May 5, 2009

Five on the 5th - Bloggers

First off, a little shout out to Puebla, Mexico - ¡Feliz Cinco de Mayo! Up until this year I thought that Cinco de Mayo was Mexico's Independance Day. I was wrong. Mexican independance is celebrated on September 16. May 5 is the commemoration of the Battle of Puebla.

Frankly, this makes me even more confused as to why so many folks in the U.S. (those who aren't of Mexican descent at least) celebrate Cinco de Mayo. But you know, as a celebration of Mexican culture and heritage, I very much approve. Everyone's Irish on St. Patrick's day, so why not be Mexican on Cinco de Mayo? It is pretty amazing to live in such a rich cultural stew as the United States.

Anyway, I'll get back on track. Since it's the 5th, I'd like to share with you five bloggers I've gotten to know recently through the amazing Blogging Your Way class led by Holly Becker of decor8.

BYW Badge created by Holly Becker

LuxeEarth -
Robin Beth shares tons of eco-friendly tips and information, "green" eye candy galore, and glimpses into her life as a stationery designer.

Saídos da Concha -
Constança (aka Concha) is a talented sewing artist from Lisbon, Portugal. Her blog is full of pretty clutches, dresses, and fabric. Her words are shown in both Portuguese and English, making for a rich cultural experience.

When I Grow Up -
Life Coach Michelle challenges her readers to look within themselves and grow as human beings. With her cheerful energy, she gives tips and insights on how to get where we want to go.

eLIZabeth Floyd Studio -
A talented painter, Elizabeth shares her journey, having taken the plunge and become a full time artist. She also shares images of her beautiful work.

fresh365 -
Aside from loving the name of this blog, I love the motivation. The author lives in an area where unhealthy eating is common, and is making a difference through her blog. In a beautifully simple format, she offers mouthwatering recipes using fresh, local, and seasonal ingredients.

There are so many more talented folks in the class - these are just a sampling. I do hope you'll check out the links and leave a little reader love for these wonderful folks!


  1. Thanks so much for the link love, Diane! I had so much fun in class & am so grateful to have "met" you. (trying not to cry as realization that class is over is sinking in. sniff sniff) :)

  2. Such lovely inspirational blogs! I know it's hard to just limit to 5 as there are so many talented classmates! Have a lovely merry happy day!

  3. I just came over to your blog, Diane, so that I could put together a post about you on my blog and you beat me to it! Thank you so much for featuring me. Look for my post sometime tomorrow!

  4. interesting list - so of course I go to the food one first - and sent the Spring Pea Soup recipe from Fresh365 to my sister - looks lovely.

  5. Hi Diane,

    Thank you so much for featuring me! Wow, this has been one great e-course, don't you agree? I feel I have learned quite a lot.

    I hope you'll come and visit me from time to time. :)

    All my best,


  6. Diana thank you for including me in this list of great blogs. This class has been such a great experience and I am happy that I have gotten to know you during it as well.


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