Oh my, I feel like I'm spinning in all different directions with the different things going on around here. It's routine stuff (work, household chores, doctors' appointments) and preparing for exciting family times (parents moving closer -- yay!-- and upcoming travels far and excitingly farther. Dear readers, I'm afraid the blog has slipped far down on the list of things clamoring for my attention.
BUT I must admit that I find a few minutes now and then to take a mental break and visit some of my favorite blogs. And because I'm lacking for my usual fascinating (ahem) blog fodder, I'm sharing some of my recent delights with you:
Pam over at Three Many Cooks is sharing great ideas for creating your own signature ice cream mix (warning -- do not read this one when you are hungry and/or very hot.)
Jeni at In Color Order is making me want to dive into my floral prints to jump into her "Warm/Cool Quilt Along" (and frankly I think I'm showing remarkable restraint for not having chucked all of my chores to do this... but then again, I could cave at any minute.)
Katie at Color Me Katie is, as always, making me smile with her latest exploits with Improv Everywhere -- watch how they surprise carousel-riding kids with an impromptu horse race!
Julia at Hooked on Houses has me dreaming about what it would be like to buy and live in Katherine Hepburn's former house in Connecticut.
Cynthia at Sip and Bite is making me crave all sorts of delicious goodies -- including a buttercrunch toffee that looks scrumptious.
Vivian in Japan takes me away from my daily life by letting me imagine what it would be like to pick up and move to Japan.
Kris at Kristina Klarin continues to make me swoon with her gorgeous photography and her eye for such luscious color.