Each day I sit at my computer and easily gain access to an endless wealth of knowledge in how to care for my family, my home and my finances just by tapping on my keyboard.
You see, today I was emailing back and forth with a blogger friend of mine today, and she shared with me that a few other bloggers have been plagiarizing her blog entries, and as a fellow blogger, I was pretty upset to hear this news!
It really made me stop and think that I don't offer enough LOVE to fellow bloggers for the time, effort, sacrifice and knowledge that they share with me! I try to make a conscience effort to take a few seconds and post a few words of thankfulness in the comments at the bottom of a post every once in a while, or I sometimes send a quick email sharing how much I have learned from a particular blogger- and I do this especially because I frequently receive these same bits of thanks and encouragement from MANY of my readers!
in honor of the
Let's Show Them Some LOVE!!!
To get started, I'd like to share my FAVORITE FIVE
(In alphabetical order...)
1. Coupon Crazy Chrys.com
I have completely given up viewing my paper copy of the weekly drug store flyers! Chrys does my work for me, and I reap the savings! Thanks Chrys!
2. Macomb Money Savers.com
Jolyn, in my humble opinion, has revolutionized Metro Detroit grocery shopping! I LOVE all of the Internet printable coupons that she brings to my attention each week... savings that I would have missed otherwise! Thanks Jolyn!
3. Money Saving Mom.com
I really appreciate Crystal's honestly and integrity in sharing her long term view of living a frugal lifestyle! The best tip that I have learned from Crystal is to plan ahead for meals (OAMC)! Thanks Crystal!
4. The Simple Dollar.com
Trent has challenged my thinking as to why would I want to keep up with the Joneses on any level... and it is nice to pepper my reading with a man's perspective! Thanks Trent!
5. The Thrifty, Frugal Mom.blogspot.com
Lydia regularly shares the behind the scenes details of why she practices particular frugal living tricks... and she takes pictures of her grocery shopping trips too (I LOVE that!) Thanks Lydia!
Each of these blog authors have either challenged my thinking, inspired me to take action outside of my typical 'box'! Who are YOUR Favorite Five?
Here is how to enter if YOU'D like to WIN a $25 gift card to Target
1. Leave me a comment listing YOUR Favorite Five
2. Earn up to FIVE more entries by leaving me a comment letting me know that you have contacted one of your favorite bloggers, and let me know why that blogger has earned a spot in YOUR Favorite Five!!!
3. If you happen to be a fellow blogger, please give yourself one entry per day if YOU have received an email or comment letting you know that your blog is someones Favorite!!!
The winner of the $25 Target gift card will be selected at random at 10pm Sunday, January 31, 2010!
Together, lets spread kindness instead of crumminess...
*Sharpen Your Scissors is NOT allowed as a Favorite in this Give Away!!!