Saturday, 28 May 2016

GUEST POST: The Top 5 Blogs I Just Can’t Get Enough Of by Debra Druzy

Thank you for hosting me on your blog, Louise. And G’day to your fabulous followers. 

When it comes to blogging, I’m always short on ideas, so part of my pre-writing procrastination consists of checking out the scoop at my favorite online hangouts… which brings me to this post. 

Thanks to my Smartphone, I’m online A LOT. When I’m not tracking my caloric intake via the Lose It app, or updating my word count in the Writeometer app, or saving baby panda’s in Panda Pop, or narrowing down new character names on, or responding to email, or Googling a new recipe my family will all agree to eat, I’m scrolling through my Facebook feed, discovering things to “like.” Some things turn in to favorite things, like the following blogs. 

About three years ago I grew out my dark-brown dyed hair because I couldn’t keep up with covering the grays. Rather than cut it super-short (something I didn’t want to do again), I did like Elsa and just “let it go.” While rainbow and ombre hair was/is the trend, I hoped I could blend into the crowd, but going gray was a far cry from the hip, exotic look. In fact, it was quite a tortuous journey, however… Lauren of the blog HOW BOURGEOIS was my go-to girl for motivation and inspiration. If it weren’t for this “silver sister’s” uplifting posts, I might have gone back to the dye-bottle. I am sooo glad I hung on, because it was worth it. Not that I don’t love visiting my hairdresser (he does amazing work with my crazy hair), but I l-o-v-e my silver strands.

I’ve fought with my natural curls all my life. As a child, my mother globbed on the Dippity-Do to hold down my out-of-control bangs against my forehead. After growing out my silver strands, I realized direct heat and hot styling tools are not my friends. I would straighten my new silver hair like I did when I dyed it but quickly realized if I used too much heat to get that super-sleek look I wanted, the ends turned a burnt-yellow. I was horrified. I figured I was destined to wear a top-knot ponytail forever. Then I found NATURALLY CURLY, which changed my life—no exaggeration. Up until the last two months, I was never a fan of hair products other than a smoothing gloss, because everything seemed to stiffen my hair, or make it feel sticky, or weigh it down. Then after reading articles and watching videos on this blog, I discovered I’ve been doing it wrong—from washing to scrunching to products to drying. I’ve never gotten more compliments on my hair since I went curly, and I’ve never loved my curls more than I do now. 

My friend turned me on to this blog. As a mother, housewife, and human, I am in a constant state of hanging onto the last shred of my sanity caused by my inability to master the stress of daily life, with kids bickering non-stop in the backdrop. Once I read PEOPLE I WANT TO PUNCH IN THE THROAT, I thought YES, this is for me! Jen is cool, snarky, and real. This blog makes for some fun and funny company while sipping morning coffee, eating lunch alone, or chillaxing in bed before turning out the light. And Jenn is a New York Times Best Seller. 

If you’re on Facebook, you probably get posts by David “Avocado” Wolfe—“the rock star and Indiana Jones of the superfoods and longevity universe”—in your newsfeed. I enjoy his tips on how to live healthier. With so much online information on ways to live longer, eat right, stay fit, look better, keep a positive mental attitude, and have an overall clean lifestyle, I tap this blog for expert advice. 

Another favorite blog I found via Facebook, which you probably know if you enjoy writing, is THE WRITER’S CIRCLE. Their mission is “to help connect, encourage, and highlight writers around the world.” They offer resourceful articles, valuable tips and tidbits, and interesting information, perfect for any level of experience. 

About the Author

Debra Druzy is a married, stay-at-home mom, writing Sweet ’n Spicy Contemporary Romance in between running errands and doing household chores. She is the author of SLEEPING WITH SANTA and DARE ME, published by The Wild Rose Press. Visit her website at for story excerpts, works in progress, upcoming releases, and social links, and you can drop her an email at 

About the Books
DARE ME (A Candy Hearts Romance): For wedding stylist Misty Morningside, mixing business with pleasure is a professional no-no. That is, until she runs into wedding photographer Adam Wright at a Valentine’s Day event. Dare they set aside business for one night of pleasure?

SLEEPING WITH SANTA: When Nick reluctantly accepts the temporary transfer to the Scenic View Fire Department he doesn’t plan on playing Santa Claus for the kiddie Christmas party. Sticking around town for the special assignment will give him a chance to get to know lonely, local sweetheart Lily and find out why she wants nothing to do with him. Lily is a lifelong fixture in Scenic View, sick of living hand-to-mouth in a place where everyone’s nose is in her personal business. Just when she’s ready to move out of town, she meets the gorgeous newcomer, and it’s lust at first sight. The only thing is she doesn’t date firemen, which is too bad, because charming Nick seems like a real keeper. With a little Christmas magic and help from the Santa suit, will Nick find a way into Lily’s heart and change her mind?


Find Debbie all over the internet:
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  1. Thanks again for having me on your blog, Louise!

  2. Great blogs, Debra! I've already bookmarked a couple (Seriously, who can resist, snark?). And I love your silver strands. You were them beautifully!

  3. Debbie Druzy, I LOVE curly hair and you are beyond adorable with your silver strands! And what's not to love about a blog called People I Want To Punch In The Throat, right? I just booked my reservation for our annual vacay in July that I read Sleeping With Santa on last year! What a year it's been, and I can't wait for your next book! xoxo

  4. Thanks so much for the mention. You made this curly-haired lady's day!

  5. Thank you for stopping by, lovely ladies :)
    And you're welcome, Jenn--Awesome blog!!