Weekend Round-Up

Apparently I forgot I had a blog last week. Whoops!

Still, I found some interesting stuff around the internet. Here are some posts that caught my eye!

Two art lessons I’ve liked to try…
One Point Perspective from Deep Space Sparkle
Panoramic Landscape from Art Projects for Kids

For St. Patrick’s Day…
Irish Oatmeal Leek Soup from Skinny Taste (although I’ll be making it decidedly less skinny by using full fat versions of butter, milk, and broth, LOL!)
St. Patrick and His Pot of Gold Printable from Three-Sided Wheel
Make a Little Rainbow to Hang from Scrumdillydilly


There was so much good stuff out there this week to inspire your Lenten practices.

Christine Warner has a guest post over on Mama Monk detailing how they fast from electrical appliances during Lent. Wow. Brushing Our Teeth by Candlelight is both powerful and terrifying. Reading it, I want to do it. I doubt my ability to do it. But I am definitely intrigued.

I’ve just started Ann Voskamp’s book A Thousand Gifts, and I love this hands-on guided meditation on forgiveness. It’s just absolutely lovely. If I didn’t think it would end up all over my landing, I would have this take up permanent residence in our peace corner this Lent. Maybe I’ll find a way to make that happen.

We interrupt this horrible terrible no good very bad day to share some things I liked around the internet this week. My RSS Feed was full of things to make and do!

Easy homemade bubble bath recipes from Natural Mothers Network

Three ways to mend holes in blue jeans on The Happy Housewife

Starry Starry Buttons at A Bit of This and a Bit of That

Homemade Ginger Ale from Sweeter Than Honey

Mudslide Cookies on Moms Need to Cook

Paint Chip Chore Cards on Smockity Frocks

Yeehaw! Here are some posts I’ve enjoyed around the internet this week.

Chocolate eyes has the sweetest little peek-a-boo dolls on her website. She has an easy-as-pie tutorial too. I can envision making all sorts of these– flowers for spring, snowflakes for winter, sunshine for summer, pumpkins for autumn… What a lovely Valentine’s day gift or project!

If you’ve hit a homeschool slump, you may want to pop on over to Heart of the Matter for A Winter Tutorial for Homeschooling. She has some great ideas to help brighten these cold winter days.

I have two weeks’ worth of linky love since I forgot to post last weekend.

Some seasonal posts…
Carrie describes her October circle over at Parenting Passageway.
Over at Art Projects for Kids you can make a Halloween Folk Art Cat or a Watercolor Pumpkin.
Head over to Pink and Green Mama to make a bleach spider web shirt.

Some general craftiness…
Learn how to make a fairy over at Mama Moontime.
Katie Grace has informed me she wants to make these sweet little headbands.


I saw lots of neat things to try in the Blogosphere this week.

Something to create…
Clay owls from Fairy Dust Teaching
Watercolor alphabet magnets from Tiny Twist Creative

Something to learn…
The commutative property of addition using an addition strip board from This Education of Ours

Something to eat…
Different ways to make broth from Penniless Parenting
Breakfast parfait from Muffin Tin Mom

And finally, something to inspire…
Do you have 5 loaves and 2 fish? from Smockity Frocks
Homeschooling with Joy from Raising Arrows
When Homeschooling is Hard from Parenting Passageway