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Fabulous Friday: Wild Olive

Posted by: Maggie

When I was launching How to Shoot Your Kids! an ebook, Amy suggested that I check out Wild Olive for sponsorship opportunities, which I did. And Making Me Cranky is a sponsor this month. (Thanks Amy!) BUT that is not what I’m writing about today.

I just wanted to share with you how adorable Mollie and the site are! I’ve only been reading it for a couple months, but I already love it! It’s full of sewing and embroidery patterns, ideas, instructions and free printables, like the Easter Egg holder shown below.

I admit that I don’t actually sew or embroider. However, I did as a kid, from 8-12ish I think. Reading Wild Olive makes me want to give it a try again and make some cute projects for Eleanor! Thanks for the inspiration Mollie!

p.s. This is not a sponsored post in any way! Mollie did not request nor is she aware that I am writing this! Hopefully she won’t mind!

Fabulous Friday: My Favorite Blogs

Posted by: Maggie

Since it’s Friday and I know no one really works on Fridays, I thought I’d share some of my favorite blogs with you (Don’t worry I left out the business, legal, and tax blogs!).

Does everyone use a blog reader of some sort? Do you all read a bunch of blogs like I do? Right now, I follow about 175 blogs, which as I type this seems a little insane. I constantly have upwards of 800 unread posts in my Google Reader. I try to catch up on the weekends. I will admit that I do not actually read about half to three quarters of these. Many are wedding, design, decorating or photography blogs which I just follow for the visual inspiration. I just scroll through those posts for the photos and then post the ones I love to one of my Pinterest boards.

Here’s some time wasting fun for your Friday:

Food Blogs

Bakerella:

Smitten Kitchen:

Sunday Suppers:

Design Blogs

Letterhead Love:

Lovely Package:

Oh So Beautiful Paper:

Style Blogs

Design Love Fest:

Making It Lovely:

Oh Joy:

Event/Wedding Planning Blogs

Bash, Please:

Green Wedding Shoes:

The Sweetest Occasion:

Mommy Blogs

Dooce:

Finslippy:

Mom 101:

Parenting Blogs

Parenthacks:

Simple Mom:

Feel free to share some of your favorites in the comments! I’m always looking for new blogs to follow!

Fabulous Friday: about.me

Posted by: Maggie

It’s like an online calling card! I love it! All of the links to your online life in one place!

And it includes a personal analytics dashboard so you can see how many people are viewing your profile, how long they are spending on it, which of your links they clicked on, your total numbers of contacts on facebook, twitter, and linkedin, who’s talking about you on twitter, who’s retweeting your tweets, etc.

Pretty cool! You can check it out and get your own profile HERE!

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