Happy Friday everyone! Today I am linking up again with Kelly's Korner's blog. Kelly has the best ideas and today it is a SUYL day which stands for Show Us Your Life! She's asked fellow bloggers to write about their favorite blogs and I can't wait to get turned on to new sites as there is so much to explore! My absolute favorite mommy blogs are listed on my sidebar so take a mintue to check them out for sure! In addition to those I seem to gravitate toward a few topics and I've added links to the ones that make my heart happy below. Thanks for checking them out and I hope you'll leave a comment!My absolute favorite in this category has got to be Thrifty Decor Chick! One look at her site and I promise you'll be hooked. Aside from stunning, awe-inspiring ideas I love that TDC lives by the Dave Ramsey principle to Live Like No One Else now so you can LIVE like no one else later. That means without debt and while building a financial future for your family. These projects are showroom worthy but don't break the bank. And oh! What that woman can do with crown molding!
While I am at it I want to include one non-blog link. The Save-on-Crafts website is the bomb and I've wanted to share it on my blog since last spring but keep getting sidetracked! You can find everything from romantic apothecary jars to Sassafras Zebra Cupcakes Kits! The best part? A whopping 20-50% regular store prices will make you whoop for joy!
As a mom to a toddler and a five month old it is easy to get caught up in a whirlwind of "gotta dos." Some load of laundry always waits, a floor needs to be mopped, an errand run...and speaking of, what about the jog I put off until 8:00 at night because there just isn't time anywhere else in my day? I try to always include learning opportunities for the little ones but I admit some days I am just plain tired and uninspired. At the same time I envision a future where my house is perfect, my children take naptimes and I am twenty pounds lighter! Within that vision is the goal of homeschooling, at least for a portion of Teagan and Isla's education. Lucky for me there are amazing educational resources available on the web albeit fewer specifically geared toward moms of toddlers and preschoolers.
In steps Life in 5-D! Mom Meg homeschools preschoolers and provides a detailed schedule and list of activities they are doing this fall! Hers is a super cute and inspiring site that links to Prayer of Hannah which is another blogtastic site written by five friends who taught school together. It is a collection of stories, ideas, and encouragement about trying to raise children up in a godly manner. What do I say about that? Super score!!!
There are lots of ways to find inspiration online but my favorite Christian author is Lysa TerKeurst, hands down! Reading this southern mom of five's blog is like sitting down for a nice cup of coffee with a girlfriend. A super funny girlfriend. I've learned through her that life as a Christian doesn't have to be perfect. Sticky tables, goofy mishaps I can ever so relate to, bad days and what we learn from them make her a Jesus girl after my own heart! While we are talking about Lysa check out her Proverbs 31 Ministries site which she co-founded. I especially love their Encouragement for Today which is a daily devotional written by several amazing and inspiring women on a rotation basis. This is the way I start my day, a little applicable nugget that hopefully prepares me for a better day. I am grateful to these amazing writers!
I hope you enjoy these sites as much as I do. So share with me now! What sites can you just not do without???