Yesterday, I had the privilege of getting to spend the afternoon with Erin from $5 Dinners and Amy from Amy's Finer Things. Erin was in town for a wedding so it worked out for us all to meet up for a few hours at Borders. It's always fun to meet fellow frugal zealots and Amy and Erin are every bit the real deal.
Erin has a brand-new cookbook out, she's been on the Rachael Ray show, and she's being featured on Good Morning America tomorrow and yet she's as down-to-earth and unpretentious as they come.
And Amy, well, she's just as kind and gracious as can be. She's a minimalist after my own heart and I'm so glad she lives somewhat nearby so that I have the opportunity to see her every other month or so.
It was fun to chat about everything from babies to photography (Erin gave us tips on how to make better use of our un-extravagant cameras!) to keeping computer time in check, managing three little ones, and laundry! I only wish we'd have had about three more days to hang out together.
My favorite thing of all, though, was Erin's precious baby boy. Isn't he just the most adorable little guy? At only 5 weeks old, he made my Silas (now 7 months old) look like a budding football player. I was reminded all over again just how quickly time flies and how much I don't want to waste this fleeting years of being a mom to little ones.
Be sure to stop by Erin's blog and Amy's blog, if you're not regularly reading there already. They are two of my favorite bloggers!
Tiffany Dockery says
Crystal nice picture! I hope I can connect with you at Bliss, I am wait listed for #savvyblogging.
Hope I am not wrong on this guess.. but you seem to be a bit short like myself. Its funny I never even notice I am short unitil taller people points it out..lol I am sure I will take note of my at Bliss! Good thing blogging doesn’t require height!
Erin seems pretty darn savvy too with her tips shared.
The babies are all adorable!
Mrs. R. says
What a sweet picture! FUun to see you and Silas, Crystal, plus your friends and the other young man. 🙂
Glad you got some wonderful Mommies’ TIme out!!
It’s always so fun to see pictures of bloggers together. Someday, I want to meet another blogger and be in a picture like that! lol
It looks like you had fun. I just wanted to take a second too to say thank you for everything over the last year. I have learned so much from your blog and I appreicate all the wonderful information you provide. I hope you and your family have a very Merry Christmas.
Can you do a post on how to keep the laundry in check. . .I’m sure there are a lot of us who would be really interested in that one! LOL. Mine seems to take over the house at times.
I saw Erin at BlogHer when she was pregnant (and I had my 11-day-old papoose with me), so it’s fun to see her with her new little cutie. Thanks for posting the pic!
Olathe mom says
My sweet boy just turned 8 months, and I think he and Silas could have quite a wrestling match! I love this photo of you ladies having fun, being mamas! Good stuff!
Courtney (Women Living Well) says
Hooray – congrats to Erin! I was just on the Rachael Ray Show last month (November) but not for being frugal 🙁 but for a marriage segment – encouraging stay-at-home moms to embrace their role in the home.
The clip of the show along with the behind the scenes stories are posted here:
The producer stumbled across my blog where I encourage women to find contentment in their marriages! Surprise! So if you are a fellow blogger – keep it up – you never know when you might get "stumbled upon" literally!
Walk with the King!
Deb @ Frugal Living And Having Fun says
Crystal, What a blessing to meet other bloggers, especially ones that goes through the every day things that you do. That is so special. Glad you enjoyed your day!! You certainly deserve it. Looks like your all very relaxed and enjoying yourselves!! NICE!!
Deb @ Frugal Living And Having Fun
Had a BLAST with you girls! And yes, Silas is quite the budding football star!!!