Sunday, December 6, 2009

Link Roundup - I Smell Popcorn Edition

You know, it's moments like this that keep a mama going. Goose is two, right? While it's pretty even keeled around here most of the time, she has her moments. Like last night's wrestling match in church. And screams during the closing prayer. But tonight, as I was tucking her in (AGAIN), she said "popcorn, mama? I smell it!" Yup, she figured me out. Some moms pour a glass of wine when the kiddos are tucked in, I pop some corn.

So, in an effort to make YOU happy, how 'bout some links? :>)

Abbi at Proverbs 31 Living posted some very fun baskets made from paper grocery bags. They look really neat!

HURRY HURRY HURRY! Dana at MADE has a tutorial on So You Think You're Crafty on how to make a turkey dressing skirt. You gotta see it to believe it, and she's going to take it down TONIGHT and have it available in her shop.

Chocolate on My Cranium has a super roundup of handmade stocking stuffers.

More felt food by Creative Mom x2. And more at

How cool is this? How To Make Homemade Stickers, from Skip To My Lou. Turn anything into a sticker!

Homemade Gifts for Kids at Kitchen Stewardship.

Her husband claims it's good enough to sell - Banana Coffee Cake with Chocolate Chip Streusel at Buns in My Oven. (Tee hee on the blog name!)

King Arthur Flour's Cinnamon Streusel Coffee Cake, including a suggestion for those who like a bit less filling and more cake. I don't know why you would want to do such a thing, though.

Need a coffee cake that you can grab and go? Check out Eating Out Loud's Blueberry Apple
Coffee Bake

(Why yes, Tipnut did feature coffee cakes this week. Why do you ask?)

Make It Do's peppermint popcorn is just about enough to make me want to stray from my Parmesan cheese. Maybe.

I didn't get it done this week, Katie, but I'm hopeful for next week - Soak Your Oatmeal Monday Mission at Kitchen Stewardship. (Want to know why I want to soak my grains? Read Katie's post here.) (And read what Katie has to say about whey here.) (Ack! Too many parentheses! Too tired to fix!)

Shopping for the seasonal stuff in the produce section has been of interest to me for a while, but I still don't pay enough attention. Trent at The Simple Dollar has a great post on Seasonal Food Sales that might help.

So pretty! Epsom salt "snow" and candles at The Inspired Room. (and *ahem* cheap) :>)

Faith & Family Live compiled a list of Go-To Family Games just in time for Christmas.

Valerie at Frugal Family Fun Blog instructs how to make a Salty Snowman Picture. Very festive!

Katie at Kitchen Stewardship has put together an Advent Daily Dose. My favorites from the week - A Gift for Baby Jesus, Clean Out Your Heart For the Light of Christ, and The Jesse Tree. But seriously, go here to see them all.

How Elizabeth Foss, mom of 8, is finished with Christmas shopping already.

OK, so this isn't quite Advent but close enough - Jessica at Shower of Roses has a post from earlier this year on their 12 Days of Christmas Lapbook. More recently (and actually for Advent) - Jesse Tea, plans for the O Antiphons and the O Antiphon House.

See what the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops put together for Advent here.

Silent Monks Singing The Hallelujah Chorus on YouTube. Watch it here.

Danielle Bean pretty much sums up how I feel about Tiger Woods at Inside Catholic.

Here's hoping I don't ever need to know this - you, either - but just in case, Light and Momentary has excellent information on lose your head lice without losing your mind.

Sigh. I had a spider plant that was an offshoot from my grandmother's, but it went to be with Jesus and Grandma, so to speak. I'm hoping my cousin will keep hers going long enough for me to get a piece back (I'd given her a shoot from mine), and I'll pay close attention to these spider plant tips at Tipnut.

And with that, I'm off to bed on this cold, snowy night. Happy clicking!


My Boaz's Ruth said...

Seens anything about homemade bean bags? That seems to be something one could do at home.

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

I linked to one here on the Sew, Mama, Sew scrap buster edition, and another here on the Anniversary Edition link roundup.

Lenetta @ Nettacow said...

Wait, do you mean a big bean bag that you can sit on? Angela posted basic directions here (check the comments) on how she made one for her little girl.

Chocolate on my Cranium said...

Awesome list of link! I can waste a lot of time looking at all this fun stuff. :)

Thanks for the linky love.

Karly said...

Wow, you've got a great list of links here!

Thanks for the link to me! :)

Abbi said...

Thanks so much for the link! A lot of the others ones you listed look really neat too!

Kitchen Stewardship said...

Oh, you dangle shiny things in front of me and now I had to click on a bunch of your links! I don't know how you find the time to not only read about all this neat stuff but actually step away from the computer to do it. ;) Happy Advent!
:) Katie

My Boaz's Ruth said...

Nope. The little handheld kind. THough the other is interesting as well. Thanks!

2Shaye ♪♫ said...

I just love that you never disappoint. Your link roundups are SO much fun!! I've missed ya, girl! Just trying to ease back into this thing. :)



Valerie @ Frugal Family Fun Blog said...

Love your link round ups, and can I tell you that the mute monks video made me laugh out loud!!! That's brilliant!!!

Thanks for the link!

NC Sue said...

I just found your site after linking from Conversion Diary. What fun!

Angela said...

I am a popcorn junkie!! I love the stuff, and like you, have it almost every night after Isabella goes to bed. :)

Julie Petty said...

What a great idea, to roundup interesting links in one place, promote others, and have them in a place you can refer to again.

My blog is - hope you'll stop by for a visit!