Saturday, May 26, 2012

Weekend Links May 26, 2012

To start: I wish the happiest of birthdays to my sister The {original} Princess.

1. Ever wanted to explore the Human Microbiome? Now you can. Guaranteed to make you feel like taking a shower.

2. Here's a Photoshop tutorial for Creating Your Own Text Paths.

3. Some of these predictions of the Next Hundred Years (from 1900) are hilarious and some are amazingly spot on. I really wish that "store purchases by pneumatic tubes" thing would have worked out.

4. If you want to read through the Bible but you didn't start in January (or you got hopelessly "behind"), my mom has a plan (and encouragement) for you.

5. I believe that I've mentioned a time or two (or three or a thousand...) that I love England, Queen Elizabeth II and I've also done a lot of research on the Second World War. This story, in honor of Queen Elizabeth's Diamond Jubilee, combines all three. (Do beware of the right sidebar on that page. Not all the stories are family friendly.)

6. And this story talks about how The Queen fell in love with her husband (according to the Queen's former nanny, who also wrote the above story).

7. You know I like to talk about teens (and adults!) doing hard things. Here's a great story of one young adult who made a difference: Teen Creates Pancreatic Cancer Diagnostic.

8. Did you know that there are Vast Salt Mines Beneath Detroit?

9. I'm a sucker pictures like these: Beautiful Abandoned Train Stations.

10. I'd like to add a hearty Amen to this post: You Are Qualified to Homeschool.

Pins of the Week:
I think Miss Lili would love something like this:

Maybe on one of our many visits to Loews and Home Depot (selling a house means the employees at these stores recognize us now), I'll pick up the things to make one.

And this transformation is amazing:

I'm not sure my novice sewing skills are up to it but I think I'd like to try.

So, what did you stumble on this week? Do share!
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2 comments:

  1. The first link makes me want to put on one of those biohazard suits a la the one "Monk" wore in one episode!

    One of the scariest predictions in the 100 years link is peas as big as beets. I don't even like peas as big as peas! (I can say that now that all my children are grown.)

    And finally, thanks for the Shout Out. I think encouraging people to read their Bible daily is a positive way to nag. :)

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  2. I have been asking brad to make one of those boards for Abby for months now. She is all about latched, buttons and things!

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