Alright, folks, a couple of quick announcements for you:
#1: I have a couple of medium and small spots open for April sponsorship. I'd love to have you along! All rates and sponsorship info can be found here. If you are interested email me at firstname.lastname@example.org and we'll get you good to go!
#2: Make sure you finish Divergent! We are discussing the book on Thursday. Tomorrow I will put up some questions for the book to help you out if you don't know what to say about it. I know a lot of you have been reading, so I'm stoked for our discussion.
#3: Time for another roundtable! If you are a local blogger, (Provo to Salt Lake area in Utah) this is for you! In the past I have done themes for the roundtables, but this time around I just kind of want to rehash EVERYTHING. Blogging is such a changing business and there is always new stuff to discuss. If you have come before COME AGAIN, and if you haven't ever been, then spring is the perfect time for new beginnings. I promise t's not threatening at all. We are all just trying to figure out this blogging game together and coming together to share ideas is the perfect way to grow. We will hold it in my living room and I will make you all some Bonnie specialty guacamole and strawberry lemonade!
I'm feeling a bit frustrated with myself tonight. My mom has always called me "sassy." A lot of times I like this characteristic in myself, but it can turn mean. I feel like I have this totally bratty side to myself that rears its ugly head when I'm not looking. Then I wonder if all the niceness and friendship and the sweet things I try to say and do is the real Bonnie, or if it's just some cover up. If the real Bonnie is there, underneath it all, armed and ready with a quick retort, a jabbing comment, a spiteful remark. Yesterday I made a comment on facebook that I wasn't proud of and found myself feeling a great need to apologize today. (I swear, facebook brings out the worst in me sometimes!) So I did, but it doesn't take away the fact that it happened. Then I said some mean things to Greg this afternoon that were uncalled for and that I regretted almost the second I had said them. It's so weird with spouses or the people we care most about... it is so much easier to say the mean things. I care about Greg more than anyone, yet sometimes my words or actions toward him aren't nearly as kind as they are to perfect strangers.
Ah, it's an ongoing battle this kindness business. Why isn't it just easy?
Moving on, I have three beautiful ladies here today that would love to get to know you better and connect with you in this big blogging world we have. Without further ado...
Jordyn is obsessed with Taylor Swift and claims she should rename her blog, "Like a Taylor Swift song, but less catchy." (Hey, Jordyn looks just like Taylor- why not!) Her blog's got lots of sass and spunk. For a great slice of Jordyn try "Love yourself the way you love your bestie" or this post on how to do a diy honey facial. (I'm all for finding cheaper ways to care for my skin!) My personal favorite, though, is this post about lessons learned from being a "serial monogamist." Some amazing advice there,
Taylor... errr Jordyn!
I have really enjoyed reading Karissa's blog and getting to know her better this month. She is a writer first and foremost, and many of her posts have really made me think. In April she is doing a blog every day challenge, and I look forward to reading her insights every day. I think my favorite post of hers has to be this one on 7 lessons learned in 7 years of parenthood (My favorite line: "There will be a lot of people who have opinions... most of these opinions suck. HA! Preach, girl!) and I also loved her thoughts on marriage and soulmates. (Hint: Our soul mate is who we make our soul mate) My favorite line from her post: "Most marriages work if you fight for them to work."
Celeste is a blogger who somehow manages to do it all- she blogs like a fiend, is mama to a beautiful ten month old, and just picked up a freelance writing gig. I have been so inspired by Celeste to do more and push myself harder and be more creative- this post on what is inspiring her was absolutely beautiful. Her blog is a great mix of serious and fun- I find myself incredibly drawn to some of her more serious, thought provoking posts. This post on the price women pay for "beauty" was incredibly insightful and I really enjoyed this one on disciplining children.
I hope you spend a bit of time getting to know these ladies. They are beautiful inside and out and I have loved getting to know them better this month. Now, while you are all reading up on some new blogs I am going to go see if I can't figure out how to be a nicer person. Happy Tuesday!