I thought I would share a couple of the non-crafty blogs that I like to read…
First up is Pioneer Woman…I’m sure I found her thru a crafty blog, but she is not crafty. Although, she is a good photographer! But what really sucked me in was her Black Heels to Tractor Wheels posts – totally a work-in-progress romance novel! Forewarning: the “complete” story isn’t really complete – it will get you to Part XXXI, and then you have to hit the individual archives to keep reading. Plus, the story isn’t done yet, so subscribe to the Confessions feed, and wait for the next installment, and do a happy dance when it comes up in whatever you use to manage your feed subscriptions!
Second on the list is the Baby Name Wizard blog… I have a strange obsession with baby names and trends (and have for quite some time), and love all of the tools Laura has created for us to play with. The Name Voyager is the original tool, and it shows top 1000 name trend across the decades, as developed from US Census bureau data / state birth records. Do a name search for “baby boy” or “baby girl” – you’ll laugh at the number of people who leave the hospital without naming their kid. The NameMapper is new, but also very interesting. My favorite is the Nymbler tool – you can enter names you like and find good names to coordinate with that name…whether its a middle name or sibling name! Interesting stuff. Mom- I think it did like the Michelle & James combo for siblings, I remember trying that one once – so nice job to the ‘rents! OK, so maybe I’m just a nerd, but I like this website a lot!
I would share the crafty blogs I like to read, but the list is embarrassingly long… and until I make the time to turn this blog into a 3 column blog, I won’t post up my google reader list on the sidebar. But the blog fixes are stuck behind a very long list of crafty items I need to get crackin’ on… Yes, the never-ending list of projects that only gets longer without any items falling off… *sigh*