Saturday, November 14, 2009

Lady Giant's Laundry

Can you imagine running into this site while playing in the woods? Especially after just having read Jack and the Beanstalk. I guess the giant's wife had to do some laundry. via

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Wonderful Quote About Money and Books

This certainly rings true for me. This sounds like the perfect way to manage your budget so there's always enough money for another book. Read a short biography of Desiderius Erasmus Roterodamus.

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Boy Uses Dishwasher To Wash Bikes [Video]

Now this is one interprising young man. This ad made me laugh. Rosemary

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These Shoes Weren't Made For Walking

These paper shoes were made by Jennifer Collier, a very talented artist from the UK. She also makes the following paper items: dresses, aprons, bibs, gloves, boxes, ties, hats, jewelry and other things as well. Click here to view her thumbnail gallery. Aren't they all wonderful? I am always excited to see things made from old paper and found objects. It's the ultimate in recycling. Thanks for stopping by the cottage to see some things that caught my eye. ~Rosemary

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Friday, November 13, 2009

Formula For Living: Cary Grant

I think he had a lot of fun with the in between part. The photo in the little 2-seater BMW was taken in 1954. Over a half century later these tiny cars are hot once again but not nearly as hot as Cary Grant 1904-1986.

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Fear of Friday The 13th

Did you know that Fear of Friday the 13th is called two of the biggest words I've ever seen? They are paraskavedekatriaphobia + friggatriskaidekaphobia. Thank goodness for copy and paste! Triskaidekaphobia is fear of the number 13.

I didn't even realize it was Friday the 13th until I looked at my calendar just now. I am not superstitious since my birthday is September 13th and I have had a few fall on a Friday. Nothing bad has ever happened. As for today, so far so good! Hope the same holds true for you too. Rosemary

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Thursday, November 12, 2009

Brown Pelican Removed From Endangered List

I was very excited to hear on the news last night that after nearly 40 years on the brink of extinction, the Brown Pelican is coming off the endangered species list. It's so good to hear something positive about the environment every once in a while, isn't it? Read more.

John James Audubon would be so happy that these pelicans did not go the way of the Carolina Parrot and the Passenger Pigeon and become extinct. Thanks for stopping by the cottage for today's natural history lesson. ~Rosemary

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Metropolitan Home | Another Magazine is Folding

Another home/shelter magazine is folding after the December 2009 issue. Metropolitan Home it is one of several home magazines to be eliminated in the last two years, given the bad housing market and lack of disposable income for redecorating. Read more. I guess Lonny has the right idea being exclusively an online publication.

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Which Cup of Tea Will You Be Drinking Today?

I think I'll have a cup of creativi-tea to help me with my next post. But I want to drink my morning coffee first. Coffee is for morning, tea is for afternoon and after dinner. Which cup appeals to you? Thanks for stopping by the cottage for a little pick-me-up. ~Rosemary

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Bradley Court in Gloucestershire England :: An Elizabethan Tudor

You will love this 16th century manor home in England with additions constructed in the 17th and 18th centuries. The gazebo the present owners (furniture designer Thomas Messel and his wife the artist Pepe Messel) are sitting before was built in 1707. I know you will enjoy the additional photos in this slideshow presented by The Magazine Antiques. Read more about the history and ownership of this magnificent estate here. Isn't it wonderful to see fabulous period furnishings in a proper house? ~Rosemary

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Wednesday, November 11, 2009

History of Veterans Day

Kiss a veteran today if you possibly can! Click on the image above to learn more about the history of this somber patriotic U.S. holiday. ~Rosemary

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Tuesday, November 10, 2009

"Girls Are Like Apples" | Pete Wentz

My photograph, his quote. Please send this to every young girl and boy that you know. ~Rosemary

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Life's Little Instruction Book, page 142 and more

I almost never rush into making a decision, especially if its major. I only have real maple syrup in my refrigerator. The other stuff is just flavored high fructose corn syrup. I could really use one of those antique bookstands like the one in the classroom full of old desks. The last photo is called Nature's Fireworks. Thanks for stopping by the cottage for your daily dose of inspiration. ~Rosemary

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