Thursday’s blog love fest…

It’s Thursday and that means it’s time to share the blog luv.

Social Media Out Loud:

  • You’ve seen it around WordPress: Press This. I know…what the heck is it? Well our furry friend, Woodie (on behalf of Carrie Spencer) brings us the deets. Thanks Woodie…phew!

Write Out Loud:

Life Out Loud:

  • Last week I wrote about living our passion. This week I read an amazing post by Liza Kane on the art of letting go, which was super timely for me. It’s about letting go of the sometimes automatic overachiever in each of us so we keep the real priorities in sight.
  • So…I’m always worried after cleaning my bathtub how much residue is left behind that I end up soaking in!?!?!? Ever thought of cleaning your bathroom with a grapefruit and some salt??! I know…me either! Well, Myndi Shafter tested this little ditty out and says it works like a charm!! I can’t wait to give it a go!
  • This time of year, a lot of people lean towards the idea of giving puppies as pets. And who wouldn’t want to pass along that ADORABLE little face?! But is it the best idea?!?! Our resident pet expert, Amy Shojai, gives us some amazing tips and resources on puppy gift giving you must check out IF this is something you are considering.
  • Fears. They can wreak havoc in your life sometimes totally unbeknownst to you! Barbara McDowell wrote a fantastic post with some uberlicious resources on how to run toward your fears!
  • Have you heard of the Layaway Angels? I cried when I read this post by Diana Murdock and then the subsequent news piece. Wow. I had no idea and how cool is that?!
  • Christmas. A wonderful time of year for most people. But for some, it’s an extremely painful time of year dealing with grief and loss (my family still struggles with the pain of our third Christmas without Mamma K). Debra Kristi knows about that pain too well herself and she offers some most amazing suggestions on how to deal with grief through the holiday season. Thanks Debra – loved the candle burning idea!
  • Did you visit August McLaughlin’s blog and check out her ORIGINAL Holiday Tune (her gift to each of you). Ahhhmazing and beautiful!!! Thank you August!

Laugh Out Loud:

  • I nearly died reading Leanne Shirtliffe’s naughty letter to santa…OMG!
  • Piper Bayard and Holmes did another hilarious rendition of holiday survival advice that had me snorting coffee!
  • Are you at a loss at what to get that hard-to-by-for person on your list? Well then I have a real treat for you. Ellie Ann Soderstrom did a holiday gift buying guide for JUST that person…it’ll be just perfect! I nearly peed myself!
  • I don’t have children but I still got a huge kick out of Paige Kellerman’s post on how to have a cup of coffee after children. Thought all you parents out there might enjoy it!

I hope you enjoyed this week’s line-up of fantabulous blog posts. Stay tuned for next week’s. I promise to go and spend oodles of time (time away from friends and family I’ll have you know…) to bring you this do-or-die information…My god…you guys must really love me!!

Got any ditties of your own to share? Let me know and maybe they’ll be featured as part of next week’s line-up…



  1. I can’t believe a naughty Santa letter passed my by! Thanks for this fantastic line-up, Natalie. Your mention of my diddy is a gift! May your holiday be naughty *&* nice. 😉

    • I think you’ll enjoy it – I did! 🙂
      My pleasure – I loved, loved, loved the song. So beautiful. Your talents are never-ending. And may your holiday be uberliciously delightful! 🙂

  2. Love your blog, Natalie! Thanks for including me in your stellar line-up. You should have seen the racy paragraph I omitted from the Santa letter… (seriously)..

  3. great mashup Natalie. thanks

  4. Howdy lady! Thanks for including me in your mashup! This is a stellar group and I’m honored. (dancing around to holiday and gospel music) Kind of funny I almost didn’t write it because I feared admitting some fears. Bwahaha. Crafty one, that fear bugger. 🙂

    • LOL! You almost didn’t post the fear post out of fear. LOVE IT! BAAHAHAHHAA!!! Fear is a crafty little bugger. Gotta stay right on top of it. I am glad you did post it because it rocked and it’s something I think all of us battle with and your post had GREAT resources!

  5. Whoa! What a blogfest this is! You’ve outdone yourself. Thanks!

  6. Hey Natalie! Thanks so much for including me again! Your awesomeness knows no bounds…:) As always, thank you for all the other great blog suggestions. Makes my day!

  7. Thanks for the shout-out Natalie! =)

  8. Hello pretty lady! Woo hoo! I am so tickled to be included once again. 😀 Sorry I am such a slow poke getting over here. Crazy week for me. I’ll be coming back to this post to make sure I check out all these great pieces you have picked out here in the line-up. I am sooo behind this week. You are just chalked full of the awesomeness!

    • You are most welcome Debra, your post touched my heart. I loved it. It can really be a tough time of year for people grieving and mourning and it’s good to acknowledge that and also find ways to cope. Enjoy checking everyone else out….

  9. Fabulous links, once again! You find the best stuff ~ where do you get the time to read so many blogs? Thank goodness I have you to steer me in the right direction. I missed several of these this week and will now go back to rectify the situation. Thanks doll!

  10. Thank you for the blog love, and for sharing all those other awesome posts! I miss being around the blogosphere gleaning others’ insights, so this snapshot of awesomeness was just what I needed! Can’t wait to get back in the swing of things in January! ^_^

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