Many of you already know Dandy from Spontaneous Clapping, one of my most treasured blogs in my bloglist. If you have yet to visit Spontaneous Clapping, do so immediately! It will bless your day. It's a little chronicle of her life, including glimpses into her days with her soon-to-be hubby and their upcoming wedding, her fought-and-won battle with cancer, book reviews, restaurant reviews, even peeks into retail stores she finds interesting! She has an incredible eye for the unique, the adorable, the quirky, the stylish, all of which she photographs beautifully and shares in her blog.
Dandy found my blog and left me a comment one day. I think she was my first not-acquainted-with-in-real-life commenter....a banner day for me! I visited her blog and instantly liked her. She's so funny, so witty, so intelligent, so strong, so amazing, it made me want to be BFF's with her and write "2 friends + 2 gether = 4 ever" in her yearbook. If we had met in real life, I would have passed her a note that said "Do you like me? Circle one: yes no maybe" while covering my mouth with my hand and giggling "tee hee hee".
So when Dandy awarded me a Loyal Friend and Visitor Award the other day, I was so honored!
This award is for those loyal friends who keep coming back for more of your blog and leave delightful comments. You all know I was reduced to jiggling lime gelatin over the last award I received. But recently, I've come to see awards as a nice way to showcase some of my favorite blogs and introduce them to you so that you can visit them and enjoy them as much as I do.
So in keeping with the guidelines of this award, I'm going to list 4 blogs written by amazing women that are loyal to Kids in the Kitchen through comments and emails, and whose blogs I love dearly! There is nothing required of you, not even acceptance of the award or passing it on. Just know that I think you're wonderful and I'm so grateful to know you!
Tammy at Flat Creek Farm has a delightful blog full of breathtaking photos. My favorite posts are her walkabouts in which she shares photos from a walk around the beautiful countryside in which she lives.
Meghan at The Belt Family is my cousin. But I'm not biased! She has a blog that is littered with cuteness. Her two kids are so adorable your heart aches. She's also amazingly crafty. She makes cards, sews, scrapbooks, and decorates her house all cute. One time I got goldfish for my daughter and put them in a fishbowl. Meghan? She got goldfish for her kids and put them in a clear glass flower vase. She's very crafty like that. Oh, and she's cute too!
Andrea at Rural Revival. By far, one of my favorite places to be. Andrea is a peaceful person and her blog reflects that. My favorite thing about her blog is seeing photos from her garden and glimpses of her wedding dress for her upcoming wedding!
McVal at Sew Not My Day is such a fun and loyal blogging friend. We're new friends, but since the day we "met" she has been to my blog for every single subsequent post. This won't make sense without context, but one time in a comment to me she said "(Hey, let's go ride our bikes!)" and I kept giggling about it all day long. Her blog is an eclectic mix of all the things going on in her life. Most notably, her talented kids, hedgehog babies and her incredible sewing talent.
Cottage Girl is another one of my favorite places to be--it's just a wonderful place to go, relax and read. Cottage Girl is as sweet as any woman can be and I just love to see what she's up to. You should see the cottage she lives in, the things she's done with it since her children moved out and the garden! It's amazingly beautiful. I was just recently looking at some photos of her backyard from April, and I wished I could have teleported myself to her cottage to be amongst that beauty. Oh, and by the way, she's got adorable grandchildren too.
Now that I've done my 4, I'm starting to jiggle a bit....What about my new found friend Kat at Heart 2 Heart who always says such uplifting, encouraging things to me? What about my incredible friend Sara at The Drabert's Blog Spot who has been with me almost since the beginning of my blog? (And who also has a few yummy recipe posts)! And Heather at at Unexplain This, my online friend before I was blogging and my lifeline through the trials of infertility. Lisa at Big Texas Hill Family, too! Debbie at Stop Her She's Knitting who is hysterical! Oh! and GASP! Jana at Sugar, Spice and a Little Bit of Life which has quickly turned into a daily must-read for me.
See? I'm no good at choosing a few people. I haven't mentioned all the ones I'm even thinking of. (From my Front Porch, Chocolate Covered Daydreams, stop! Just stop!) All your blogs deserve showcasing. I'm jiggling people! Shrieking isn't far off! Like I said in a previous post: all you have to do is click on any one of my followers faces and a spectacular blog will be handed to you for your reading pleasure.
Gosh, why am I so annoying?
John 15:19 (NIV) If you belonged to the world, it would love you as its own. As it is, you do not belong to the world, but I have chosen you out of the world. That is why the world hates you.
What We Do
We're a composting, rain-water-collecting, clotheslining, organic-backyard-farming, organic-food-eating, reusable-bag-toting, backyard-chicken-raising family that strives to put God first in everything we say and do. (Is there a political party for that?)