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Raindrops on Roses and Whiskers on Kittens – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, May 31st, 2013

Here are a some of my highly subjective and biased fav posts from this week from around the Blogads network:

Betches Loves This ring in the new Bachelorette season with their first recap:

I practically tune in purely for these recaps. Practically.


I’m usually the friend initiating the dragging away.

Pinterest Fail displays an attempt at baking a polka dot cake:

That was a bold pin to try out to begin with, and should serve as a lesson on ambition.

Tom and Lorenzo feature pics from Debbie Harry‘s layout in Vogue Spain:

The story preceding the photos in this post is evidence of why I need to be best friends with T&L. In due time, fellas.

Dlisted introduces us to Prancercizing with Joanna Rohrback:

Prancercizing looks closely related to an attacking goose around the 2:10 mark.

LOL – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, May 23rd, 2013

Nothing makes a week drag slower than the expectation of an upcoming long holiday weekend. To help make today go by just a little bit faster, here are some LOL-worthy posts from around the Blogads network:

Lamebook shares a Facebook user’s lesson of the day:

Brittney, our education system has failed you.

IMBOYCRAZY bestows life lessons in the latest “Blind Leading the Blind” post:

Always entertaining and practical.

DogShaming puts Cargo the Sock Thief on blast:

What an adorable, little jerk!

CuteOverload features a cat trap video:

Is the owner who set the trap new to cats? The last thing they’d ever go for is an actual cat toy.

WSWCM illustrates the well known lunchtime dance:

Seriously, the dance helps speed up the cooking time.

Hello, Goodbye – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, May 16th, 2013

There are more endings and new beginnings this time of year than just graduations and the start of summer vacations. These bloggers are celebrating much more:

The Pintester rolled out a new site design:

Not a fail.

Betches Love This share the “Betchiest Lessons from The Office:”

Tuning in for tonight’s series finale is a necessity, as is telling inappropriate jokes.

WSWCM puts an end to the summer diet:

Over it.

Possessionista highlights some notable outfits from the upcoming Bachelorette season:

Sequins are a Bachelorette franchise must.

The first Blog Workshop conference takes place this weekend:

The event is hosted by the blogger of Your Life After 25 and will feature speakers from Blogads.

Fashion’s Punk Prom Night – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, May 9th, 2013

New York’s Metropolitan Museum of Art’s spring exhibition, “Punk: Chaos to Couture,” inspired some pretty interesting fashion interpretations at this year’s Met Gala, and bloggers from around the Blogads network covered all of the must-see highlights:

Tom and Lorenzo provide a one-stop shop with Part 1 and Part 2 of their coverage:

There’s lots of individual reviews posted on the site, too. Say goodbye to your productivity for the rest of the day.

Betches Love This run down their favorite fashion moments of the night:

Sienna really did look CAF. Jelly.

Design Seeds features a new palette for Abstract Tones:

Possibly inspired by Nicole Richie’s Met Gala hair?

Immaculate Infatuation lets you search for reviews of restaurants nearby the Met:

Good to know for next time you’re invited to the event! One day…

According to Dlisted, not everyone was a fan of the evening:

The GOOP translation is the afternoon treat I needed.

Going Maying – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, May 3rd, 2013

Whether you’re taking advantage of the weather, studying for soul-crushing exams or working on spring-y crafts, these bloggers will keep you busy with plenty to do this May:

GalaDarling gives 20 ways to celebrate spring:

And defines my new favorite word, “maying,” in the process.

The Pintester tries her hand at a plastic spoon flower:

It doesn’t have to be perfect to be a festive, valiant effort.

WSWCM feels for all those who are in the middle of exam season:

But really, good luck!

Curbly provides 20 DIY gift ideas for Mother’s Day:

I’ve never heard of a “bath bomb” before (#9). You have my attention.

Possessionista shows where to get Mindy Kaling’s sportswear:

Working on your fitness and style are not mutually exclusive.

Take 5 – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Friday, April 26th, 2013

It’s Friday.You’ve earned a break to enrich yourself with these gems from around the Blogads network (and if it’s any day other than Friday when you get around to seeing this, you still earned it-go you!):

GalaDarling explores Chinese face-reading:

Long story short, put down your tweezers.

DogShaming revamps the site:

Site designs come and go, but shameful pups are forever.

Lamebook showcases an imaginative OJ enthusiast:

Breakfast of champions…nay, of superheroes.

Dulce Candy does Coachella:

And for good measure, here’s more to be jealous of.

LadyGunn shows behind-the-scenes footage of their Peter Facinelli shoot:

Turns out, Mike Dexter didn’t peak in high school after all.

Spoiler Alert: Mad Men Is Back – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, April 11th, 2013

Whether or not you watch the show, you’re likely well aware that Mad Men is back for another season, and sites from around the Blogads network are quickly bringing the spotlight back to the show’s storylines, fashion and actors:

Betches Love This bestows the  title of Betch of the Week to Sally Draper:

Betch of the Week status as a tween is pretty impressive.

Tom and Lorenzo recap the season’s first episode and highlight its most notable fashion moments:

It’s pretty amazing how carefully they read into the  character-revealing and plot-signaling fashion choices. I need to start paying more attention!

Portable provides the Definitive Guides to John Hamm and January Jones:

I like John Hamm even more now knowing that he was also in Gilmore Girls. Oh, so charming.

WSWCM proves that Peggy Olsen is just like us:

I’m never quite sure if I like Peggy, but this makes me think I do.

Immaculate Infatuation has Ben Feldman (aka Michael Ginsberg) give a rundown of his favorite NYC restaurants:

I like the thought behind taking a first date to Levain’s Bakery. Cookies got game.


photo by flickr user spencerdallen

Is It Lunch Time Yet? – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, March 28th, 2013

I am both hungry and a believer that others should feel my pain, so come walk down Food Blog Lane so we can all torture ourselves together:

The Busboys of Immaculate Infatuation review a couple of spots in Charlie’s neighborhood:

David’s “up one in the dap count” at Prosperity Dumplings.

The Pintester takes a whack at cinnamon roll waffles:

Spoiler alert: this test is a success! Hello, this weekend’s activity.

Endless Simmer shares the recipe for the “Ultimate White Chocolate Peepmallow Reese’s Peanut Butter” bars:

Even if you don’t celebrate Easter, you should celebrate this treat.

Eat Drink Paleo makes “I Can’t Believe It’s Paleo!” Banana Bread:

Challenge accepted.

WSWCM illustrates what it’s like to look at food blogs:

And what it’s like to be me compiling this post.

Compare and Contrast – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, March 21st, 2013

It’s wonderfully entertaining to have so many different points of view within the Blogads network, even though they can be covering similar topics.  Here’s a slew of recent topics recently talked about from different perspectives thanks to some of our awesome bloggers!

First up: Healthy Advice

Fit Bottomed Girls highlights five “healthy” mistakes guys are making:

I’m not afraid to order a salad; I just never want one. But this list is for guys, so that makes it ok.


In contrast to that advice, here’s WSWCM’s outlook on curing a bad day:

I fully support WSWCM writing a self-help book.


Second round: Misbehaving animals

CuteOverload share pics of stalker cats:

You know you’re a cat lady when these pictures look adorable rather than creepy. Guilty.


Dog Shaming shows off equally criminal pups:

Jetta- no body, no murder. Clean up the evidence next time!


Last, but not least: Pretty Little Liars’ Season Finale

Betches Love This recap the finale with their signature snark:

These recaps are the only way I’m able to keep up with what’s happening in the show. How do the tweens do it?


Possessionista recaps the episode’s style:

These high schoolers’ wardrobes are insane. Yikes. Wait, they’re not real. Phew!

Clockwatchers – Links from the Blogads Network

by Paige Wilcox
Thursday, March 7th, 2013

Need help passing the time today? These blogs are to the rescue, so take your time and enjoy:

Portable highlights the top “5 Relatively Forgotten Hotties and the Relationships I Wish I Had with Them:”

All are nostalgically crushable. I <3 Xander 4eva.

IMBOYCRAZY imparts some chuckle-worthy knowledge in this installment of “The Blind Leading the Blind:”

#5 really speaks to me.

LadyGunn showcases Emeli Sande:

Cool site writing about a cool lady…stop sucking up all of the cool out of the room!

Into the Gloss assesses anti-aging in your 20s:

The little girl photographed for this article is not impressed with something, and I need more of her sass in my life.

#WhatShouldWeCallMe illustrates what it’s like “When I think I smell pizza:”

Foods that produce a similar result in the Blogads HQ: kettlecorn popcorn, beignets and biscotti.

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