I use and love Google Reader. Never thought I would, but I cannot live without it. All my favorite, must-read blogs all on one page, all letting me know that they’ve been updated…I recommend you use it if you don’t already…and if there are multiple blogs that you read regularly.
Two of the blogs I read (The Sphors are Multiplying & Callapitter) are written by women who have lost children. And actually, this week is the 1 year anniversary of their deaths. I don’t know how these women have held it together. I cannot imagine what they have gone and are going through right now. I don’t know how they continued to breathe after losing their children. I don’t think i could do it. I think of these two women and their families often. I just cannot imagine…
I also read a blog called Novel Patient written by a woman who has a number of autoimmune diseases. She was confined to a wheelchair for some time, but has recently started to walk again. Her blog is filled with inspiration and truth – true feelings about frustration, life, people. I really enjoy reading her blog and I cried when when I saw the photos of her standing and walking with her walker. Sometimes her blog hits home because my husband also has a number of autoimmune diseases. Hers are different, but still invisible, like my husband’s. And the fact that she seems to still have a sense of humor and she always has the biggest smile, inspiring really.
The Oasis of My Soul is a blog about a man, his dog (Spirit), his motorcycle and their adventures. He was once a chef but now travels the country on his motorcycle with Spirit riding in the sidecar. He bought a large piece of land last year or the year before and has named it “The Oasis” and I believe calls it home when he’s not travelling. He cooks over an open fire, meets all kinds of interesting people on his travels and takes the most amazing photographs!! He also has a very soothing, and eloquent writing style.
I have about 24 digital scrapbook blogs in my reader. Seeing that number, it’s a bit of an addiction! LOL But I really love it all…papers, elements, fonts. Love it! My favorites include: Scrapgoo by Lliella, Britt-ish Designs, Flergalicious, Digi Delights, & Ziggle Designs. Some of the artists share bits and pieces of their lives, and some just post their scrappy kits and sales and things. Either way, I like to browse and the glimpse I get into people’s lives…in a non crazy, non stalkerish way.
I recently started reading the Pioneer Woman site. It’s like 5 blogs in one really. I swear, I spent 2 hours just reading on her site today. It’s really interesting…city girl meets a cowboy, falls in love and then moves to the country on a working ranch. She takes wonderful photographs, posts contests and giveaways and writes about things like homeschooling, cooking and life on the ranch. She calls her husband Marlboro Man and her kids punks…she’s witty and sarcastic and I love it. She also posts the most delicious looking recipes with step by step instructions with photos and she loves butter…what’s not to love? LOL
I read…well skim through the photos on the Disney blog. I will probably read more when our trip gets a little closer. *insert me doing a little happy dance here*
I have blogs on there like Cake Wrecks, Ugliest Tattoos, The People of Walmart, Awkward Photos, and Wedinator. All funny, and some omg-I-can’t-believe-people-actually-leave-the-house-like-this blogs. And I’d LOVE to know, in what state does Walmart allow animals? because I’ve NEVER seen any at ours…the handful of times I’ve been there. I generally HATE Walmart.
I faithfully read PostSecret and have been tempted to submit secrets of my own. I’d love to get one of the Post Secret books. Maybe next time the husband goes to the bookstore I’ll have him pick me up one. Sometimes the secrets are so sad, but sometimes I can relate to them. I’d have to think it’s therapeutic to a degree.
One blog I read is called The Truth About Pet Food. If you have a pet – dog or cat – you may want to read this blog. Especially if you would like to learn more about or are concerned about the food that you are feeding your pet. If you’ve read my blog in the past, you will know we lost 2 cats to the 2006 pet food recall. We totally changed the way we feed our pets after that incident. Our dogs are actually raw fed…meaning that we feed them raw meat (and bone) and veggies. The cats are on an all canned food diet, and unfortunately we cannot afford premium because we have 4 of them, but they only get one brand, only pate style and only certain non-fish flavors. They are doing awesome on it as well.
The last blog I’m going to mention…and this is for no particular reason, it’s not my favorite or anything like that…but it’s the kevin and amanda blog. They also own the fonts for peas blog. The font blog is awesome…loads and loads of handwritten fonts and all free! Yay! I like reading their main blog because Amanda has great style, I love the photos of her house. The colors and everything are just awesome…bright and perfect together. They also have two Boston Terriers I think they are…Miley and Howie and they are just adorable! Oh, and Amanda takes awesome photos as well!! She also sometimes does giveaways and does scrapbooking and recipes too.
And then of course I have various blogs of my friends and people who I know from Facebook or Twitter. I just like reading about other people’s lives and looking at photos. I look at them in awe of their mad photography skills and it makes me wish I knew how to use my camera better. I need to take a class or something. Maybe I’ll get a book or find some online at your own pace kind of tutorials or classes.
Do you have any favorite blogs that you read? Don’t forget to leave the link…or leave me the link to yours. Maybe I’ll add it to the ole Google Reader!