Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.


Things of Note:

Not much this week, as I spent most of last week working on the patio instead of browsing the internet for links. 🙂 This week, I’m back to focusing on regular work, and printing a lot of stuff for the upcoming craft show. I did sit down over the weekend and get most of the stuff I need for my booth display in order, so now I just need to focus on printing. I’m also taking a little break from house projects this week, but next week I’m going to tackle the fridge with stainless steel paint. Mwahahahaha.

What are you up to this week?
 

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Outdoor Revamp

Ok, you guys have heard me talking about how I’ve been working on the back patio and the front flower beds for awhile now, and it’s all. finally. DONE. So today you finally get to see the big before and after reveal! Be warned, this is a photo-heavy post. Take a look: The Back Patio All of those flower pots in the before picture are the same exact ones as in the after picture, just sealed and spray painted. And with stuff, you know, actually planted in them instead of them just sitting there empty. Add a new bistro set […]

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Book Review: Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey

Northanger Abbey (The Austen Project) by Val McDermid. This is the latest in the line of Austen adaptations I was eager to try out. This version of Northanger Abbey takes place in the modern day, complete with texting, British slang and Facebook stalking. It’s the story of Cat Morland, a teenage girl with a penchant for paranormal novels and Gothic imaginings. She visits Edinburgh for the first time with some family friends for the Fringe Festival, and quickly falls in with a group of young people who, of course, are not all as they seem. Cue potential romance, social gaffes, […]

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July Shop Charity

Greenpeace

In case you missed it at the start of the year, one of the things I’ve decided to do with my shops this year is donate a portion of all sales to charities or causes that I support. July is host to UV Safety Month and Parks & Recreation Month. Since those are all about the great outdoors, I’ve chosen Greenpeace to be this month’s beneficiary. They are the largest independent direct-action environmental organization in the world. You might know them from their fights to protect forests and oceans, and stop global warming. Greenpeace’s aim is to defend the natural […]

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Tuesday Treasure Trove

Tuesday Treasure Trove: this week's round-up of read-worthy links.

Cute/full-of-feels video of the week: My 11-Year-Old Pit Bull Beat Cancer, So I Gave Him A Birthday He’ll NEVER Forget! It’s Time to End the Prejudice Against Pit Bulls. Agreed. My Sienna is 75% pitbull, and she’s a sweetie. New Guidelines For Readers. Summary: pretty much anything goes, except shaming other readers. Can You Love a Flawed Novel? Yes, I can. Forgetting a Child in the Backseat of a Car Is a Horrifying Mistake. Is It a Crime? I can’t even imagine. Fighting Fatigue: 5 tips for being positive when you’re tired. Getting Things Done: It’s Not the Same as […]

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