Tuesday, January 29, 2008

If you've got some time on your hands

I'm feeling a bit of writer's block so I figured instead of not posting at all I would direct you to some fun stuff on the web that I've seen recently...

Bloggy Giveaway Carnival. Run, don't walk, over to Shannon's @ Rocks in My Dryer Bloggy Giveaway page. Over 600 bloggers have listed giveaway items - from the smallest things like books and aprons, to larger things like MP3 Players and $50 gift cards - and all you have to do to enter each giveaway is follow the rules on their blog - usually as simple as leaving a comment telling them to count you in. I say RUN - because each giveway has a different deadline so I can't tell you for sure how long you have.

Pioneer Woman AKA Ree. Her whole site is great but my favorite is the saga of how she met and eventually married her husband, whom she refers to as the Marlboro Man. It's called "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels" and reads like romance novel - she even uses the phrase "hiney tingles" - but that's as steamy as it gets! Click HERE to go to a listing of each installment - starting at the bottom of the page. Warning, this story is still ongoing so if you catch up, you'll be forced to wait for the latest installment. Waiting = no fun! ;)

Pioneer Woman Cooks. I think I gain weight just looking at this site. Ree posts step by step pictures and instructions for the many delicious recipes she makes for her kids and husband - tried and true "man pleasing" recipes that are nine times out of ten full of butter. I am not kidding you when I say that I am usually drooling while I skim through her recipes. We had this one for dinner tonight. We did have a few modifications - we used turkey bacon instead of peppered bacon because it's what we had. I'm glad we did because I don't know if we could have handled much more pepper. Also, I used American cheese because we buy it by the pound at the deli 'round here. It was super yummy and Matt raved over it. For those of you who know my husband, he is not one to rave. I find myself looking through her recipes trying to find a reason to make them. I know some of you are Pioneer Woman readers so if you have tried any recipes please let me know how you liked them.

Excited for Lost to start up again in two days? Having trouble keeping track of all that went on in the last three seasons. Check out this video to get an eight minute summary starting at day one. It's does a good job of catching you up and is kind of hilarious at the same time.

I found this next one through a friend who posted it on facebook. Found on weburbanist, it's untitled, "Seven Abandoned Wonders of the Former Soviet Union." I found the pictures as well as the story behidn each one really fascinating. It's worth checking out as well as the American Abondments - you'll probably see some familiar sights.

Finally, I don't even know how this blog came on my radar. Perhaps through a facebook friend? Anyway, it's called Confessions of a CF Husband and I urge you to check it out. The blog is mainly written by Nate, and he is sharing his about his life and his wife Tricia, who has Cystic Fibrosis. They were trying to get a double lung transplant when she got pregnant and she gave birth about 3 weeks ago to a little girl named Grace - born at I think 25 weeks. Grace and Tricia still have a long road ahead of them and could use all the prayers they can get. Nate shares very honestly and is steadfast in his faith, never wavering despite some really trying times. I would suggest reading some of their older posts to get a picture of what the past few months have been like.

That's all for now. Let me know if you check any out and while you're doing that I'll come up with something original to share with you all!

6 comments:

MilePost13 said...

Thank you!

Suzy said...

Wow. You posted some awesome sites. I hope to have time to visit some soon.

I hope you like A Thousand Splendid Suns...it's on my list for this summer. I'm just starting A Wedding in December and Can You Keep A Secret. I'm not too good at reading one book at a time.

Crafty P said...

great recs, Megan!

let me add one chickinfeed.com. Saw this mom on Rachael Ray and was impressed. We all need a little help getting good stuff into our little chicks!

try that J&J!

Courtney said...

Thanks for the recommendations! These will keep me busy!

Kari & Kijsa said...

Thanks for entering our giveaway...you have listed some great blogs...thanks for a great post!

smiles, kari & kijsa

Dustin said...

I thought you might like this. Check it out!

http://www.bargainist.com/deals/2008/01/write-for-the-bargainist-get-paid-to-help-others/

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