Saturday, May 14, 2011

Look-Worthy Links 5/14/11 Edition

1. Candid Diversions has a post in the latest Carnival of Homeschooling, hosted over at Dewey's Treehouse. Sure, you've already read my post but you can go check out some of the other items.

2. Did I ever tell you that I read a lot of fashion bloggers? I do; I check about 30 on a regular basis. This Already Pretty discussion On Paleness caught my eye. Here's the thing: I am probably the palest person you will ever meet, unless you know a person actually suffering from albinism. I've heard it all growing up: "You should get some sun. Wow, your legs are blinding us," etc. Guess what? I am never going to tan. And I don't consider lobster red an improvement over creamy white. My dermatologist tells me I have beautiful skin and I choose to believe him (He also told me that I am taking wonderful care of my skin. *Yes, I am giving myself a virtual pat on my own back*) Being pale has nothing to do with how healthy I am, thank you very much. I love a day at the beach as much as the next girl. But I'll be the one wearing a sheer cover up and the huge hat. [/rant]

3. My friend Tarah (no longer blogging) posted a link to What Your American Girl Doll Says About The Rest of Your Life on Facebook this week. I still have my Felicity doll. She's on a shelf in the girls' room and they are not allowed to touch her unless carefully supervised and even then I am cringing the whole time. "OK, girls, that's enough. Oh, no, Sweet Pea, don't touch her hair! Ack! Her leg! Time to put Felicity back up until never next time!"

Anyway, this article is hysterical. "Thank you, I shall take no tea!" Yep. That's me!

4. If you read one post about parenting this week let it be this one. Kevin DeYoung knocks it out of the park (as he usually does).

5. I thought this list of Thirty Ways to Make Money While Homeschooling was interesting. (Sidenote: did they steal the 30 Things idea from me? I could sue. That would be a way to make money while homeschooling. Just kidding) I say "interesting" because, while some of these are quite plausible, others just made me laugh out loud. "Massage Therapist?" I'll pass.

6. Speaking of things that made me laugh out loud: Snappy Answers for Stupid Questions About Your Big Family did just that. My favorite (that I am totally going to use!): "Congratulations! As the ten billionth person to make this clever remark, you are a winner! As your prize, please accept this delicious baby."

7. I think these Upcycled Tie Necklaces are cute. Prince Charming thinks they're weird. I think this technique could make a cute belt too. I could totally try this: Prince Charming has so many ties he'd never miss a few. Or ten.

8. This is a great idea for Cricut Organization. I don't have a dedicated spot for my Cricut items but something like this might work, even it looked a little odd on my bedroom wall. {wink}

9. I may have to do something like these Burlap Bins for the top of my new (and wonderful) IKEA Expedit. I've been trying to find some matching large boxes but I haven't found something that a.) I love and b.) I can afford.

10. I just saw this Vintage Book Expanding File last night and I love the idea. Files - books, what's not to love?

11. And now, for the greatest link of the week this Art Activity Wall with Sliding Ladder. Oh. My. Word. That is amazing!  I hope that kid knows he's pretty much the luckiest kid ever. (Now my dream of a home library complete with sliding ladder doesn't seem quite so far fetched.)

So, what did you stumble on this week? This post is linked to Saturday Stumbles at Simply Staci. And, just for the record, I would like everyone to note that this link list contained no recipes whatsoever. That's a first. And, let's be honest, probably a last.

1 comment:

Elisabeth said...

I love the post by DeYoung. I am one who probably makes parenting more complicated than it needs to be! Constantly wondering if I'm doing everything just right. I'll be working on that now!

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