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Wednesday, March 16, 2016

"She Bangs!" 5 Female Bloggers Everyone Should Read

As many of you are aware, March is officially designated as Women's History Month.
A time to celebrate, embrace and trumpet the myriad accomplishments of women across the world. Women are trailblazers, innovators, trendsetters, decision makers...and the brilliant minds behind some of the most entertaining, informative, popular blogs on the scene.

Which is why I am "tickled pink" to share with you a few fierce females who merit the spotlight today. The women featured are smart, creative, talented and bodacious! They blog across different niche areas and have different styles.
They are among my favorites, and I'm willing to bet they'll soon be added to your favorites too.
And here's a bonus: you don't have to be a female to appreciate what they have to offer. So fellas, take note.
Here they are in no particular order...

Serena is on a mission to make home ownership affordable, attractive and awesome. She is the queen of D.I.Y. projects and money saving tips you'll find useful and interesting. Not only will she help transform an outdated kitchen, she'll transform your thoughts about thrift stores and flea market finds. Serena truly knows her way around a power tool! Check out her many make-overs and thrift store treasures at Thriftdiving.com.

I truly dig and admire Maribel. Besides being a talented writer and author, she blogs about blindness at About.com. She and I "met" through her guest post submission many moons ago here at Pen & Prosper. And I have been a fan ever since. Maribel lives life without limitations. Legally blind since her teen years, she is inspiring and encouraging.  Maribel has great insights about living with grace, humor and courage. Read more about her at Gateway to Blindness. 
What do you get when you combine brains, beauty and a Harvard law degree?
A smart and savvy blogger who dedicates herself to helping thousands of readers to reach their full potential and  appreciate life's daily blessings through her ongoing work at Possibility of Today. Read how her efforts to go without complaining for a month or so, ended up producing a more positive outlook  and embracing even greater levels of joy. You'll be more optimistic about the future.
Okay, so anybody who has been reading my blog for more than a hot minute, knows that I am a big foodie! Yep. I love to cook, decorate, shop and entertain friends and guests. So, Monique and I are kindred spirits here. Besides the great recipes found at her place, you'll love the visuals and tutorials provided. I love her "old school" approach, and friendly, engaging style. Monique's been featured on the Nate Berkus Show, Forbes and Black Enterprise. "Seeing is believing." Order her recipe books or take a peek in her kitchen here at Divas Can Cook
Caren tackles a tough subject with compassion and candor. She shares how she used Yoga to successfully battle anxiety and depression, over the years at Carenbaginski.com. 
I believe that anyone can benefit from the many ways she uses Yoga poses, practices and principles to live with greater "poise" and inner strength.
I hope you enjoyed meeting today's bodacious bloggers. If so, please leave a comment to encourage them, Tweet this post, and visit their respective sites.
Remember that when we uplift each other, we can all soar to greater heights.
Happy Women's History Month, ladies! 
And thank you to all the special men who support and encourage us along the way.
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  1. Thank you for this delightful post. Now I am going to visit these ladies.

    1. Lin,

      Please let me know what "trips your trigger" when you do. :-) Thanks for your feedback.

  2. Ooh Jen, so honoured to be among such gorgeous ladies...thank you so much for including me, what a beautiful gift to share across Cyber space - happy women's month to all! and to our lovely fellas too xx

    1. Maribel,

      You're very welcome. Much continued success! :-)

  3. Thank you for sharing about these lovely and talented bloggers! It's a wonderful way to celebrate! :)

  4. Glad you like, Karen! Thanks for joining the "celebration" here. :-)

  5. Hi Jen. Truly awesome bloggers. Thanks for sharing. Been a long time since I checked in. Went back to studying, so I have been swamped.

    1. Hi Yasmin,

      Yay! Welcome back! So glad to reconnect today. How have you been? I really admire how studious you seem to be. Let's do this again. Shall we? Thanks for taking the time to add to the mix. Let me know which blogs resonated with you, when time permits. :-)

    2. P.S.
      Yasmin, I hope you'll consider sending me some more poetry for April, for National Poetry Month. :-)

    3. Hi again Jen. It is wonderful to be back. I love your blog's new background, by the way. Regarding the bloggers, I think Thriftdiving and The Possibility of Today resonated with me.

      Thanks so much for the offer to send more poetry in April. I will send you something soon. Enjoy your weekend.

  6. Thanks, Yasmin. I hope you know you're a valuable member of my blog community. :-)

    1. ...This just in from Sybil @ Possibility of Today: "Oh my goodness ;-) Thank you so much for sharing my blog and all the kind words. I really appreciate it and am honored that you included me on your list.
      Much continued success to you too." :-)

  7. Thanks for this list; some are new to me bloggers and I'm sure I'll enjoy reading.