Agloves winner!

The winner of the uber-fantastic Agloves is #17- Deborah!  

Deborah said...

I so need a pair of gloves - I almost bought a pair last week at Target. But I must have had ESP. Because I know I'm going to win these. How totally cool would that be?? dmj53

I will email you, Deborah for your info.

thank you everyone for playing :)  If you want a pair, you can visit the Aglove site and order, they would make a great gift!

Links of note around the web

Sunday links- more greatness from the web

Simple lavender salve from Delighting in the days- she makes it look so simple!  I love lavender, I think I will have to try this.

Pumpkin waffles, and other great and easy pumpkin desserts over at Deals to Meals  

Plan to Eat  meal planning, grocery lists, recipe sharing and more.  Oh my, I must have been under a rock to not know about this.  As an extremely planning-challenged mom..this could either be helpful to me, or a waste of space...thinking about giving it a try...

Have a great week, bloggy friends!

7 Quick Takes Friday, November 12

 A bit of a more relaxed week for me, mostly because we are no longer walking the horse. Sad for Meg, but a relief for me.
I have been going at such a crazy pace, that we didn't have time to visit any places, do anything fun and spontaneous.  We were having a great homeschool day Tuesday, so I took the kids out to Old Town to run errands and walk around.

We went to the violin shop, which is in a delightfully old house near the shopping circle.  Then, we visited the library :)  Here are Teddy and Demi goofing off, doing what they do best...!

Next, we visited the yogurt shop.
Here's the view from the yogurt shop.  I liked the pink dots on the window.  
We also stopped by a martial arts studio- I'm still on a quest to stop the fight club going on in my house.  I think we are going to sign both Teddi and Demi up for classes.
Meg has to come up with a Science fair project.  This is soo not my area...the one and only time I had to do one, my project was pretty lame, and was just to get a grade. (and I had no parental or teacher help) So far we've looked into measuring the torque of venus fly traps (I though this was right up Sky's alley, but he seemed concerned with measuring torque with a rubber band...) 
to learning if gold fish have memories,
to exploring anti-lock breaks.  My head already hurts....

we almost canceled our cable... HGTV was suddenly gone from our line-up, and it's the only channel we watch! We dvr a couple of things, but HGTV is the only channel we ever just turn on.  After not having t.v. for several years, it wasn't a hard decision to make...just a little inconvenient...but, happy to report that the channel re-appeared a few days later.  If only we could buy channels a la carte, we only watch a few things, all those channels are just wasted on us...

I just re-read Harry Potter #7, in preparation for the new movie  NOVEMBER 19th!!  I had forgotten so much!  The last book is really a top read, so many thrilling moments, and so many deep moments.  Did you cry when Harry asked his mom if it would hurt?....I blubbered, good thing I was at home...
I've got chicken tortilla soup in the crock pot, I hope you have a happy Friday, intenet friends!
7 Quick Takes Friday is hosted over at Conversion Diary

Sunday link awesomeness!

 It's Sunday! Here is some awesomeness I've noticed around the internet: Enjoy :)

  • The Homeschool Blog Awards voting has begun over at The Homeschool Post. Click over to vote for your favorite homeschool blogs, and to find new reads.  That part is my favorite, finding new blogs to read... 

  • Nikon My Picture Town.  Free 2GB of photo and movie storage every month, or upgrade to 20GB a month for $2.99 -for those of us with no real backup of our precious photos...uh, yeah, I keep thinking I need to do something about that-besides every few months putting everything on a cd...this looks incredible, and easy. I'll report back once I try it out. (you can keep me accountable to stop thinking about it and actually doing it...)

  • What happens when a magazine decides the whole internet is copyright free...

The World's Dumbest Editor Incurs the Wrath of the Internet   for more, here is also
Swiper, no swiping! Stealing sucks  and for the original post by the author whose content was stolen, go here- Copy infringement and me

I am blogging this, and have tweeted these other posts, because I strongly believe that bloggers need to defend their ownership of their creative content- which is, indeed protected by copyright laws, even if published online.  We are all in danger of having our work stolen, if bloggers and magazines get away with such theft.

Sunday links- getting back into the groove...

This homeschool year has really done a number on me.  I don't know if I'm coming or going, and my house is a mess, my blog is a bit neglected.

I'm still here!!!

Trying to get back into my groove, so I present you with a new Sunday night links post...I used to do these pretty regularly...

Here's some awesomeness from the internet:

  • My kids are officially addicted to Dr. Who- though they have only seen the older David Tennant version,- Blink.  I am able to report that the very scary weeping angels episode is too scary in the newest series- but the version in the David Tenent series is not as scary, my kids loved it.

  • Our fall beeswax fun- making waxed leaves over at Small things blog.  I have to tell you, I have a mom-crush on this blogger, her blog, her photos, the things she does...

  • Now I have to link to my own Stained glass leaves project- because once in a while I do a cool craft, and look! -I have proof!  this one is pretty easy, you should try it :)

I hope you had a great weekend, bloggy friends :) it was a busy/full weekend for us.  We had an Irish feis for Meg this weekend, an afternoon with my parents, sister and her kids to celebrate Grandma's birthday- and then we had church meeting, picking up Josie from Jr. High church camp, and then getting the house and food ready to have the Bible school boys over.

Busy, but good.