Saturday, April 7, 2012

Weekend Links - April 7, 2012

Happy Easter Weekend, everyone! He is risen and that's a real reason to celebrate.

1. Lee Ann Garfias asked, "'Am I A Feminist?" after she posted a book review and received some serious backlash. As the mother of 4 daughters, I think I can safely say that I stand with Mrs. Garfias on this one.

2. 3 Common Traits of Youth Who Don't Leave the Church. This is obviously a complicated issue but there must be at least as much merit in asking why people stay as opposed to why people leave.

3. This could be useful: How to Know if You're a Controlling Person.

4. This week is the 100th anniversary of the sinking of the Titanic. Philip and I recently watched this show on PBS: Saving the Titanic, about the engineers who kept the power running until the ship sank. It was quite well done. (Much to be preferred over any movie that makes it more of an adolescent dating drama. Ahem.)

5. Also related: Is it Possible to Build an "Unsinkable" Ship? Fascinating stuff from Scientific American.

6. The Headmistress shares her thoughts on The Hunger Games. I think she is too generous to Doug Wilson's review, considering what a hatchet job I thought his review was {deep breath}, but that is a discussion for another time. (And no, I still haven't seen the movie.)

7. Famous Estates from British Period Drama. Great pictures but I can't believe they don't mention Chatsworth.

Pins of the Week:
This skirt was for sale on Etsy (Go Chase Rabbits) and the shop owner has been swamped with orders. Because, obviously, awesome-sauce:

Next year I hope to plan ahead and dye eggs this way:

This year we're using a kit. From Wal-Mart. I know. How amazing am I? Martha Stewart has nothing to fear from me.

Yet another bunk set up that could work for us:

I'm sad to think about leaving our house but I'm excited to see what new place for us we can find. Just give us another bathroom and a few more square feet and we won't know what to do with ourselves.

This post is linked to Saturday Stumbles at Simply Staci. Come share your links and see what other folks are reading, pinning, & watching this week!


Karin said...

Great links - I'll have to take my time checking them out. I read the post on #3 before there were any comments and am still pondering. I think that there must be a huge difference between someone who is 'controlling' and someone who is in 'control' of self, of their assignment, and of a situation. -- Can't say I'm fond of the apron - used to wear aprons all the time when young and don't ever want to go back! Have a Happy Easter!

Karen@Candid Diversions said...

I think you're right about self-control and controlling. And that's kind of the point: I can - with the Holy Spirit's help and guidance - strive to be in control of myself. I cannot - and ought not - control others.

Lea Ann said...

Thanks for the mention, Karen. It's a tough job rearing these girls ... but somebody's gotta do it, right? lol.

Have a great week!

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