Monster Likes #28


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

So this week, I was on a mini vacation most of the week. I want to apologize if I didn’t respond to an email, tweet, or comment that you sent to me…things were a little crazy and I ended up deleting a lot of stuff just so that I could start from scratch! But I did have time to read some great posts so that I could share them with you!

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….

Law Momma over at Spilled Milk (and Other Atrocities) wrote a post about relationships. Or gardening, really. Or well, both! The writing was brilliant, and the meaning behind the words was beautiful.

Tracy over at Sellabit Mum wrote about how her 8 year old daughter occasionally claims she has ruined her life. This post? Scared the hell out of me. Because I’m gonna have two of them doing it at once! But with Tracy’s humor, I somehow think I just *might* survive it!

I just found the coolest website, Michelle’s Dinner Bell, and it’s full of recipes and menu plans! Check out the entire site, and if you’re looking for something to make for dinner, how do Cilantro Lime Fish Tacos sound?

This post over at She Posts gives you 5 simple ways you can make readers fall in love with your blog. Good stuff!

At Feels Like Home, I found two really cool posts! One gives you 10 ways to use baking soda in the kitchen and the other shows you a bunch of crafty projects…with links to the tutorials on how to do them yourself. Can somebody please make one of those capes for me? I have ZERO crafting ability!

Also, a big congratulations to Monique from A Day In The Life of A Surferwife! She won the family 4-pack of tickets to Raging Waters!

Have a great weekend…and I’m really looking forward to meeting a lot of you at BlogHer next week! If you won’t be there, no worries! I’ll be tweeting like crazy so it will be just like you really are there.


  1. Thank you! I cannot wait to meet you! Also - Love that recipe site! Thank you for sharing. Happy Weekend! xoxo
  2. Thank you for highlighting these posts! Gonna check some of them out now. Hope you had a lovely time on vacation. Have a great weekend!
  3. Wow, thank you so much!!!!!
  4. Hi Natalie! I've been away from blogging for a bit and it feels great to be back reading some of my favorite yours!! :) I just wanted to say it is so awesome that you take time to do these Monster Likes. You featured my blog one time and as a new blogger it gave me such a boost...thanks!! You really do make a difference! :) I also love that you do it since it gets me visting some new blogs and hopefully making some new friends. Have a great time at Blog Her. One day I want to's on my Bucket List. Have a great weekend and week. <3
  5. Thanks for some good reads during nap time! :)
  6. Surfer wife won! Awesome!!