Tuesday, February 10, 2009

Somethings old, somethings new, somethings found while I was blue...I mean sick.

After I wrote "My favorite smells" post yesterday, Joy responded, "I like all that stuff too, but health food stores always smell weird to me."

Yep, Joy, my daughter thinks that health food stores smell funny too. I like 'em. I'm not sure why. When I lived in Kentucky I loved to visit local shops run by Amish families. Their stores smelled similar to health food stores. Maybe I like the smell because there are so many fun, exciting, unique, and unusual items I have found in both. I think the "funny" smell translates to my brain as exciting. Or maybe I'm just weird...could be!

I've been doing some tidying up on the blog. I've found that cool stuff accumulates on my sidebars much in the same way as it does in my house! Yes, it's true...I'm a pack rat. So I dusted and straightened and organized a bit so that maybe my sidebar doesn't go on for a mile.

And then I added a clock to my sidebar. I saw one on...um, I don't remember whose site I saw it on, but she lived in London. It was fun to be able to see what time it was there as compared to my own time, so I added my own clock.

I have found some very fun and interesting blogs while I've been sick the past few days. A few from Australia (Ché and Fidel, The Nutrients of Life, hazyjane), one from Japan (Collecting Leaves), one from Idaho (Laugh, Live, Learn, Love) another from Utah (ordinary life magic), and one that I'm not sure where she comes from (beauty that moves..is *she* the one from London?!) {How I hope I'm not forgetting any! They all have been fun to visit.}

It is great fun to collect favorite blogs...and I could cut down on space by not listing as many of you, but it is the interesting people in the Blogdom that attract me. When I find a blogger whose style I love I look on their sidebar to see who they read. And most of the time I find *more* bloggers that I love. Not to mention, I would love for all of you to meet each other, so I'll leave up my lengthy and growing list.

Over the past few days (of idling surfing the net on my computer while feeling like garbage) I also happened upon "How to build a $15 shipping pallet compost bin" article on This Garden is Illegal. Awesome stuff! I'll show you when I've made mine! I have enough pallets to build a barn...

I also found THE MOST WONDERFUL SITE IN THE WHOLE WORLD! Grit Magazine: Celebrating Rural Community Since 1882. And blogs on that site from homesteaders! I have loved reading some of the articles and looking at the pictures. I just can't get enough!

So that's what I've been up to. I hope you'll take a look at some of the many links I've left for you. They are good stuff!

How about you? Have you found any fun sites or blogs you'd like to pass on?

I hope that you are healthy and happy today! If you do happen to be sick, I hope that you get well very soon!

Have a great day!


  1. I've been want to add a clock to mine. Since we visit all over the world it is fun to see if they are sleeping or awake when you visit.
    Thanks for the links on the new blogs. I know if you like them I'll probably like them too.
    Hope your feeling better. The crud has hit me now. My two girls were sick a week and go and missed 4 days of school, hubs is sick too I thought I was fending it off, but its not fending.
    Talking about smells. I put some water in the microwave to heat up, then put a few drops of eucalyptus (sp) oil in there so I could breath it in for my congestion. My kids were complaining about me stinkin up the house. I loved that smell though. It smells so healthy.
    great post,


  2. Oops, I meant to comment on the cute pictures of the kids. What a nice bunch of kiddos. You are very blessed.


  3. Thank you so much for finding us and especially for liking us! You just made our day here in the GRIT offices!

    Read on!

    K.C. Compton
    Editor in Chief
    Grit Magazine

  4. I finally had a chance this morning to really have a good look at your blog, and I love it. :)

    And thank you for the link in this post! I really appreciate it...

  5. Hi!
    I recognize a few of my loves in that list! :)

    Thanks so much for the mention, and for saying you like visiting us!

    Stephanie (of OLM))