Most of my online reading comes from websites/blogs that I subscribe to. These are people who write about the things that either inspire, motivate or interest me. My time is too precious to do much open ended browsing but I do enjoy a read.
Whenever I find a website/blog that I want to keep in touch with I subscribe via my email using Feedblitz. I know there are RSS feeders etc out there but that is just another learning curve for me so I stick to the email. With Feedblitz you simply go to their website, click the green button on the left hand side that says "Subscribe to Anything", and then follow the prompt. Each day you’ll get an email with all the websites you’ve "subscribed" to if they have been updated. If I don’t have time to read it I just delete the email (this is important! otherwise you just clutter up your inbox – you can always read what you’ve missed the next time you visit anyway.) Check it out – http://www.feedblitz.com
Robyn from Heart of Wisdom, wrote about Square Foot Gardening. We’ve done a fairly simplified version of this – we didn’t do raised beds, just arranged our dirt plot into squares instead of rows. I’d love the structure of raised beds but that is just not going to happen so I do what I can with what I’ve got. I’m hoping my parents in law will plant our veggie garden in the coming week (while I’m out of town!) I do enjoy Robyn’s Heart at Home Blog.
Sue Patrick’s Workbox System seems to be popping up all over. Mums are finding a great system that works for them. I have appreciated seeing how different mums have tweaked this system too. I have seen one mum (and I’m sorry I’ve lost the link) who bought a plastic trolley with 7 narrow drawers (I think from Target) and used the system that way. Though this is ‘new’ to the scene I have friends who have used this type of system with their preschoolers/young children and it works very well. Check it out (but remember you may need to tweak it!) Currclick are also selling this book.
Linda from Revived Christian Woman has just released a new free e-zine, Released to Love. I have read her first edition and was challenged personally and as a parent. I have printed it off to ponder some more on. Linda’s writing is easy to digest and yet it leaves you thinking and praying. Thank you Linda!
I have an over full pantry and freezer and have been chipping away at it, trying to remember to write up my menu plans based on what is in the house. I came across this blog post encouraging the same thing. I must be more diligent!