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Linky Love

Linky Love is here again. I love to share my great, interesting, or worthwhile links every month, so enjoy! This month is all about books, school, fall, fashion, and of course, what would it be without a bit of crafting and food mixed in? In no particular order...I give you...the bullets:
  • Teachers, parents, and child-care providers get excited for some well designed free printables. They actually exist.
  • Looking for frugal items to stash in a bin for rainy days and crafting with littles around? Here is a great list.
  • This new farmhouse (kitchen shown here) has me drooling for our own little plot of land. Don't ask Stefan how many animals I want. He'll just roll his eyes.
  • There's still a place in my heart for this job. Yes, wanted to be one until I was about 16 and scraped by in my Chem class. Travelling and learning--the perfect combination.
  • And another thing about life-long learning....
  • probably the prettiest food blog I've seen in awhile. Haven't tried any of the recipes, just can't get over the beautiful shots.
  • Cute headband+bun hair tutorial. Might try this.
  • Just need to find the hour to watch this PBS special on the teenage brain. Yes, I really am's just that FNL has been taking up all my time!
  • I think I stumbled upon this gem awhile back from a friend's facebook page (link maybe?). Anyway, I really have enjoyed the articles.
  • Oh-la-la I love everything in here. Simplicity and nature. Also love the sister scarf shop, Dear June. It must be the packaging!
  • if I needed a reason!
  • The next few books on my nightstand will be: Caleb's Crossing by Geraldine Brooks and A Stolen Life by Jaycee Dugard.
  • The Zinn Project: teaching a people's history. Again, educators, homeschoolers, or life-learners. I can't remember if I shared this last time, so I'll post it again.
  • Anyone local? I'd love to try out the new Art & Soul shop. Complete with kid and adult cooking and art classes. I have yet to get out there.
Find anything great over the internet lately? Leave me some links!


kylee said…
Loving these links! For starters, I am just starting A Stolen Life. I just finished Room, so it might be a little overload of similar stories, but we'll see.
I am LOVING the free printables link, thank you for posting it! The life-long learning link is also one which I had bookmarked awhile back, and it inspired me to put my Rosetta Stone to use and solidify a few languages, and perhaps learn a new one!

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