By far, one of the most powerful - and surprising - things to happen for me because of blogging has been the real friendships that have sparked. I'm blessed that one of those amazing people I've met lives a mere 5 miles from me, and we can see each other whenever we want - which is often, because she's such a joy. But just hours from now, a dear friend from all the way across the continent will be making her way here so that the three of us can spend a week together. A week that I expect to be full of laughter, creating, and connecting. I'm feeling quite blessed and quite excited today. Postings might be a bit light around here for just a bit as we all get settled. But I'm sure we'll be sharing evidence of our shenanigans here very soon. Now, if we could just do something about all this rain.
At the risk of repeating what you might have already 'heard' all over the blog world, there are two more things I'm very excited about today. Craftsanity (my favorite crafting listening!) released a podcast yesterday with the wonderful and amazing Alicia of Posie Gets Cozy. Even though it was far too late in the evening when I discovered this, I had to stay up and listen to her stories and her voice, which was as engaging as her writing. There's something so lovely to me about hearing the voice that belongs with the words I read every day.
And one more exciting new thing. Claire of Loobylu and her husband just today have launched a new website Kiddley, full of projects, products, links and ideas for families. I think we all could use as much inspiration, support and new ideas as possible on the journey of parenting, and this looks to be a fabulous resource for just that! And really now, anyone that has the gumption to birth a new website just about the time she's ready to birth a new baby? Well, that's a girl after my own heart.