Saturday, September 27, 2008

Links to check out

When I read all the blogs I read (the ones on the right side of the page - all of those I read almost daily), I will usually follow the links they give in posts and read the blogs they read... and that could go on and on. Especially when I'm bored at work. Shhhhhhh! Don't tell my boss. It doesn't happen very often, mostly during holiday times when there isn't much going on.

Anyway, when I find ones I like, I add them to my favorites. I don't always get to go and visit their blogs, but I do lurk through them every once in a while. So, I thought I might point them out to you so you can check them out and maybe find something else to read on those days that you are bored and looking for something to read. And on those days when you come here and find that I haven't posted in a week or a month or... whatever.

(Side note, I would like to point out that this is my SIXTH post in as many days!!!! Huzzza!)

*NOTE* This post was written on 9/25/08 and scheduled to post on the 27th. Because there is already another post scheduled for today. And I didn't want to double post and overload ya'll. Now that I know (after 3 years of writing this!!!) that I can schedule posts, maybe there will be more of them! Kinda feels like cheating. But it makes it much easier to sit down on a Sunday and write posts and have it all done with! Then wait on the comments. *snicker* OK, on with the post...

Anyway... here are a few links. But first!! Just to remind you... (and to let any new readers know - I don't want to deprive them) the first blog I check every day, and several times through the day... is Pioneer Woman. I absolutely love her blog. After seeing me check it for the umpteenth time one day, Jeff said, "you should just see if you can go live with her." Ha! You don't think I haven't already tried? Sheesh. I'm sure she gets several requests for that. Could you imagine living with her and being surrounded by all those cowboys? Ooops, sorry Jeff, but it was your suggestion. I just meant they would be good for ... keeping things running right and getting the cows. Yeah. That's it. I have also tried a lot of her recipes, and have loved every one.

Also, I'm not quite sure how I found her, but Smitten Kitchen is another good site for recipes. Even when she is making something I don't really like, I still love reading recipes and what she writes. Yeah, I'm weird like that. I used to get the Taste of Home magazine at home and when it came, I read it from cover to cover. Love it. However, I never did much cooking from it. I really want to try Smitten Kitchen's Chocolate Peanutbutter Cake. If I do, I will invite those of you who live near me to try it. If there is any left after Jeff and Conor see it.

Another one I found through a series of links (possibly through Smitten Kitchen), and another food blog - thought it is not all about food - is Orangette. I so want to make that Honey Ice Cream she has in her latest post.

A non-food blog, but someone who is very crafty (I *so* wish I was a "crafty" person, I just don't have it in me yet!) and very fun to read (it's not all about crafts!) is gigglepotamus. She is the wife of Poop and Boogies author, and she is just as funny and fun to read as he is, IMO. She is currently pregnant with her 3rd son, and you have to admire her living with 3 boys already - now there will be a 4th. I'm sure the funny stories will only get better. :) Oh, and their boys? They are soooo cute.

Anyway, just thought I would share some of my "go-to" blogs when I get the time to go reading after I have finished clicking through the ones linked on my blog. I'll probably update my links and add these someday... but not right now. :) Go click and enjoy! You might find something good to fix for dinner, too.

Oh, and any of you male readers? If you need advice on how to ... uhhh... attract a woman? Read Pioneer Woman's story about how she and her husband met. That story has had to make every woman who has read it weak in the knees. Oh, ok, here is the link directly to the chapters she has posted.

Also, if you haven't read Pioneer Woman by now? It will take you months to get through her archives and you should just start now. Yeah... I know. Is there a self help program for addiction to blogs? BA? Blogs anonymous?


Barb said...

Reading Pioneer Woman is always enlightening and fun. Her blog today "Toga" is hysterical!! Also has gorgous sunrise pictures. How lovely to be so young and talented!

Anonymous said...

Hey-- thanks for the link! And the kind words about the blog, too :)

I keep hearing about Pioneer Woman... I'll have to check her out-- thanks!