Friday, September 23, 2011

Link Roundup (and I am Back from Break)

Hello! I am back! More or less. Posting will be irregular because I am getting back into the routine of things. I never did accomplish all that I mentioned when I first went onto a blogging break. The "emergency" trip back home to see Mother kind of messed up my plans; but, I do not mind. After all, family is very important to me.

The only thing I managed to complete, more or less, is the pantry. I will just have to wing it with all the other stuff I wanted to do as there are many things happening between now and Christmas. The month of October is already full!

I also had a lovely little short mini vacation at North Padre Island during my blogging break. We had planned this for months ahead of time. It was perfect – just what we needed.

While at North Padre, I found out I became an great Auntie again! I wanted to go see the newest little one at the hospital so bad; but, we ended up postponing it and seeing her the following weekend. This turned out so much better all around as there was no rush - just pure relaxation. By the way, she is the cutest little girl with red hair. I hope that red hair stays. We will see.

Well enough gabbing. I will post when I can and hopefully, regular postings will resume over time. If not, I know you all will understand. And now, here are all the links that I have collected since I went on break. It has gotten rather long and that is why I am posting this now instead of next Friday. Enjoy.

P.S. I won A charm pack from Moda called Dogwood Trail by Sentimental Studios. Instead of posting a picture of my winnings here, I am planning to show you what I will do with them in a separate post. It may be awhile because I am slow as cold molasses when it comes to projects. But, this is on my things to do lists. So, I am sure it will get done sooner or later.

P.P.S. Today is the first day of Fall and I am so looking forward to cooler weather! How about you all?

  • DIY Lined Envelopes Crafts;
    Uses fabric (leftovers) or papers

  • Fabric Memory Game Crafts; Sewing
    I would use 100% cotton or Flannel (or both!); but, that is just me. I cannot stand wool because my skin breaks out into a rash after contact with the stuff after a while. This would be cute with “I Spy” types of fabric.

  • Sock Snowmen Crafts; Tutorial; easy!
    More options here. You can practically do anything!

  • Hanging Hoop Wall Pocket Crafting; Tutorial (provided in a line within post).

  • Credit Card Case Crafts
    Uses a binding post screw, package of name badge holders, fabric, and some plastic.

  • DIY Wood Cutting Boards DIY; Woodworking
    I want Dan to modify this and make me one in the shape of a pig. :-)

  • Spray Paint Glass with Words Tutorial
    Love this idea! I would probably clutter the bottle(s) with a bunch of words though. Ha!

  • Baby Food Jar Pincushion Sewing/Crafting; Tutorial
    I love this! I am going to keep an eye out for baby food jars.

  • Salad in a Jar
    Uses a vacuum pack machine with a jar saver attachment which I do not have; but still, it is a neat concept.

  • Mason Jar Meals
    If you liked this part, go to part II as it has more ideas

  • Ice Cream in a Bag A Fun Dessert

  • Candy Corn Waffles
    Uses Icing Colors.This is just too cute. I have always LOVED Candy Corn and this looks awesome.

  • Candy Corn Bugle Snack Mix Recipe and Tutorial.
    Too cute! And there are variations such as party hats! By the way, no real candy corn was harmed in the making of this snack mix. Ha!

  • Two Frenchies Sustainable Homesteading
    About a rabbit (French Angora) and a chicken (French Maran) that lays a Chocolate Egg! (By the way, I love this blogger’s pictures!)

  • The Push we all need Christian, Inspirational
    I ask God where he wants me to go and where I should begin…please plant a person in my path, reveal it in a dream, whisper it through movie quotes and fortune cookies…anything but just stepping up with a bat in hand and giving a big ‘ole swing.

    Even a “swing and a miss” would suffice at this point.

    Why can beginning be so difficult?
  • "Reclaim Blogging": Why I’m giving up Twitter and Facebook.

    Because Facebook and Twitter are too easy. Keeping up a decent blog that people actually want to take the time to read, that’s much harder. And it’s the hard stuff that pays off in the end.

    Besides, even if they’re very good at hiding the fact, over on Twitter and Facebook, it’s not your content, it’s their content.

    The content on your blog, however, belongs to you, and you alone. People come to your online home, to hear what you have to say, not to hear what everybody else has to say. This sense of personal sovereignty is important.