The morning was an especially early one for me ~ I spent much of it preparing for friends that were coming to visit in the evening. Picking up toys, dusting furniture, running laundry... But then I baked one of these:
And also one of these:
Both are so very good paired with ice cream or coffee...
But, alas, I digress.
It was especially eventful here yesterday because of the many lovely ladies that came to visit Like a Bubbling Brook from Money Saving Mom. Thank you, Crystal, for including my Homemade Chai Tea Kit idea on your DIY gift post. It was a wonderful privilege to be included!
Yesterday's link lit an idea in me; I began to think of what a blessing sites like Money Saving Mom have been to our family - and many of you - over the last few years. I remember following along with Crystal on a couple of her previous sites as well and was always so very encouraged by her posts.
So, today I thought I'd share a few of the other blogs that I've found to be a tremendous blessing, and each of these I've followed for at least a year, some two or three years. Inevitably, I may not agree with everything they've shared on their sites over the course of time, but the inspiration has been invaluable ~
Eyes of Wonder - She doesn't post often anymore, but her photos, stories of family, and simplicity have been a treasure. Her children are mostly grown and she has many lessons and thoughts to share.
Cultivating Home - She raises chickens and ducks, lives simply, is rehabbing a beautiful old home for pennies on the dollar, and has such beautiful children; we've never met in person, but I often feel like we are the oldest of friends when I am reading her posts.
The Prudent Homemaker - She says that her site is dedicated to all those who struggle to put food on the table, but I've found her site to be much more than that; her recipes are frugal and delicious, her gardening and canning abilities inspire me, and I really, really desire a thoughtful, well-stocked pantry like the one she's created.
And last, but certainly not least, is my sweet friend Mrs. June Fuentes's blog, A Wise Woman Builds Her Home. When I first came across her blog a couple of years ago I had no idea that we lived near each other and would one day be spending time with each other's families. She is a well of wisdom, and I never tire of gleaning from her. I highly recommend her Christian Mother Series if you have the time.
Be blessed and encouraged today, ladies ~ you were created for such a time as this, in His image, and He knows the plans He has for you.
Do you have a favorite site or blog that you've followed for a year or more? I'd love to hear about it in the comment section!
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