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14 June, 2012

From Blog Life to Real Life!

I saw this link up idea advertised on The Magnolia Pair a few days and just loved the idea of showcasing some of my must-reads and finding some new-to-me blogs!

Leave me a comment if you decide to link up too! I'd love to see who YOU love to read!

Enjoy :)

1. Do you have any real life blog friends?

Ashley from Our Little Apartment technically qualifies, I think. Although she and I went to college together and had little baby blogs about boys, lent, and other silly things we moved 600 miles away and continue to stay connected via the blogosphere. We have the pleasure of reuniting on occasion, but if it weren’t for blogging, I don’t know how connected we would be.

2. Which blogger are you just dying to meet?

Dwija from House Unseen. She bought a house of the internet and had never seen it. And now she’s raising chicken in the middle of Michigan and is due with her 5th baby any day now. I am anxiously awaiting the live-tweet of her home birth. I’m sure it’ll be hilarious and beautiful at the same time.

House Unseen. Life Unscripted.

3. Which blogger's closet do you want to raid?

Natalie from The Busy Budgeting Mama. Not because she has a fabulous designer wardrobe (she is married to a youth minister, after all), but because it’s cute, budget minded, and mom friendly.

Also, if I could trade a day with any blogger it would be her. I haven’t seen her since she hung out with my brother back-in-the-day, so I’d love to see how she manages her life with two girls, her blog schedule, her etsy shop, and decorating her house (so cute!).

The Busy Budgeting Mama

4. You are stuck on an island. Which blogger would you want with you to help you survive? 

Carissa from lowercase letters. Her faith, joy, passion, and hope are a weekly inspiration to me, even though I’ve never met her!

lowercase letters

5. The first blogger you remember "meeting" and connecting with ?

I remember hitting the send button on an email regarding cloth diapers probably close to a year ago now...thinking, um, I just put myself out there as a known blog stalker. But sweet Mama Bethany wrote be back and we’ve been blog friends ever since.

6. Any blogger that you admire and look up to?

Totally Amanda from Growing up Gardner. She blogs about her kids, upcycling thrift store finds, sales at Target, and her faith journey, all while maintaining a gorgeous home, nannying for her nieces/nephews, homeschooling her kids, and supporting her husband’s students.

Growing Up Gardner

7. Who is the craziest/funniest blogger?

Sarah from Sarah Unfiltered. She’s a new blogger on the block...Friend of my sister’s future sister-in-law (you got all that, right?). She also taught for the Confirmation class that I coordinate once or twice. Anyway, she can take something as simple as taking her baby swimming and turn it into a sitcom. And if you’re looking for the male perspective, her husband blogs too. Hilarious stuff those two.

8. There's a reality television show for bloggers, who would you want to be casted with you?

Rebecca from A Southern Boy and A City Girl. We have similar lives: Catholic, married, kids, hard-working husbands, awesome families that we love to spend time with... but she has 10x more energy than me. I would need someone as crazy-passionate as she is to balance me on a reality TV show...she'd be my ideal partner for a reality game show.

9. Some bloggers have really cool jobs, anybody you'd like to swap careers with?

Kathryn from Married Filing Joint. I actually had no idea what she did for a living until I just went to copy and paste her link. According to her bio she just did for a blog link up, she is an accountant. So yeah, I wouldn’t actually want to be an accountant ("they were using numbers and stuff"), but I would LOVE to travel to all the really cool countries she goes to for her job.

10. Favorite blog design?

Amy from The Charming. Every time I venture out of my Google Reader to an actual site, Amy has a new design. They’re all so simple and clean, yet show her personality. After her wedding she can work up a fresh design for you...and for cheap! I should call her....
the Charming


  1. Haha, I think it's funny that you would want my job, especially after you know I am an accountant. My day to day job isn't very exciting, but since I work for an airline (you can probably guess which one) I do get to travel. I just don't broadcast the airline thing, since people are have lots of opinions about air travel.  P.S. your comments doesn't have your reply email in it, so I couldn't reply to your comment, but Anna Lee's is right of Holcomb bridge near 400. It's basically behind Hooters. Lol.

  2. PPS I just clicked on your facebook link, and apparently we know some of the same people! Too funny! And I love Ashley's blog, I've been following her since before she was pregnant, and when you posted your pics from the marathon, I was like wait a second....

  3. Just found your blog from the link up and it is so cute! Thanks for suggesting some good new blogs :)

  4. Love this!!!!  I must say I do love Price is Right and Family Feud and I am pretty good at useless knowledge too!!!

  5. Thank you so much for linking up ! I am so glad to have read your post and find new bloggers :D I hope you have the best day !!

  6. Aw, thanks for the shout-out! Loving your blog too! 


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