Freckles in April: Blog Love: Camp Patton

Wednesday, June 12, 2013

Blog Love: Camp Patton

I love/adore/mildly stalk Grace. A few weeks ago whilst waiting on my doc for a thyroid follow up I started texting Grace some silly blogging related questions. She promptly responded with in-depth and thoughtful answers. Later that day I discovered that she had been dealing with a flooding crisis. Instead of typing NOT NOW KAYLA SUPER BUSY GO AWAY she stopped what she was doing and texted me back. Who even does that?

Grace does.

Five reasons you should be hustling your buns over to The Camp-

I know that "she's pretty" shouldn't be a reason but I'm putting it out there anyway.

1. She will make you laugh- Grace has the best sense of humor. Her wit is dry, sarcastic and self-deprecating without being biting. Her ability to make light of the craziness that is motherhood helps me see the ridiculousness and humor in the crap my kids put me through every day and I am able to laugh instead of losing my everloving mind.

2. She can really turn a phrase- You don't have to read much of Grace's writing to see that she's not only funny but clever. And quite the wordsmith. Every once in a while I'll read a phrase on her blog and think, "I need to remember how she worded that. That is amazing."

3. The woman can write a sponsored post- A couple weeks ago, Janssen tweeted the following:

Have you ever heard someone say they love when a blogger writes sponsored posts? Grace knows how to make sponsored posts enjoyable, engaging and authentic. Even her disclosures are awesome. I replied that bloggers should be required to take a sponsored post class from Grace. I would totally attend that class.

4. I'm pretty sure half of Grace's readership think she's their best friend- Grace is, well...gracious. She responds to comments and emails promptly and with that same self-deprecating humor that makes her blog so enjoyable. She's friendly and accessible in a way that belies how successful her blog has become. She may have Wendy's sponsoring a post but she will still totally write you back when you email her with a parenting quandry.

5. Simon Says/Julia Says- These posts alone are worth the space in your feed reader. I've never met Simon, but if/when I do I need to high-five him. Julia is 1/12 my age and already about a million times funnier than I am. Her teenage years are going to be awesome.

Hilarious and hilariouser
Now, go fall in love with Camp Patton. You'll be in great company.

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  1. So very true! Nothing makes my day like a new post on Simon or Julia.

    I found your blog through Grace. I love seeing the support between bloggers!

  2. what? Way to make my life! So undeserved but SO appreciated ..... nicest thing to stop and read during the firestorm that is Julia can't have a third bowl of oatmeal.

  3. So so SO very true! The reason I started blogging was finding Camp Patton!

  4. AnonymousJune 12, 2013

    SO true and love the support :) Grace and the campers never, ever fail to make me laugh. Out loud. And #2 especially-- I'm always wondering "how the heck did she come up with that one? genius!"

  5. AnonymousJune 12, 2013

    agree agree agree with EVERYTHING you just said

  6. Don't we ALLLLLLL love Grace so much? She is totally the very best.

  7. You mean she makes EVERYONE feel like her best friend?? not just me? sigh...

    lol. Agreed.. I love everything about the camp. And Grace, you do deserve it!

  8. Gosh, you've hit the nail on the head! This is great and so, So, SO True!!! I may or may not dream to be a blogger like Grace. *smiles*

  9. Thank you for sharing and what a wonderful, kind words to have spoken about her!

  10. I wholeheartedly agree!!

  11. Totally and completely agree. I've never commented on her blog because I haven't been able to think of a way to communicate that just how much I love her blog. I think this is the way stalkers begin...

  12. Perfectly said! You've captured what's so invigorating and addictive about Camp P--quite the wordsmith yourself!

  13. Absolutely! And she has pointed me to a slew of great blogs like yours. I know she'd "righhhht..." at the term inspirational but it is appropriate in a really non-cheesy way.

  14. Absolutely! And she has pointed me to a slew of great blogs like yours. I know she'd "righhhht..." at the term inspirational but it is appropriate in a really non-cheesy way.

  15. I LOVE LOVE LOVE her. I found you and Grace via Erica (North Meets South) ! You guys are all so cute. I think I almost fainted the first time Grace liked one of my Instagram pictures. Embarrassing.

  16. I'm a Grace stalker too. Nothing interesting on Facebook? I'm off to Camp Patton to see if there's any new posts. If not, older posts work too!


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