Monster Likes #20


Every Saturday, it’s Monster Likes time! I list my favorite selection of posts I found throughout bloggy land over the past week.

If one of your posts is listed below and you want the badge, just shoot me an email or leave me a comment and I’ll send you the badge to put on your post!

And now on to the good stuff….

Yes, I was PMSing this week, and it’s obvious by all of these food suggestions I have for you!

I got this Taste of Home Saucy Garlic Chicken recipe out of one of their magazines, and let me just tell you, it blows my Chicken Da Bomb out of the water! It is AWESOME.

I don’t know if you’ve seen this site or not, but fresh365 has some amazing recipes…all vegetarian. But don’t let that scare you away! I am a meat lover and devotee, but during the hot summer months, it’s nice to have a refreshing light meal that doesn’t weigh you down. And if that meal happens to be meat free and I don’t even notice? Bonus, right! Or if you have to have meat, just add some in.

And my friend Amelia from Eating Made Easy tweeted about a Grilled Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich…are you kidding me? I can’t think of one thing that might be better! Except maybe if it had bacon on it? (I’m only kind of kidding…)

Cheryl from Mommypants wrote about how much dieting sucks, but what she’s learned from it. I can relate.

I love Naomi from Organic Motherhood with Cool Whip, and she recently guest posted over at another favorite of mine – Debi’s The Truth About Motherhood. Her post was all about 5 things you need to know before you have a baby – they’re spot on and hilarious!

The Empress from Good Day, Regular People wrote a post about how perfectly imperfect she is, and why blogging has changed her.

I LOVE Sellabit Mum’s vlogs!! She’s frickin’ hilarious!!! Go watch it…and I’ll see you in hell! And the swinging! Oh, the swinging and the cat comparison!

If you missed my post “I Was A Senior Hottie (And Didn’t Even Know It)” and/or if you graduated in the late 80s/early 90s, you are gonna want to check it out. And then head over and check out Ali’s Senior Hottie post over at My Suitcase Full of Tricks…my fave Senior Hottie post!

Many of you know I write over at and I’m sharing all sorts of info to help moms everywhere. So if you have a minute to head over and take a look at the sites, I would love to hear what you think! Also, if you start seeing tweets from @smartmomtweets, that’s me too! Don’t hesitate to follow and/or say hello! And if there’s every a product, trend, or topic you think would be great to cover, please let me know!

Have a great weekend!


  1. Thank you so much! Now off to check out the others! xoxo
  2. Nat, Thank you so much for including us on your Monster likes list:) Love it! ANd I am checking out some new reads from this post. I missed your I was a senior hottie post.Gotta check that out. I also think I might link up.Looks like LOADs of fun:)Happy Saturday.XO
  3. Just wanted to let you know that I cribbed your idea ... hope that's okay with you : )
  5. Thanks for the shout-out, babe! How's yours going, btw?
  6. Grilled Chocolate Peanut Butter Sandwich??? You know this pregnant woman is running over to check it out.
  7. Oh I am going to try that Chicken recipes, sounds yummy! Off to check the rest out :)
  8. I've been away all weekend, but wanted to say "THANKS" for this. So glad you liked it. That was a lot of fun. Hope you have an awesome week.
  9. Since I'm a new mom to an 8-week old, I loved the "5 Things You Need to Know Before You Have a Baby" - hilarious and spot on! Thanks for including me in your faves this week!
  10. Good ones... I'll be sure to check them out as I can. I am SOOOO behind on all my blog reading these days. Loved Cheryl's diet post and Sellibit Mum's vlog. I peed in my pants it was so funny!