Link love :: the book-loving, creative-aspiring edition

by Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

Photo by Wesley Satterwhite

You all know a good book when you see one! There were almost 1,000 entries for The Creative Family, including comments, secret code entries (the code was “underwater basket weaving,”), and additional mentions on your blogs.

I wish I could give one to all of you, but that doesn’t mean you can’t go and order it just as soon as you’re done reading this post.

The three winners are:

Jennifer Panza
Daniela, and

Congrats! I’ve emailed you, so please check your inbox for further instructions.

If you didn’t win, seriously order it today – I think the book is that good. And by the way, if you use the links provided on this site (like here) to buy your book through Amazon, a small portion of your purchase will go towards maintaining Simple Mom. I’d really appreciate it!

Link Love

Here’s a rather odd assortment of great reads I enjoyed this week from my Reader:

And in case you missed it, my latest article at Blissfully Domestic on how to get more blog comments was published yesterday.

Photo by Tania

July Round-Up

All in all, it was a very good month here at Simple Mom. July 1 saw 821 subscribers, and by August 1, there were 2007! Welcome, all new Simple Mom readers, and I hope you enjoy this site and community as much as I do. I always welcome reader suggestions and feedback, so don’t hesitate to contact me if you ever have questions or ideas.

Here are Simple Mom’s top referrals in July – thanks to all of you for linking here.

And finally, here are Simple Mom’s most popular posts in July (excluding The Creative Family giveaway, of course):

Have a great weekend, everyone!

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  1. Oh my GOSH! I love the way you write and deliver information. Keep up the great job! My favorite part our the sites that you share with us.

    Thanks! Chris

  2. avatar
    Bridgette says:

    for some reason the preschoolmama site is not working…

  3. @Bridgette – It seems to work for me. Maybe try it again?

    Simple Mom’s last blog post…Link Love :: the Book-Loving, Creative-Aspiring edition

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    Bridgette says:

    it is now :] i guess a lot of people must have been viewing the site?

  5. I agree with you about The Creative Family. I bought it myself and then bought it for my friend for her birthday! It is truly a special and fantastic book. I can’t wait for Satori to get a bit older so we can do ALL the things in the book.

    Robin’s last blog post…Use What You’ve Got

  6. Thanks so much for the mention, and congrats on breaking the 2,000 mark in subscribers! What an inspiration!

    Sara at On Simplicity’s last blog post…The Only Three Things You’d Want on a Desert Island

  7. Wow! Huge jump in subscribers! Congratulations Simple Mom! Thanks so much for mentioning my reusable bag article. :)

    Squawkfox’s last blog post…eBook: Frugal Food & Fitness: Get fab without spending a fortune

  8. WOW! 2000 subscribers!! You more than doubled your base in a month! Congrats!
    Thanks for the mention, and thanks for helping us keep sane through this wonderful blog.

  9. great links! wish i could sew, because i’d be all over the sock monkey!…i did love the adversity post…great advice. thanks for sharing!

  10. hi, i am a new reader this month and am thoroughly enjoying my time here. i’d really love an afternoon to myself and a tall glass of iced tea to sift through all of your archives… beautiful blog full of great information and ideas, thank you!

    heather’s last blog post…a month of balance :: day 27

  11. Keep up the good job.Realy nice informations.Thank you.

  12. Greetings! Very useful advice within this article! It’s the little changes that will make the most significant changes. Thanks a lot for sharing!

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