Friday, March 13, 2009

Friday Favorites

I'm guessing you are probably as sick of hearing about sickness in our house, as I am of being sick and/or having sick children, but, alas, I am down for the count with some crazy head cold/malady/flu. It has gotten to the point where it would be almost comical, if I didn't feel so lousy. Anyway, I've been banished to my bed for the day, so I figured I would do some blogging, pay some bills, and indulge in some reading.

One of my most favorite things about reading blogs is, being directed to another blog through a link. It can get overwhelming at times though, because there is so much great stuff out there to read. I love links though, and so I though I would start posting some on Fridays -- just a small collection of neat things I've seen and read over the week. Enjoy!

  • I love a good can of spray paint, so I just love this post about making an item your own - - it is amazing what a little paint can do!
  • Today, I'll be spending some time reading Animal, Vegetable, Miracle by Barbara Kingsolver, for Simple Mom's Sound Mind, Sound Mom book club.
  • I often fantasize about doing furniture makeovers like this one. I'm guessing I ought to tackle the mound of unfinished "projects" I already have going, before I bite of anything else. It is still fun to read about, though!
  • I'm so happy that my dear friend Joy turned me on to this website - - I've just placed my first order, and am excited about how much easier and economical it will be for me to purchase the organic foods we want. Thanks, Joy!
  • I really enjoyed this post, at Chocolate on My Cranium.
  • I cannot wait to attempt this cake. Have you been to Bakerella's blog? It is a must-read.
  • This post at Soulemama got me thinking about my mother's blue tin, full of old buttons (do you still have that, Mum?). I use to love to dig through it when I was little.

And now, I must get back to my convalescing. I just tried to get Steve to come in and visit with me, but he declined, as his dish water was getting cold, he had to make some bread, and get Camden ready for school. Ahhh, the busy life of a homemaker!


Susan said...

Heather, this cake is the most awsome tasting cake I think I ever sank my teeth into. Have not had one in years but I remember well how good it was. It stays moist for a long time too, that is, if it stays around. Now that I am a Southerner again I should try making one.

Heather said...

Now I want to make it even more, Susan! I suspected it would be nice and moist, with that glaze poured over each layer. I liked Bakerella's idea of adding some buttercream for a more uniform look, too. Plus, I like lots of frosting!

Mum said...

Yes, I still have that can of buttons. I have intended to dig it out for Violet to organize. When I was little, I remember visiting Lydia Fletcher who had a can of buttons, and Aunt Jean and I would sit on her stairs and go thru all the buttons. I loved doing it, and it's one of my few memories of being little.

Cheryl and Ashton said...

Grammy had a tin full of buttons as well, your blog brought back that memory! My mom had one too and so do I, I save every extra button that comes on clothing and throw it into a tin. Anyhow, hope you are feeling much better and hope Steve doesn't get dishpan hands :)

Kate said...

As much as I feel bad about you being endlessly sick, I do feel a little envious about you spending the day in bed reading and playing online. Get better soon.

Joy said...

Thanks, heather! Hope you enjoy your items! If not, send them back ASAP! As for your bug... So sorry!!! I felt your pain on Wed. Hugs.

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