Category Archives: Favorite Finds

Favorite Pins and Posts

My goodness, I’ve been remiss in sharing my favorite Internets finds with you… it’s been since March, mostly I’ve been putting it off because I hadn’t caught up with my blog feeds in Google Reader (my feed reader of choice).

Favorite pins

Source: neverenoughhours.blogspot.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Simply love the idea of this – I love personalized artwork and this is just so unique… I’d phrase it as You + Me = Them

Source: Uploaded by user via Michelle on Pinterest

Love this quote from C.S. Lewis.

Source: 20goingon80.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Simon’s been making pancakes every Saturday morning and this is a marvelous idea to simplify the process even more!

Source: nakamolchicago.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Just love this ring, have to keep myself from buying it for myself. Myself wants it.


Pins I’ve Done

Source: daveandjoi.blogspot.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Made these as part of my gift to the ladies at my MOPS table.

Source: google.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Totally bought this stuff and totally love it!

Source: craveorcreate.blogspot.com via Erin on Pinterest

Another aspect of my MOPS gift – yarn wrapped bottles – turned out so cute!


Favorite Posts


And for good measure, my favorite spam comment of late:

  • What light of day isn’t today? [really, that was it – what does that even mean?]

Favorite Pins and Posts

Here’s a look back at my favorite things I pinned this week and posts that I read…

Pins

Source: interiordesign.ws via Michelle on Pinterest

Because I would love a customized home with built-in nooks and crannies.


Source: modernparentsmessykids.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Minimal effort for great visual effect!


Source: tastykitchen.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Because nothing beats a homemade tortilla, except maybe the fresh ones from HEB.


Source: etsy.com via Michelle on Pinterest

Love personalized things for our family.


Source: whatscookingamerica.net via Michelle on Pinterest

Because the best cake I ever ate was a Russian Honey Cake in Kazakhstan, someday I will make one. Someday.


Pins I’ve “Done”


Sources: closetcooking.com and cookiesandcups.com (I used my own banana bread recipe and added peanut butter and mini PB cups) via Michelle on Pinterest


Posts

  • A blogger’s dream, having something you created grow bigger than you ever could have imagined: My Blog Story by Oh Amanda!
  • From a newly-discovered blogging fave (thanks Alyssa): Lowering the Bar by Momastery
  • I may not always agree with her, but she makes me laugh more than any other and inspires me to keep it real with my writing: Eleven Years by Dooce

Around the interwebs

Now that I’m using Pinterest, I haven’t been starring posts as much in my Google Reader but pinning them instead. So rather than sharing a bunch of those images with you [if you click the hyperlink up above there, you’ll see my pin boards – crafts and recipes abound], I’ll share the writing and posts that have struck me and perhaps they will strike a chord with you as well.

The funny

The moving

  • The Luckiest by Tricia of Teaching Ty and Tuck [I could pretty much include everything she writes, but I particularly love the song she’s talking about]
  • Breastfeeding isn’t free by Sarah at drunkenbee [I think I might have linked to this before, but’s worth a second read]
  • (title unknown) by Alicia at Posey Gets Cozy [simple heartbreakingly honest]
  • A beautiful c-section by Kristin at Today’s Parent

New to me blogs

Favorite Finds – 09/04/11

Here are MY favorite finds from around the web
(sorry it’s been ages since I did one of these)

Crafts I’d like to try:

  • I guess this is a craft and recipe in one – individual cupcake stands topped with lemonade cupcakes
  • Wouldn’t this badminton heart be cute hanging on the wall of my non-existent cottage?
  • DIY Chalkboard Banner – I so want to be the kind of mom that has banners hanging up for special occasions (is that a kind of mom?)
  • I so wish I had a little girl’s room to hang one of these paper lanterns in… that Martha is so clever!
  • I don’t know that cross stitch could ever be cool, but I do love to do it (though I haven’t for ages) – the Princess Bride one is awesome!
  • What a great idea for a child’s bedroom – ABC wall art
  • Giant origami – combining my love of paper with cool decor – sounds like it’s right up my alley!
  • These pocket hearts seem small and relatively simple – my kind of craft
  • What a ingenious idea for if I ever get Jack to sleep in Liam’s bottom bunk – a crib converted into a craft station

        

Recipes I’d like to try:

         

Things I’d like to buy:

  • I’m a bit of a sucker for pretty glass like these Glassbaby votives (spied via Pioneer Woman)
  • I’m also a sucker for cool graphic design like this map of the USA
  • All this lovely paper in one spot… yes please! (You know how I feel about paper)
  • These prints are too cute… I especially love the family portrait
  • Anything at any one of the sweet shops
  • I posted about canvas prints before – but I love the stairway treatment Laura did (now to get her to Michigan to shoot our photos, thankfully I have many photographer friends in town)
  • Sweet mirrors with a message from Noosh (spied via Lil’ Magoolie)


 
   

Posts I liked and I’ll tell you why…

  • I Am… by Angella at Dutch Blitz – makes me what to post something like this of my own.
  • Crossroads by Emily at not that you asked – the part that resonated most was where she talks about how for the first time, there is no set plan in front of her – that’s sort of how I feel now that I think we’re done having kids (and I also saw the horrible Britney Spears movie in the theater).
  • Tales from the Accidental Asshole: The TV Critic by Pamie, who I’ve been reading since the beginning days of TWOP
  • The Post Office is My Nemesis by Naomi from Aiming Low because I feel her pain – I never mentioned this here but a month or so ago, I told off a rude, oblivious older woman at the post office (I still get an adrenaline rush just thinking about it)
  • You should watch this: Dark Girls Documentary

New to me blogs:


All images borrowed from the above-linked sites.

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Favorite Finds – 07/09/11

Here are MY favorite finds from around the web

Crafts I’d like to try:

      

Recipes I’d like to try:

I’d also like to encourage you to try the Mango Quinoa Salad and Deluxe Tomatillo Sauce from my last Favorite Finds post, I’ve had both since I wrote that and they are delicious!

          

Things I’d like to buy:

   

Posts I liked and I’ll tell you why…

There is no competition, ladies.
There is no little room that only a few can enter.
There are two choices, and the ironic part is that they don’t affect the other person the way they affect you.
Start tonight, and do something bold.
Ask God to humble you and raise others up.

New to me blogs:


All images borrowed from the above-linked sites.

Looking for other favorite finds? Look no further, they are here.