i’ve got a crush on you.

I had no intention of blogging today. I’ve already spent the morning at the foreigner’s office in Germany (think DMV where no one speaks English) and I am heading to Stuttgart in a couple of hours for a VERY important reason (ok fine, I have to pick up beerfest reservation tickets because they won’t mail them). I’m also using this opportunity as a desperate attempt to go shopping on an American military base. The things you do to access things like Velveeta, Rotel, Frank’s Hot Sauce, and soft brown sugar abroad…


Then, I saw that I missed a link up yesterday that I felt the need to participate in. It’s all about blogger crushes and there’s nothing like spreading the blogger love. I read about twenty billion blogs per day because what’s life not lived on the Internet is just living. Wait… I don’t think that’s actually how it goes. Anyway, I love reading everyone’s blogs and do my best to comment and share. However, there are some bloggers out there I really look up to, so they are getting the love today. All of these ladies are funny, real, open, honest, follow through, and I want to meet them all IRL, have a martini, and be besties.

So alas, my blogging role models/wannabe best friends?:

Click the header images to check them out!


Expat Edna


What bloggers do you look up to?

Linking up:

  • http://landofcandycanes.blogspot.com Katrin

    I will definitely check out these blogs!
    And yeah, I can imagine how bad it was to spend the morning at an Amt! :(

  • http://gravatar.com/helenesula Helene in Between

    umm i have a crush on you. not just a blog crush but a real life crush. you’re the best.

    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts


  • http://www.iworeyogapants.com I Wore Yoga Pants

    Thank you so much for including me, love!! You are the best. Now, can I please come have beers with you?

    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts

      Germany’s waiting for ya! Bier, JΓ€ger, Schnapps, whatever you like friend!

  • http://youngadventuress.com Liz

    Thanks for the love noodle!

  • http://ashleyabroad.com/ Ashley of Ashley Abroad

    Aw, thanks for the mention. And see you Saturday!!

    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts

      Can’t wait!

  • http://www.somesnapshots.com Jess

    As if you choose 125- I love Liz! I am definitely going to have to check out the rest of your picks ASAP!

    Some Snapshots Blog

    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts

      YAyyy I love finding ohter people that read her blog! So fun!

  • http://agooddaysunshine.blogspot.com Kiersten

    I’m loving these posts so much!
    But that aside…I need to know. What is brown sugar in Germany like if not soft? (weird question…I know)
    <3 Kiersten

    • http://www.theadventuresofholly.wordpress.com Dominique Coulter

      Kiersten, it’s horrible. It’s pretty much raw sugar- big and grainy.

      At least that is how it is in Southern Spain. I miss the real stuff. Bad.

      • http://svenja-happybluebird.blogspot.com/ Svenja Schoening

        Ha ha, I am German and I wonder what the soft brown sugar might be πŸ˜‰ I only know it raw, like the same as the white one, just brownish… Love me some good cultural differences :-)

    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts

      The actual difference according to the internet is apparently that it is refined white sugar blended with molasses – so it forms a softer, stickier sugar that is amazing and a key ingredient in so many cookies and other dishes. It’s SO tasty (yet doesn’t taste a bit like molasses).

  • http://www.theadventuresofholly.wordpress.com Dominique Coulter

    Soft. Brown. Sugar.

    Oh, how I miss that precious gold so much. Cookies just don’t taste the same without it.

  • http://bridgekeepingtraveller.com Mariella

    Awww! How cute is this! The world definitely needs more love declarations like this. I’ll check out the ones I didn’t know so far. Thanks! :)

  • http://keepingupwiththecotes.blogspot.com Casey

    I’ve got a crush on you too, love!!! You’re the best. But you already knew that. πŸ˜‰ xoxo

  • http://sarainlepetitvillage.blogspot.com/ Sara Louise

    How is this for crazy… I can get Franks and my normal grocery store!! And it’s like a €1 cheaper than Tabasco!

    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts

      You stop that! Life is not fair.

  • http://svenja-happybluebird.blogspot.com/ Svenja Schoening

    I love this! Even though I might be terribly late on this, but I really wanna join in!! Until tonight I won’t have time to do any blog posts – so my blog roll has to do πŸ˜‰ But I defo will post my favorite blogs too!

    Uh, almost weekend!!!!


    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts

      I think the Link Up is open a few more days so you’re good!

  • http://reddyorknot.blogspot.com Sam @ Reddy Or Knot

    You don’t even realize how much you miss things like rotel until you can’t get them anymore! ha ha Hope you had a successful shopping trip!

    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts

      Rotel is just a God-send – green chiles, oh the things I can do with tomatos and green chiles!

  • http://www.maplessmike.wordpress.com Mike

    I’m new to your blog, but I’ve read a lot of these you have posted here. There are a lot of good ones. I look forward to reading yours too e cause after all a live not spent on the Internet is not worth living, right?

    • http://ifsandsandbutts.com ifs ands & butts

      Yep, living the dream in Europe… on the computer πŸ˜‰