|I feel compelled to say that Corynn hates this picture because she says I look mad in it. And maybe I do-but I wasn't. And I have no other unblogged pictures to use- so this will have to do. (scowl)|
And then you said~ "I wonder which blogs they are..."
So here is the list of the ten blogs I keep up with now. Some of them rarely post anything, some of them post every few days...
The Prudent Homemaker : This lady is the most inspiring women of frugality that I have ever known. There are frugal Mama's and there are FRUGAL MAMA'S and she is the latter. But her frugality does not mean cheapness or sacrifice. She provides in creative and beautiful ways for her family on very little income- but her family always exudes the abundance and wealth bestowed by our Creator. This, in my mind, is the most precious and admirable quality about her. She inspires me in our financial pursuits
Hickery Holler Farm : This blog and the woman behind it has taught me so much about gardening and canning that it is BY FAR my most treasured resource for homesteading. She and her husband put my gardens and putting up to SHAME. And she's got 30+ years on me! I don't like the term self-sufficient (it's a pet peeve) but if there were such a thing, they really would be the most self-sufficient people there ever was.
Reformation Acres : Quinn. A mother of many, a homeschooling Mama, a gardener and animal tender and food putter-upper just like myself, a Christ-follower. We are sisters, Quinn and I, we just haven't yet MET. She is the smarter of the two of us though- so I get to glean a lot of helpful insights from her. Plus, she had a milk cow first so I have been able to learn from her tricks of the milk trade. (A siphon cream separator? Brilliant.)
Mt. Hope Chronicles~ This is one of my favorite home education blogs ever! She has been the greatest help and resource finder to me in our homeschooling journey than probably anyone else. She has the greatest book lists and offers plenty of food for thought and home education inspiration. Now that her family is doing mostly Classical Conversations, I can relate a bit less to her homeschool journey- but there is still plenty to learn from that lady!
Art Projects for Kids- this is an art site that has given me plenty of inspiration and instruction on art projects to do with the children throughout the year.
Femina : Nancy Wilson and her girls keep up this blog. Their blog inspires and encourages and reveals biblical truths in loving and, often entertaining, ways. (They have also written some valuable books too!)
Grantian Florilegium : George Grant, right up there on my list of great people with Doug Wilson and Co., has several blogs that he occasionally updates on current events, historical events and favorite quotes. He rarely posts but when he does, I make the 'trek' over to his other blogs Eleventary (many a wonderful quote there!) and The Quick and the Dead (his blog devoted to outing Planned Parenthood and Abortion) to see what is new. I leave his blog(s) and I feel new brain wrinkles being formed.
The Matt Walsh Blog : He is a newbie to me but every article that I have read of his has been spot on. So I added him to my reader when I was deleting everyone else. ;-)
For the mere beauty and pleasure of it~
I tried to get rid of personal blogs because I felt as though the visiting of them would not further them OR me but I couldn't give up these two. I do have three personal blogs of family/friends that I will keep up with by checking in once a month or so because I love them... but the difference is they KNOW I love them and these two people do not know I exist. :-)
Posie Gets Cozy : Alicia Paulson is so talented and beautiful. I've been reading her blog since, well, for as long as I have been blogging probably. I love her style. If I could emulate anyone's style- it would totally be hers. The most beautiful things are created from her fingertips and after visiting her blog I always feel, somehow, refreshed.
Small Things : Ginny. Oh, Ginny. I found her just a year ago or so and already I feel like we could be friends. She is an honest soul and complex and beautiful and REAL. She sees and creates beauty (you should see her hand knits!) even within the madness of a houseful of children and home education. I love her realness. She has no pretenses and she does not try to make herself appear to be and do everything perfectly. I feel a very tender kinship with her- so I don't think I could ever stop visiting her blog.
There you have it. My ten most favorite, most helpful blog reads. Because you asked!