Highlighted Blog #12 – Christopher Pollock Art

Okay, so this one is super slanted since the author hasn’t updated in absolutely forever. But I can’t help but love it since it’s my husband’s site, and I have an inside scoop into posts that might be showing up eventually 😉

This one has some color. So far there has been only one of this kind. It sold very fast. I probably should make more! It is painted sheet metal and wire.
via Colored Circles on Wavy Base Mobile —

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

Highlighted Blog #11 – Growing With God

A friend of mine writes this one, and of course, I have to follow it. But it’s not friend-obligation that makes me look forward to reading it. I believe in God, but I find that thoughts on Bible passages are not all I want for when I have my quite time with God. I want to know more.

What do different interpretations say? What was the history surrounding the things I read from the time? This blog goes more in-depth than most daily readings. And I love it.

I appreciate how the author takes time to dig below the surface. And it links to music I might never find on my own, broadening my horizons. Love it.

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

Highlighted Blog #10 – Beauty Beyond Bones

I don’t know how to explain my connection to this blogger and her blog. In fact, I don’t remember how I became aware of her site.  At one point she blogged about a place that was connected to where my children work, so maybe I felt the human connection there, but her story and my appreciation of her goes beyond that. I love following her. She is inspirational, real, amazing, and someone I’d vote for if she ever ran for anything. Life tried to knock her down as she dealt with an eating disorder, but she turned it into a blessing for others as she shares her faith and fortitude in overcoming obstacles life throws at her. Sometimes she talks about dating. Other times she covers great recipes or thoughts on faith. It’s all great stuff. She has a unique writing gift that makes each reader/comment-write on her site feel like they are her good friend. Someday, I would love to meet her in real life.

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

Highlighted Blog #9 – Style as Needed

Back in the day I used to be really into fashion. Maybe it was my Long Island roots/NYC proximity, maybe it was playful creativity. I don’t know. But somehow over the years I turned into a jeans and t-shirt person. Sometimes as I look in a mirror now, I’m not certain who I am.

I enjoy reading blogs like Style as Needed because this is a working woman who still has fun with fashion. It’s inspiring me to take a bit of effort to escape the t-shirt rut I’m in.

Truth is, I don’t have a problem with t-shirts. I just don’t feel like I’m at my best wearing them all the time myself. With tips, tricks, thoughtful explanations of pros and cons of styles, this site is helping me spiff up my existing wardrobe.

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

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Highlighted Blog #8 – aussiebirder.com

I don’t know a whole lot about birds. I think they are beautiful, and I love listening to them early on a summer morning. But if one flies by me, I’m more likely to describe it as yellow or blue than to actually know something about it. In fact, I have no idea what bird I just added in my Featured Image, and I’m thinking it might not be one from Australia. Apologies for that misrepresentation if so. I’m starting to learn more, however. Blogs such as aussiebirder.com are changing that.

It’s true, I don’t live in Australia, but maybe someday I will visit. Actually, I should look for a similar site here n North America. Any suggestions?

I love how this man writes in an engaging manner, but also throws in scientific details and fun facts. I had no idea birds could get drunk on sugar content from a tree or even group up to protect the source of their Bacchus-inspired activities. Very interesting. And the images on the site are an art of its own, in addition to the writing. Hope you enjoy the site as much as I do.

Last weekend my wife and I drove to Wollongong Botanic Gardens on the tip off that a single Regent Honeyeater had been visiting a bright red flowering bush known as the ‘Drunk Parrot Tree’ (Schotia brachypetala). To our great delight we were blessed with many sightings of the bird as it came briefly to feed […]

via The Return of the Rare Regent – Wollongong Botanic Gardens — aussiebirder

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

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Highlighted Blog #7 — Hannah Vanderpool

One of my favorite parts of my job is seeing all the different sites people create. Sometimes I’m helping someone with a site. Other times someone shows me a site as an example of what they are looking for, and still other times I chance across sites in the Reader. So I get to see tons of sites every day. Serious job perk.

Once in a while a site will jump out for me as this one did so I have to start following it. I love the writing style of this author, and the posts are well thought out, interesting reads that highlight areas of life to think about. The author is very relatable.

On her About page, the author writes:

I write fiction that explores the relationships we share with people we didn’t get to choose, and what happens when we try to live with (or without) them.
As a person of faith, I want to tell stories that are both honest about life as it is and hopeful about life as it can be. While they probe the painful realities of being human in a broken world, my novels aren’t the work of a cynic because I can’t afford to be one.

https://hannahvanderpoolbooks.com/

How can one not love that? Here’s a snippet of her latest post, shared from my Reader:

In an earlier post, I wrote about how I’m intentional about filling my creative well during the day, whether by noticing visual art at my local coffee shop, listening to podcasts on interesting topics, or reading a few pages of a novel before bed. It’s creative input, and it helps me stay connected to right-brain…

via Going Input-Free or How to Stay Creative and Sane — Hannah Vanderpool

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

Highlighted Blog #6 – joblog

Job is a colleague of mine that I greatly admire. He really knows his WooCommerce stuff. I love his site because it has great geeky info on it interspersed with posts about travels and theology. The images he takes are beautiful!

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.

Highlighted Blog #5 – Butterfly Mind

Butterfly taking off at Southwick State Park Beach
Butterfly taking off at Southwick State Park Beach
Butterfly at Southwick State Park Beach
Whether you want to gain insight into a new book, look at some beautiful garden photos, mentally join a sailboat excursion or vicariously enjoy some travel through interesting images and great writing, Butterfly Mind is a one-stop-shop for great content. I love it when Andrea posts.

* For the month of November (the month of Thanksgiving in the United States), I’m sharing  writing from some of the blogs I’m thankful for. If you want thankful posts from my own personal day-to-day stuff, check out my Inspired By and Thankful For blog.