Weekend links

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by Tsh

Tsh is the founder of this blog and is currently 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.

Have you seen Thrift Haul, the weekly feature on Simple Design? Ari shows us her recent finds, and then invites everyone to share! It’s like getting to browse your local thrift stores—for free. I found this chair (above) a few weeks ago, and I was immediately smitten. It’s in great condition, is really comfortable, and doesn’t smell old at all. It’s even better in person. Only $30! I’ll be linking up in the next round-up… you should, too.

“I must study politics and war that my sons may have liberty to study mathematics and philosophy. My sons ought to study mathematics and philosophy, geography, natural history, naval architecture, navigation, commerce and agriculture, in order to give their children a right to study painting, poetry, music, architecture, statuary, tapestry and porcelain.” ―John Adams

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  1. That chair? AMAZE. What a find!!

  2. Just read most of the having it all article. Curious that I didn’t see any talk about what was good for the kids in it? Who is raising their children?

    If that’s having it all I don’t want it! :) I felt bad for her!

  3. Wonderful lines on that chair. What a deal! And I loved the blog entry by 10-year-old Sofia about how allowance works in her house. I had my son (12) read it. He said, “Whoa, she gets less allowance than I do but will be able to afford an iPod soon?” Hopefully he’ll stop spending all of his allowance on Pokemon cards now.

  4. Hi Tsh,

    I’m honored to be featured this weekend — thank you! Of course the credit is due to my daughter, Sofia, who did all the explaining about our allowance system.

    I love the new Thrift Haul idea at Simple Design. And I also appreciated the little reminder in there about how it’s not about who can lug home the most stuff, but about finding what we need, saving money, and cherishing the old and beautiful.

    Thanks again,
    Amy

  5. I saw that Dora movie clip the other day and was LOL!

  6. Our post is reminding me that I have to get material for the neighbor boy to recover my Grandma’s set of kitchen chairs that I got before she died. He will be taking the chairs to the county fair. When I get them back in the fall, we are going to move the table into my kitchen with the chairs.

  7. My husband and I discovered the Dora clip a few days ago. I have now watched it several times and I still laugh until I cry. It is hilarious.

  8. I love the new Thrift Haul idea at Simple Design. And I also appreciated the little reminder in there about how it’s not about who can lug home the most stuff, but about finding what we need, saving money, and cherishing the old and beautiful.

  9. My kids love this Dora the explorer movie. Thanks for sharing these links. I would visit and read these links.

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