Wednesday, December 14, 2011

Spin Cycle: Who rings your bell?

I thought I would have to wait until the new year, but...nope!  It's a Christmas miracle!  What does that mean?  Sprite's Keeper Spin Cycle time!

This week's cycle is about other bloggers.  Who rings my bell?  What blogger inspires me?  We were given the option to list five of our favorite bloggers, and Jen at Sprite's Keeper would chose one for us.  This isn't to say that I don't love you all.  I don't want to be that person who has her know, like a mom who has her favorite child?  I'm totally not like that. 

But that being said, I seriously do love this lady's blog.  The blogger who "rings my bell?"   Katie @ Marriage Confessions

I first came across her blog reading some Lifestyle article on MSN, I think.  I could be wrong, but I remember it was something where she was quoted.  And I thought it was funny.  It was about the 30 second kiss and how you should be sure to kiss your significant other for 30 seconds every day to keep that spark alive.  T and I tried it, and it worked...sure, we laughed during some of them because I was obviously counting.  But I thought it was hilarious how she and her husband tried it so I tried it, too.  That got me into reading her blog on a regular basis.  (It was sometime after that when I decided to start blogging, as well.)

So what keeps me coming back to Marriage Confessions?  Honesty.  I go for real.  I don't want to read something where everything is always 100 percent peachy kean, no one argues, perfect life, blah blah...because, well, I can't relate to that.  I go for that perfect balance between sometimes serious, other times funny, and a little quirky as well. 

I love how honest Katie is in her posts about marriage, not just because I can relate to some of the struggles she and her husband face, but also because she gives a completely different perspective to struggles that all young married couples face. 

I also love the posts about her kids, Bean and Gracie.  Not just because both of them are absolutely adorable, but because she's so real as a mom and honest about what works for her, what struggles she faces as a parent and worries she has.  And the posts where she has Bean and Gracie talking between each other?  Well, those are always good for a smile. 

So if you have never checked out Marriage Confessions before, you totally should.  It won't be the last time you read her posts me!



  1. I agree with you. I love Marriage Confessions!
    It was the first blog I started reading and it inspired me to start a blog as well. :)

  2. Ooh, great site! I read her last confession, very poignant, and I need some time to really get lost in her archives! You're linked, Nain! Merry Christmas!

  3. I'm with you, Marriage Confessions is my favorite blog! I just love their little family and her total honesty, I don't think I have it in me to share on that level, even though I wish I did :)

  4. Thanks Nain. I will go check her out!

  5. I have not read Marriage Confessions, so thank-you for the tip ; - ) Heading over now.


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