Again, given that 2009 was the year of wedding, my best blog find is related to the marriage institution. Offbeat Bride, which then led me to Offbeat Tribe, saved my poor little bridezilla self from wedding hell. The supportive, outside the box, sometimes inside the box with variations, community of (mostly) women helped me add a little oomph and flavour to my largely traditional Catholic wedding AND kept me from driving all my non-wedding'd friends insane with wedding details.
I mean, really, how many times can you really listen to your friend blather on about bouquets, favours, and wedding programs? (Note that my friends did valiantly and I was always impressed with their willingness to let me rehash the issue over and over again!)
From getting excited about our wedding programs to creating my own ring books, the gals on Offbeat Bride Tribe were there for me and helped me brainstorm, stoke my creative fires, deal with the transitions, and offered feedback when I needed a fresh perspective. Yup, Offbeat Bride was really my godsent website of 2009.