Top Ten Tuesday | World Wide Web Love

Monday, May 9, 2016

Ah, the Internet. Considering the VERY social  (media) inklings of today's society, what would we do without it? It’s both a convenient (who’d have thought one day we could buy our necessities - and feed our "one weakness," like our bookish addiction) and a kind of worldwide community. My primary use of it is, yes, to shop, but also to enjoy the fun book community which doubles as a way to perfect one of my favorite “jobs”: writing. Not to mention keeping in touch with the amazing writers, bloggers and friends I've "met" on this journey.

Today’s Top 10 Tuesday meme asks us to celebrate the websites that (aren’t about books) we most frequent. Coming up with ten sites that I visit wouldn’t have been hard had it not been for that parenthesized proviso. Still, I had fun thinking “outside the box.” 

Broke and Bookish May 10th Topic

Ten Websites I Love That Aren't About Books (you could go specific and do like top ten favorite food/travel/craft/fitness blogs I follow, 10 websites I visit daily,  10 fun websites I waste a lot of time on etc.) 

Some of these are stretching it a tiny bit since they are places where bookish goodness can be found, but there is also plenty of things outside of that, so yeah, there is that. Have a look below at what sites made my list. 

1. Amazon | Amazon is my “go-to” shopping emporium. Anytime my mom and I are looking for something, we always go back to this with the phrase, “I wonder if Amazon would have …” Usually, they do. Of course, I’m also a BIG Amazon fan for all of my book purchases. Since I don’t get to B&N as often as I’d like, there’s nothing more convenient than Amazon when book shopping. 

2. Baker by Nature | I’m not what anyone would call a “foodie,” but in the last six months, I’m really enjoyed discovering new recipes. Baker by Nature is one of the sites I frequent. 

3. Etsy | Yes, I know Etsy is also a kind of “bookish” site, but not really because you can find so much more. I never visited Etsy (or rarely) - probably because I was VERY afraid, until my mother and I opened a shop. Now, I’m always wondering if it can be found on Etsy. Still undecided if this is a good or bad thing. 

4. Freckled Fox | Emily’s lovely site is a wonderful place to hang out. She’s lifestyle blogger and mom of five who I “met” way back when I first started blogging. Back then her posts were recipes and hair tutorials. Now, her normal is something different. Her husband was diagnosed with cancer, so her site has been more of a place to update everyone on his health and treatments. Each time I read a new post from her, my heart goes out to her and her lovely family. Many prayers and thoughts to the Meyers family.  

5. Girl Versus Dough | For not being a “foodie,” I sure did include a lot of food bloggers on this list, didn’t I? I’m including this site because this is where I found a biscuit recipe that actually (halfway) turns out for us! Biscuits are something we’ve struggled perfecting, so it’s nice to find one that edible. 
6. Instagram | Is there a better “time waster” than Instagram? I didn’t think so. 

7. Sally’s Baking Addiction | Sally’s site introduced me to my favorite muffin recipe. Ever. Needless to say, I’m a fan… and speaking of which, I believe rhubarb muffins are on this week’s breakfast menu. (Plus, I found a fun funfetti (from scratch) cake recipe here too!)

8. Silver Petticoat | I might be a bit biased including this site since I also contribute to it, but hey, I’m going for it. The editors put 110% into making this site as fun and professional as they can, and it shows. They’ve put together a unique site that has a unique focus. Shout-out and thanks to them, and my fellow contributors. It’s been so much fun working with you all. 
9. Target | Don’t judge. I really like Target’s lifestyle items or their “fashion” sense. Whether it be decorative items or their clothes, I’m a fan.  

10. Taste and Tell | White chocolate Macadamia pie? Funfetti donuts? Think these sound yummy? You can find these recipes and more on Deborah’s website!

Your turn. What sites are bookmarked on your computer? Where do you like to shop or where do you find your most helpful blogging tips? Or, if you like, I wouldn’t object (in the least), if you were to share about the bookish websites you most like to visit. 

Comment down below with your thoughts, and as always, leave your Top Ten Tuesday blog links. I’d be glad to visit.  
Happy Top Ten Tuesday, friends.  

Thank you, as always, for visiting Finding Wonderland. 



  1. AnonymousMay 09, 2016

    Great list :-) I also included Amazon which I love. I couldn't help but include some bookish websites...

    1. I know! I should have included a few too, Chrissi, because well, my browsing history would suggest I visit multiple book sites - plus, they're awesome. :)

      Thanks for visiting.

  2. Sally's Baking Addiction made my list too! But my list, sadly, is really all about books in disguise. ;) Great list -- thanks for sharing!

    1. Nothing wrong with that, Beckie! I should have added sites about books in disguise too. We bookish people can't help it, right? :) Thanks so much for visiting!

      Ps; Sally's site is fabulous!

  3. Haha I stay away from Etsy because I know when I start browsing over there, the time will jut fly right by! But in all seriousness, there's a lot of pretty stuff people make over there :) Great list of places you check out/frequent!

    My TTT

    1. Right? Etsy is SCARY, Lianne. I didn't visit it much prior to opening a shop and as it turns out, that's probably a very good thing. Now I visit it far more frequently and am discovering ALL THE PRETTIES! :) Good for you in staying away.

      Thanks so much for visiting, friend. Always a pleasure to chat with you.

  4. This is a fun list :) I am definitely checking out all of the food blogs! Etsy and Amazon made our list this week, too.

    My TTT.

    1. YAY! Who doesn't love Etsy and Amazon, right!? They really should post a "danger" sign when we log in though... it'd only be fair. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Allyson. As always. :)

  5. I follow Sally's Baking Addiction but I admit I have never actually made anything from the site. I think it's the difficulty of making a dozen cookies or muffins when you live alone and have limited self-control haha. It's good to know the recipes are top quality though!

    1. I understand that, Liselle. Sometimes I find halving a recipe yields a minimal quantity, also, most muffins freeze really nicely. So if you have the freezer space, putting a half a dozen muffins in the freezer works great too. :)

      I get that whole self-control thing too! I rarely have any. ;)

      Thanks so much for dropping by.

  6. Amazon Prime is such an enabler...I definitely get my money's worth! And I love the Freckled Fox's hairstyle stuff! I wish I could make them work, because they look so lovely on her!

    1. I've thought about using Amazon Prime, but haven't gone ahead and bought the subscription. I agree. How does Emily get her hairstyles to look amazing!? They're always gorgeous. :)

      Thanks so much for visiting, Gabby.

  7. that darned parenthetical proviso really threw a wrench in my "oh! this will be an easy post" haha. Great list - checking out a few of these :) My TTT

    1. Uh-oh. Sorry about that, Carrie. Hope it was easy after that. :)

      Hope you enjoy some of these sites! I'm sure I missed a bunch, but well, these ten are all great. :)

      As always, glad you visited.

  8. No there is not a better time waster than instagram! I just waste my time up and down the aisles of target.
    Thanks for stopping by my blog

    1. Right!? Hooray for Target and Instagram fans. :)

      My pleasure, Hope. Thank you for visiting Finding Wonderland. :)

  9. Great list! Instagram is definitely somewhere I can waste so much time on, as well as Silver Petticoat :)
    Heres my TTT

    1. Right? IG and I are besties, Alice Rose - and of course, I'm a BIG fan of Silver Petticoat. :)

      Thanks so much for stopping in! Excited to read your Top 10 Tuesday. :)


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