It's late on Sunday but I had a few links to share for this weekend that I don't want to pass up!
Wreath Making Workshop: It's taught by a sweet friend of mine out in her little wood cabin she built all by herself (with maybe a little help from her family)! This is my second year going and I have to say I love it a little more every year. There's a few spots left so grab a group of eight friends and head out to North Gower to see for yourself! (Email me if you want contact details and no, not everyone's wreath is as radical as mine!)
Khan Academy: What started as an uncle's homework tutorials for a distant niece has evolved into a virtual academy with over 2,700 video tutorials accessible via their website or youtube channel. The organization's mission is to provide free world-class education to anyone, anywhere. With offerings as varied as algebra to American civics, physics to the Paulson bailout, and chemistry to cosmology, it's an invaluable resource for parents needing a little help tutoring or teaching their own kids as well as those of us who need Ponzi scheme explained to us in layman's terms. I'll be browsing through the dozens of videos on art history this week as prep for some art education for my own students...
LEMELEME: A new-to-me photo sharing app for the iPhone. Being the grateful recipient of my husband's old (read: non-4S) phone, I'm catching up for all these years I haven't been texting and capturing sudden moments throughout the day with my camera phone. Instagram has been my favorite go-to but I'm willing to try this one to see what it has to offer in regards to filters.
Kisses from Katie: You can meet her through her blog the Journey or through her book, Kisses from Katie, but either way, you've got to meet her! I first heard of her through an old friend's facebook mention of her and grew more and more amazed the more I researched and read about her. As a recent high school graduate from an upper-middle class family, she decided to spend one year in Uganda, against everyone else's more worldy wise counsel. She's been there now over three years and is adoptive mother to 13 girls and surrogate mother to many more at through the food program and orphans her ministry supports. Leaving all the comforts and promise of a first world life, she dedicated hers to those without. A book I hope to read with my eldest, a necessary role model in a culture obsessed with reality stars and fake weddings.