Friday, July 22, 2011

Three blogs I love

I would like to share three blogs I love.  These are blogs the make me smile when my dashboard tells me they've posted a new post.  They are popular.  Super popular.  So, I'm sure many of you have heard of them before.  But, in case you haven't.  Please, to enjoy.

Walk Slowly, Live Wildly, by Sara Janssen

This is how Sara describes herself:  Daughter of the Almighty. Wife. Mama. Sister. Friend. Traveler. Unschooler. Photographer. Tea drinker. Reader. Knowledge seeker. Google lover. Kitchen dweller. Hooper. Dreamer. Leader. Homebirther. Breastfeeder. Lover of life.

The Janssen's are a family on the move.  When I found this blog they were traveling the country in an RV.  Sara introduced me to green smoothies and encourages me in minimalism.  She takes pretty pics and seems to be a very grounded young mom of two.  I believe she is preparing to go back out on the road.  If you've never checked out Sara's blog you are in for a treat.

whatever, by Meg Duerksen
 Meg named her blog after the verse in Philippians 4:8, Finally, brothers and sisters, whatever is true, whatever is noble, whatever is right, whatever is pure, whatever is lovely, whatever is admirable—if anything is excellent or praiseworthy—think about such things.  It's not the flippant, "whatever" you get from your kid.  Meg has five children.  5This is one full house.  Meg blogs about her life, but it's not just a mommy blog.  She sews.  She's stylish.  She's an advocate for Africa.  And she lives a REAL life.  Oh yeah, she takes pretty pictures, too.  If you check out Meg's blog you are in for a treat.  She has posts like this.

 Farmgirl Paints, by Becky Strahle

This is how Becky describe herself:  My life's journey so far has led me to marry my high school sweetheart. We've been married for 18 years, have 2 beautiful little girls and a furry creature named Fergie. My painting style is very simple, colorful and almost childlike. I grew up in rural Illinois hence, "Farmgirl Paints". I get my creative inspiration from God. It is only through His giftings that I have any ability whatsoever

Becky writes about her family, her faith and takes pretty pictures.  I love the way she sounds so mid-west to me and makes me feel like we are friends even though we've never met.  I have to share this, Becky is the blogger that spurred my to blogging regularly.  She left a comment on my blog saying it was too bad I wasn't still blogging.  It changed the way I felt about writing.  She is an artist and crafter and I LOVE seeing what she's going to be up to next.  She's moving to my area of the country.  So, maybe I'll get to meet her some time.

You may notice all three of these bloggers are women.  All are moms.  All are Christians.  And they all take pretty pictures.  I guess I didn't give you a large variety, but they are three of my favorites.  I hope you like them, too.

And, I didn't win the trip to North Carolina.  I came in second.  I'm ok with this.  :)


  1. I'll check these out!

  2. aww...sorry you missed out on the trip...thanks for the intro to these ladies though...

  3. Awww thanks girlie. You never know we just might meet up some day. Glad you blog more...we all need a little happy girl in our lives:)

  4. I'm still a little astounded at your friend putting you in the position of being a runner up.  Yes - sorry you missed out on the trip.

    I am traveling in state today, so will check out these blogs later, but thanks for the tips.  All look lovely at a glance and I love farmgirl's artwork. 

  5. thanks for the recommendations. Never heard of these blogs but will check them out. Have a good weekend!

  6. Hi Happygirl! You missed mine! ha! just kidding. I've read sara's blog, but not the other ones. I'll check them out. Hey, I'm back. I have reliable internet again. I'll catch up on your posts! Warmly,

  7. I LOVE Meg! I'll have to check out the others!


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