Tuesday, November 27, 2007


I've been exploring around the innernets for a bit visiting new and old favorites alike.

New-ish to me and HIGHLY recommended is Confessions of a Pioneer Woman She is the real deal Oklahoma rancher's wife and cook (not chef, cook) extraordinaire. She has a personal blog at "Confessions" and a companion cooking blog (linked on the right side of the "Confessions."

From her personal blog I've learned all I want to know about chaps and chinks -- although I think I'll be taking a refresher course and look over the material MANY MANY MANY more times. (Check it out and tell me how much you agree, ladies.) I've learned prolly way more than I wanted to about calf fries. And I've just fallen so very head over heels in love with her love story called "Black Heels to Tractor Wheels." Check out her ongoing series from the beginning and then let me know how many times you've caught yourself fanning yourself! Yum!!

My other favorites (that are public blogs) include Kuky Ideas. It is SO MUCH FUN to go to Kuky's and see her drawings and her pictures and stories about Isabelle, her 2-year-old gorgeous and crazy daughter.

Special treats: Kuky's drawings are da bomb. (How outdated is that expression? Really?) There are occasional videos of Isabelle doing the sweetest little girl things. And Kuky is a crafty lady who loves to sew spectacular things and knit and well, all manner of creative things. Plus they do a monthly family photo that I wait for every. single. month. because they do the same pose and yet it's an amazing way of seeing how time passes and changes everyone. Kuky, I just love your place!

One other daily "can't miss!" read for me is Posie Gets Cozy . Alicia is another beautiful craftswoman. She lives in Portland, Ore., and has a new corgi puppy named Clover. She also is living the life I want to steal. She is married to Andy, who is an R.N. and quite an extraordinary man, besides being cute as cute can be.

Going to visit "Posie" brings me an incredible sense of peace and centering. Alicia appreciates and creates beauty in the middle of everyday life. Her incredible color sense is something I wish could be bottled and sold at pharmacies nationwide because of the "all is right with the world" feeling I get from it. Reminds me of the feelings I got in my days on Pondamin 10 years ago right before the FDA pulled it off the market. Please, Alicia, if the FDA comes looking for you, grab Clover and Andy and HIDE! QUICK!

Go see "Posie" today -- they are at Multnomah Falls, one of the most BEAUTIFUL places on earth. I want to go back with a PASSION. If Clover ever needs a baby-sitter, call me and I'll move to Portland by morning, Alicia!

I hope y'all enjoy today's trip around blogland. Of course I continue to visit my longtime blogging buddies every single day too, but now and then I venture into new worlds. Mostly on those days when my longtime blogging buddies don't post, or they have ignored me too many days in a row. See, this is how I have to cope. It's paid off.


Just a Walk in the Park said...

Thanks for the blog info, I will check them out. I LOVE the Pioneer Woman. By the way, I love the color of your wall sin your living room.
The Park Wife

Anonymous said...

Ack! I hope you don't think I've been ignoring you! =:o

I am going to look at those blogs again, too. I have looked at them in the past, but I need to broaden my horizons, at least so I'll always have something to read. ;)

How is your co-worker doing?

Trixie said...

Frenzied, my co-worker came back today after having a couple of stints installed and an angioplasty done and after having a great Thanksgiving with his family. He's looking good and seems to be feeling just fine!

The Park Wife, so glad to have you stop by and visit! Ree's site has become my morning wake-me-up blog! (And with good reason, nudge-nudge.)
I think one of the things I'm going to change about my living room is to find some crisp white sheers with satin ribbon trim like I've seen at a bed-and-breakfast. I think that would look a little better against the gray walls. I can't even say that I know what color the current drapes are -- I just know they are not my favorite.

Kuky said...

Thank you for the plug. :) You are too sweet. And I've recently found Pioneer Woman too. I was reading about how it jumped into the top 1000 on Bloglines so I went to check it out. Doesn't she take the most GORGEOUS pictures?!

Erudite Redneck said...

Nice, what you've done with yer place! :-)