Monday, August 13, 2012

Blogger Buddies

I am competitive. 


I've calmed down over the years, thank goodness, mostly because of my great husband. But, I ain't gonna lie. (and, yes, I know ain't ain't a word...) When I first started blogging, I was only concerned about the success of my blog. Quickly, however, I learned that the best bloggers are the ones who are helping other bloggers while growing their blog. In fact, the more encouraging you are to others, the more successful your blog can be. It's like a network of support from people you've never even met! How great is that?

In this day in age, where everything seems cut-throat, it's nice to be a part of something that is bigger than just me. It's taught me to look for ways to encourage and spur others towards achieving their best. 

So, even though my blog isn't world famous, yet :), I wanted to introduce some special ladies to you that I just love! I believe they are all fantastic at sharing life and teaching us new things. I have even more lovely ladies to share with you, but first, head over to these blogs and show them some love! Let 'em know I sent ya!

Hi! I am Leslie from
I am a day dreaming, coffee drinking, stay at home 
mama of my two sweet boys Bear (2) and 
Wolf (11m). Originally a preschool art teacher, my passion for introducing art in simple everyday ways to my boys is at the top of my agenda. I started this blog when my husband and I were first married. Since then, we have moved around a bit and added a few more members to the family. The main goal of my blog is to document the "in between" moments. Those times that are so sweet and special, but in the hustle of life, you tend to forget. For now, those moments involve some messy art, some snack time meltdowns, and some story time cuddles. I want to try to capture and share them as much 
as I can. So if you are looking for some toddler 
art ideas or if you just want take a peek at what 
our humble little life is like, your are all invited. 

Hi!  I'm Jenny over at The Maddox Family I'm a 30-something mom to 3 & married to my best friend.  I love my family & friends, Alabama football, sewing & dreaming up DIY projects for my sweet husband.  We live a full, blessed, and at times, crazy life, but I love it and wouldn't have it any other way!

We recently moved from the country to the city and, after homeschooling for 3 years, all three will begin 'real' school for the 1st time - YIKES! With extra free time I am looking forward to spending more time sewing, crafting, and sharing with you! Come check in with us as we start this new chapter in our lives!

Hi!  I'm Mandee McD from I Did That blog - a blog about everything!  I started this blog several years ago when Facebook wasn't available for old people yet.  I had a few friends at church who blogged, so I gave it a short-lived shot.  Several years and a couple of careers later, I went back to it.  And now I share my life. Brace yourself - I'm really exciting. I'm a Christian, wife to an engineer, step-mother to three beautiful young ladies, missionary about 4 weeks out of the year, teacher without a job, crafter (, runner (that's new!), and a dessert loving health nut.  My blog is where I share what happens when I try to be/do all of these things.   You'll mostly find how things turned out when I try my favorite pins from Pinterest, but you'll also find recipes, exercises, and crafts.  Stop by to see my latest attempts at professional recipes, what exercises are working for me lately, and what I've created to make life at my house a little better.  I LOVE feedback, so please leave a comment if you visit! Thanks for having me Brianne!

Thanks for letting me feature you lovely ladies on my blog!  



  1. Thank you! This is so sweet. I wrote a post to link back to this.

    Thank you again

    1. So glad I could be a help! I pray both of our blogs grow and that we can encourage other Moms to be better women, wives and parents. Thanks for being there!

  2. You are a beautiful soul Brianne! I loved the spirit of comaraderie you encourage here.

    1. Thanks! Now, your turn! I want to do one for you, cuz you are my favorite person to read!!! (And I kind of like you, too...) :)