Because January can be kinda boring…

So boring in fact, I felt the need to spice things up by busting out the ying yang clip art.

Boo-yah. (You know you want to pin this on Pinterest.)

That’s right…the fabulous Lindsey Talerico and I are teaming up for the link up to end all link ups.

So what exactly is a link up?

I’m so glad you asked! For this particular link up, Lindsey, myself and anyone who wants to join in can post on the topics we’ve designated for the month of January. For example, on January 1st we’ll all be posting about the theme “New”. You could write about your New Year’s Resolution(s), post a video of the new puppy you got for Christmas whom you’ve already trained to do the Gangam style dance, talk about how you hate anything new and only shop at thrift stores, or share a photo of the word “NEW” completely sculpted out of hummus and cheese curds.

(Okay, maybe don’t use that last idea. I don’t want the internet to think you’re weird because of me.)

What I’m trying to say is these topics are extremely open-ended. You can share pretty much anything you want, so long as it somehow ties back to that theme for the day. Once your post is published, you can upload your link on both mine and Lindsey’s corresponding post. A photo thumbnail and link to your post will appear at the bottom of our posts. Need an example? Check out this link up about dreams that Lindsey hosted earlier this year.

Lindsey and I will be posting every day…even on weekends. You can post as much or as little as you want, and are welcome to add posts at later dates if need be. For instance, perhaps you missed the January 17th “things that rhyme” post because you were actually attending a rhyming convention in Rhode Island that day. Not to worry! You could upload your rhyme post once you’ve returned home a few days later. This link party is casual and we appreciate bloggers who are fashionably late!

(Disclaimer: I don’t think there actually is a rhyming convention in Rhode Island. Sorry to disappoint.)

In case you have difficulty reading the graphic above, here are the official topics for each day:

1: New.
2: Two.
3: Bucket list.
4: Pet peeves.
5: Biggest fear.
6: Embarrassment.
7: Shoes.
8: Honesty.
9: Made with love.
10: Memory.
11: Confession(s).
12: Recovery. (This is the anniversary of the Haiti earthquake)
13: Top ten…
14: Food
15: Transportation
16: I would do anything for love…but I won’t do that.
17: Things that rhyme!
18: Advice.
19: Superpowers.
20: Beautiful.
21: Create a mood board.
22: Kids.
23: Dessert.
24: Teachers.
25: el. oh. vee. ee.
26: Winter/Summer
27: Regret.
28: A surprise!
29: Home.
30. Your biggest flaw.
31: Favourite. (Lindsey lives in New Zealand, which means we get to spell “favorite” all fancy! Yay!)

If you do choose to participate, we would love for you to post the banner below on your blog so we can get the word out.

Latrina is the new Brangelina. (Minus the millions of dollars and dozens of babies.)

Because I love me some HTML…I whipped up some code for the banner that you can simply copy and paste into your blog:

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0"/></a>

Oh…and if you’d rather link to Lindsey’s blog (I promise I won’t be offended) you can use this code:

<a href="" target="_blank"><img src="" border="0"/></>

The link party commences on New Years Day, or as I like to call it, this Tuesday. I hope my ying yang graphic of fabulousness has inspired you to participate, but even if you don’t end up sharing a link, link ups are a great way to find new blogs and make new internet friends.

And with that, I’m off to craft various words that rhyme out of hummus and cheese curds so I can Instagram them.


But..uh…only about the cheese curds part…I’m vegan now, remember? My hummus words will have to be dairy-free.


Psst! Today is the LAST DAY to win fabulous Milk Bespoke Photo Book valued at $150! I pity the fool who doesn’t enter to win.

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