Links I love.

Links I love.

library letters

Since November twitterature is tomorrow, I’m sharing the link love today. Happy reading!

Your kids, too? Practical advice when kids have too much stuff.

How ‘I Capture the Castle’ Captured Me.

Elizabeth Gaskell’s home, fully restored from looking derelict to looking as it did when the Gaskell family lived there.

10 ways you’re making your life harder than it has to be.

On the blog:

What Would Victoria Beckham do?

How to make a latté at home without an espresso machine.

On showing up.

Have a great weekend!

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  1. Hmm… something about the Washington Post anti-kid clutter piece struck me a little wrong. Kids like toys and shiny things (and free cookies from the deli — if ours did that I’d be all over taking them to get through a grocery shopping trip! Sounds perfect to keep the kids from asking for other junk). I understand if you have an extremely tiny living space, but one reason we elected to get a house with a basement was so the kids could revel in their cheap toys and the rest of us didn’t really have to deal with them. I think it’s a fine line between what’s about us and what’s about them.

    • Annaleah says:

      Kids do love those cheap little toys and gadgets, which is why I always let my kids bring them home. However, I have no qualms about tossing them when their interest in them wanes (in about 2 days). Having a large house isn’t an option for our family (and we love small house living anyway) and I don’t think having clutter that no one cares about does anyone any good. I find that my kids play more with their toys when they have fewer options available. Plus it helps lessen clean up battles! =)

  2. Nancy says:

    My SIL has turned me on to the “library letters.” She found a woman close to her that makes them. I now own my own and we’ve purchased some to give as Christmas gifts. Love them.

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