Lately, I've gotten some linky-love for this post I did about a small tender mercy. Karen even made me her blog of the week. So cool.
I'm going to pay the linky love forward today. There are some blogs I enjoy so much, and I think you should know about them.
But first, a giggle. My husband sent this to me yesterday and if you're nerds like us, you'll find it funny. If you're not a nerd, just keep scrolling to find the linky love.
Europe According to the United States of America (click to enlarge)
On to the links!
First up, my friend Susan. Susan and I have known each other since our freshman year at BYU and have several very good friends in common. Back in the day, she and I were mainly just social friends, but a while back we stumbled across each other on Facebook and discovered we have a love of writing in common. I've read two of her manuscripts and people, you should know: she's dang good. Anyway, she did a post the other day that I thought was hilarious about how she met her husband. Per her challenge, maybe I'll tell my "How we met story" later this week. Anyway, check out Susan's post. It's an entertaining read.
Next up, a guilty pleasure. Please tell me you've heard of The Mormon Bachelorette. I LOVE THE FACT OF ITS EXISTENCE. It doesn't matter if you're a fan of the regular show; I'm pretty sure you'll love this. There's a sweetness and sincerity to this project. It's all done via blog with embedded video clips. These are Huntington Beach Mormons which are a different breed than what you're used to. Possibly I'm becoming obsessed with it since I just moved from HB a few months ago and all, but I don't know these people, so I think I like it just because it's charming. To get started, you can meet Aubrey and watch the Interview with The Mormon Bachelorette. Once you're done with that, you can watch the auditions from her suitors or just skip to this clip and watch the first date. But make sure you read the recaps, too!
For a change of pace, I have a couple of more for you. I admit, I tend to be a fan of blogs that skew funny or entertaining. Heavy blogs don't do it for me. I think they provide an invaluable service for the people who write and read them, but they just aren't for me. But there are a few blogs I read that are thoughtful and deep without being "heavy." Check these out: Kazzy delivers a small but polished gem every single day at Kazzy's Ponderings. Becca Wilhite is just a delight. It's a lot about writing. It's a lot about other stuff. You'll want to hang out with her. I did, so I did. She's exactly the same way in person. I really, really like her blog and I like her in person even more. Lisa at Away From It All often blogs about her kids and motherhood and it never, ever bores me. Such a good head on her shoulders. I like hanging out with her, too.
Steph at Diapers and Divinity is who I want to be when I grow up. She uplifts me and inspires me to do better and more in growing my testimony and understanding of the gospel. But she's not all preachy. She's super smart and totally knows stuff. Lots of gospel stuff.
Two blogs I'm fairly new to but whose tone I dig are: I just can't get enough of myself and Memories for Later. They're both slice of life but with an underlying sense of humor. It's not so much that they're humor blogs as they are ladies I would totally hang out with who I know would make me laugh.
Now, if I didn't name your blog, ask yourself this: have I mentioned your blog before? Then that's probably why you don't see yourself here. And if the answer is no, then it's probably because I mean to feature you in the future.
I hope your Wednesday is as deliciously rainy as mine.