happy saturday! for those that liked the ironing/movie night idea, the first was a success. we watched julie & julia, which was so enjoyable and entertaining. i laughed at all the funny ways julie obsessed over her blog (umm, i relate a little too much) and the part at which she had a meltdown on her kitchen floor over not getting something done right? mike was laughing loudly exclaiming "that's you! that is so you." eesh. anyway... a great movie pick and chores done.
it is time to share january's inspired internet list. the list is incredibly long this month. for those of you who are new to my blog, i don't share a blog roll. i have a constant fear of unintentionally excluding someone. (my blog reader is overloaded, though!) instead, i share a monthly list of links to postings i have been inspired by and personally want to bookmark. i have tried to roughly sort the list by loose category, because i know this is a long list to peruse!
- the long thread's list of top 100 tutorials (sewing)
- rhythm of the home features a children's art and activity bag tutorial
- curlypop's super hero head band. now this is almost identical to the pattern i made up for myself as preferred after making many narrower, elastic band crowns.
- bluebirdbaby's everything bag tutorial
- a sweet sewn card and envelope, featured on sew, mama, sew!
- heather of shivaya naturals shares a felt story board pattern
- garden mama shares a tutorial for colorful paper window stars
- bonnie of simple beauty shares their thankful tree
- moo mama linked through to the happiness project, a lovely idea, which includes the suggestion of a one-sentence journal.
- melissa of tiny happy showed us her beautifully decorated ceramics
- lisa from 5 orange potatoes makes these sweet pine needle sachets. lisa also shares a cornstarch clay recipe
- if you haven't visited molly over at remedial eating, you really should. she teams fabulous writing, stunning photography, and scrumptious recipes in almost every post. her shakshuka recipe (scrumptious looking mediterranean dish) caught my eye
- erin of house on hill road asks about healthy food. read the comments!
- tricia of the orchard shares her sugar cookie and royal icing recipes
- lisa of earth mama posted such a delicious sounding recipe. i can't wait to try this steamed tofu with miso sauce!
- how to grow your own mung bean sprouts, from the simple green frugal co-op
- gypsy mama's favorite hummus recipe
parenting & home:
- marina of a small tribe and amanda of soule mama both posted home interiors. with the new year's feeling to clean and re-organize in full swing, i find these sorts of posts inspiring!
- steady mom has a very thoughtful post about blogging and parenting. (steady mom, jamie, also has a new book out, steady days.)
- amanda rose of lorettaville posted a home birth retrospective. so intriguing!
- heather of shivaya naturals shared the importance of nurturing through self pampering!
- lisa of earth mama posts about hiking with young children.
frugality, and eco-living:
- it is posts like this one from lisa of earth mama, that keep me frugally inspired and so appreciative of all that we have!
- i am participating in one small change and i have found so many inspiring posts by other participants. this post by kyce of old recipe for a new world really made me think (again). kyce's blog is generally about her eco journey and is so motivating. she also has lovely post about homemade body care.
- june of four green acres talks about "from scratch." this is just the reminder i need to not let our homey traditional lifestyle choices slip away.
- heather of beauty that moves shares her etsy tips
- a crockpot soap-making recipe on the simple green frugal co-op
- over at sew green, a fabulous list of eco books to have in a home library
- sunnydaytodaymama, a fellow corner view participant, has an incredible list: 50 inspiring links
- whip-up's best of lists. a list of lists. i am overwhelmed at the possibilities!
- michelle stumbled on my blog and linked through to hers. she is working her way around the internet letting each blog lead her to the next. very cool project.
- i am just deeply moved by ginny's blog, small things
are there any links i missed that you want to share in the comments?