Link love: the Walking in a Laundry Wonderland edition

winter wonderland
Photo by Cindy

True to form with our family, we’re getting ready to head out on another trip.  This Tuesday, we’ll be flying to Oregon for the second half of our stateside trip, visiting my husband’s side.

We’re very eager to take in the Pacific Northwest scenery, but we have a lot to do to get ready.  That said, this link round-up will be short and sweet.

As usual, you can peruse my week’s favorite reads in my Tumblr, but I want to point out a few highlights:

• Remember this post, where Food Network asked Simple Mom reader for some questions?  Well, Aida has answered one of ours, along with the questions from a few other blogs.  Check out her suggestion for helping yeast rise properly.

Amazon is offering one free Christmas music mp3 download until December 25.  Download daily!

• Overwhelmed with well-meaning, though insanely complicated holiday crafts?  Check out Cindy at Skip To My Lou’s quick little candy cane craft. This could be done in just a few minutes with basic office supplies.

• Speaking of crafts, Family Fun has some great kid-friendly holiday crafts this year.  My daughter and her friends had a ball making these simple snowmen yesterday.

Cool Mom Picks has alerted their readers about the impending threat of small business toy makers.  Read, and if you’re so inclined, help out.

Simple Makes shares her wisdom in storing bread.  Full of links, this useful post is great for the Christmas food season.

• Finally, Jason at Live to Budget asked a few of us to collaborate our favorite articles of money management for a multi-authored ebook.  Well, it’s now available, and you can download “Spend Less Than You Earn” here for free! My fellow contributers are:

Have a great weekend!

Tsh Oxenreider

Tsh is the founder of this blog and just finished traveling around the world with her husband and 3 kids. Her latest book is Notes From a Blue Bike, and believes a passport is one of the world's greatest textbooks.

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  1. Ha! I did a ton of laundry yesterday too… in preparation for my mother coming to visit.

  2. Oh, so much good stuff. I need to get clicking.

  3. I was so excited for the daily free downloads! Alas, the Amazon downloads are for the US only. 🙁

  4. Enjoy Oregon! It’s supposed to be COLD this week!

  5. Thank you so so much for including our efforts to help save the handmade community here. Much obliged, Simple Mom!

    Liz´s last blog post…Making Christmas cookies the new-fashioned way

  6. Thanks for mentioning the free Christmas music on I’m on that site all the time and I never saw that!

    Jodi´s last blog post…Chicken Lasagna

  7. Oh! I love your link love lists … Thanks for sharing! Have a safe & enjoyable trip to Oregon!

    Amy´s last blog post…The Essential Time-Saving Guide for Busy People

  8. Great links – thanks!

    Colleen – Mommy Always Wins´s last blog post…A perfect life

  9. Thanks for all the great links. Safe travels.

    Alana @ Gray Matters´s last blog post…Hear Ye, Hear Ye!

  10. Thank you so much for all the tips. The free Christmas downloads at Amazon were wonderful, and if you scroll down, there are even more free downloads. Some of that stuff wasn’t to my liking (more rock and definitely not Christmasy) but it is music that my kids would like, and it is free, so that is always good. Thank you!

    Jeri´s last blog post…Weather or not

  11. Make sure you pack your warm clothes. It snowed today and it is supposed to be very cold here all week. And icy too. Possibly the coldest week since the 70’s.

    I hope you enjoy your visit. It is so gorgeous here.

    Tiffany´s last blog post…Menu Plan Monday: Let It Snow!

  12. Always love your link lists. Congrats on the e-book- that is GREAT!

    Amy´s last blog post…Our Favorite Cocoa Mix

  13. The e-book is GREAT! It has inspired me to save some money this Christmas by sharing it with my friends as their Christmas gift this year. I know they will appreciate it much more than some little thing that will just add clutter to their lives. Thanks for the links, and have a wonderful trip!


    Jenni at My Web of Life´s last blog post…Gifts for Teacher

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