Links of Love: Gotta Get Back, Back, Back to School Again

School supplies await the first day of class

Well, are you ready? Whoa! Whoa! I gotta go….back to school again. I grew up in (what was then) a small Southern California town that offered “year-round” school before its time. Heading back to school at the end of July was the norm for me. It wasn’t until junior high that I experienced the bliss […]

Links of Love for BTS

Apple on Desk ca. 2001

Baby Update: I’m still here, and I’m still intact. It was a rough night. Thanks to all who prayed. I am sore and tired and a little nauseated. Feel free to keep praying. I so appreciate it! In other news…. As the new school year rolls around, here are some great places to check out […]

Links of Love: FishBoys Style


Here are some of the places on the World Wide Web where the FishBoys like to surf. (Because after all, some of them don’t even know the sound of the ocean.) eBay – This is the go-to site for all things GameCube and Lego. Our eldest is getting very adept at watching auctions and even […]

Links of Love: Christmas Style

Christmas baubles --- Image by © Royalty-Free/Corbis

There are all sorts of Christmas resources floating out there on the web. Here are a few that I found recently. * A whole treasure chest of Christmas ideas at Mom Advice. * Frugal Dad talks about planning ahead for the holidays. * The Pioneer Woman Cooks – Christmas Archives * Jenn@FrugalUpstate talks about (really) […]

Links of Love: Clean, Clean, Clean

Woman Cleaning Mirror ca. 1999

Some interesting tidbits I stumbled upon recently: Cleaning Myths RoundUp at Blissfully Domestic The Psychology of Clutter at Tales from The Clean Team Summer Cleaning Chore Checklist from Organized Home How to Make “My First Cleaning Kit” for Toddlers at Family Fun Magazine A wealth of Homemade Household Cleaners at The Family Homestead Also related: […]

Links of Love: Hot Wheels


For your cruisin’ pleasure this week: I’m sure the men in your life will appreciate this new baby from Dodge. They do at my house. Reminds me of “The Dukes of Hazard.” What will they think of next? Looking for ways to save at the gas pump? Check out what Gas Buddy has to say […]

Links of Love: Sanity Savers

Here are some quick stops to make this week. I hope they’ll help you find your groove and add some peace to your place. Alicia illustrates the great uses of an empty basket for keeping things neat and tidy. How do we keep our focus? Read what Amy says about keeping the main thing — […]

Links of Love: Keeping Your Cool


Whether it’s the summer sun or the heat rising in family situations, here are some links to help you keep your cool. Let me know what works for you! Also, if you’ve got a great link — on any topic, send it my way for future Links of Love. Summer Cooking Tips: Cool Off in […]