Thursday, September 29, 2011

Another Round Up

I ran into so many goodies this week I thought I would have two postings.

I have fallen in love with these felted snowpeople. Cheese nails.

Love this crayon wreaths. (Please bear with me-I can see that I am going wreath crazy again). Maybe I'm just obsessed with circles. Here is how to make this cute wreath.

Pumpkin recipes.

I've been searching for the Hershey Pumpkin Spice Kiss and the Hershey Caramel Apple Kisses. If you know where to find them please let me know. And I don't want to order them.

Ingenious candle made from a clementine.

Book I want to read: Maphead: Charting the Wide, Weird World of Geography Wonks (Simon & Schuster/Scribner)by Ken Jennings. Ken Jennings is the Jeopardy champion who won $2.5 million.

Heart attack on a plate-Bacos.

People who became nouns.

Get ready for your mouth to water: Cupcakes of the day.

So celery is good for something besides as a bed for peanut butter.

Caramel stuffed apple cider cookies.

That's all for today. Have a nice weekend. 2 more days until October.

"How beautifully leaves grow old. How full of light and color are their last days." John Burroughs

Monday, September 26, 2011

Round Up

R.I.P. Wangari Maathai, what a wonderful, courageous, intelligent beautiful woman. Someone I admired wholeheartedly.

I'm enjoying the 3x3x 365 blog.

It's Banned Books Week.

I usually wait until October 1st to decorate my mantle with pumpkins and gourds, but I couldn't wait and decorated it this past weekend. I love all of the autumnal splendor.

The Big History Project.

High-tech bereavement:, GoneTooSoon and Remembered Forever.

These cookies are just too beautiful to eat.

And by the way, I have become addicted to Pinterest.

I think I am going to have to buy a hat from the Krochet Kids. What a wonderful cause.

Most of you have heard of the Make A Wish Foundation, but did you know there is a Twilight Wish Foundation. Twilight provides wishes for senior citizens.

I so want one of these in my yard.

Good Grief-Stick on eyeliner.

Generally I am all about peonies, but I also like roses. There's just something about them in general and for me the deepest, darkest red the better. However, I am becoming quite partial to amnesia roses.
Virtual firefly habitat.

Ergo Ergo Chair.

I've heard good things about the MacAusland woolen blanket.

Argyle Yarn Wreaths-I could seriously make wreaths all day long.

Pumpkin Spice Latte, just like Starbucks.

That's all for this week. Have a great week. 4 days until October.

"In a few decades the relationship between the environment, resources and conflict may seem almost as obvious as the connection we see today between human rights, democracy and peace." ~Wangari Maathai

Friday, September 16, 2011

Round Up

Nice eulogy for Michael Hart, the founder of Project Gutenberg.

Yes, we all know that Santa Claus is real, but just in case you have an interesting story about when some mean person told you that he wasn't-there's the Santa Claus Project.

Have you heard of Rocket Balloons?

Have you ever visited a website or blog and thought, "Hmmm, I wonder what font they used?"-What the Font! to your rescue.

Look at this cute Tassel-Eared Squirrel (Abert's Squirrel).

Okiobdesigns has some nice items for all of you Francophiles. I love the French script candles.

I want to visit Bubby's Pie Company and have a piece of one of their pies. They use lard in their crust. I can just imagine the tender flakiness.

I think this wall of authors names would be so nice in a home den or library or really anywhere.

10 online alternative dictionaries.

Read about the Twitterstorians.

The Tennesee Encyclopedia of History and Culture. I have become a huge fan of these online niche encyclopedias.

Ruler wall mirror.

This Please Fire Me site is hilarious.

That's all I have for this week folks. Have an excellent weekend. I'm ecstatic that's it's finally cooler and I can BREATHE!!!!

"We come back to autumn, to zucchini that wilts like witches shoes." Margaret Hasse

Tuesday, September 06, 2011

Round Up

I just have a few items to share with you.

R.I.P. Nicholas Ashford-thank you and Valerie Simpson for all of your music, especially I'm Every Woman.

What people don't get about working in a library.

I love these matte Mason Jars.

Listening to: Jeri Southern and Michael Franks

Books that have sparked an interest: Boltzmann's Tomb: Travels in Search of Science (Bellevue Literary Press)by Bill Green, Goodnight, Goodnight Construction Site (Chronicle Books) by Sherri Rinker and Cool City by Sean Kenny (Henry Holt and Company).

Oh my I would love to have the Dorothy Parker Audio Collection.

What would Flannery O'Connor tweet?

How fun-the Post-It war.

Which cemetery is the most literary?

Good Grief-Misquotes on the Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King Memorial.

Origins of weird state park names.

Look at this adorable popsicle stick house from Martha Stewart. I've made lots of things with popsicle sticks in my day, but never anything as cute as this. Also, see the deer. If anyone knows where I can find small plastic deer statues please let me know. I would like them to be a little lighter in color than this particular one. I have an idea for my holiday mantle this year, but I need cute deer.

I love this print. It says all of the things I love about autumn.

Time magazine picks its 100 best non-fiction books of all time.


Have a nice week. 24 days until October.

"Stare. It is the way to educate your eye, and more. Stare, pry, listen, eavesdrop. Die knowing something. You are not here long." Walker Evans