Weekend links

For today’s weekend links, I thought I’d showcase some of my favorite finds on Pinterest from the week:

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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. Thanks for the link, Tsh! And I LOVE the $50 Mrs. Meyer soap idea!! Have a great weekend.

  2. Book posters are AWESOME. Hand soap seems a bit complicated. But we go through SO much of it (and love Meyers) that it may be worth a go 😉

  3. I’m going to check out the link for making inexpensive soap 🙂 🙂 I have a couple bars of citrus CAstille soap from Dr. Bronner’s…and I”m looking for a great way to use it up 🙂 🙂 Love and hugs from the ocean shores of California, Heather 🙂

  4. oh i totally loved the Meyers soap idea too as I began looking what scents Amazon carried (love my husband’s company having amazon prime at times like this).

  5. Hard to believe: I’d found all of these pins but the one about the children’s books! I even made my version of mountainmama’s salsa SIX times last week (my version of her recipe is on my blog), though I’ve finally told the kids they needed a break from tomatoes for a bit. I’ve been hunting for the Meyers soap for a while now, too. Pinterest, the great unifier! 🙂

    I clicked through from Simple Living after seeing the audio book links because I have a niece and nephew I’d like to get hooked on books. My kids are in high school now, but I always put really good stories (I was an English major/teacher!) into their CD players as they fell asleep when they were little. It was part of our bedtime routine: we read together first, then they listened, drifting off to bookland and to sleep.

    In addition to being soothing and interesting, I believe it has long term effects. Writers must read (or listen!) to good writers. Both my son and daughter are imaginative, write well and creatively, and have great vocabularies. Folks tell me they’re both “older than their years” in maturity and “exactly their ages” in another sense…not 17 going on 29, if you know what I mean. While I know we have done other things that fostered these attributes (no cable until 3 years ago, limited screen time, etc.) lots of the credit goes to the books of Brian Jacques, Richard Adams, Astrid Lindgren, etc. (My oldest popped up at about age 5 with “well, that DOES give one pause”–used correctly!–a line from Pippi Longstocking!) I encourage young moms and dads to check out their library for free downloads and/or CDs to borrow!

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