Link Love Friday and other REALLY important musings
1) The craptop’s keyboard appears to have offically taken a crap. Typing the letter m takes about 60 seconds and lots of key stabbing. Enter also sticks which means I end up double tweeting which I’m sure makes me look dumb. Also, the m key sometimes sticks and then I probably look like I’m stuttering. Orders have been dispatched for Big Daddy to PLEASE order a replacement so I can be out of agony.
2) I go to Wal-Mart about three times a year. Our local Wal-Mart still has fabric and notions and if I need something small I tend to run in there instead of driving 20 minutes to our nearest fabric store. I hate shopping at Wal-Mart. It makes me feel dirty. Back in “the day” Wal-Mart would advertised all of it’s Made in America products, which I thought was awesome, but they don’t mention that much these days and cheap flip-flops and t-shirts seem to be their new MO.
Part of my motivation behind this trip to Wal-Mart was a small sewing notion and the hope of *ahem* cheap hanging baskets. I know it’s awful to be all holier than though about how you won’t shop at Wal-Mart and how it’s all evil and they don’t treat their employees well and the low cost at any price mentality is why American job are disappearing over seas and then cross your fingers that Wal-Mart has hanging baskets for under $10 becuase you just kill the damn things anyhow and would rather spend $10 on something you’re going to shamelessly murder than $15 or $20.
They’re so stinking pretty . I’m not sure what it says that I’m willing to compromise my morals and ethics for $7 hanging baskets though.
3) Google Reader is saving a million hours of my time.
And now, without further ado from the lovely world of Stumble Upon it’s Link Love FRIDAY!!
I LOVE these Kimono’s from Habitual. I’ve already printed out the pattern. The Princess is moping that they don’t “come” in her in size. I’m a little daunted by the 75 inches of bias tape I have to make though…
The Princess is totally into playing Cat’s Cradle lately and after she exhausted the small book of patterns she had, we found this site which is full of string figures to make.
These easy layered parfaits are going to be on summer breakfast rotation.
And for summer lunches, I’m thinking the adorable bento without a bento inspired fair at Little Nummies will be a HUGE hit.
I’m a ridiculous sucker for soft pretzels.
and lastly, this photo tile tute at Splitcoast Stampers is sparking lots of ideas in my head for affordable, awesome wall decor.