Friday, January 6, 2012

Friday, I'm in ♥

With the new year, I wanted to start some new features here at Elf House. One thing I wanted to do was share some of my favorite things I come across weekly. As much as I love to shop and drool over things I want to buy, I want to use this feature as more of a forum to introduce you to blogs, articles, posts and other things I find of interest that I believe would be of interest to you!

Some of them you may have already seen and some of them may be totally new to you! But my hope is you will take something away that is helpful, inspiring or just thought provoking. And I also want you to share with me each week what you've come across that you love!

So, here we go (some of these are a few weeks old because I've been hoarding away links knowing I was getting prepared for this new feature)!

  • This article from The Curious Pug on organizing your sponsors. I'm new to having sponsors on my page - and even though I don't charge for spots, I still have to stay organized. This had some great tips on how to do that. And I honestly feel much better handling sponsor spots this month then I did when I first started.
  • Mom2MemphisAndRuby posted about why she loves little blogs! I do love little blogs. Probably because I'm still a little blog. And I always love to come across a new blog in the beginning and watch it grow. Loved this post on loving little blogs!
  • 50 Questions That Will Free Your Mind - I first saw this link from Ashley over at After Nine to Five. There are some seriously thought provoking questions here. Might be some great blog prompts (if you're having writers block) or journal prompts. Or, just things to ponder!
  • This guest post over at  Maie Dae by Meredith of One Sheepish Girl. Meredith shares '5 Things I've Learned About Blogging.' What really stood out to me was how she talked about confidence and blogging what you love! Great advice in this one!
  • This Learn to Sew series by Tilly and the Buttons. If you saw my 12 in 2012 list, you saw that I'm determined to learn to sew this year. I'm hoping this might inspire me and motivate me and most importantly, teach me something.
  • DIY Blog Book post by Kelly at Living Apockylypse. This lady here is a total inspiration to me and an amazing teacher. This article is on making your own blog planner. It's a fantastic DIY on making a book to hold all your projects, ideas, sponsors and schedule. She's a good person to learn from - she just did a complete overhaul on her blog and it looks beyond fabulous!

What have you come across this week that's inspired you, taught you or made you think? Feel free to share them with me in the comments! And make sure you come back each Friday, for more things that I love!


  1. Love this idea .....
    Thank you for introducing some great blogs and ideas...
    I am hoping to start a “How to Sew” series on my blog in February !!!!
    Happy Friday :)
    Claire xoxo

  2. I know we've been bouncing back great finds to each other all week, but you have a few I haven't seen yet too! Definitely going to check them out.

    And I swear you are going to make me blush too. Thanks for including my DIY Blog Book post in there. I hope it helps others figure out a good way to stay organized, if that's their goal. I know having that book around has really helped me out a lot!