The Bullet List {Some Of Our Friends}

by Destri on May 27, 2010

So I am preparing to speak at the Casual Bloggers Conference this weekend and I am now starting to feel some nervous nellies coming on.  I love conferences, especially meeting new friends I have made and catching up with old ones.  I love all the feel good vibes, the comradeship, and the overall knowledge to be gained.  But I have never spoke at one.  Sheesh.  At least I am first in the morning, then I have the rest of the day to catch my breath!

I will be speaking about Blogging Zen on a panel with Mrs. Marta (dying to meet her) and Susan Hall, whom I have just recently gotten to know, and looking forward to meeting.  The subject is appropriate because heaven knows I can’t tell you how to master twitter, make a million blogging, or how to use photoshop, but I have spent quite a bit of time trying to balance my online life and fitting it into my real life without it taking over.  So I feel pretty good about that.  Excited actually.

Part of what I will talk about is keeping up with blogs.  I use a google reader of course, but one of my balancing techniques is to read our friends (readers).  It is really the only way to get to know them.  One thing I am horrible with is commenting, so they probably never know I am there.  Anyhoo, it got me to thinking about all the great posts I have read lately and I thought it would be fun to share a few today.

  • I love this post.  The way she describes what may seem to some as an ordinary day, makes you believe in fairy tales again, and realize you may be living one.
  • Am really loving this series on 101 ways to eat plain yogurt.  Have you looked at how much sugar is in flavored yogurt?  It is insane.  I eat plain yogurt every day, and this series has given me a new way to look at it.
  • Just found this new blog through a comment, it’s awesome!  She was a science teacher, and has started Science Mommy, a collection of science projects your kids can do.  My sisters boys would love this!  Jileen, you too!
  • I love it when I hop over and find a post like this.  You mean I am not the only one?!  (Tina, you will like this gal)
  • You know I love vintage pillow cases, so of course I loved this
  • I clicked over to Diana’s blog to find all of these shoes…under $16! They are adorable.  Looking forward to meeting her at the conference.
  • I cannot wait to try this recipe.
  • This post made me think about what my kids have taught me. I love it when a post makes me think.
  • What a great idea.
  • This blog is a great idea, here is the about page, I think it would be a fun one to follow!
  • Kids bored?  You MUST go check this out! Seriously, the creativity in kids when encouraged is amazing!
  • I want to build this, all by myself.
  • I popped onto Ronita’s blog to find this quote, so true.
  • I needed this tutorial, I have just the hankie for it.  Seriously, I do, it is in the picture!

Oh I could go on and on for days, there have been so many good ones lately.  But I really must go and decide what to wear.  I hate that part.  I just wanted to share a bit of what I have been reading :)  If you have a favorite leave a link!

Oh and the picture above?  Well, I was thinking I could start a little series with pillowcases and add them to the Thursday line up…what do you think?  I love that pillow case, I have saved it trying to think of the perfect project, any ideas?

If you are going to the Casual Blogger conference please come say hi!

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{ 22 comments… read them below or add one }

Ronita May 27, 2010 at 9:45 am

Thank you for taking a look at my blog!!! It means a lot!!! I just love Mother Huddle so many great ideas!!! Good luck with the conference!!!

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 10:52 am

I am on your blog all the time :) I am horrible with comments!

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 10:52 am

Oh and thank you I will need it!

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marta May 27, 2010 at 10:23 am

ooh goodie. this is such a fun list, destri. i can’t wait to hear your advice and meet you face to face. it’ll be so much fun. enjoy the dinner tonight. details please!!! see you soon.

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 10:53 am

So sad you will not be there tonight! But yes, I shall fill you in!

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Suzanne May 27, 2010 at 10:25 am

Nice post. Good luck at the conference, you’ll do great!! Come back and tell us all about it.

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Maura May 27, 2010 at 11:27 am

Thank you so much for mentioning my blog on your site! As a new blogger, this is just the encouragement I needed to keep going. Love, love, love what you ladies are doing here!

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 11:16 pm

Aww thanks Maura, that is just what we need to hear to keep going :)

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Whatever DeeDee Wants May 27, 2010 at 12:02 pm

I am getting nervous for the CBC too (it’s my first blog conference) I can’t even imagine being a speaker. Sorry that probably doesn’t help, does it?
I wish you the best of luck this weekend!

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 11:15 pm

Can’t wait to meet you, I’ll be looking for you!

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Rayan Turner May 27, 2010 at 2:01 pm

Thanks for checking out my X Cabinet and including it in your list! I have complete confidence that you can build it all by yourself! If I can do it, anyone can! Enjoy your conference, and good luck speaking! Xx Rayan – The Frugal Designer

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

Do you take email emergency requests? I may need them in the process! Thanks Rayan!

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Tina May 27, 2010 at 8:13 pm

Awwwww Destri! You are the best…you know that right? Thanks for including me. It means a lot when someone likes what you write, especially when it’s from the heart.
I wish I was a blogger diva so that I could come and give you a big hug. But, I’d probably knock you over and laugh way too loud and embarrass you…that’s how I roll.
Hugs,
Tina

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 11:14 pm

You crack me up. And for the record I love people who laugh to loud…and I did love that post, beautifully written.

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Tina May 27, 2010 at 9:00 pm

Ok…me again. Just had to say that you are right…I visited Stepping on Cheerios and loved it!
Best,
Tina

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 11:10 pm

I knew you would ;)

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Amy@NewNostalgia May 27, 2010 at 10:37 pm

my dear destri,
YOU ARE GOING TO BE GREAT and I am so bummed to not be there! I’ll lift a little prayer up for you, that the butterflies would be minimal:P
Thanks so much for linking my Oatmeal Wheat Quick Bread recipe. Let me know what you think when you make it–I think you are gonna love it! So easy and yum.

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Destri May 27, 2010 at 11:09 pm

Thanks Amy! I wish you were going to be there too! I can’t wait to try the bread, I shall report!

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Cindy May 28, 2010 at 10:05 am

Wow. Thanks for the link and the Yogurt 101 love. I can’t wait to go through the list and check it all out!

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Jileen May 28, 2010 at 10:42 am

You are sooo right! I love the Science Mommy. She is already bookmarked. Good luck at the Conference!

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Rayan Turner May 28, 2010 at 12:13 pm

Yes, as a matter of fact I do! I actually get emails with questions about building, painting, and designing all day and am happy to help! hahah Building is only scary before you make your first cut, or drill your first hole, after that…it’s easy peasy! You can totally do it! I shall consider myself on call!

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Shelly June 1, 2010 at 5:45 pm

Thanks for the compliment. It’s been SO therapeutic. Not sure if I’ll get to 100 or not, but we’ll see. I want to know WHY that number in particular was given to me… maybe it’ll be something special about the 100th person. Or maybe I don’t know who 100 will be…..
I love TMH :) Thanks for rocking.

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