Monster Likes #41


This week, I’m doing Monster Likes a day early because I’m hoping to be offline all weekend! What’s Monster Likes? 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….

I am so blessed to be able to, and honored to have been able to help Scary Mommy by donating to help a family who might not otherwise have been able to afford Thanksgiving dinner. Head over and read Thanksgiving, Because of You to see just how much money she raised to help families in need (More than $15,000! Nope I’m not even kidding!)

Shell from Things I Can’t Say introduced me to a recipe for Ditch The Box and Never Look Back Brownies over at Cooking During Stolen Moments, and I cannot wait to try this recipe!

I LOVE Jen from Buried With Children, and if you’ve never seen her vlogs, go check out her latest one, Hair Tutorial for New Long Hair because she’s hilarious!

If your blog is a WordPress blog, you might have noticed that you lose Google Friend Connect all the time or that recently, it’s just gone. Well Jessica over at My Time as Mom posted about How To Fix Google Friend Connect on WordPress Blogs…and credited Mama Wants This for figuring out how! And on that note…

Ashley (@porchswingmom) over at Business2Blogger’s blog did a step-by-step tutorial that was even more descriptive and helpful for someone totally non-tech-savvy (like me!). Check out Quick Fix: Google Friend Connect Not Displaying.

Rachel over at Mommy Needs a Vacation was lucky enough to attend the Napa Valley Film Festival…go see all the fun she had and who she met (yes, I’m very jealous!)

Interested in creating your own media kit? Then check out Media Kit Starter eForm over at SITS!

I follow @guiltysquid on Twitter, but never had been to her blog…until I read Someone asked for my bio and I…well, I made a graphic…you’ve gotta see it, it’s hilarious!

Popcorn Snowman? Yes please! Head over to A Nut in a Nutshell and see what she made…love this idea and will be stealing it!

What was your favorite post of the week?

Other Cool Stuff To Check Out…

Occasionally, I will receive an email about something that I’m not willing to write an entire blog post about, but that I think is worth mentioning…so I thought I could put those things here and if you want more information about them, you can click over to the links and find out more. Here are some cool things I received over the last couple of weeks…

Hope at Home

It’s no secret I’m a huge fan of Hope at Home. Head over and see the latest post Give the Gift of Hope This Holiday to check out their holiday gift packages and even more do-gooder gift ideas. And stay tuned…there’s going to be more about Hope at Home’s holiday gift packages featured over at Have Wine, Will Drink next week!

I want to include a couple of posts I wrote at and because I think the information is helpful and/or that the products are worth giving a shout out to!

You have GOT to check out my Priceless Prints feature on! I want to get these for myself, the kids’ aunts and grandmas!

Over at, I wrote about ways to save money while holiday shopping…pretty good tips if I do say so myself!

I also liked the post about 3 ‘As Seen On TV’ products that really work.


  1. Ooooo! Lotsa good reading here. Curling up with a cup of coffee, my laptop, and thou. Thanks for sharing the awesomeousity. San Diego Momma recently posted..The Birthday YearMy Profile
  2. You save me so much work! Thanks! Ali recently posted..WTF Wednesday - The "He Learned It From a Book" EditionMy Profile
  3. Wow! Thank you for making my video one of your 'Monster Likes'. I hope you have a great unplugged weekend. :) Jen recently posted..Hair Tutorial for New Long HairMy Profile
  4. Cheers! Thanks for including my post. You have a nice list here! :-) Rachel {at} Mommy Needs a Vacation recently posted..Napa Valley Film FestivalMy Profile
  5. I LOVED jen's long hair tutorial. HILARIOUS! great list, as usual! Katie recently posted..contests for you and for me! wee!My Profile