Saturday, November 27, 2010

Link Roundup - Post Thankful Edition

Yup, still thankful. :>) I'm writing at least part of this immediately after publishing the last one, but I am not intending to publish until Saturday to not shock you poor hanger-oners too much. Let's get down to business!

After having heard that Tangles is a super-great movie, I bet interest in things like these Rapunzel: Dresses & Tresses from ikat bag will be high.

This post is over a year old, but I still love the pattern on these Fabric Styrofoam Balls from Knitty Gritty Thoughts. has a tutorial on How to Cover Cording to Create Your Own Piping.

Straight from the horse's mouth, so to speak, check out the craft section at

I'm loving this Low Mess Color Collage at Frugal Family Fun Blog.

This Mini Accordion File Folder from is admittedly beyond my non-scrapbooking capabilities, but very cute nonetheless.

And Hubs wonders why I don't throw anything away - check out how to use pieces of travel wipes packages to make Peek-a-boo Learning to make interactive flash cards.

This is an AWESOME resource, so bookmark it! Valerie at Frugal Family Fun Blog provided us with a Suggested Supply List of things for tons of frugal fun, AND she linked her posts that use those items, so you can get more mileage from your supplies, too!

Neat gift idea alert - Handmade Bath Salt Pouches for the Shower OR Bath from The Mother Huddle.

This flies in the face of most of what I have read about making biscuits, but I like the ideas in this How to Make Fluffy, Flaky Biscuits from Cooking During Stolen Moments.

Cinnamon? Check. Pancakes? Check. Cinnamon Bun Pancakes from How Does She? might increase the size of my buns, but I'm pretty sure it'd totally be worth it.

Really, doesn't adding Oreos make anything better? Check out this Mini Pumpkin Oreo Cheesecakes from Inside BruCrew Life. Mmm!

Speaking of pumpkin, I love to eat but have never tried making pumpkin seeds myself. (I haven't carved a pumpkin in years - I just leave them on the porch until they aren't good for anything but cattle feed.) Katie at Kitchen Stewardship explains How to Make Crispy (Soaked) Pumpkin Seeds.

As a huge fan of pretty much all things fondue, I was intrigued by this recipe for Pumpkin Fondue at Chica and Jo.

Ooh, these Whole Wheat Sourdough Cheese Rolls as seen on Kelly The Kitchen Kop sound delicious.

We've managed to get rid of most of the stragglers, but next fall I plan to try out this eHow method of How to Kill House Flies without Chemicals.

This goes with the several posts in the last Link Roundup on natural health remedies - Katie from KS also tells us how to use Garlic to Make the Sick Bugs Go Away.

An update to the link from a few weeks ago, Donielle at Naturally Knocked Up has some Tips for Making Elderberry Syrup.

No Time for Flash Cards has a fun activity on Ice Fishing and Color Mixing.

I have made some raw Apple Cider Vinegar (fruit scrap vinegar) and admittedly I'm a little afraid to eat it. There are several other uses for raw ACV listed here at Kelly the Kitchen Kop.

I was very blessed to to win a copy of "In The Kitchen: Real Food Basics" - if you'd like to learn more about this ebook, you can read Sarah's review here at heartland Renaissance.

Learn how to use strawberry baskets and more to make bubbles in this post at Parent Hacks.

Though I have printed this out, I haven't tried the moves shown in You Don't Know Squat at Katy Says to help strengthen your pelvic floor and more.

Admittedly, this article on Outsourcing by Danielle Bean at InsideCatholic wasn't what I expected but it sure made me laugh.

Jen at Conversion Diary is mother to four children under six years old. She tells us My Answer to "Do You Want More Children?"

Happy clicking!

Friday, November 26, 2010

Link Roundup - Thankful Edition

I hope everyone is having a blessed Thanksgiving weekend! We are visiting my parents where Hubs has been hunting with my dad, brother, cousins, and uncles; Goose has been playing with her cousins; I got to sleep in this morning and managed to get caught up on our bookkeeping.

I really appreciate the e-mails that I have gotten asking how things are going and how my father-in-law is doing (he was diagnosed a few months ago with Lou Gehrig's Disease). I know many of you are praying for us and it means so much more than I can articulate. Hubs's dad is doing pretty well, all things considering. The aspect for which I am most thankful is his attitude - he is pretty happy and enjoying life as much as he can. That is a huge blessing in of itself.

So, let's talk about some other happy things like links! Um, there are over 130 items in my folder to share... so much for getting caught up, I guess. :>) As always, they are set to open in the same window because I hate having a million windows open. If you prefer to keep this page, you can either right click and choose "open in new tab" or hold down the Control key and click for the same result.

Ooh, this How To Make Leaf Skeletons at The Idea Room has a stunning finished product.

Yesterday during post-dinner visiting, I made Sacrifice Beads as shown at The Little Ways to give to our Bible study group. I will be incorporating them in the St. Andrew Novena - that ought to be a separate post, I think.

These Fleece Alphabet Pillows from Crafty Nest are indeed a cute gift idea for a tween.

Sisters-in-law, please pass by this Spool Picture Holder from Crafts and Sutch.

One of my favorite things is to stitch love and prayers into a baby gift, and I'll add this Recycled Mooshy Belly Bunny from Chez Beeper Bebe.

I had no idea you could Make Real Oilcloth using cotton duck, canvas, or linen, as seen at Curbly.

Need something to corral a little one's projects and treasures? Try this Ruler Clip Art Rail from Ana White.

I made something similar to this Creamy Pesto Fettuccine with Mushrooms and Tomatoes from This Week For Dinner and I assure you it was *splendid*.

Just in case you turn out something you don't want to eat, check out this list of reasons Why a Cake Fails at Tipnut.

An interesting Real Food alternative, here is a recipe for Black Strap Molasses Candy Apples from Our Family's Journey to a Healthier Life.

GNOWFGLINS has settled it: here are The Best Homemade Tortilla Chips Ever.

I'm drooling just looking at the picture of Cinnamon Blondies from Two Peas and Their Pod.

Something tells me my rice cooker isn't quite this fast, but here is a Rice Cooker Oatmeal recipe from Cooking With My Kid.

These Homemade Polka Dot Fruit Roll Ups are almost too pretty to eat. Almost. (@ Fix Me a Snack)

Though I'm currently stuffed enough to not be all that interested in eating ever again, I will eventually snap out of it and I think this Italian Herb and Cheese Wheat Bread from Food: Cooking and Capturing should be near the top of my list.

Hmm, I think I need to dig around the other posts in this series, but I'll point out Before You Hit Publish: Me, My and I at Vanderbilt Wife.

If you are considering a Wii this year, you might want to read this post from Want Not that clarifies the differences in Wii packages and just all around provides some info on what to purchase.

This is on my list of activities to consider for our pre-school co-op - Wrecking Ball Science from No Time For Flash Cards.

These days, I strap Goose on my back in an Ergo, but that didn't diminish my interest in this You Tube video of Tying a Rebozo Slip Knot.

Modern Alternative Mama has some great suggestions on Preventing Colds and Flu This Winter.

Along those lines, Katie from Kitchen Stewardship hopped over to Simple Organic to tell us 5 Foods Everyone Should Eat More Often For Optimal Health and Avoiding the Flu.

I'm not sure I have the guts to try this Cold Kicker Remedy from Keeper of the Home, but I don't have much of a doubt that it works.

And finally, I need to spend some time clicking around this Home Remedies Carnival of Ideas, Recipes, and Resources to Help You Stay Healthy Naturally also at Keeper of the Home.

Though I haven't incorporated it into our Goose and Mama Preschool, I love this Catholic ABCs Classroom Script from Catholic Icing.

Here are 10 Tips for Profile Pics that will help you come up with something you don't hate, from Faith & Family Live.

I am loving this Toddler Art Autumn Tree Painting (as well as the sweet little painter!) at Frugal Family Fun Blog.

In The Long Thank You, Jen at Conversion Diary explains why we go to Mass even when we might not feel like it, and how she explained it to her 6 year old.

Elizabeth Foss, who has known her share of suffering, wrote a moving article To Suffer and Shine Like Gold.

Happy clicking!