Category Archives: Linky-Links

World Wednesday: National Museum of Language


I found out about The National Museum of Language through The Five Minute Linguist (which I blogged about here).

Here‘s an interesting page the man who the museum’s library was name after. The article includes information regarding Allen Walker Read’s studies of the term “ok,” the Rockies and graffiti.

What do you think about it?



Father’s Day Round-Up


Here are some cute Father’s Day gifts from around the internet! 🙂

Here‘s a cute gift found via CraftGossip.

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This is a cute idea! Would also be cute if you have 3 kids. Or if you have more kids, just put more than one kid per letter (or spell father, or…I’m sure you can figure something out :)) You could also alter this for other occasions/words. Found via Pinterest.

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I can’t seem to find the original post for this cute idea that I found on Pinterest, but it looks like the remote’s actually a cookie! I thought it was adorable even when I thought it was the regular remote with a tag. 🙂


This precious car wash kit idea and 10 others (including the pictures above that spell “DAD”) can be found here.


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And finally, here‘s a pencil holder from CraftBits. I wonder if you could use a toilet paper with something on the bottom…

Enjoy and have a happy Father’s Day! If you have any Father’s Day craft ideas, be sure to leave them in the comments!


Happy Pack Rat Day!


Mental Floss tweeted that today is National Pack Rat Day. To celebrate, here are some projects to help you clean out your stash 🙂

Fabric Scraps:





Floss-Bobbin Magnets (great for old thread)

Cassette Tape Business Card Holder


What do you do to use of scraps (paper, fabric, anything)? Do you have trouble throwing things away? I think a lot of crafters/artsy people do (including me!).

Happy Pack Rat Day!




World Wednesday: Hanging a Map


For this World Wednesday, I’m linking to this post from Smile and Wave which gives you instructions on a way to hang a map (other than thumbtacks or a big frame 🙂 ).

You could use small stickers to mark places on the map…like where you’ve been, where you know people, missionaries you support, etc.

Do you have maps hanging in your house? How are they displayed?


Mother’s Day Round Up


5 links to quite a few DIY-able Mother’s Day gifts….

1. 5 Kid-Friendly (& cute!) Crafts can be found on Come Together Kids.

2. A cute card idea (& great way to use up little fabric scraps) is on A Beautiful Mess.

3. Another cool-looking card can be found through Craft Gossip.

4. You could make a coffee cozy from or inspired by one of the many tutorials on Tipnut.

5. A useful gift could be some homemade laundry detergent. You can get some instructions from TLC. (Although I’ve made some from shredded Zote and hot water — maybe some borax too, but I don’t think so — and it seems to work fine without all the extra steps and products. But as usual, do this at your own risk.)

Do you have any Mother’s Day gift ideas?



Magazine Journallette


Which one is your favorite?


Had to show the back of this one. I like it better than the front. 🙂

1. Cut magazine pages (or chosen page material(s)) to size.
2. Fold (if applicable).
3. Staple.
4. Cover stapled edge with tape or paper (optional).
5. Decorate (optional).

Find more inspiration here and here.

Have you ever made a mini journal or something similar? I’d love to see pics. 🙂

Blog Round Up


I was perusing through an issue of Artful Blogging (didn’t write down the issue, but found out via this blog that it’s the Spring 2012 issue) at Barnes & Noble and had to make a note of some (probably most) of the featured blogs. I glanced at these blogs, but would like gander at them a little more 🙂

The pics are from the blogs. Click on each pic to be taken to the post or site.

Here’s a list: various this and that. Crafts, etc. I think this is a cool idea are these are so cute.

[IMG_9657_thumb6.jpg] quilts! I don’t think I’ve ever finished a quilt…yet(?), but they’re still fun to look at and think about.

project life| week 9 scrapbook-type stuff. More of these!

CristinaAshleyDesigns this and that. This post caught my eye. some cool photos.

Specs and Wings art-type stuff.

Photobucket more this and that. This project is cute!

Enjoy these blogs!