Bird Watching

I’ve  been reading blogs for years.  And just like you I go through phases. Like three years ago when I went back to the beginning and read every one of Pioneer Woman’s posts.  I did the same thing with June’s first blog, Bye Bye Buy {and if you are wondering, I happened to find one of my all time favorite posts over there–Sherpas!}  Lately, I’ve been all about Bento blogs.

Then there are some blogs that I’ve never been obsessed with but have always been there for me.  They have encouraged me to think about something a little differently and helped me make small and big changes in my life.  Small Notebook is one of those faithful blogs.  If you’ve never been there, do yourself a favor and get to know Rachel.

It’s tempting to link to some of my favorite posts but really, it’s all worth reading.  Just go there, close your eyes, move your mouse around and click.  You won’t be disappointed.

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  1. Like yours, hers was one of the first blogs I ever read. I make sure not to miss a post because they are all so good and inspiring in the most basic balanced way.

  2. I just discovered Bento lunches a month ago after I ordered the laptop lunch boxes….I am excited to use them!

    sandy toe

    • Last year I did hillbilly bento and used old tupperware type of containers but this year, since my boys loved it I think I’ll order the laptop lunch boxes too–it’s fun for me and them.

  3. I discovered bento lunches at the end of school last year. I’m all about Bento blogs right now.
    I’m like you, I have obsessions with some blogs (like yours). :)

  4. I don’t know if you’re like me, my sons are in the 7th and 5th grade so they won’t let me get as crazy with Bento as I’d like to.

    I swear, they’re holding back my creativity. LOL

    • last year my 6th grader was the only one homeschooled so he saw his brother’s lunches, this year he’s going to school and asked if I could make those cool lunches for him.

      He’ll probably get beat up the first day of school.

  5. I obsess over your blog. I don’t miss a post :) Someday I hope to have a blog folks obsess over :) Working on it… All in God’s timing.

  6. Fun! Thanks for the blog recommendation… I love finding new, fun blogs. Like I found yours a few months ago!

  7. Three years ago I also read all of PW’s posts. It took me a while, but I got through all of them. Small Notebook is one of my favorites along with Simple Mom. Thanks for sharing the other links. I have to find out about Bento!

  8. WHOaaa! I just ordered Bento’s myself earlier this week. Isn’t it funny how things come in waves?! I have a few friends who are like Bento evangelists. They’ve finally convinced me to try them. Hillbilly tupperware rocks though!
    love you dear,

  9. I had not idea June had a first blog. I am totally hooked on BBP ever since June went to your party. She is a daily must read to put a smile on my face.
    What is all this Bentos talk? I had to google it. Isn’t this just a lunch box with tupperware in it? I think I’m missing something.

  10. I am speechless. I love how bento brings people closer together.

    Nester, you’re the best.

  11. I have never heard of these Bento lunches before, I’ll have to check them out!


  12. Love Bento! I am cracking up over here because my friend and I were talking about how obsessed we were with them and we thought we were weird. It’s nice to know there are other weirdos out there!

  13. “Just go there, close your eyes, move your mouse around and click.”

    LOL! That’s how I feel about your blog. :)

  14. Thanks for the link, Nest. I also do not know what Bento is, but if it’s anything like Mentos, you cant go wrong.

  15. I am on my way to bento now! Need new ideas for plain brown bag lunches! Please pray! Child #2 enters the land of high school in the morning! Mercy! And, child #1 starts his senior year there! Nester, they grow up too fast!
    Love ya!

  16. I absolutely love her ‘heirarchy of cleaning’ pyramid! On my way now to feel more validated about my priorities!

  17. thanks for sharing- I love finding new blogs- heading to check em out now:)

  18. I just love your blog. I started mine about a month or so ago I’m a novice blogger. It is amazing to me the creative content you come up with. Heading over to check out bentos . . . thanks!

  19. Check my blog out at Love to hear your input; any help is appreciated.

  20. Dear Nester:

    Where do you live? What state and town? It’s beautiful outside your windows!!

    Do you divulge your real name?

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