Saturday, March 26, 2011

Look-Worthy Links 3/26/11 Edition

Several posts about jewelry this week. Why? I don't know. Could be because my birthday is less than 2 months away. (Shop now! Beat the rush!) Special bonus: two extra pictures of Miss Lili, taken this week.

1. This window frame jewelry storage is a truly excellent idea. I might have an extra window in basement from our family picture window frame project. Hmm...definitely have to have Prince Charming check on that for me. And then make me this.

2.This IKEA hacked jewelry storage is nice too. Plus it has a mirror. Have I ever mentioned that there are no full length mirrors in this house? No scales either, for that matter. A full mirror would be handy for those times when my fashion critics (AKA my husband and daughters) don't agree on my outfit. (We're still not bringing a scale in this house!)

3. How to clean your thrifted jewelry. Great tips - I love vintage finds but some of them seem too grimy to bother. Now I can fix them. You know, if I wanted to.
4. Serious stuff: What About Our Girls? Oh how I identified with Sarah's post! Philip and I have four daughters and we know the odds are stacked against us. It thrills me to watch my nine year old playing dress up with her younger sisters. It makes me proud that they don't know who Britney, Miley or the train wreck of the week teen stars are. We talk about modesty and having babies and real love and what God wants for our lives and everything else we can think of to prepare them for a culture that wants to destroy them. (Side note: I'm praying some mom out there is doing the same with her little boys. I want my girls to have good, godly guys to marry. You do your part and we'll do ours and we can all have beautiful grandchildren together.)

5. I try not to covet - much - but this homeschool room practically made me drool. Some day, such a room will be mine. Or not. But it's fun to imagine how I would arrange it if such a space were ever available to me.

6. Another post I readily identified with: A Mother's ER. She doesn't mention Barbie shoes in the section on puncture wounds, but they're prime offenders in the Charming household.

7. I think all of Pastor Dad's grandchildren need these cardboard guitars. We'll have to get Philip and the Bear to work on that particular project. A cardboard violin or two would be nice too.

8. How to dye coconut. I could have used this advice when we were making "grass" for Sweet Pea's birthday cake. Oh, well, You just never know when the need for non-white coconut is going to present itself. Best to be prepared!

9. These ideas for re-using calendar pages are great. I can't be the only one who never throws away a store bought calendar, right? (Anyone? Bueller?)
10. And finally, for this ridiculously long list of links (See? Lili fell asleep before I could even finish!), the yummy stuff:
Cherry Cake with Cream Cheese Icing. I might need this for my birthday week. (I'm trying to see if I can get more than one birthday cake out of the big 3-0)
This Strawberry Jello Poke Cake looks amazing. I think the girls would really like it too.
Last, but far from least, a homemade version of one of my favorite-ist treats ever:
Homemade Hostess Cupcake Cake Balls. I want, nay, need these ASAP.

This post is linked to Saturday Stumbles at Simply Staci. Come across anything that caught your eye this week? Come link up!

P.S. If anyone read my grammar post yesterday, you may be interested to know that I made a mistake in this post (now edited) of the to / too / two variety. That's what I get for being a Grammar Snob!


MacKenzie said...

I loved the "girls" post. I thought I had strong opinions about girls being allowed to stay girls before I had Lucy but I'm a "mama bear" about it now. I know it is going to be a long hard battle but I believe it is worth it.

Recently we were looking at some easter dresses a friend passed on to us and Craig mentioned they would be cute as long as Lucy wore a onesie underneath since they were sleeveless. If I wasn't already convinced I married the right man, that did it!

Staci said...

Oh my gosh, that window jewelry holder is the MOTHER of all jewelry holders!! I'm loving it!!! Thanks for linking up!

Amy said...

Mmm... I marked those cake balls. Yum!
We have had lots of jello poke cakes (lime ones are really good, too), but always in a 9x13. I've never seen one layered. I bet that is good, too!

Tracey said...

Thanks for sharing some great links! (And I love that you call your daughters your "fashion critics!" Just yesterday mine were sharing their opinions on the shoes I was trying on in the store.)

Lisa said...

I love the jewelry storage ideas

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