Internet Menagerie

Internet Menagerie

January 17, 2017

Rose by Maja Petric

I’ve been trying to keep track of the thought-provoking and fun items I’ve been seeing on the internet and wanted to share them with you. I’d love to hear about anything you’ve spotted lately that’s worth sharing!

  • Speaking of which, a friend posted this ratatouille tart recently and it caught my eye. (Eat Live Travel Write)
  • Couldn’t help but roar at this (while also being fascinated and grossed out all at the same time): The enema within (The Guardian)
  • The dark Side of chocolate:


Image: Maja Petric at Unsplash

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Internet Menagerie

September 13, 2016

Wind blown by Benny Jackson

I’m way overdue for an trip around the web! Here are some interesting reads I’ve found over the past couple of months that I wanted to share with you. Would love to hear any thoughts, or any of finds of your own in the comments!

  • This family makes me feel like I have zero financial literacy skills. (WashPost)

Image: Benny Jackson at unsplash



Internet Menagerie

April 11, 2016

Desk on blue

Let’s get the week started with a trip around the web! I’ve got some serious stuff here mixed in with lighter pieces and a few spring recipes. Have you spotted or read anything interesting lately yourself? I’d love to know!

  • Amazing:


Image: Padurariu Alexandru at Unsplash


Pull Up A Chair

February 19, 2016

 Jean-Marie Grange at Unsplash

Fridays are good days to celebrate successes, big and small. A couple things on my end…

First, I fixed our dishwasher. I’m terrible at any home repair and mechanical anything is Greek to me. My beloved husband, who can figure anything out, was very busy and it just one of those times when I couldn’t wait one more day so I found a You Tube video, took some of the dishwasher parts apart, and it worked.

Also, I made it through the week! On Tuesday, it looked like I’d reach today out of breath and grumpy. Last week B had to work more hours than usual, and spent a lot of time at his office, which meant a crazier than normal week for me. That’s okay; it goes like that sometimes. But this week, the tables were supposed to be turned; I had agreed to take on some extra work hours so B was going to cover for me. Then, B woke up sick on Tuesday. So, I kicked it into high gear and somehow managed to get all my work done, get the homeschooling done, make most of the meals, run errands, and keep everyone in clean underwear — with two terrible nights of sleep thrown in there because of all B’s coughing. (He felt badly in more ways than one.)

I know a number of supermoms and I’m not one of them, so while I’m happy I accomplished everything I needed to this week, what I’m most proud of is that I’ve still got some energy and don’t feel like barking at anybody. Something to celebrate!

What about you — anything to celebrate? How about joining me in a glass of homemade cedrata? It’s non-alchololic, but anything lemony floats my boat.

Hope it’s a lovely and slow weekend for you. See you back here next week!

Image:  Jean-Marie Grange, Unsplash





Internet Menagerie

February 17, 2016

Vladimir Kudinov at Unsplash

We are way overdue for a trip around the web! Here are some of my recent finds; please share yours in the comments.

  • If I had terrible menstrual cramps, I might just try this. (People)
  • Check out this inspirational TED Talk in Geneva (by a fiend’s wife who’s an art historian) on the Sistine Chapel::


Image: Vladimir Kudinov at Unsplash


Internet Menagerie

November 24, 2015

Tiago Muraro at Unsplash

Hello friends! I have a lot of links I’ve been wanting to share for a while so here’s a batch of them. Not that you have much free time this Thanksgiving week, but if you’re sitting in an airport or on a train, or you just need a break, you might find something interesting here. Please share some of your best finds in the comments!

  • Lovely short documentary about one woman’s story of bettering her life. (The Atlantic)
  • Making this pie for Thanksgiving. (Smitten Kitchen)

Image: Tiago Muraro, Unsplash



Internet Menagerie

October 19, 2015


Let’s get this week started with a trip around the web. As usual, it’s a random selection of stuff I found intriguing in some way and wanted to share with you. Would love to hear any of your own recent finds so feel free to take a moment and share them in the comments!

  • These are making me reminisce about amazing making cider donuts with Mags…
  • If you’re a fan of Henry David Thoreau, what do you think of this?
  • Confused about how Syria got to be such a mess? This helped me understand it better:

Image: Life of Pix



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Internet Menagerie

August 25, 2015

Watching Over

Friends, we’re overdue for a trip around the web! Quite a list here, all over the place, but that means there’s a little something for everybody. If you’ve come across anything interesting lately, please share it in the comments!

  • This is interesting, but why pick on airbnb renters versus large hotels and commercial real estate contractors? (BusinessInsider)
  • If you still prefer pen and paper like me, the Bullet Journal might be for you. (Life Hacker)
  • Since my girls still love Frozen, I got a kick out of this.
  • Design winner, called the  “Flo” kit, could make the lives of women and girls much easier in developing countries. (Tech Insider)
  • Here‘s what racism looks like. (Daily Kos)
  • This is one big reason we stay in this area. (Share America)
  • Amazing photos that speak to the diversity of Ethiopia. (Resource Travel)

Image: Dave Meier at picography


Internet Menagerie

July 8, 2015

Let’s kick off the week with a trip around the web. If you’ve stumbled on anything interesting lately, please leave it in the comments!

  • The next way I’m going to try green beans. (Smitten Kitchen)

 Image: picjumbo

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Internet Menagerie

June 8, 2015

Happy Monday! I’m kicking off the week with a trip around the web. It’s a real smorgasbord this time! I’d love to hear about your own finds in the comments.

  • I’m fantasizing about staying here on our next trip to Ethiopia. (Scott Dunn)
  • 14 Week-old baby seen clapping his (or her!) hands in utero during an ultrasound while parents sing:


Image: Life of Pix