Wednesday, May 6, 2009

School is Out for the Summer

When I was in school, I used to be so happy when it came to an end and I was free for the summer. Well, I don't feel that way now. Remember when I told you about the blogging course I was taking? Our last official day was Monday and I am a bit sad that it is over. It went by so fast! I learned an incredible amount and still need time for it all to sink in. But for now I'd like to share some of the amazing new blogs I discovered via the course.

1. Fresh365 - This is my new online recipe book! Even if you don't cook, visit her blog for the fabulous food photos. I tried the Orange Ginger Dressing with arugula greens and mandarin oranges. good. I am going to try it as a marinade next. Another yummy one is the Brie Quesadillas with Mango and Walnuts. Lately I had been in somewhat of a rut in the kitchen, planning the same old boring meals and struggling to think of something new and tasty. Do you ever feel that way? Her blog has inspired me to cook with some new ingredients and experiment a little.

2. Studio G is motivating me to get our landscaping plans in order for the summer. Her blog is fantastic resource and inspiration for those of you who love the beauty of the outdoors. She even has little baby keets! The greenhouses are open and I can't wait to apply some of her expertise to my yard. It is badly in need of some love after this winter and the dogs chasing after each other like maniacs. I am in need of some dog friendly landscaping and hearty plants.

3. jennifer squires has some of the most impressive fine art photography of flowers I have seen. You may have come across her Etsy Shop or maybe this lovely photo. Just perfect for perfect for Mother's Day, dont you think? She truly has the ability to capture the beauty that is everyday life.

And I also want to thank my small group members for their helpful comments:

There are sooo many more! Like I said, I am still letting it all sink in so there may be more that I write about. Enjoy these ones in the meantime.

images: 1.Fresh365, 2.CityChic, 3.jennifer squires


  1. Isn't such a wonderful course! :) Glad to have met so many other talented classmates and you! Have a lovely merry happy day!

  2. Jamie, thanks for the mention. You were a great group leader! I just looked at your profile...I'm an Aquarius too. When is your birthday? Mine is February 15.

  3. Wow! I'm honoured to be included here with these other two amazing blogs! Thanks Jamie, your blog looks great!

  4. Hi Jillian! My Bday is Jan 26. Your blog is lovely and you were a wonderful team member, I appreciated your feedback. Stay in touch!

  5. Hi I just stumbled onto your blog. I live in the suburbs of the Twin Cities. So I thought I say a shout out to another fellow Minnesotan Blogger! Cute blog.

  6. Thank you SO much for including me! What a wonderful surprise :) Your blog is looking great!


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