Spread the Word: Alyssa @ The Knee Deep Life

spreadthewordIt’s Saturday and you know what that means! Spread the Word! This feature was inspired by A Bookish Heart with her Bookish Friends feature. This is a weekly feature that I have started to shine the spotlight on other bloggers that have caught my eye. There are so many great bloggers out there that keep me giggling or thinking with their blog posts and it’s gotten to the point where I want to shout it to the world so that others can discover their greatness too.

I don’t ask them questions or anything like that as it can be time-consuming to the featured blogger who is busy…blogging. So instead I just go through their blog with a fine tooth comb and learn everything I can to share it all with you. Ready? Good! Excited? Me too!

Today I’ve decided to spotlight a blogger that I’ve admired for a quite a while now. She has a distinct voice in the world of blogging and always provides food for thought with her inspiring posts. She writes about bucket lists and accomplishing our wildest dreams.

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She is Alyssa @ The Knee Deep Life

One of my favorite things about Alyssa is her outlook on life. She reminds me to enjoy every aspect life has to offer which I often forget to do in my everyday settings. It’s so easy to get involved with pettiness but life is too short for that. There’s so much to see and so much to appreciate. Alyssa explains all this on her about page (much better than I can)…

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It’s like a breath of fresh air reading a new post on Alyssa’s blog. She encourages and inspires with her bucket list items. Here’s an example of what her To Do Bucket list looks like: (doesn’t zip lining sound amazing?)

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Alyssa includes big things like ‘Ride on an elephant’ (also something I would love to do) but she also includes small things like ‘spend an entire day barefoot’ (something I’ve done many times). She reminds us that the little things in life are just as worth wild as the big things. Like Alyssa said life is wide, but only if we make it so.

She also offers humor in almost every post. Some of my favorites are…

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See? How can you not love this woman?! She’s enlightening and funny! Those are the kind of people that change the world, just saying!

She also draws great dinosaur pictures and I love dinosaurs, so that scores about 50 points in my book.

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Here a couple facts I’ve gathered from reading Alyssa’s blog:

  • Her bucket list blog started from a simple Senior Psych homework assignment
  • One of her friends met Randy Jackson once
  • Why anyone would deep-fry a Twinkie blows her mind
  • Seen Zoolander approximately 15 times
  • The best way to make her laugh is to put her in speed boat
  • She believes in living life knee deep
  • Her twitter name is @kneedeeplife

So what are you waiting for? Check out Alyssa’s blog at The Knee Deep Life and add a piece of sunshine to your reader.

 

 

Spread the Word

spreadthewordHi there! Welcome to my first ever feature of Spread the Word, a feature that was inspired by A Bookish Heart with her Bookish Friends feature. This is a weekly feature that I have started to shine the spotlight on other bloggers that have caught my eye. There are so many great bloggers out there that keep me giggling or thinking with their blog posts and it’s gotten to the point where I want to shout it to the world so that others can discover their greatness too.

I don’t ask them questions or anything like that as it can be time-consuming to the featured blogger who is busy…blogging. So instead I just go through their blog with a fine tooth comb and learn everything I can to share it all with you. Ready? Good! Excited? Me too!

Today I’ve decided to spotlight a blog that I discovered quite recently. She is an amazing writer that knows how to write quality posts. Her passion pours through every sentence and she is not afraid to share her opinions regardless of what others might think. Oh, and she can win an entire revolution before breakfast.

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She is Lauren @ Revolution For Breakfast

I discovered Lauren after she left a comment that was so thoughtful and personal and LONG. Literally, Lauren reads every single one of my posts and leaves such long comments that I always have to go to the comment archives so that I have room on my screen to respond. It’s absolutely wonderful because it says that she has so much to say about what I’ve written and as a blogger, that’s all I ask for. (Please note that I also love small comments, even one word comments so don’t be discouraged if you favor that kind of commenting, I often write small comments myself).

Here is an examples of one of her comments:

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Notice how the picture doesn’t show her entire comment? That’s because it’s too long to get the whole shot. See what I mean! She always has a lot to say and makes you feel as if your post was worth reading.

So after Lauren presented herself to me I immediately checked out her blog. I soon discovered that she has a great talent with words. She can write long, thorough posts which might be intimidating to people who aren’t in the mood for reading but they are always filled with this keen wit that she possesses and her gripping passion that even the intimidated reader can’t help but read on.

One of things I love about her posts is that she always comes up with brilliant post titles! For example:

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Lauren also has several weekly original features that she runs on her blog that are quite fun to read. These include:

Blurbsday Musings– Lauren writes a random rant every Thursday about something going on in the media and/or the world. Her most recent rant was about The Jodi Arias Trial and it was really interesting.

Fanfiction.net Spotlight– This is featured every Wednesday until September and is where Lauren spotlights talented writers of fan fiction. Her most recent post was about an exceptionally talented writer who wrote fan fiction based on Harry Potter in which Harry goes missing after being placed on the Dursley’s door step. (The Potterhead in me is demanding to read this).

Five-Song Fridays– Lauren recommends five songs that go along with a certain theme. Her most recent theme was Favorite 90’s Boy Band Songs. It was a really fun read.

Keeping It Reel Saturdays– This is where Lauren writes very thought out movie reviews. Her most recent review was on What Ever Happened to Aunt Alice? and man, does it sound creepy.

Here are a couple of random facts that I’ve gathered from reading Lauren’s blog:

  • She likes Nancy Grace
  • She doesn’t think Cameron Diaz can act
  • She broke up with a boyfriend who recommended a bad book to her (but not for that reason)
  • She is an English major but went on to law school
  • Once melted a Nick Carter doll she got from Burger King (she now regrets it)
  • Prefers book stores to libraries (like me)
  • She is a fellow fan of R.L. Stine’s Goosebumps series

When it comes down to it, I like reading Lauren’s blog because I know I will get quality posts (and she’s really nice too)! I urge everyone to check out her blog, you won’t regret it!