Top Ten Homies

As a blogger, the biggest compliment a fellow blogger could give would be to tell ya that they are one of your readers. 

Basically any reader is giving you a hug when they read.  A hug while I am unshowered.  It’s true.  I am baring my sweaty soul with my unshaved pitties of quirkiness and you are accepting me with open arms.  I can’t tell you how much I appreciate each one of those hugs.  Each one from each of you. 

Fellow bloggers understand how much work goes into blogging.  They know the stink.  So if you are one of those bloggers who reads, one of those bloggers who has Bower Power on their blogroll, one of those bloggers who has linked up to me, thank you.  Thank you for giving me a mutually stinky and hairy hug.  Thank you for blogging.  And thank you for making me feel normal :)

Special thanks to the top ten referrers this past year…       

Hottie McTotties, huh?!  Seriously…why are these gals behind a computer?  Crazy.  So in no particular order, a very heartfelt thank you to each one of you guys…

The happiest part about this post?  Well, I have been a long time reader of each of these girls….so its a double whammy of blushing.  Happy browsing!



  1. says

    A big hairy hug from me!! I really love your blog. And I love John & Sherry, too!! That’s actually how I first heard (or read) about you. Speaking of the Petersiks, I’m going to their book signing in 2 weeks and am so nervous/excited to finally meet them in person! Eek! I hope Sherry wears her new bangs down, I can’t wait to see them. ;) Thanks for being such an awesome blogger!!

  2. Alison says

    Did J like the slippers? I bought the same pair for my boyfriend for Valentine’s Day last year and he can’t get enough of them. He hates labels and thinks most things like this are a waste of money but boy does he love this indulgence!

  3. says

    Although I am not a big time blog in any way, I do appreciate the work you put into this blog Mrs. Bower. :) Thanks and I hope you enjoy it enough to keep at it for years to come! And thanks for all of the links, I had not found a couple of those blogs – new blogs to read – YAY!

  4. says

    I know most of these very talented bloggers. I’ll be reading the rest today. I always like to know who the big time bloggers (like you) read. It’s kind of like trying to find the restaurant where all the good chefs in town eat at.

  5. says

    I really loved this blog post – it’s always cool to me to hear about what other blogs my favorite bloggers read/know. It’s kinda like becoming friends with a friend of a friend (and I weirdly consider you my friend – in a non creepy way, of course). Since I know you like them, I feel like I will like them too! So thanks for the introductions :-)

  6. Abby says


    I enjoy your sense of humor so much! With that, this post is annoying! ;) I already read 3 of those bloggers blogs daily plus yours, now I’m totally getting sucked in to the other blogs you listed and my lazy nights on the couch reading blogs have gotten lazier! ;)

    It is fun to see the blogs you follow and thanks for being yourself on your blog. It’s what makes it such a great daily read!


  7. says


    There is no way my picture is up there on your ultra famous blog. I’m really glad I photoshopped the heck out of it now. ;)

    Thanks so much for the shout out and I am saying HI even though I read all the time (but am terrible at commenting.

    Hi, hug, and maybe a high-five?


  8. says

    I met your home girl (and boy) last night when they came to Miami (and totally had an almost awkward moment with Sherry in the bathroom… imagine me realizing who I was washing hands next to and not wanting to be THAT fan who freaks out on one of her favorite bloggers in the bathroom of all places, but still totally trying to be cool and at least acknowledge her presence).

    Thanks for sharing this list, I can’t wait to ‘meet’ some new blogs. And P.s. you should totally write a book just so you can take a book tour to Miami so I can meet you too. Some people collect baseball cards… or ceramic animals. I’ve decided I want to collect pictures with my favorite bloggers.

    • says

      haha…I can only imagine your bathroom situation…I think it would be awesome to just hug someone in there. not saying anything. just hugging :)
      xo – kb

      • says

        Sounds like something I would do- just not in Miami. Miami is crazy.

        When I was in high school I did a duet acting scene for a competition; basically the premise was that I was a crazy evangelical who would lock all the bathroom stall doors and then prey, er, convert the poor souls who came in with full bladders as they ‘waited’ for their turn. Epically hilarious, just saying.

  9. says

    Well, HEY! :-D Thanks so much for the sweet/sweaty shout out, Mrs. B!
    Your blog rocks my socks off…and I also owe you a ‘thank you’ for sharing with your readers this past year, too! We appreciate the e-love so much! :-)

  10. says

    Aw shucks pretty mama! It’s crazy to see my mug on your famous blog. Aside from the fact that your DIY skills are always rockin’ my inspiration world, you and I share a love of bacon, the Steelers and makin’ cute baby boys. :D Some days I feel like we are sista’s from another mista.

    Love ya girl!


  11. says

    Awww, I love you KB. Thank you so much for the shout out, and for being the awesome blogger, mama, friend, and cow-milker you are.

    (PS. Totally kissing your belly again this summer. I don’t care if you’re pg or not.)

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