I was asked about a couple blog friends so I thought I'd incorporate that info with a few other recommendations...
For those who asked, I had a sweet e-mail from my friend Cheryl (aka: Copperswife) who let me know she is alive and well... just too busy to keep up with her blog right now... homeschool moms with big gardens are very busy these days. I'm sure a lot of her friends have missed her. How nice it was to have a new post from her today. :)
I actually sent a snail mail letter to my dear Jewels a few weeks ago, just to let her know I was thinking of her. You know I am quite fond of someone when I send a letter with a stamp on it... normally just reserved for my husband's elderly aunt and the occasional Grammie mail sent to New England.
How wonderful it was to "see" her on Google Mail this morning, telling us about her newest family member. For those of you who are new to this blog and want a treat... read Jewel's archives. All of them. Brew a lovely pot of tea... put the children down for their nap... and enjoy.
I thought I'd chat also about a few blogs you may not be familiar with.
Brenda Hyde's original website was one of my first sites I bookmarked a very long time ago... especially the Tea Time section. Her blog called Old Fashioned Tips is wonderful. I don't know how she keeps up the creativity year after year.
I always enjoy visiting the lovely Ravenhill Cottage blog... recently she led readers to the new blog by Victoria's Nancy Lindemeyer. I have the Ravenhill Cottage blog up today to copy a recipe (my printer is broken!).
Speaking of recipes, Bernideen's Tea Time blog has some great recipes recently. Well... always for that matter but these are zucchini recipes which I need right now. I'm still enjoying the items I received by winning one of her give aways... there is still time to sign up for her next give away (I didn't since I recently won it...) I would love to visit her lovely place.
You all know how much I love Sally Clarkson's writing, she says her daughter's writing is even better. Sarah is trying to post each day this month on her blog Itinerant Idealist. Sarah's writing truly is lovely. She reminds me so much of Stephanie so I wasn't surprised that her recommendations for their England trip helped to make it extra special. (Link has been corrected.)
Another blog to bookmark is Provoking Thoughts, which I have added to the list on my sidebar. I usually don't add a blog solely for the purpose of what it sells but their story is inspiring... and their "faith based gift items" will indeed inspire those who need to be uplifted.
I'm once again posting the link to my daughter's blog to.... ummm... encourage her to keep posting about her England trip. Okay, so she has four young kids and homeschools and a hubby and a house and a garden and church responsibilities... I'm sure she can find time to write a mini thesis on her findings at Ambleside. Hehehe...
Last, but certainly not least... I have added the picture link to Storybook Woods Tasha Tudor Day again this year to my sidebar. It is near the top... click on the picture and it will give you lots of information should you want to participate. I'll be posting about it again as a reminder to both me and others who want to participate.
Sigh... now I remember why I don't do to many of these blog recommendation posts. I have about a gazillion tabs up on Firefox. Enjoy!
Picture: Summer Front Porch; allposters.com