Monday, December 14, 2009

here are some of my favorites....

Because I know you're all so interested (ok, maybe not, but since this is MY blog, you're going to have to deal) I'm going to share some of my favorite blogs with you.

This one is great. Colin shares her secrets about bargain shopping. She posts coupons, store sales, on line deals, etc. Check this out to read more about her story.

I really love this one because sometimes the comment sections have some great conversations going on. Sometimes they can get quite heated...people criticizing Colin, then fans defending her. Really does get entertaining sometimes. Another great thing about this site is that it's like a community. Colin gets information from readers about sales, deals, freebies, and they will also leave information in the comment sections about deals that Colin hasn't highlighted.

I know what you're thinking...this doesn't sound very interesting. But really, I enjoy this one and she posts throughout the day. Colin speaks to the part of me that LOVES getting a bargain!

Thanks Cara for this recommendation!

If you've never been over to NieNie Dialogues you must. I think I spent a whole afternoon once reading through her past posts just so I could learn her story. Stephanie Nielson and her husband Christian were in a airplane crash in the summer of 2008. Christian and Stephanie survived the crash, but their pilot did not. Here you can read more about their incredible story (warning: I cried through some of this...typical). Both Christian and Stephanie were severely burned during the crash and her blog (kept up by her sister during her recovery) is a an inside look into a woman's struggle to become the mother and wife she used to be. Before Stephanie's accident she already had a strong following on her blog as she recounted her experiences as a wife and mother. After the accident the blog has been reported to have received tens of thousands of hits a day.

I enjoy reading Stephanie's blog posts daily to learn more about her recovery, and to be inspired by her strong spirit and her adventurous kids. The way she writes lets you look into her inner thoughts and how she is feeling as she goes through experiences many of us couldn't even imagine.

I have just recently found this one via another blog that I read. The Style Rookie is a blog written by a 13 year-old girl named Tavi. About a year and a half ago Tavi started getting more curious about fashion, so she decided to start a blog (unbeknown be her parents) which started getting a lot of buzz. Tavi is a very original girl that thinks of fashion as an outward expression of art. Tavi become so well known in the blogosphere that she got invited to exclusive fashion shows and after-parties during fashion week, even the hard to get into Marc Jacobs (accompanied by an adult of course). She also was part of the inspiration for the Rodarte line for Target. In fact, apparently her parents didn't even know much about her blog or how popular their daughter was getting until she asked for permission to appear in a New York Times magazine story.

Apparently there were some who were skeptical that the blog was actually written by Tavi herself and they argued her parents were doing the writing. But Tavi truly is the only one behind this blog. She's original and I would want to be her friend if I were 13...ok, I would be her friend at the age of 25 if only I were cool enough for her. ;)

I think Tavi is very funny and also very insightful when it comes to fashion. Check her out it.

Thursday, December 10, 2009


If you're looking for some cute holiday blogger templates, just click Here. This is the post I did last year. Sorry, I don't have any new ones, but I hope to find some time to start doing this again.

Happy Holidays to all!