Saturday, April 2, 2011

Look-Worthy Links 4/2/11 Edition

Lots of good (albeit diverse) finds this week:

1. I love these Mickey Mouse button t-shirts. I know 4 little girls who could totally rock this look.

2. Barbie doll dresses from socks? Brilliant! (Definitely one of those "I wish I'd thought of that" things.) Goodness knows those Barbies keep me on my toes as far as modest dress. ("Put some more clothes on that one, Honey." Where are the denim jumpers for my daughters' Homeschooling Barbie Moms?! Someone get on that, please.)

3. This pleated dress is, well, I would never have thought of it. And that's what separates the truly creative types from the wannabes, right there. If I say "Brilliant!" again is it too much? Or does it make me sound like Hermione Granger? I'll stop now.

4. These necklaces are gorgeous. I'm going to have to get my hands on some of that dimensional Mod Podge. (Side note: Is "Mod Podge" not one of the best product names ever? So fun to say! And yes, as a former employee of Michael's Arts and Crafts I can tell you that everyone calls it "Modge Podge". So go ahead and mispronounce it. We won't laugh at you. Much.)

5. This post about receiving unkind comments as larger than normal family caught my eye. Yes, four children does seem to be the tipping point. And, when they're all one gender (in our case, girls, obviously) and walking behind me like so many ducklings behind the Mama Duck, we get our share of looks and comments. Only at a homeschool convention (where I'm hanging out this weekend) does four children look normal, nay, undersize. All a matter of perspective, I guess.

6. These re-purposed spice racks into bookshelves - brill...I mean, excellent idea! Keeping this in mind for our girls once the room addition gets underway.

7. While I would most likely not agree with this blogger's complete theology, I highly recommend this post about finding God's will. That's not the title of the post, but that's what it's about. Funny how often true Christian living comes back to words like duty or diligence.

8. This is a good post about blogging and getting more comments. I would love more comments (I don't know many bloggers who wouldn't!) but even then, I wasn't sure how to answer the question "Why?" I'm not selling much of anything, my blog doesn't have a singular purpose and I haven't made enough money off my Amazon affiliate links to even get one deposit yet (for those of you wondering, you have to make $10 before it's worth it to them to pay out), and yet of course I want more readers and more comments. Anyway, the post is a great exercise in deciding what it is you want from your blog.

9. Chalk another one up in the "Duh!" File: Parents are the Key to Reducing Childhood Obesity. Every once in awhile I think it's nice for a fancy-shmancy scientific study to confirm what anyone with common sense already knows, don't you?

10. If only I had one more link! 10 is such a nice, even number! Alas, I do not. But I'll get over it. What have you stumbled on this week?

This post is linked to Saturday Stumbles at Simply Staci.


Lisa said...

Can I just say how much I enjoy all your links?! My favortie are all the crafts and sewings projects. I don't really get the chance to surf around. Don't even think about ever stopping the " listworthy links" posting. Ever. :)

Kristen @ said...

I love the spice / book shelf idea! As for more comments, I read the same article and in the same boat. I know people are reading but comments are nice to know we're being heard! So, here's a comment just for you just because! Here's to you on your journey to more comments! :-)

Jennifer said...

LOVE the book shelf ideas - brilliant:) I see that you love comments so I thought I should leave one:) I have been reading your posts for a bit now...not sure where I jumped over from..but just thought I should say hello now!

Always enjoy your posts - and especially all these great links!! Alot of fun to check out!

Karabeth Bapt. Homeschool said...

Our minds must have been running along the same lines this week because I spent HOURS doing a search for cheap ideas for making Barbie clothes. (Yes, I'm planning on making the girls some Barbie clothes for gifts this year.) I stumbled upon a blog that showed how to make a Barbie Sweater out of a sock and I intend to try it!

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