For those of you out there who love blogs as much as I do, I’m sharing some of my favorite reads of the week.  There is a theme brewing here, and more will come over time I’m sure, but just to be clear:

No Megan, I’m not pregnant.  🙂

Building a Stacked Wood Fireplace Mantel by Small Notebook

Meet the Newest TODAY Moms Blogger by Mayim Bialik

In the Kitchen by SouleMama

Everyday Ways to Foster Independence in Your Kids by Simple Mom

Thoughts on Thriving by Vivienne McMaster

This last one really sang to me, because at the beginning of the year I felt like “graceful thrift” was really calling out to me as a theme for 2011, but the phrase didn’t quite define what I was trying to express or live into.  Of course, the verb of “thrift” is “thrive”, and doesn’t that have a much more lively, juicy feel to it?  A pretty good theme for a year of living!