Sunday Special : October 13
When I was a child and it was time to read the Sunday paper, I’d sprawl out on the floor and read the comics first. ( Actually as a child and young teen, I didn’t read much more than the comics and Parade magazine, come to think of it : ) For this month’s Sunday Special I thought we’d turn to the comics first as well! :)
The comic relief for this month is this article ” You Can’t Frost A Cake With Mod Podge…And Other Things I’ve Learned From Blogging“ over at Ms.Toody Goo Shoes. It is NOT one of those typical here-is-what-I’ve-learned-from-blogging posts, I promise you. Because if you thought that it was, you wouldn’t go, would you. Of course not. There are enough of them out there. No…this one is the sort where you laugh out loud just about all the way through. So go…you’ll thank me : )
Frugal Tips & Tricks from Around the Web:
- I canned some tomatoes, pickles, and made jam this year. If you did a little canning too, or even if you did not, reading a post like this from a person that I can only call a SERIOUS CANNER is amazing. “Canning Goals, Revisted” over at Raising Crops and Babies is worth the visit. The sheer volume is amazing…so much work …check it out / you’ll see.
- A beautiful post called “Filling the Larder” can be found over at Never Enough Time. Balisha is a gifted writer and poet and this is a walk down memory lane; very eloquent.
- When I was young I remember trying out all sorts of facial masks and putting mayo in my hair, etc. They are still doing it and since squash is in season in the fall I thought this was a fun post ( and cost-effective as well ) titled “Autumn Face Mask Recipe“ over at Home Hearted. It’s worth the trip JUST to see her little girl’s reaction to Mommy having this slathered all over her face! :)
- Everyone is most likely familiar with simple cleaning solutions made with vinegar but if you would like a review of home-made cleaners visit Keeping it Cozy “My Favorite Homemade Cleaners” She’s done such a pretty post about it that it almost makes you want to clean! :)
In October, my little borough has a parade and pumpkin festival ….but “Pumpkin Festival 2013 at Ludwigsburg Palace in Germany“ over at Peonies and Orange Blossoms is the Festival not to be missed. I am including a picture here to show you that it is extraordinary …visit there to see more.
Needle and Thread :
This month I fell in love with a little girl’s dress over at Personalized Sketches and Sentiments and that link will take you directly to this adorable little girl in her beautiful dress and many more pictures and details of the dress. Not only can this talented grandmother sew, she is an artist as well. You will enjoy her artistry with fabric as well as her sketches, and of course…there’s a wedding over there too and who can resist that? :)
More Needle & Thread :
A blogging friend has opened a new Etsy shop. Sue over at Collectin’ Texas Gal has some lovely items for sale as well as many vintage and retro fabrics…a fun visit! :)
Absolutely Adorable Animals :
Who wouldn’t want to pet these beauties…see more over at A Rural Journal “our day at the Alpaca farm in Fort Calhoun, Nebraska”
This looked so real it was scary. Penny’s Vintage Home “How to Make a Halloween Witch”. Visit there to see more ( IF YOU DARE )
Well what is even scarier than Penny’s witch this month ? Our government. I’ve said enough :)
Maboe ( just click on the link ) I see a lot of extraordinary photos but this one just amazed me. Click and you’ll agree : )
Here are some ads / bargains for the month :)
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