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Friday, April 23, 2010

Shout-outs...favorite blogs!!!

I have wanted to do a post like this for a while now. I was inspired by my friend Cheryl from Take a Second Glantz to pay it forward as she has been so kind as to highlight my blog on her blog several times. I am not as organized as Cheryl is to pick out specific posts but I wanted to give a shout out to a few of the people who's blogs I really enjoy reading each day, and it is my hope that you will pay them a visit and hopefully enjoy their blogs as much as I do! I enjoy each one for different reasons, but the one thing they all have in common is I feel like they are not just bloggers on a screen. I feel like they are my friends! And I am so very thankful to have "met" each and every one of them!

First, of course, is Cheryl ! Cheryl is witty and funny and very creative!!! And she quotes "Friends!" For those of you that don't know, that makes a person VERY cool!!! 

My close friend Christa from The Life & Times of the Weltz Clan is just one of the sweetest people you will ever meet. I know firsthand because we have been fortunate enough to become close friend "in real life!"

My friend Jodi from Moody Blue  is warm and funny and just all-around wonderful! She writes with such heart and passion about her family, her sweet kitty, her schooling, her friends, and ELVIS!!!

My friend Carma from Carma Sez is one of the coolest Moms out there! Dude, she is a belly dancer! And she is a juggler! And she is hysterical and intelligent and everything she posts really makes you think!

My friend Sandy from Its A Jungle Out There and my friend Pam from Pam's Perspective are a mom and daughter of the heart (technically, Sandy is Pam's step-mom). Both women write blogs that are thought-provoking, intelligent, often times funny, always something you will learn from. And together they formed Words of Wisdom , so of course, they, ya know, ROCK!!!

My friend Alicia from New England Girl is my New England soul sista from the other side of the state! Even though she is, like, a gazillion years younger than me and skinny and pretty I would swear we were twins with how alike we think!

My friend Nikki from Aunt of 14 is one of the funniest, kindest, people I have met in blogland. This girl is just all heart! It is also because of her that Christa and I are friends! Now we just need to get her out here to visit us!!!

My friend Melissa from Melissa's Heart & Home warmly welcomes you in to her GORGEOUS home! I am talking magazine gorgeous!!! This girl's got skillz! And when you read her words it is like a warm hug!

My friend Leann from The Old Parsonage is another creative soul. I find so much inspiration in everything she does!

My friend Elle at A for Effort, B for Blog is one of my newer blog finds and I am still getting to know her. What I do know is this: she is inspiring, she is intelligent, she is funny, she is kind!

My friend Ashley at Adventures in Vineyardland is another of my newer blog finds. She and her gentleman farmer hubby are newlywed and embarking on the adventure of starting their own vineyard. Is that like the coolest, or what?!

My friend Bibi at From Misery to Happiness is a favorite! She writes with heart and humor and doesn't hold back! I love that!

And representing for the guys, my friend Jesse at Not Worth Mentioning . Dude. Cracks. Me. Up!!! Seriously, he can come up with the most random shizz you never knew you wanted to know. I will give you fair warning: ANYTHING goes on his blog so read if you have an open mind and twisted sense of humor. You will not be sorry!

Whew! This post has gotten pretty long and there are still a lot more I would love to mention. I guess I will have to a part 2 sometime!


Sandy said...

Hey, girlie! Thanks so much for the shout out for Pam, me and WOW! I haven't been around much lately because of a million other things (and being sick....grrrr, thought I had pneumonia, I don't) and I just thought I'd check a few friends today. And there we were! Have a great weekend and thanks again.

Aunt of 14 said...

I love being "shouted out"! Thank you, Kristen! :)

BTW, I have a picture of you and Christa in a frame specially made by Christa's Mom. I'm deciding whether to put it up at home or here at work. Good picture!

Anonymous said...

I love when bloggers give others a shout out because it introduces me to new blogs! :-) I was thinking of doing something like this myself!

Elle said...

Hey, Lady! Thanks so much for the shout out--you are so incredibly kind!! I am so glad to have found you and your blog.

Elle said...

I need to learn to slow down before I hit the "Publish Comment" button, because I totally forgot to say that I'm eager to check out the bloggers you've mentioned above. I haven't heard of many of them, and I'm always excited to find new blogs to read. Thanks!!

Kathleen said...

You are one of the most thoughtful and caring people I know. Leave it to you to shout out to all those bloggers...they are special, and so are you to take time and make note of them. Also, I can always count on you for some words of support and concern when I am having a bad day. Thank you Kristen, for being the kind of person, we should all strive to be. Hugs, Kathleen

The Garden Bell said...

WOW... Look at all the fun new blogs I get to look at and admire. Thanks for stopping by my garden. I'm so glad to follow someone in N.E. now. My hubbie won a week in WoodStock,VT this fall at an auction at work. Not a clue about that part of the coutry. So, please, please post some fun inof. Sign up to follow right now.

Kate -
150th posting giveaway.

carma said...

How much do I love you???? *muah muah* You know I admire the heck out of you and your crafty self as well :D

Leann said...

Hey Kristen

Thanks for the shout out!!! I feel the same way about you my friend. And I'm going to take some time to visit all of your other friends too.

Have a great weekend!

New England Girl said...

You just seriously brightened my morning SO much. You're definitely my New England soul sista and we COULD be twins... I've never met someone who has so many of the same interests! You just need me how to do your fabulous crafts and scrapbooks and we'll be even more alike. :) As I've said many times, I have LOVED getting to know you so far! I'm so bad at keeping up with my blog, but I always read your posts, even if I am a lurker. :) Your wit and positive outlook are unmatched and I love your enthusiasm and optimism for everything. And my dear friend, you ARE gorgeous and are so not a gazillion years older. You're my bloggy twin. :)
I can't wait to move to NH [hopefully] so we're closer! Then I'm totally crashing your girlie get togethers with Christa! :)

Anonymous said...

Thanks for the blog sharing!!! I'll be checking them all out!!!

Pam said...

I'm a little late to the party, but I wanted to thank you for your kind words and the shout out to me, Sandy and WOW. I appreciate it!

Cheryl said...

Thank you so much for the warm fuzzy, Kristen! I'm truly touched.

Jodi said...

Thank you my friend for the shout-out!! xoxoxox ♥

You know I love your blog and the fact that we became friends. May 8th is not too far away!!