Share The Blove

April 5, 2013

Thank you all for the sweet birthday wishes yesterday, I can’t tell you how they warmed the cockles (is there a stranger word?) of my heart. I thought it only appropriate to pass on the affection today.

For the uninitiated, “blove” is short-form for “blog love,” which I’ve coined…just now.

I have many opinions on blogging and various bloggers, thoughts both positive and negative, and usually those shift on a post-ly basis. There’s one fact which remains true, however, about the blogosphere, an aspect to it which is truly unique. Bloggers are terrifically supportive of one another. It’s surprising, really, given the fact that bloggers too have the potential to regard each other as competitors. But that’s not the case. There is the sense among bloggers that “we’re all in this together,” and it’s quite nice, really.

So enough of that, let’s get to some bloggers I’ve been enjoying as of late.


I’m not all that into foods, let’s just establish that right here and now. I am quite possibly the most obnoxious eater you’ll encounter. Just as miserable as I am at meals, I equally champion the dessert category. While I have next to no interest in pictures, articles or websites dedicated to food, my attention can consistently be counted on when the topic turns to the meal-after-the-meal. Erego my affection for the website The Pastry Affair.


Virtual proprietress Kristin Rosenau is a mad skilled baker. Granted. She also happens to be unnaturally skilled behind the camera, a fact which is responsible for the explosion of visual stimulation in the form of pictures of pastries. Oh, and she’s a lovely writer. Really, what more could you ask for?

My small highlight: I especially enjoy the relevant quote Kristin includes in each post. Even if I don’t get a chance to read the full posts, I’m always curious/excited to read the quote she’s chosen to accompany it.


For the past couple months I’ve been stalking a two-year-old. I know how that sounds and that’s exactly how I mean it, too. Talking, I follow this babe’s mama on every social media platform possible so as to ensure I don’t miss a gram/post/tweet/vine containing her ridiculously cute small person.

His name is Henry or Huck for short, and if you haven’t fallen in love by the sheer impishness of his name, all it’ll take is a quick peek at his punum to be head over heels. Chronicler and maker of said child is Natalie, also not really known as Nat The Fat Rat. Natalie’s writing is approachable and authentic (her gift lies in storytelling) and the pictures of her offspring are off the charts.

Is he the most adorable child currently gracing the interwebs? Well yes, now that you mention it, I believe he very well may be.


I have come across few bloggers who possess that especial knack for well-executed cynicism and snark, but who never dip so low as to come across as strictly depressing, pathetic. SarahSol Fails is the exception. Her vocabulary is broad, her wit is endless.

I commented so consistently on her site that I ultimately became the only name listed under “recent comments,” and then I had to force myself to stop because, really, how many people can you openly stalk online? Especially given the fact that stalking aforeblogged toddler, when you yourself are childless, has to count for like four people and stalking five would just be over the limit.

[by the way, at last check circa Thursday night, I remain 3 out of 5 recent commenters. Holding solid, that’s my style.]

Home/ Design

Grey and Scout is one of my favorites to peruse, as Liz Bachman is a master curator. I can always count on it/her for inspiring interiors and design elements. I wish she would say more about why she’s drawn to the spaces she posts because I’d love to get inside the mind of her eyes. Her eye’s mind. You know, I want to hear it processed through her and stuff gosh. Bottom line: killer style, adore her taste.

Okay so now it’s your turn to tell me the blogs you’ve been loving and think I should know about (you’re allowed to say your own, but maybe throw someone else’s in there with yours for good measure and to avoid coming across as really self-involved?) P.S. Don’t you hate it when people ask you questions like that and you want to just be like “ME! The person/thing you’re looking for is me!” But then you can’t because you know greed and shame and stuff so you just say, “soandso’s website is fantastic. fart.” Bye!

1 Comment

  1. Mack McCoy on April 7, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I read blogs that my friends write, because it’s kind of like sharing office space with them; I like to know what they’re working on and talking about.

    I love the dessert photos!

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  1. Mack McCoy on April 7, 2013 at 9:04 am

    I read blogs that my friends write, because it’s kind of like sharing office space with them; I like to know what they’re working on and talking about.

    I love the dessert photos!

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