Friday Favorites October 30, 2009

Well, this has been an absolutely busy, but wonderful week has our move back to the states is trucking along. Our household shipment was packed, loaded and crated yesterday. I couldn’t believe they were able to do it all in just one day. That has never happened before. So, for the next three-four weeks, we are living in a mostly empty apartment with borrowed government furniture. In just one month from tomorrow we will be flying to the states and spending time visiting family before we move on to Virginia. We’ve also made some progress this week with our hunt for a rental house near our next duty station, which is a bit of a challenge to do from overseas.

In the midst of all of that there has been scarce time for blog reading, but a did still manage to find some great posts to share with you today!

But before we do that, here is a picture that sums up yesterday, and the finalization of my week. This is yours truly standing in an empty room with boxes all around after the living room was packed up yesterday.

taking it all in copy

And now, here’s this week’s favorites! Hoosier Homemade is hosting this week, so don’t forget to visit her to see all of the Friday Favorites posts linked up and, it would be great if you could link up with your own Friday Favorites post as well.


Permission Slips for Mom by Heart of the Matter Online

Guest Post at Impress Your Kids on Skipping Halloween

7 Ways to Encourage Your Children by Life as Mom

Six Suggestions to Stop Sibbling Squabbles by Hearts at Home

Roasted Apples N’Cream Caramel Topped Brownies
by Picky Palate

Banana Upside Down Cake by Lynn’s Kitchen Adventures

Homemade Sliders by Cooking During Stolen Moments

Rice Krispie Treats by Balancing Beauty and Bedlam

Saving Money with Beans and Rice by The Happy Housewife


Fun by the Yarn by Mom Tried It

Trend Altet: Burlap by U Create

November Desktop by Dani’s Girls

Saturday Special: Adding Textures to Photos by Scrap Matters

Crafts: Simple and Feasible by Heart of the Matter Online

Quick and Easy Halloween Activites by No Time for Flashcards

Paper Owl Pattern by U Create

Blogging & Social Media:

5 Plugins to Make Your WordPress Blog Blazing Fast by Pro Blogger

The Skinny on Toolbars by The Homeschool Classroom

How to Set Up and Use Dropdown Naviation in Thesis 1.6 by DIY Themes


Four Point to Help You Choose Curriculum by Blissfully Domestic

Great Reads:

Lessons in Chicken Nuggets, Popcorn Shrimp, and Chocolate Milk by Green Enough

Unveiling the Masks by Blancing Beauty and Bedlam


  1. says

    What a great list! I can’t believe you had time to keep up with blog reading in the midst of everything! I can’t wait to read all your links.

    I was wondering how you like WordPress and Thesis? I’m seriously contemplating a move from Blogger, and think sounds like the way to go. I’ve heard that Thesis is a popular template, and there’s lots of room to personalize it. Would you recommend it?
    .-= Erin @ Closing Time´s last blog ..Friday Favorites =-.