Webtastic! Some favorite sites…

Finding a great website can be like stumbling upon an unexpected treasure, and today I’m sharing a few of the sites and resources I treasure.  I’m including sites that cover a range of topics since my interests are rather varied, and hope some of them resonate with you, too.




Cynthia Shaffer

Cynthia is incredibly skilled at needle crafts (sewing, knitting, crochet) –  among other things – and just may be a creative genius.  Her blog and website are a real treat for us creative types!  Keep an eye out for her upcoming book, which will be out in early May. I got a sneak peek, and it’s gorgeous!

Craft Test Dummies

Jenny Barnett Rohrs’ site is an incredible resource for crafters.  Not only does she review crafting products, she shares craft projects and hosts some killer giveaways!


Jane Friedman

I follow Ms. Friedman on Twitter.  As the former publisher and editorial director of Writer’s Digest, she’s an incredible wealth of knowledge and is focused on the intersection of literature and media/technology.

Anne R. Allen

Ms. Allen, a Central Coast writer, is also a blogger and her posts are interesting, informative, and thought provoking.


Hilarious & SO Wrong!


Cake Wrecks

The Cake Wrecks tagline is “When professional cakes go horribly, hilariously wrong”, and some of these cakes have to be seen to be believed.  I’ve laughed until I’ve cried, and suspect you will, too!

Awkward Family Photos

These photos are terrible and wonderful all at the same time.  This site is a great way to get more laughs in your day!


Odds & Ends


New Dress a Day

The fabulous Marisa repurposes castoff clothing purchased for a song.  The transformations are fascinating!

Zen Habits

Leo Babauta urges his readers to follow the advice of Thich Nhat Hanh.  “Smile, breath, and go slowly.”  A great site to visit if you think you might need to slow down, simplify, or pare down your clutter.


Please feel free to post a comment and share a website you’re partial to – just keep it clean!  (wink)

Warm regards,

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  1. Posted April 5, 2011 at 4:14 pm by Anne R. Allen | Permalink

    Melody, I just heard about this post. I guess I’ve been buried in other stuff. Thank you so much. I’m so incredibly flattered to be included in the same group with Jane Friedman!

    These look like such fun sites. Thanks for this!

  2. Posted April 5, 2011 at 8:55 pm by Melody | Permalink

    You’re very welcome. It’s my pleasure to share your blog with my readers – good stuff!