Before I go too much further with this blog, I need to give credit where credit is due. I was a complete blog ignoramus until this past July when good friends Krista and Gil recommended that I read now good friend Jora's blog, Domestic Reflections. I checked it out, and was immediately hooked--as in pored over it several times a day, considered joining Blog Followers Anonymous--hooked. I absolutely love (and have come to depend on) Jora's insightful tips about fashion, makeup, travel, interior decorating--the list goes on. There is also great mothering advice, as well as heart-warming anecdotes about her adorable kids. It's just an all-around, feel-good, pleasurable daily (okay, thrice daily) read.
I also have Jora's blog to thank for getting my house organized (toy baskets, family photo displays), motivating me (of all people) to cook (cheese muffins, zucchini cupcakes, salad dressing, apricot crumble), and helping me to look, dress and even smell better. No small feat any of it. And as if all that weren't enough, Jora's blog inspired me to start this blog, which I can already tell will be the source of much pleasure. So thank you, Jora, once again, for your very cool blog.