spirits. I have lots of archives to prove it! Have your boys flushed Mega Bloks down the toilet yet just to see what would happen? Let me know when they do. . . One day I will post an updated picture of myself to show what happens when you are the mother of 3 boys in close succession. ;0)  As always, please check out the blog and follow along if thou art so inclined as well as Shell's page on Facebook. I really hope everyone has gotten through the week semi-unscathed and is looking forward to a terrific weekend! Thanks for sharing who you are with us Shell, and Happy Blogging everyone!

Wednesday, July 21, 2010

Introducing the Artful Crafter

The Artful Crafter | Crafts | Craft Guide
This is one website that I've enjoyed using for a while because of my crafting hat. I would like for you to meet Eileen, the author of the blog written for all the crafty (read: people who like to make pretty things with their hands) people out there. It all started when I was looking for an informative website on the art of decoupage, and I came across her blog.  I've been in love ever since and I use Eileen's pages for just about all things crafts.  The Artful Crafter is one of the best sources I've found for so many different types of crafts. You can find anything from beading to woodworking with reference links to books and other craft sources including where to find supplies. Eileen is very knowledgeable and dedicated to helping crafters and crafters-to-be to be successful in their work. Her pages have not gone unnoticed because her site on decoupage was listed as one of the top three informative sites by on their forum page of the subject. Eileen offers information on how to make income from the crafts that you make here. Best of all, everything that she shares is free!  Her Blogger page is constantly updated with  information about contests, giveaways, and helpful answers for those burning crafter questions. If you're a seasoned crafter like Eileen, or if you have always wanted start crafting in some way but don't know where to start, I encourage you to visit The Artful Crafter. Have a great Hump Day!

Monday, July 19, 2010

Introducing Concept Invitations

Hi again everyone! I have a new website for you to check out called Concept Invitations. Jennipher Reed-Brown is the creative "mastermom" behind this company. If you are looking for innovative and creative ways to send that next invite, I encourage you to check out this site. Her gallery page boasts of fun and funky items to use as keepsake style invitations including message in a bottle, magazine cover-styled invitations, shoes, shells, you name it! Concept Invitations is currently hosting a sweet invitation giveaway for 3 lucky 2011 brides and is planning on adding more giveaways for Sweet 16's, baby showers and charity events. As with most of the great hat wearers, you can find Concept Invitations on Facebook. I hope you all get a chance to check out Jennipher's website and keep her in mind for that little extra "something" when you plan your next event. Have a blessed day!

Friday, July 16, 2010

Introducing Beautify Bit By Bit by Chicoro

Beautify Bit By Bit - Chicoro

I would like to introduce you to Chicoro. She the author of the book Grow It: How to Grow Afro Textured Hair to Maximum Lengths in the Shortest Time. She is also the author of her blog Beautify Bit By Bit here on Blogger. Although Chicoro may be more well known for her tips on Afro-textured hair care, her blog is out of the ordinary because it isn't about hair as one would expect. Her blog surprised me at first take because it showed me the beautiful spirit that is in her. Chicoro's philosophy and take on life is about beautifying the inside of you and bringing what's inside outside. By beautifying who you are as a person, you beautify the whole you and world a little more. I love her posts because they are insightful and very well written. On many occasions, I have found just the right emotional or spiritual boost I need to take another day with grace and new eyes. You can find her on Facebook and you can also check out her website. I hope that you will take the opportunity to visit Chicoro and see how she is making the world more beautiful bit by bit. Have a wonderful weekend!

Friday, July 9, 2010

Introducing Four Lettre Words

I would really like to give a heartfelt thank you to Lady Lisa from the blog Sharing Life with Lisa for giving the link to this blog on her page. Firstly, let me say that I was absolutely intrigued by what I first perceived was a typo in the blog's title, but I later figured out that it is actually the last name of our blogger Dina from Kennesaw, GA. There are two things that win me over about this blog. Firstly, the author is from Georgia my home state and she also lives next door to my former home Marietta, GA (Home of the Big Chicken). Secondly, I am fond of play on words so I really like the title of her blog :0) Dina is wife to Neil and a stay at home mom to 6 and 2 year olds Sam and Luke. Her family's blog is fun and fresh with Wordless Wednesdays, her blog posts via photo collage, Friday Fragments with recaps of her week, and of course great product giveaways and product reviews. I can think of lots of four letter words to describe this blog: Neat, cute, easy (going and to follow), and full of LOVE. I hope you get a chance to check it out. Have a great weekend everyone! 

Wednesday, July 7, 2010

Introducing Texture Playground

I'd like for you to meet Fleurzty. She's the author of the Texture Playground Blog, an informative and inspiring blog and website dedicated to educating women on caring for afro textured hair in its natural state. Hers was one of the first sites I discovered when I decided to stop using chemical relaxers in my hair and it has been invaluable to me ever since. Fleurzty has a fresh and practical approach to the natural hair journey and its because of her transparency that I really enjoy coming back to her pages. Her hair photo gallery inspires me when I am discouraged about my hair. She has a wealth of valuable information for adult's and children's hair care and a new boutique where you can purchase products specially formulated for afro textured hair. You can find her on You Tube, and Facebook. On her blog and Facebook pages you will find terrific product reviews and giveaways (Don't you just love that?).When you get a free moment, check out her pages which include an entire page dedicated to Link Love that shares other sites that have inspired Fleurzty in her natural hair journey. Have fun visiting the Playground!

Sunday, July 4, 2010

Introducing Not Just a Mommy

I actually came across this page from the Link Love which my fellow blogger, Wanda, at The Watered Soul shared  today (Thanks Wanda!). Blogger Dawn is a SAHM (stay-at-home-mom :0)) in Washington who is quickly making her way into the world of professional event planning. Her blog is chock full of fun and creative ideas for parties and holidays with pictures galore and links to tutorials for projects. She is wife "to an awesome dude", a  mom and step-mom of three, and the owner of a hyper mini-schnauzer (I love that). Check out Dawn's website for an impressive array of awards for her knockout ideas, great blogging, and links to subscribe to her "insanity" as she calls it. Check out her page on Facebook for giveaways and goodies! From the looks of things Not Just a Mommy is a blog that truly lives up to its name! 

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