Spotlight Saturday 04.11 to 04.17.10

Spotlight Saturday

Here are FIVE of my favorite posts from the past week. Each week I will be highlighting some of my favorites. I have many blogs in my reader, as I have many friends with all different types of “niches” or “non-niches”. I will post serious stories, fun stories, pictures, recipes, etc. They will most likely be in a random order.

1. Petit Elefant-Make Homeade Bath Bombs

Allison shows the step-by-step process on how to make homeade bath bombs.  They would make greats for a girlfriend or a baby/wedding shower.

2.  Tip Junkie-Teacher Appreciation Gifts

It is almost the end of the school year. Laurie shows some great gifts to give that teacher in your life.

3.  A Southern Fairytale-Blackberry Lemon Coffee Cake

I will always Rachel for her Tervis Tumbler.  She was carting it around at Blissdom this year.  When she posted this recipe, I almost died and passed away in blackberry heaven.  I still need to get a proper pan to make it, but I will soon.

4. Blissfully Domestic-How To Make A Custom iPhone Icon For Your Blog

This is a great tutorial. It was done by my favorite blog designer too, Judith Shakespeare.

5.  The Vintage Pearl-Feather Babies

The pictures of the goslings are adorable!

Spotlight Saturday 04.04 to 04.10.10

Spotlight Saturday

Here are FIVE of my favorite posts from the past week. Each week I will be highlighting some of my favorites. I have many blogs in my reader, as I have many friends with all different types of “niches” or “non-niches”. I will post serious stories, fun stories, pictures, recipes, etc. They will most likely be in a random order.

1.  Musings of a Housewife-Random Reader Questions Vol. 11

Jo-Lynne answers some questions that she gets from blog readers.  She also designs blogs.

2. Extraordinary Mommy-Visiting The Los Angeles Regional Food Bank

Danielle attended an event in Los Angeles for Child Hunger Ends Here with ConAgra Foods.  She makes excellent videos and posts them on her blog. This video is a must-see.

3.  Centsational Girl-Grown Up Girl’s Room

Kate recently re-decorated her daughter’s room, and it is beautiful.

4.  Full Circle-Garlic Cheddar Biscuits

Kimmie makes the “famous” Red Lobster Style Drop Biscuits

5.  Twenty Four at Heart-Photographing People: Photography Friday: Week 3

Suzanne is featuring photography tips every Friday. Suzanne is a friend of mine and she really cracks me up. She is super shy in real life, and quite frisky on her blog.  I love her for that.

Spotlight Saturday 03.28 to 04.03.10

Spotlight Saturday

Here are FIVE of my favorite posts from the past week. Each week I will be highlighting some of my favorites. I have many blogs in my reader, as I have many friends with all different types of “niches” or “non-niches”. I will post serious stories, fun stories, pictures, recipes, etc. They will most likely be in a random order.

1.  The Blah Blah Blahger-Secrets of Perfect White Balance

JJ must have seen some of the photos that I took inside my house recently. This post was written for people like me.

2.  Chic Runner-Why I Was Adopted

Danica has a great blog about running. I’ve been a follower for quite some time.  She is very open about being adopted. She actually wrote a whole series last year. In this post, she wrote about why she was adopted.

3.  Centsational Girl-Blues and Branches-A Spring Tablescape

Kate talks about how she is decorating her table for Easter and what elements she is using.

4.  Joy’s Hope-No

Julie shares an iPad case she found. Seriously, the picture is worth a thousand words.

5.  Technology for Mommies-You NEED A Domain

Even if you are on blogger, you should get your own domain.  I was on Blogger for almost 3 years. I’ve been using AngryJulieMonday.com for about 2.5 years. You forward your blog to this domain. It is cheap and very easy to do. Sarah explains how to do this.

Spotlight Saturday 03.21 to 03.27.10

Spotlight Saturday

Here are FIVE of my favorite posts from the past week. Each week I will be highlighting some of my favorites. I have many blogs in my reader, as I have many friends with all different types of “niches” or “non-niches”. I will post serious stories, fun stories, pictures, recipes, etc. They will most likely be in a random order.

1.   Blogfully Yours-Don’t Play With Your Vegetables

Summer shows some “art” made out of vegetables. Guaranteed to make you laugh out loud.

2.  Moosh in Indy-Hideous Lovely

Casey illustrates via photos comparing traditional media vs. blogs. She talks about “real beauty” vs. what the media portrays.

3.  Chris Brogan-What I Learned at a Charter School

Chris Brogan talks about his tour of a charter school.  He compares it to his school experience. Chime in on your experiences with Charter Schools.

4.  Living Locurto-My 80’s Bulletin Board

Amy takes a trip to her parent’s house and discovers a bulletin board from when she was in high school.

5.  Chatting at the Sky-My Favorite Places in the World Are…

Emily shows through photos, her favorite places.

Spotlight Saturday 03.07 to 03.13.10

Spotlight Saturday

Here are FIVE of my favorite posts from the past week. Each week I will be highlighting some of my favorites. I have many blogs in my reader, as I have many friends with all different types of “niches” or “non-niches”. I will post serious stories, fun stories, pictures, recipes, etc. They will most likely be in a random order.

1. Life with My 3 Boybarians-What is a permalink? How do I find mine?

Darcy talks about finding a permalink in your blog posts.  She also shows you how to add your permalink to link-ups.

2. For The Mommas-Getting Real with Your Finances

Shannon is a frugal blogger, with a MBA in Accounting.  She talks about budgeting and spread sheets.

3. Better in Bulk-How To Be A Happier Mom in 8 Easy Steps

Eight easy steps to remember in your stressed out daily life. We all need to take some time and smell the roses.

4.  Kara’s Party Ideas-Candy Shoppe Party

This was actually a wedding, not just a party. I love all the vivid colors used. Swoon….

5.  Shuggilippo: Speeches are for presidents and valedictorians

Jess talks about going to the infamous 2 yr appointment with her son, and being told that he needs speech therapy.

Spotlight Saturday 02.28 to 3.06.10

Spotlight Saturday

Here are FIVE of my favorite posts from the past week. Each week I will be highlighting some of my favorites. I have many blogs in my reader, as I have many friends with all different types of “niches” or “non-niches”. I will post serious stories, fun stories, pictures, recipes, etc. They will most likely be in a random order.

1. Just a Girl: Painting Furniture

She shares some great tips on how to she preps and paints furniture. I have some furniture I need to paint soon. I’m keeping this post bookmarked!

2. Scary Mommy-Building Your Blog Audience with Social Media

How Jill uses different forms of social media to promote her blog, and how YOU can too!

3. Busy Dad-Neither I, Nor Beef, Will Ever Be The Same

Seriously, Busy Dad makes the best videos. I am amazed with the things he comes up with. This particular post is about BEEF. If you are a vegetarian, don’t watch unless you have humor.

4. The Nester-Using Chalkboard in Your Home

The Nester talks about several ways that you can use chalkboards in your home.  They are not just for school kids.  She also provides a link-up for other people whom have used chalkboards in their homes.  Go and check out all of these great projects.

5.  MomDot-Top 100 Mom Blogs of 2009

Trisha is a little late with her list this year. But, I’m ok with that. Because I’m on the list.  I’m not going to tell you where though. You will just have to find me among the other 99 blogs listed.