Friday, February 18, 2011

These Are A Few Of My Favorite Links

Ala 7 quick takes style:

  1. I loved this post I ran across on blog perception vs. reality.  I laughed hard at several of her examples, as I find myself guilty of some of them (i.e. straightening up the background of a picture, haha).  Don't take what you see as pure reality folks.  Not many people are going to show you their dirty laundry piles.  And when I have those great Ah-ha! moments during difficult circumstances, believe me - I was wallowing in it a bit first.  I do some of my best contemplating when I'm wallowing in self-pity. ;)
  2. Once I get my house back in order from The Plague of 2011, I definitely want to make one of these - how adorable!  My Sewcial Hour has me thinking that I can sew or something, so we'll see - I will definitely be posting pics of any completed...or not so completed...projects.
  3. Last week I posted my thoughts on my issues with admitting fault, and I was directed by Tamra to check out this article - almost a response of sorts to my open ended question!
  4. This week at AWANA, Mark and Hayden are working on his Derby Car.  We had fun this weekend checking out all the cool design options like this, and this.
  5. Walk Slowly, Live Wildly had some great thoughts on homemaking that I can certainly relate too.  She also sent her readers over here, for thoughts on finding comfort in the cyclical nature of our tasks - which I must confess there is comfort there, despite my complaining.
  6. I've been enjoying this cute site for finding out which foods are currently in season - which means fresher, cheaper and often more local produce for my family!
  7. After being quarantined in our house for over a week, I'm feeling the itch to simplify!!!  This post really gave me a starting place for some of my most productive simplifications and tips for how to keep things simple after you've purged!  I, myself, have implemented a give-away box (instead of a drawer) that I fill daily with "finds" from around the house.  It's one of the best "tools" I've got for working on my clutter problem.


Have a great weekend!!!


Amanda said...

Ah...yes....Blenvy. I have experienced it. I have also had the experience like she did where you hear/see one thing in real life and then read a very different version on your friends' blogs. It's part of the reason I have been taking a personal blogging break. I was getting so disillusioned with the whole "look at me" attitude of blogging and I didn't want to fall into that category myself. When we begin to cross the line from blogging for ourselves to blogging for other people, we enter a very dangerous territory. At least in my humble opinion.

And as for sewing...YES you CAN do it!! :) I think we are going to have to plan a sewing day just for us so I can teach you the ropes. I have heard you talk about making little things here and just gotta jump in!

Mariposa said...

I can definitely echo your desire to simplify! Thankfully, I'm in a good place to do it. I de-cluttered while packing and now I'm tossing stuff while UNpacking! If I have a hard time finding a place to store something, I'm like "Do I really need this?!?" haha

Lisa said...

I saw that I had several people coming from your blog to mine, so I stopped by to see what was going on. Thanks for the link! And I've definitely struggled with blenvy from Facebook and blogs-- it's hard to remember that no one is presenting to 100%-authentic day-to-day life. Or at least I hope they aren't because I'm sure not! :) Glad you stopped by, and I've enjoyed reading over your blog today.