Link love :: the Good Times, Noodle Salad 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 Seth

It’s vacation time around here! My family and I are taking this next week off of work, and we’ll be doing both a short holiday to the beach and a staycation right here at home. We are very much looking forward to much-needed rest, relaxation, fun, and reconnecting as a family.

I’m also taking a week off of writing here at Simple Mom. But! Never fear – I’ve got some excellent guest writers lined up Monday through Friday. In my opinion, they’re some of the best in their niches, and I have no doubt you’ll be blessed by their words. I hope you’ll show them the same love you’ve shown me with your active participation!

In the meantime, here’s a bit of what I enjoyed around the blogosphere this week…

And just for fun…

I’ll be back in full swing on Simple Mom come Monday, July 21. There’s lots of stuff ahead in the next month: an interview with an amazing writer, a new series on how not to simplify, a 20-day countdown guide to get your home and your life ready for the fall, more on ideas for a creative summer for preschoolers, and at least two big giveaways. Stay tuned.

(Bonus points to the first commenter that can name the movie reference in this post’s title.)

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  1. “As Good As It Gets”!!! One of my favorite movie quotes of all time.

    Lots of people, that’s their story. Good times, noodle salad. Just nobody in this car.

    Kellys last blog post..Preparing for Baby…The Freezer Stash

  2. Thanks for the mention! Enjoy your time off – be safe on the mini beach vacation.

    Frugal Dads last blog post..Weekly Roundup – Frugal News Edition

  3. Hey, thanks for the mention. Enjoy your vacation and allow yourself to recharge!

  4. I’m vacationing next week as well! I hope you enjoy yours and I’ll do my very best to enjoy mine. Thanks for the links!

    Jeff@MySuper-Charged Lifes last blog post..13 Things You Absolutely Must Pack For Vacation

  5. I enjoyed browsing the links. Nice variety! Have a terrific vacation.

    Heidi @ Mt Hopes last blog post..Dawn in a Cotton Dress

  6. I love that movie! As soon as I read the title of your post I was laughing! :) Haha!

    Hope you enjoy your vacation! I can’t wait for the stuff you have planned when you return!

    Have fun! :)


    Melissas last blog post..Need a photo book?

  7. Thanks for the link!

  8. I hope that you and your family have a wonderful and relaxing vacation! I’m looking forward to your guests and to your return.

    Amy G.s last blog post..Toga Party

  9. I’m excited to read the 50 most influential female bloggers – thanks for the link!

  10. you are going to be on that 50 most influential bloggers in no time.

    happy vaca!

    Denises last blog post..Knowledge is Power or Is Ignorance Bliss?

  11. Hey SimpleMom!

    I just discovered your blog a few days ago, and you are a woman after my own heart. I’ve come to love “simple” after doing things the hard way a many a time. It is a beautiful word to me. Old habits do die hard sometimes, so taking the difficult route creeps in from time to time.

    You have an interesting site, and being an “expat.” adds to the allure. Hope you’re enjoying that “staycation” (It looks like you live full time in a vacation destination :) Thanks for the handy and informative “Link Love” list (I like that name).

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