The 31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 25

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Five of My Favorite Blogs

So hard to narrow this down, but here goes…

  1. About a year ago I discovered DIYDiva – she’s kickass and every time I think I might not be able to do a project, I look at the post of her building a pergola – solo. And I STFU. πŸ™‚ In 2014 we built our clothesline based on her instruction – suhWEET!
  2. Absolutely and positively, Vintage Portland. What a great look back at the history of Portland, from getting a visual for the first time ever of 82nd Avenue back when my mom grew up (she always told me how it was a quiet two lane road which was impossible to imagine in its current skeeziness), to the transformation of a corner store to a home just a short walk away from where myΒ  husband and I live today, thanks to some wonderful commenters who seem to always add more stories to the photos presented and a present-day photo of the spot.
  3. This writer doesn’t post much these days, but to see a blog by a man about the topic of infertility has been really touching. In a culture where infertility (no matter who it stems from in the couple) seems to be seen as “the woman’s problem”, it’s refreshing to hear a man bare his soul about the pain of trying to become a father. Check out A Few Pieces Missing from Normalcy.

  4. And while I adore all the blogs of the women going through similar experiences myself, i have to give a shout out to Count Yourself Unlucky whose “IVF Bloopers” post nearly made me pee myself laughing. It’s so good to see another person who finds the funny in some killer stress situations.
  5. Finally, the fifth is where I cheat and recognize all the wonderful sustainability-focused bloggers I’ve followed for so very very long, whose blog posts, thanks to the un-magic of WordPress, rarely show up in my reader or are days late when they do. From Renaissance Garden and Small Measure, who I’ve read for years, to the newer ones like Eco-Grandma and Treading My Own Path, I’m so appreciative of their words and the many thoughts they bring to the table and contributions they make to living more holistically, simply, and fruitfully on this earth.
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  One thought on “The 31 Day Blog Challenge: Day 25

  1. December 25, 2015 at 9:43 am

    Thanks so much for your continued support and following! I feel I have fallen off the planet lately as I haven’t been keeping up with your blog (or any others) on a regular basis. (And the log in changes for me to comment have made it hard too.) I’m determined that 2016 will be different. πŸ™‚ Have a happy New Year!

    Cherie

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  2. The Eco Grandma
    December 26, 2015 at 1:43 pm

    Thank you for including my blog, that’s quite an honor to be included with these other wonderful blogs.

    I too follow DIY Diva, and was inspired to build my own pergola for holding my grapes and kiwi. Now lets see how heavy that thing really is once it’s ready to go up. πŸ™‚

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    • December 26, 2015 at 2:46 pm

      Awesome – would love to see pictures when that’s up! We really want to grow grapes as well – add it to the list for next year! πŸ™‚

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      • The Eco Grandma
        December 26, 2015 at 6:51 pm

        I will, still planning out the design but I have all winter to get that down on paper. πŸ™‚

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