The Diaries of Blogland

My creation, originally uploaded by bluebirdsandteapots.

As I sat at my computer and I gazed out my window...

I opened up The Diaries of Blogland, and I began reading all the blogs...

Let The Magic BeginI discovered so much magic going on that I just had to share the adventures that I found.

Bubbles and Bougainvillea

On August 28th, Storybook Woods and Blueberry Cottage and Cajun Cottage Under The Oaks are hosting a birthday party for Tasha Tudor. My favorite illustrator of children's books, and advent calendars and of course The Secret Garden. If you would like to join in on the fun, just stop by Storybook Woods and leave a comment. I will be posting something on that day.

Lisa, of A Whimsical Bohemian and Terisa from Running With Scissors are hosting a Project Blogway on September 17th. Paper dresses ladies, they will be designing paper dresses. Of course I said yes, even though I have never made a dress out of paper before. So, if you would like to learn more about it and join in the fun, please visit Lisa's post.

Melissa of the Inspired Room wrote a post about being featured on her Blog.

Do you have an awesome fall decorating or nesting post full of large crisp clear photos & inspiring ideas that The Inspired Room readers might like? Send me a link to I can’t feature all of them, but I will provide a round up of links during the week (and perhaps feature your idea) so thanks for sharing your submissions.

Stop by Melissa’s post to get all the information. There is even more magic in store for this week of Fall fun.

The lovely Natasha Burns and her friends are hosting this wonderful On-Line Art Retreat. Stop by Sweet Six Studio if you would like to learn all about their new studio.

Dawn of The Feathered Nest is celebrating her 600th post and is having a giveaway to celebrate. Her work is so beautiful, so you must stop by her 600th post and leave a comment. I am sure she is designing something magical. Have you visited her Tutorial Store?

On Jenny Doh's blog I noticed...
that they were so inspired by Marie Antoinette submissions that they are beginning a new publication called Marie. Here is the link to the post, Jennifer Jackson is asking for submissions by November 15th.

Fairy DustI haven't spent enough time visiting blogs for a while, because I have been busy with summer fun. I missed all the fairy dust, so tonight as I wandered through Blogs I couldn't help but think how inspired we all are every day here in Blogland.

Hot air balloons...the magic they holdJust like any good storybook, the magic continues even when you close the book and fall fast asleep. The Diaries of Blogland continue to inspire throughout the globe and weave their magic as we sleep. Until tomorrow...the song for this post is a magical tune by John Williams, designed for Harry Potter.

Fairy Dust
M.Kate said...

My goodness Karen, so many good blogs here and so much happenings. Tks for the links, I'll hop over :D

Kathleen Grace said...

Wonderful post Karen! There ar so many wonderful blogs out there, I love it when someone does a post that leads me to some Imay not have found before! project Blogway sounds intrigueing! If I have time, I may give it a shot!

Beverly said...

What a wonderful trip sharing all of the exciting events in Blogland. It was magical.

Melissa @ The Inspired Room said...

A magically delicious post! The music is enchanting and all the links are exciting! Thank you for sharing mine today!


Storybook Woods said...

Oh thank you for helping to spread the word about Tasha Tudor day. Clarice

Jane Marie said...

Your blog is exceptionally beautiful today. I just enjoyed looking at pictures. Thanks for the note about Tasha Tudor, she's always been a favorite of mine.

Sabii Wabii said...

I love that you have all the info here! You must have been on for hours last night! I love the picture with the hydrangas and bubbles!
OK now I'm off to sign up for everything!


Hello Karen,

Thank you so much for this so informative post...I love your photos with bubbles!

~ Gabriela ~

Fete et Fleur said...

Since I've been doing nothing but packing and putting away it is so much fun to have come here and see what all is going on in blogland. Thanks so much for sharing all this.


Sandra Evertson said...

A Most Grand Post! I Loved it and especially your Beautiful artwork at the beginning!
Sandra Evertson

Anonymous said...

You've highlighted some amazing blogs, Karen! There's so much wonderful creativity in blogland but it's so hard to visit them all ... thanks for sharing these links ... there are a few blogs I've never visited before! Love your painting!

Mary Isabella said...

It is magic that is spread all around every day in blogland.... Smiles...m.

Kathy at Shocking Pink Thread said...

What a fun post! There certainly are many things to do here in blogland! Thank you for sharing some of them and your beautiful illustrations. Thanks, too, for stopping by my blog and leaving such a lovely comment. It was a pleasure for me to welcome you back! ~Kathy

Penny @ Lavender Hill Studio said...

Wow! So many wonderful things going on in blogland. Thanks for sharing all of the wonderful places to visit...

Life on Bonnie Lane said...

These all look like so much fun! I will have to check them out when I have some time! Thanks for sharing them with us!


Anonymous said...

Thank you for all these wonderful links. I am going to check them all out.

Your blog is so inspiring. How *did* you make those bubbles in your last picture?


Rue said...

Good morning Karen :)

Blogland really is a magical place. It's full of talented and generous bloggers that care.

Thank you for being one of them. What you wrote and the story you shared really touched my heart. Thank you so very much :)


dana said...

Well, Karen, I'm am tossing a little fairy dust at you! You have such a wonderful blog---you have an award waiting on my post today! Dana

Lynn@ The Vintage Nest said...

thanks for sharing all those wonderful places and things to do Karen.

Teri C said...

If there was ever a prize for the most beautiful and thoughtful posts, you would win hands down!!!

The Feathered Nest said...

Karen, what an angel you are ~ thank you so much for mentioning my giveaway sweet friend! And my tutorials too!! So much wonderful inspiration here...the Land of Blog is brimming with goodness, inspiration and friends. Wishing you all the blessings you dream of, xxoo, Dawn