After quite the hiatus from our regularly-scheduled Sundays are for Sharing posts (sorry about that!) I am back to putting together these little lists of blog posts I have read throughout the week, totally loved, and wanted to share with all of you.
You would think that these posts would be the easiest to get up on a regular basis; and you would be right. I’m just a chronic procrastinator. I bookmark posts and either completely forget that they’re there, or think I have all the time in the world to write little blurbs for each one and actually get them posted. Then before I know it, it’s Sunday afternoon and I have two choices: scramble and put the post up late, or try again–and do better–next week. Rinse and repeat. But for the first time in a long time, I am caught up with the workload I have created for myself. I have made good on all of my commitments–and in time! I feel on top of the blogging world. Okay, that may be going a little too far.
Anyway, I finally have all of my ducks in a row, I’m feeling good, and I’m ready to share!
If you’re wondering what Sundays are for Sharing is all about, you can read my introduction to Sundays are for Sharing, but here is the condensed version: as a blogger, supporting other bloggers and the great work that they are producing is one of the most important things you can do. So, I want to support you and what you are doing, and this is my way of doing just that. This space is for me to share some of my favorite blog posts of the week and invite you to do the same!
- I was born during the last couple of months of 1986, which means every childhood memory I can actually remember and think back fondly on occurred during the ’90s. This makes me a ’90s kid. Me and people like me have had all sorts of advantages just because of the time period we were born into. We have been on the youngest side of the generational gap for years–and took every advantage we could to point that out to those older than us. We embraced change in the world around us, and we fiercely latched onto technology, seamlessly adapting and thriving in the world our parents just couldn’t understand. But now as a child of the ’90s, I have nostalgia. I can remember way back when. The good old days. I am old. [HelloGiggles]
- With both St. Patrick’s Day and Easter coming up quickly, and occurring within two weeks of each other, you’re likely on the hunt for some delicious sweet treat recipes–recipes so easy that you can barely even call them recipes. One blogger is guiding her readers through the world of delicious bark recipes, and for these occasions, we found recipes for both White Chocolate Leprechaun Bark and White Chocolate Easter Bark. [Slap Dash Mom]
- Do you think we’re a little too dependent on technology? I know I’m guilty of being too interested in what people are talking about on Facebook and Twitter. Even if I’m just watching television, I almost can’t help but check in once, or maybe five times while I relax; and don’t even get me started on the amount of time I spend tweeting while playing video games. But not even I can relate to this new technology-related issue some people are having. You guys, sleep-texting is a thing. After blogging about her own issues with sleep texting, not once, but twice, one blogger was featured in an article for CNN about this new “cultural trend.” [The Eclectic Element]
- You can do some pretty inventive things with Nestle Coffee-Mate liquid coffee creamer; more inventive than pouring it into a mug of fresh-brewed coffee, anyway. Pick up a bottle of hazelnut flavor Coffee-Mate for a homemade flan recipe, or fat free vanilla flavor Coffee-Mate for an authentic Mexican chocolate spiced latte. [Growing Up Bilingual]
- If you’re an Ipsy subscriber, get a sneak peek of the March 2013 Ipsy Glam Bag. Hint: think nautical. [Beauty Flawed]
- If you’ve begun planning your vegetable garden, check out this super helpful planting guide for the month of March by time zone. It also includes information about cold season and warm season vegetables and what vegetables are direct sow after the threat of frost has passed. [One Acre Farming]
- We all know how important it is to eat your vegetables, and we also know how important it is to eat organic whenever possible. Even if you’re not planning on having your own vegetable garden, you can still eat well and keep costs low. Check out a list of tips on how to save money while organic food shopping. [Upstate Ramblings]
- I can always tell when the beginning of spring is on the horizon when McDonald’s rolls out their much-beloved Shamrock Shakes. Is that sad? I don’t care, I love them. I love them so much that I have been known to make multiple trips to McDonald’s a week just to get them. And now I don’t have to, since finding this McDonald’s Shamrock Shake copycat recipe. Amazing! [Mom Spark]
- Looking for some good book recommendations? I have been trying to read a little more lately, and will have a review of the first book I have read in what seems like forever up this week. I’m getting excited about books again, a feeling I have missed so much, and subsequently, I have tried hunting down all 10 books on this list of one blogger’s best reads of the past year. [blue october]
Now that I have shared some of my favorite stories from the past week, I would love for you to do the same. Feel free to post links to whatever you’ve been writing (yes, this is a shameless self-promotion friendly space!), reading, and raving about this week in the comments.
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