What I’ve been reading this week:
(sorry for the lack of hot links…I’m copy pasting via my phone & I can’t make it work… I promise I’ll fix it later!!)
Top 11 Blogging tips by the fabulous Tsh over at Simple Mom. If you don’t read Simple Mom, well, you should! I love her lead in: “Apparently, some of you think I know how to blog daily while keeping a dust-free home and perfectly groomed children who love each other and never fight. I have absolutely no idea how one does that.” http://simplemom.net/blogging-tips/
This tutorial at centsationalgirl on making your own planters with quick set concrete has me intruiged. I’ve been wanting more big planters to go on my front steps, but didn’t want to shell out for the plastic ones. I wonder how much it would cost to make these. http://www.centsationalgirl.com/2009/08/diy-cement-planters/
I already knew these tips for how to cook dried beans-but I thought it was great information to share with all of you! http://www.home-ec101.com/how-to-cook-with-dried-beans/
Mmm. Pumpkin Spice Latte is a sign that fall is here. But who can afford those coffee shop prices? It’s great to find a frugal alternative where you can make your own latte at home! http://www.thekitchn.com/thekitchn/beverage/diy-pumpkin-spice-latte-096277
This is insane. I can now not only watch Netflix on my iPhone 4 (which I caved & upgraded to last weekend), I can buy an adaptor and use the phone to run Netflix on my TV. I feel like the Jetsons. http://mashable.com/2010/10/05/netflix-iphone-tv/
I’ve been thinking how cool it would be to cover a bangle with reclaimed paper, and here someone else has already made a magazine covered bangle. http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/?p=12651
Here are some great ideas of how to decorate with fall leaves. http://organizeyourstuffnow.com/wordpress/?p=12427
How to “Boo” someone via Skip to my Lou: http://www.skiptomylou.org/2007/10/02/boo/
I’ve always wondered about making garden tunnels to extend my fall harvest. http://homesteadrevival.blogspot.com/2010/09/season-extenders-making-garden-tunnels.html which led me to an article on building your own greenhouse for about $150. http://doorgarden.com/10/50-dollar-hoop-house-green-house
It doesn’t surprise me that people don’t know much about their own, no less other’s, religions. I think I would have done better on the quiz then average tho! http://news.yahoo.com/s/ap/us_rel_religious_literacy_poll
http://en.wikiquote.org/wiki/The_Hitchhiker%27s_Guide_to_the_Galaxy All about the Hitchikers Guide to the Galaxy.
Flavored Dehydrated Apple Chips using-wait for it. . . Jello! http://www.bluecricketdesign.net/2010/05/flavored-apple-chips-yep-you-heard.html
So that’s just a few of the things that I read and found interesting this week.