Lula and SITS sittin' in a tree,
First comes recognition,
then comes featured blogger,
then comes comments that will make you stagger!
And thus ends my brief and glorious career as a jingle writer (plagarizer).
My beautiful, fabulous, sassy, loving, caring, intelligent, and hilarious friends, (who don't mind one bit that I lay it on thick!) Heather and Tiffany, have made it possible for me to meet and befriend so many wonderful and fun ladies over the past few months. I was a blogger before The Secret Is in the Sauce was introduced in the blogosphere back in June, however I felt something was lacking in my posting life. I now know...it was SITS. Ronnie Milsap sang it best..."What a difference you've made in my life..." Oh, Ronnie...I dig you.
What is SITS, you ask? (Come on, ask if you don't know...) It's a community of bloggers who support each other every day via blog recognition and comment lovin', the two things every blogger desires, of course.
Click on Miss SITS to learn more about The Secret Is in the Sauce. You will not be disappointed, I promise.
If I were to list the full gaggle of gals I've met since SITS' inception in June, this would be one very long post. For now, I'll mention a few must-reads that I think are deserving of mad props. Yeah, I said mad props. Don't judge, y'all. Go with my pseudo-teeny-bop lingo, please.
Caroline, from Pocket Change, is one of my favorite people "in real life," even though we met via blogging. She gets me. She trusted me enough to read Twilight, which we've since discussed ad nauseam. Caroline has a heart for God, is truly hysterical, and has a two year old son whose hair color I covet. (He also needs protective head gear, but that's for another post.) Go read her.
"This is the Day's" Heather is one of my favorite SITS finds. We get each other. Our quirks, our families, our love of certain couple named Edward and Bella, and our ability to talk each other down from ledges of frightening heights are just a few of the reasons I love Heather. I feel as if I've known her my entire life. I might even invite Heather and her equally fabulous sister, Michelle, to my house in November. And you know we'll blog about it. Go read her.
Stephanie's blog, Live. Love. Eat, is the place to go for absolutely the most fantastic recipes you've ever drooled over. For the past few months I've been begging her to write a cookbook...why don't y'all head to her site and plead along with me? Let's convince her together. Stephanie is a blast--I wish y'all could have seen the bojillion e-mails we bounced back and forth while she was reading a certain series of four books. I won't beat a dead horse to death, but I think you know of which books I speak. (Cough-cough...we love Edward...ahem.) I adore Stephanie. Go read her.
Cara, of Land of Bean, is someone I'd really love in the "real" world, away from the blogpsphere. She has the most gorgeous baby and it's been fun watching little Sophie grow over the past few months. Cara's posts on her first year of motherhood have literally left me in puddle on the floor, weeping and reminiscing over the infancy of my own daughters. She's not afraid to admit when she's struggling (oh, those sleepless nights with a small child!), yet also happily shares when she has one of those coveted "A-ha!" moments we parents seek. As I've told her many times, she needs to be writing for a parenting magazine. And then I can say, "I totally knew her when..." Cara rocks. Go read her.
There are numerous, fabulous SITS gals out there that I dig in a major way...here's a few more I think are worth mentioning, among many:
Jump on the SITS bandwagon, y'all. It's a fun ride, I promise! And thanks to my beloved Tiff and Heather for making all of this possible. You both know I'm counting on our pink beach house in Hilton Head and all the good times and precious memories we'll share there. Oh, but yes.