I haven’t written a link love post in quite a long time, so long in fact that one of these links dates all the way back to January! I’ve been weeding out a lot of my feeds over the last few months, but the blogs listed below have been favorites of mine for quite a long time now. Without further ado here is a list of my favorites. I hope you enjoy them as much as I did.
April 17, 2013 at 10:03 PM
As my son was taking his morning nap I took a little time to weed through my RSS reader and glance at the Washington Post. Here are a few favorites:
Also check out this quiz to help you pick your presidential candidate.
October 7, 2012 at 10:31 AM
My poor google reader is clogged with starred articles I hope to read, but never seem to get around to. I tried to highlight a few of my favorites, but believe me there are still hundreds of unread posts still swimming around in there…
Here are a few favorites I managed to read this afternoon:
At 10 months my son is now sleeping solidly through the night, but I can’t seem to go to bed at a reasonable hour. Laura Vanderkam wrote an article that could’ve been typed straight from my keyboard. As a stay-at-home mom I love being home with my son, but I also yearn for those few hours in the night when I can have ‘me’ time. Once night time comes I simply cannot convince myself to go to sleep.
Little Miss Moneybags opened up about her struggles with infertility and the fact that her insurance won’t cover the treatments she may need to conceive. I give her major kudos for discussing the topic and hope that everything works out for her.
Once you read Little Miss Moneybags article check out the guest post on Simple Mom. It explains why you should stop asking childless women when they plan to get pregnant.
I loved this post about the politeness tax. My husband has overpaid for things on more occasions then I can count. He paid $1,000 over asking price for our jeep, because the previous owner looked so sad when he signed over the title.
I enjoyed Wise Bread’s article on frugally paying it forward. I agree that those little things in life can really make someone’s day. I’m constantly holding doors open, letting people step in front of me in line, buying unexpected gifts. leaving unused coupons on items in the grocery store and adding extra change to stranger’s parking meters. I also think a smile is underrated this day and age. A simple smile, (especially to the older generation), can go a remarkably long way.
Project Happily Ever After wrote a great post about dedicating every thought, word and action to the benefit of others. Alisa Bowman, (the author of that blog), dedicated her birthday to making others happy. It melds well with the article above and goes to show that a change in perspective can lead to a change in overall satisfaction. Whenever I’m especially nice I do feel happier.
Lastly I have a bunch of zucchini in my fridge that is about to spoil. The Frugal Girl recently posted a bunch of recipes and I really hope to try the chocolate zucchini bread this week.
August 16, 2012 at 8:00 PM
A few of my favorite blog posts from the past few weeks:
I also want to thank the following blogs for linking to One Frugal Girl. Thanks to you I received more hits than ever before in a single month.
April 15, 2012 at 8:55 PM
Last Sunday my husband and I were blessed with the arrival of a healthy, 8 pound, 21 inch baby boy! Our hearts are bursting with love for this new little addition to our family!
October 23, 2011 at 1:05 AM
A few posts I really enjoyed this week:
July 25, 2011 at 3:20 AM
It has been a ridiculously long time since I last wrote a link love post. Between preparing for the baby and my soon-to-be unemployment I’ve had very little time to devote to checking out the stories in my RSS reader.
I took a little time to catch up on all of the articles I’ve highlighted over these last few weeks. Here are a few of my favorites:
July 17, 2011 at 3:35 AM
A few of my favorite posts from the past two weeks.
October 10, 2010 at 4:00 PM
My husband is not the best at celebrating birthdays and anniversaries, but the remaining days of the year he is the most caring and sweet man to bless this earth. Honestly I don’t think he sees any reason to focus on a special day. I also think he feels pressured to choose the perfect activity, the perfect gift, and the perfect meal.
I always tell him it’s just the thought that counts and I certainly don’t need expensive gifts, but nevertheless he seems to dread special occasions. This year I wrote an instruction manual for my birthday and in retrospect I should have written a similar manual for our anniversary, because when he woke up I could sense that familiar trepidation.
So I took the day by the reigns and planned our activities. A good friend gave my husband a gift certificate to a tiny, upscale restaurant back in January. We intended to make our way up there for months, but never seemed to find the time to make the trip. Today seemed like the perfect day for a drive so we took a leisurely 40 minute trip north and ended up at an adorable little restaurant where we dined on sliders and pizza and the most decadent creme brulee with chocolate ganache I’ve ever eaten in my life.
We drove to the hardware store after lunch and purchased a fire pit for our backyard patio. If the rain hadn’t come I’m sure we would’ve spent the evening roasting s’mores, but as the weather pressed on we moved the festivities inside and stacked wood in our indoor fireplace.
We spent the evening preparing vodka cream sauce for dinner and tikka masala for this week’s lunches. There is no place I’d rather be than cutting up vegetables and stirring delicious sauces beside my husband. It’s one area of our lives that has truly blossomed since our marriage six years ago.
I can’t imagine a world without my husband. Happy anniversary! What a perfect way to celebrate it.
October 4, 2010 at 1:30 AM