Monday, July 02, 2012

for sharing

A small collection of posts I've been bookmarking to share with you, if you are so inclined. I have included a short excerpt from the first five posts. The Susan Branch link takes you to her main page, where you can enjoy scrolling through her recent travel posts and read as you like.  And the last couple are for adding something excellent and wholesome to your day.

The Organized HomeI don't like to houseclean. I would much rather read a book, learn something new, or be with my husband or kids. On the other hand, I love a clean, organized home that is also beautifully decorated. I suppose this is a bad combination, but over the years, these desires have driven me to find ways to have my cake and eat it, too.
He Ain't Heavy:  In fact I wanted the very best. I wanted them to have trusted friends. I wanted them to have good advice and a helping hand. I wanted them to have a sympathetic comrade, one so familiar he knew exactly what would make your day - and then set out to do just that.
Training the Will of a One Year OldThe mother who takes pains to endow her children with good habits secures for herself smooth and easy days... ~Charlotte Mason
Brinton Turkle and Masterly InactivityMasterly Inactivity is an action {or non-action, as the case may be} on the part of the parents. It is a "wise letting alone." It is having the power and desire to act, but the insight and wisdom to restrain oneself. Miss Mason suggested this sort of letting alone in so many areas of life. Surely this incident with Obadiah qualifies. 
Imagination- Cultivate Your Capacities for Amazement: Those of you embarking on this journey will watch your own imagination begin to blossom and grow as you cultivate your capacities for amazement.  And you get to share it all with your children.
Susan Branch:  online home of author and illustrator, Susan Branch whose artwork I'm sure you've seen on calendars and appointment books and elsewhere.  She's been in England and the photos and commentary are wonderful, especially of her visit to Beatrix Potter home.
Psalm 5, Hear My Words: Exellent music by Nathan Clark George that I enjoy over and over.(Click the link for Psalm 5 when you get to his page.)
Meadowbrook Farm: Absolutely gorgeous flowers and home. For lingering...


  1. Of course, I LOVE Susan Branch too, and have been following her recent trip to England....A journey on the Queen Mary is on my bucket list....

    I've a few of her books, she has some wonderful recipes.

    Have a great week,

  2. I loved perusing all your links!

    Thank you!

  3. Niki, you read all the good stuff! :)

    Stacy, I'm so glad. Thank you for telling me!


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