All of the articles this upcoming week will cover basic organizing for the kitchen. Come join us so you will be better prepared for Thanksgiving. Also make sure to check out the Recent Articles in the side bar for other Holiday preparation activities. Especially Ready to Get An Early Start for Thanksgiving?.
Now on to the links! Look and Enjoy!
New (to me) Sites:
This week I was introduced to Perched On A Whim. Fantastic! Clever! There are many ideas and little tutorials here. And if you know anyone planning a wedding, send them over! Right now Heidi is doing a series of things they did for her wedding. I only wish I could have had her plan mine! Another example of her craftiness – She took a toddlers wooden puzzle, the ones where the piece lifts out to reveal something, and turned it into a little photo album for a gift for her niece and nephew. I know kids would love it, but wouldn’t it also make a unique framing idea on anyone’s wall? Just go see. There are tons of ideas I am out right stealing from her!
I have been watching Simply Home Remedies for a while and have to share. Even if you aren’t the type to be interested in the Homemade Cough Syrup recipe or explanations of old fashioned products you still see in the stores like bluing, Marye has some fabulous recipes every woman could use (or give!). Check out the Homemade Linen Spray or the Homemade Bath Bombs while you are there!
What’s in the $700 Billion bailout plan – The Emergency Economic Stabilization Bill of 2008 from Spilling Buckets. This is the first in a series detailing and explaining all of the components of the bailout bill.
A giveaway and a way to support small businesses while doing your Christmas shopping. How to Support Small Businesses and Win Free Stuff from My First Kitchen. The giveaway closes Sunday. You can support fellow women throughout the year.
Peroxide – Safer and Healthier than Bleach from Blessings Abundant
Dirty Stuffed Peppers from A Southern Fairytale. These are great. I added a can of drained diced tomatos and made the suggested cornbread. YUM! They were very filling.
Comfort Soups: A Collection of Recipes from Small Notebook. Make sure to check out all of the recipes in the comments as well as the good one Rachel shared.
One last one for Halloween while there is still time. the original title sounded too naughty – from Angry Chicken. These shadow puppets are so cute and you could put them in front of a spot to cast a spooky shadow on the side of your house. P.S. I did not censor the title, she did.
Turn your whole wall into a dry-erase board. The Writing is (Literally) on the Wall from My Design Secrets.
Necklace Organizer (from a cutlery drawer!) from Laughing Daisies.
Quick and Easy Yo-Yo Keychains from Lazy Girl Designs. How cute are these! We have a lot of almost ready to drive teenagers that will LOVE getting these for Christmas.
All-Natural, Homemade Furniture Polish another from Blissfully Domestic.
How To Make Butter from Instructables.
For Kids and Educational Resources:
Trick or Treat Safety Tips from All Holiday Cafe
And more Halloween Safety Tips from Blissfully Domestic
Carnival Birthday Party from The Most Important Work. A full “pull out all of the stops” carnival theme for a birthday. And frugally done!
Techy Stuff and Software Applications:
Joe’s Goals – An online software package to help you track positive goals and negative occurances. Trying to get in the habit of excercising or reading your bible everyday? Tyring to reduce the number of times you eat out? There is a place for you to set the goal and journal a little about it. Plus you can share with friends and family who are working on the same goals or helping you to be accountable.
Nine Block – an open source nine patch pattern generator that all of my fellow quilters should check out.
Keep in Mind:
I came across each of these websites and stories either from Stumble Upon, RSS subscriptions, search engine pathways or from others on Plurk! I am passing them on to you as I found them – in good faith. I can not guarantee the validity or accuracy in any manner. I enjoyed reading them and I hope you will, too.
Let me know if you did enjoy them in the comments. If there is an article or website you would like for me to consider sharing next week, send me an e-mail using laurelplum [at] laurelplumonline [dot] com (the spelling out is to avoid spam) or send me a Plurk!