Thursday, September 9, 2010

On A Positive Note

Because I was such a Debbie Downer yesterday (I hate the phrase "Debbie Downer" almost as much as I hate the word "panties"), I thought I would be more positive today. And because I was down on certain blogs, I thought I would focus on blogs today.

Ergo, here is a list of three really good blogs that sort of fall outside of the usual suspects around here (that is, the posse that originated with Juliet).

1. The Rockstar Diaries -
This family (the couple and their bulldog) are so incredibly adorable. While normally that would turn me off, I really enjoy this blog. It's about their life and eats in and around D.C., and now about their being pregnant. Normally that's about where I stop following a blog, so that's a testament to how much I enjoy it. However, I reserve the right to unfollow if, after the birth, the blog becomes solely focused on the baby. Less baby more bulldog and it should remain stellar.

2. Confessions of a Mother, Lawyer & Crazy Woman. http://http//
This lady is a great writer. She is witty and clever. She is like Jen Lancaster, only smart. (Although, I suspect that Jen Lancaster is a lot smarter than she lets on.)

3. Belle Maison
You know how I say that I love the color orange but that it is not consistent with the style of my home? This lady posted about some vintage orange wallpaper and became my hero. This is by far the best design blog I have found. Every single post, day after day, is full of design ideas that are inspiring.



  1. I am glad to see you've decided to put your big girl panties on and stop being a Debbie Downer!


  2. HEY! Been reading your recent posts this evening and just got to this one! That's me! Thank you so much for the amazing compliment!

    We must think alike because if I had to list my top ten fundamental beliefs, one would be that the word "panties" should never be spoken or written. Oops, just broke my own rule, but it was to make a point. In a happier place, ergo is a favorite and should be used as often as possible, in multiple contexts.

    Now, about your comment to me, yes, I am a Hokie! Good call. Class of '97. Any chance I was in school there around the same time as your husband? Clearly, he must be a genius and a man of fine taste if he went to VT. Aside from the whole maroon-and-orange color palette (I mean, whose idea was THAT combo?), I am a true fan of my alma mater.

    Thanks, again, for your kind words!

  3. My most despised phrase? "Baby bump." Ugh. HATE IT.

    I am part of a posse? Cool! :D