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Linky Love

It's been a long time since the last version of Linky Love was put out...near Thanksgiving I believe! It's time again for some great finds from the web, and if you care to join me in passing around your latest and greatest leave them for me in the links!
  • I loved this post on living without credit cards. We've been credit card free for..hmm...3 years now? We haven't missed it one bit.
  • I'm thinking of Christmas presents for next year (sick, I know) and these designs and ideas have been inspiring.
  • I found this 'real life fast forward' start to finish painting video SO neat. Was thinking of letting my children watch it, too.
  • Still going on your new years' resolution to eat healthier? This simple overview helps break it down.
  • With our kids getting older and being invited to more birthday parties, I loved this idea of having the child make this simple and fun present.
  • My girl Ani D is back. Ordering soon!
  • Yes I totally did ask for this for my birthday. I'm hopeful. :)
  • Um, cute, as ever.
  • Stefan has been researching wood burning stoves lately. Just think, I could have one of these beauties heating up our (future, far away, not-bought-yet-house) cozy living room some day.
  • Speaking of Stefan, he also said he'd make me this...and I'm not letting him forget it!
  • If you're local: two great new treateries: GUP Kitchen (specializes in local foods, and it's a food truck!) and Le Cupcake (gluten free gourmet cupcakes people!!)
  • Loved this titled, "Don't Carpe Diem". Amen. Amen!


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