Friday, March 7, 2008

Outta Town

We're at my mom's for the weekend, helping with some projects, visiting with her, and attending a continuing education course (okay, the last one is just Jared.) Anyhow, I won't spend time posting, but in the meantime, here are a few blogs and such that I've discovered recently for you to explore:

This blog by a homeschooling mom is one that I am so excited about. I can tell that she has a similar philosophy to homeschooling to mine and seems to be implementing the way I would like to be (notice that I'm not there yet.) Besides having some great pictures and thoughts, she posts once a week with a report on everything they've been doing for homeschool. Even if you are a parent whose kids are in public school, you still might enjoy some of the things she is doing with her kids as enrichment activities. Here's Sonja at The Wonder Years.

Also, my friend Christine just started a blog on cupcakes. If you are a fan of the single serving bliss-on-a-plate desserts, or if you are looking for an idea for an upcoming kid's party, look no further. Check out The Coolest Cupcakes. And tell her who sent you:)!

Since you already know what a cake lover I am, wander on over to the Charm City Cakes site and browse their amazing creations. Cakes start at $500 each, so you may just be window shopping, but it's still fun. You may already have seen many of their masterpieces on one of my favorite Food Network shows, Ace of Cakes.

Last but not least, last week I read A Thousand Splendid Suns (see the link for my full review on A tremendously moving book that spoke to my heart about the plight of the women in Afghanistan. I have not stopped thinking about how I can help them. This non-profit aims to do just that. Check it out and think about ways that you can help women who were born into heart wrenching situations. The organization is the Women of Hope Project. And if you haven't read the book, I recommend it. It is not light reading, but I found it to be uplifting in spite of the heart breaking stories found therein.

Hope you all have a great weekend!


My Ice Cream Diary said...

Thank you for the comments on my last post.

Enjoy your visit with your mom, and thanks for all the blog reading =)

Rebecca said...

Looks like some great links, and I hope you have fun this weekend! I know I least tonight!

Actually it will be a great weekend all around. I'm getting a new calling on Sunday that I'm actually excited about!

An Ordinary Mom said...

Enjoy your weekend!

That book is on my list to read this year!

Christine said...

Hey- thanks for mentioning me! I just blogged your peanut butter chocolate cupcakes! Let me know if you have any other recipes for great cupcakes that you'd like to share!

Sonja said...

My eyes were opened in Hosinni's "Kite Runner". I really learned alot from that book. I have yet to read "Thousand Splendid Suns"-- I'm not sure if my heart is ready. I'm going to check out the agency you listed. I think it's great that you feel compelled to act.

I checked out the cupcake blog. I'm still drooling. hummena hummena.

Thanks for mentioning me. I'm really flattered, but like I said before, I plan on learning a lot from you.

I think our two oldest could be cousins. :)
Have fun on your trip!

Erika said...

Even though you didn't post about her, I'm glad you found "My Ice Cream Diary." (I assume from me) I thought you two would get a long well :-)

Rebecca said...

I'm reading "The Kite Runner" right now. I'm doing a book club and we're going to be reading "A Thousand Splendid Suns" soon, so I thought I'd start with the other one first. I'm anticipating that I'll like it after reading your review.

Anonymous said...

II found you from Sonja's blog. She is awesome isn't she! I'm an LDS homeschooling mom too, and also a BYU alumna. What did you study?

Anyway, nice to "meet" you, and I hope you had a great weekend!