Category Archives: Blog Love
Christmas 2011 was extremely exciting for me.
This was the first year that my son had any clue what was going on, so that was extremely exciting.
He is only 15 months old and received a guitar collection, and MEGA BLOCKS, of course!
My husband rocks and I got a new camera, computer, and other awesome gadget!
Yes, readers of Nighlon will benefit from this.
Today, I am giving you a recap of the
here are the blogs Nighlon linked to for the 25 days of Christmas
I hope you enjoyed these blogs and got some goodies from them.
If there are other blogs you would like to see NighLon feature, let me know.
I’m always looking for new blogs, I’m a junkie.
Coming up: a recap of 2011; NighLon goals for 2012; and amazing featured blog; and some great tips and tutorials.
I have some huge plans for NighLon in 2012.
Happy New Year!
Today was very frustrating to me.
I won’t go into many details.
All I will say is this: People should be more thankful!
No matter your situation, there is always something to be thankful for.
It saddens me to see that this is the world my son will grow up in.
In light of this, I have decided to start a new project.
I want to make a difference and make the world a happier place!
As I’m sure you have read before, Beautiful Imperfection is my mommy blog.
Its kind of cute too (I’m proud of it)
Here, I am going to start a challenge. A challenge to be a positive inspiration to people.
To encourage others to be happier.
To encourage others to look around them and see what they have to be thankful for.
I will share with you when the details are complete.
Now for some fun!
I have decided to follow in an old family tradition with NighLon.
In my family, my family left the Christmas Tree up until January 2, every year.
This was to bring something good from the old year into the new year.
Following in this tradition, I am going to keep the blog kit giveaway going until January 3rd.
Just follow the requirements HERE by January 3rd, and you will receive a free custom blog kit!
On to the
Today, I am featuring The Sweet Life.
I literally just ran across this blog and had to postpone the other blogs I had lined up.
She goes so well with today’s post.
Steph is inspiring!
Her blog is so happy.
I love her bucket list.
Of course, I love lists, and she has a lot of them.
In fact; she shared one today, and I am going to pass it along!
I was 8, my dad’s friend told me.
10. How do you decorate your Christmas tree?
With very special ornaments. They all have a story.
12. Can you ice skate?
I am entirely too clumsy for that! I like to watch people ice skate though!
14. What’s the most important thing about the holidays for you?
Being surrounded by those I love, teaching my son the real reason for Christmas, and helping others.
15. What is your favorite holiday dessert?
RED VELVET CAKE
16. What is your favorite holiday tradition?
Special coffee and everyone cooking together.
The Life and Adventures of Santa Claus and A Christmas Story
21. Saddest Christmas song?
I hope you guys all remember me mentioning one of my favorite blogs: FLUTTERHAPPY.
She made my inbox happy once again today.
I wasn’t feeling like the internet loved me very much today, and then I checked my email.
Arvee is at it again, giving away this fabulous camera bag from Izzoshop.
Meet the Molly Bag
As much as I want to win this bag, I am sharing the opportunity with my readers.
Besides, her blog is too good to pass up once again!
Just go to FLUTTERHAPPY for details on entering.
Be sure to let her know I sent you!
Merry Christmas and Good Luck!
I know, I got behind again.
Organizing is not my thing lately, but we will get to that later!
First, I have some really exciting news.
Angie at Mystic Made made this beautiful pixel email signature for me!
Oh, how I love Christmas.
I adore these little works of art, so as a gift to myself I am going to learn how to do them.
I have joined a mentor site, set up a blog so showcase my lessons on, and I am so excited!
Lucky for you guys, there are gifts all around today.
Here is a scrap page I put together from the lovely work of Aimee at Girlboheme.com.
Just insert your own picture and enjoy!
Just click on the image, it will take you to the download.
On to the
Organize With Sandy has become one of my favorite blogs.
Like I said before, organizing has not been my thing lately.
Its hard to believe that I was at one time the most organized person I know.
The sad part is, I have no clue what happened.
On to Sandy. She is wonderful. She is talented. She is a geek. She is organized.
What could be better? When I read her blog, I often think…
“Oh yeah, she is genius… I want to be her when I finally grow up!”
Not only will you find ways of organizing; stories about being a mom and a wife; and definitely some motivation!
Hop on over to Organize With Sandy, Just let her know I sent you!
Today, I have felt quite accomplished, so as a reward I decided that I would reward my self with
some much needed blog catch-up.
I went to some of my favorite blogs and it hit me… (when I saw a pink camera of course)
That I would search for hot pink stuff!
So, what I have come up with is my Christmas list to my FAIRY GODMOTHER!
( I know, but a girl can wish)
Here it is
OK, so now that I’m done drooling over hot pink things,
on to the
Today’s blog of the day is actually the blog that inspired this post!
A Quirky Girl’s Thoughts is my favorite place to go when I want to relax and drool over things.
She documents her life through instagram, holds giveaways for some really amazing products, and just shows some of the cutest things on her blog.
It really is a collection of thoughts from a quirky girl.
Jacque is a truly unique individual who I think has something for everyone.
If you need a smile, an idea, or just to relax, her blog is the perfect place to go!
Head on over to A Quirky Girl’s Thoughts, have some fun,
and don’t forget to let her know that I sent you!
Enjoy all the pinkness and Merry Christmas
Since I have failed to actually catch-up, I am doing 2 posts in 1
Life happens… what do you do?
Lego Christmas: A Geek’s Winter Wonderland
At a London Train Station , a 33 foot Christmas Tree has been built.
Out of LEGOS!
It is probably the largest Lego Christmas Tree ever built, and took over 2 months to complete!
Talk about spreading the Christmas Cheer.
Here are more views:
I do believe I am going to try my hand at making Christmas goodies out of Legos!
Maybe a wreath, some ornaments, or a Christmas town.
Be a Friend to a Geek
White October and Hutchhouse has brought a very important cause to my attention!
Not all geeks have friends!
How can this be?
Its just not fair!
So, do your part and to here to pledge to make a difference.
(seriously though, take the time to share a moment with someone who is lonely)
everyone deserves to spend Christmas with somebody. Reach out and show you care!
On to the
well, actually… 2 blogs of the day today!
The first blog that I would like to recognize is Kludgy Mom
I really enjoy this blog.
Truly, a blogger after my own heart!
She blogs about geekiness, mom stuff, wifey stuff, social media….
all of my favorite things.
I look forward to the newsletter popping into my inbox
(in case you can’t tell by now, I am a total blog addict)
So, just hop on over to Kludgy Mom and see the great stuff she has to offer!
Let her know I sent you!
In the words of Jason and Grant,
On to the next!
Trashy Betty is one of my favorite blogs!
She blogs about her artwork, her kids, her life in general, and all things she loves, including other artists.
Her Etsy shop is absolutely amazing!
If I didn’t have a 1 year old running around, I would have everything she makes.
For now, I think I’ll just look at it, and order a skull headband or FTW mirror!
She even does hair and makeup for a Pinup photographer!
Talk about multi-talented!
Enjoy my finds and favorite blogs
one Winter Wonderland with the chance of a new Farming Degree!
On the Second day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
Two lost turtles, out of sync errors, and encouraged me to buy a special tree!
On the Third day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
Three snow hens, some useless sheep,
and a silver Mastery for my farming degree!
On the Fourth day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
Four flighty birds, no place to put them, now I need an upgrade,
and property doesn’t come cheap or free!
On the Fifth day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
Five quests to follow, Reindeer for reward, bugs in the system,
and encouraged me to buy a special tree!
On the Sixth day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
Six geese a-straying, a new pen to build, many supplies needed,
I have to have more boards pretty please.!
On the Seventh day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
seven penquins lost, 10 quest to find them.
I need to start it now! But the game just will not un-freeze!
On the Eighth day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
Eight hours of playing, seven penguins lost.
Think i’ll make my farm look Christmassy.
On the Ninth day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
Nine new ways of paying, have to get that farm cash,
so i can go and buy a special tree.
On the Tenth day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
10 more pens to build, new seeds to buy, more Quests to follow,
and I forgot to harvest my new tree!
On the Eleventh day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
Eleven neighbors spamming, viruses and threats, people going crazy,
because we need completion of our Mastery.
And on the Twelfth day of Christmas, FarmVille gave to me,
12 major headaches, 11 neighbors angry, 10 pens to fill, 9 empty game-cards, 8
things for storage, 7 useless penguins, 6 geese not laying, 5 ugly lamas, 4 strange ducks, 3 winter hens, 2 turtles I deleted, and
my artificial, but completed Farming Degree!!!!
On to the
Today’s blog of the day is a little bit different!
Perfect for anyone with an interest in the Paranormal.
Whether it be ghosts, aliens, crop circles, Cryptozoology, or anything else among the Paranormal
There are several links you may find useful.
There is a newsletter, that is quite interesting.
Along with Lady M Graphics, I am giving gifts to anyone who signs up for their newsletter.
All you have to do is send me a message HERE
that includes your email address, and what you want as your free gift.
Here is what you have to choose from:
anything on my site personalized for you!
Pretty great deal, huh?
So, on “day 3” of my 25 Days of Christmas,
I will share with you a day in the life of a geek Mom at ChristmasTime.
What does a Mom do when:
There is a One year old running around;
from fridge to freezer with magnets in hand?
Oh, and don’t forget he is learning to go Potty!
[bragging on my 14 month old a little]
What does she do when
he is also cutting teeth AGAIN?
Why follow him around, of course!
What does a Wife do when:
Her husband is a geek in his own way?
When he wrestles with a little monster every morning?
When he puts up the tree and lights…
and it looks oh so nice?
What does she do when,
he loves sausage balls, lemon bars, and sugar cookies?
Why bake, of course!
[yes, I know, its scary… I bake, or at least i’m learning to!]
What does a GEEKY WIFE and MOM do at ChristmasTime?
When the new Star Wars goodies come out.
When its shopping season,
and she can’t take her eyes off the secret things she is obsessed with?
Why she drools over STAR WARS goodies, of course!
So, in summary… These are the things that all those Star Wars fans on your nice (or naughty) list will enjoy!
On to the
Today’s blog of the day is one that I subscribe to, and I really enjoy her posts!
Arvee blogs about all things that make her happy.
She’s such a great photographer, I wish I had half her talent.
When I read her blog, I realize that while we are so much alike,
I would actually annoy her to death.
(mostly because I LOVE exclamation points!!!! … see)
This is my favorite photo on her blog:
Just hop on over to flutterhappy,
and let her know I sent you.
Enjoy and Merry Christmas
I know, I’m still behind, but I promise to catch up!
On to day 2 of NighLon’s
I am a total commercial junkie.
I mean, I could watch commercials instead of actual TV.
Every year, I have a favorite Christmas commercial;
If you know me, you can probably guess which one it is!
I love these little pink and silver guys!
I am not really a fan of TMobile commercials in general,
but what’s not to love about shiny elves?
I just love them, I could dress up like one!
On to the
My friend Jennifer has a fabulous blog!
Its Lifestyles of a Modern Day Hippie
She writes about her adventures of being a NATURAL MOMMY
To make it even better, her little boy is just ADORABLE!
What you will find there:
Photos from her little man in our home town
Tips for natural parenting
her thoughts on all things mommy and baby.
I can’t wait to make her homemade vanilla extract!
I have the honor of helping her with her design process; and I have to say that I have thoroughly enjoyed it!
Hop on over there and show her some love, but don’t forget to tell her that I sent you!
Have a Merry Christmas