Tuesday, October 14, 2008

A Little Ditty.

Lula and SITS sittin' in a tree,
K-i-s-s-i-n-g
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.

I digress.

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.

Rhea of Texas Word Tangle has the best pink hat in the history of the world and she makes me laugh. She also makes me think, as she's a brilliant writer. Rhea is creative, unique, fun, and someone I'd like to sit next to on an flight to the Pacific Northwest. I'm just sayin'. Go read her.


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:

Our Piece of Quiet

Not Your Average Soccer Mom

Scargosun

Sippy Cups and Blackberries

I'm Changing My Name to Ouisa

Quietly Chaotic

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.




53 comments:

JourneytoFamily said...

You named some great bloggers I already follow! Can't wait to check out the others.

Tiffany said...

Great post girl.

Love the little ditty. Ain't that pretty?

Come on over, I showered you in compliments.

Heather said...

You are just the sweetest thing ever. I never thought I'd make your top five list. I feel like I should be making an acceptance speech or something.

I love how you included everyone's picture. And I love your poem. Who cares if it's plagiarism? Who cares if I can't spell plagiarism?

You know I can't wait until November, for two reasons: Lulaville road trip and Twilight. Only then will my life be complete.

dddiva said...

Sing it SITSta! Great post- I already read some of your faves and will check out the others for sure.

Kat said...

So how late did you stay up composing poetry? I did fall asleep after my summons. And then had to get up at 6 because Michael had to go to work early today.

I still can't believe you wrote poetry. But I did finish my term paper.

Kori said...

Awesome post and those are some pretty awesome gals. Now I;m on my way to check out the ones I don't know.

Happy Blogathon Day!

Rhea said...

I LOVE your jingle. lol You go, Lula! Thank you so much for the shout out and the sweet words. You know I heart you a lot. And that I just might end up sitting next to you on a flight to the Pacific NW. You never know...

heathersister said...

Thanks for the love Lula even though I am not a blogger. I love reading you every day, you always make me smile. Can't wait for November! I love me some Lula and I love me some Twilight!!

Live.Love.Eat said...

I feel so lucky that the cool girl in class likes ME!!!! And I thought I was kinda cool til I met you :) Thank you for the shout out, I do feel honored to be mentioned AND very blessed to share words with you, whether on Twilight or Jason Statham, etc. .

ParentingPink said...

Gotta check out this SITS stuff! Looks great!

sassy stephanie said...

You can have the cookbook...I'm after a party!

Jen said...

It is such a good bandwagon to be on.

Tiffany said...

Wow, you have compliments on SO many different posts. Your blog is incredible. SITS Rocks.

Heather said...

I have three words. I love you more than my luggage. That was more than three. Feel me?

Jori-O said...

Great list...can't wait to meet all of them!

Good N Crazy said...

Enjoy your SITS fame eh!

And I love RHEA too...in fact...(I GOT ONE O THEM HATS!!) How cool is that! She looks sooooo much better in it than I...

So...? Are you up for GNO this week?! We totally need you!

Brandy said...

Awww! You like me, you really like me. *tear*

Thanks for the mad props.

I'm off to read your other bloggy favorites!

Deanna said...

Happy SITS day! I have seen your name all over the place, but have never been to your amazing blog. I'm going to nose around now.

Carrie said...

Hi there! I hopped over from Not Your Average Soccer Mom and I see you are a fellow SITSa!! Yaaaay!

AND I see Deanna, one of my SITSa friends, has commented right above me! Talk about kismet!

Lula, I think we were made for each other. *snicker*

Nice ta meetcha SITSa! I'm working on my blog post right now!

TattooedMinivanMom said...

Roses are red

Violets are blue

SITS is cool

and so are YOU!

Carrie said...
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Lynda said...

Greetings via SITS and the blogathon - I am going on a whirlwind tour. Found you through another SITSa and now I am going to go to one of yours and so on and so on and so on...Happy day!

Kristina P. said...

I think I might have to check this SITS thing out!

Debbie said...

Roses are red
Violets are blue
Blogging is fun
and so are you!

xoxoxooxoxoooooooxoxooxox
Debbie

Michelle said...

Great list and I love reading your blog! You are a funny girl!

Happy SITs blogathon day!

Shannon said...

Hey fellow SITStah!

Let's have fun bloggin' the day away! WOO HOO!

Jennifer P. said...

This SITS day is just too much fun. I feel like i'm part of a big, happy, all female family :)! I wish y'all were close enough to share clothes and shoes...!

Laura Ingalls Gunn said...

I am not doing a SITS post today as I am celebrating my 100th post. Please stop by and enter my giveaway.

Natalie said...

Happy Blog-a-thon! :)

Katie said...

Happy SITS blogathon! I am loving this! :)

Casey's trio said...

Found you through some linky SITS love today and thought I'd say hello:)

CaraBee said...

Aw shucks, thanks! As if I need to say it, you're pretty rockin', too!

Jen Sue Wild said...

Rocken Fun Blog happy Blogthon!!!

Amy said...

I am going to check out some of your blog friends. They look fun, like you!

Swirl Girl said...

I'm baaaaaack!

and have a lot of catching up to do!

no- it wasn't me in Vegas that you saw....although some people think I look a lot like Cher ------NOT!!


had a great time in Hawaii and just took grammy to the airport after a 3 hour trip to and fro due to the fires and freeway closures out here....

as soon as I get a chance, I will post about my trip , at least the G rated (okay PG rated) stuff.

Nicole said...

Hey there, I just wanted you to know how much I love your blog and I have an award for you! come on over to my site and see.

Nicole

T said...

I keep trying to use the word "props" in a sentence, but I just can't bring myself to do it! Way to be youthful!!

happy blogathon!

~Tara said...

stopped by from SITS, happy blogathon day!! you've been listed as quite a few people's fave and I can see why!! Great job here, can't wait to come back!

Linda S said...

I'm from Virginia,
Sawyer loves me too,
and I love SITS!

and I love your post! I think we have a lot in common!

Meridith said...

Hey! I'm new to SITs and having a ball with this blog-a-thon!!

Off to check out your blog!!

Marla @ Stolen Bon Bons said...

Happy SITSathon!

Aubrey said...

I've jumped on and hope I never fall off. LOL
I love coming to your place. I know I can always come here and leave smiling!!

Finding Normal said...

Happy SITS Day! I see your eyes all over my favorite blogs. I see you trying to keep the top spot at Kat's. I will be back when I'm not drive thru commenting! :)

KDLOST said...

Happy SITS DAY! :)

Marrdy said...

Happy SITS day! Very fun post, as always. Love Ya!

Keeper of the Skies Wife said...

Girl you are everywhere!! I love me some Heather, too!

Mommyhood is Thankless said...

Hey, Hope you had a Happy SITS day!

* TONYA * said...

I love your little ditty. Only you could think of something so SITS worthy.

Mama's Losin' It said...

Can I sit in the tree with you and SITS?? K-I-S-S-I-N-G??? Pretty please??

Britt said...

Lulaville + Twilight + Mad Musical Monday's + Lost + Statham + Sawyer + Spike = A Happy Brittney

If all these things managed to roll together and exisit at one time .. as weird and uncomfortable as that may be for all of YOU .. it would make me so happy I would explode.

Thanks for writing .. cause I love reading =o)

John Deere Mom said...

Glad you had a great SITS Day! It was crazy fun!

sippycupsandblackberries said...

thank you for the SITS love. So exciteD!

Mama Dawg said...

I so hated that I missed out on this. Darn computer virus!