Saturday, October 22, 2011

Saturday Link List

Welcome to this week's edition of my link list.  Enjoy!

Nancy wrote an awesome post back in the spring about how she prioritizes her time each week.  This allows her to get everything done online in a timely manner without getting overwhelmed.  Now that I'm not working full time and have settled into a new routine here in Milwaukee, I am finally putting together something similar.  Thanks for your inspiration, Nancy!

I'm sure that many of you already know that I'm a big fan of many Google applications.  I recently learned that if you have Gmail synched on your smart phone, the Google calendar function also synches up.  It is much easier to enter a lot of information at once on the computer instead of on your phone.  This way, it's also stored in your phone automatically!

For those of you who are looking for something similar, check out this weekly planner.  I do something similar to this to keep track of smaller things that I need to do every week (writing blog posts, keeping up with HubPages, etc.).  I save bigger things for the Google calendar.

I haven't discussed social bookmarking on here too much.  Since I started writing for HubPages, I have started using social bookmarking much more frequently.  I do use it for my new Etsy listings and a few other things now, too.  Overall, I have had the best results with Stumbleupon.  I also use Digg and Delicious regularly.  For those of you looking to go beyond just a few sites, I recommend Social Marker and Social Monkee.

Duni published a great tutorial back in the summer for a simple but fun shirt embellishment.  As you know, I am not much for sewing, but even I could handle this one!

If you aren't already following Catherine's blog, please start following it.  I follow way too many food blogs, but this is one that you don't want to miss.  She has so many original ideas for classic recipes.  This one is no exception.  She also frequently uses some of my favorite ingredients: garlic, basil, and onions.  And yes, this recipe has some of those!  If you're looking for new inspiration for chicken salad, check this out.

Did you use one of the resources, tutorials, or recipes from my link list?  Leave me a link in the comments or send me an e-mail ( with your photos and stories.  I would love to post them here!


  1. Awesome list this week! I can always use organizational tips! And I love the Google Calendar to look that one up!
    I love Duni's shirt too :)

  2. That salad looks delish! I'm bookmarking the site.
    Someone from my crochet team sent an invite to StumbleUpon but I haven't looked into it yet. Guess I'd better!

  3. I can certainly use tips for organizing my time! I need to learn about more social bookmarking stuff. I love food blogs too even though I don't cook. I'll have to check out that site! Do you read Reeni's blog - Cinnamon Spice and Everything Nice? My husband has made several of her recipes and they are delicious too!

  4. Hey Rose! I don't know anything about stumble upon but I see it on a lot of blogs. I should look into it.......

    For Love of Cupcakes

  5. your Google calendar got me thinking about putting a calendar on my computer to follow. Don't need an hourly breakdown, but I'll be looking around... thanks! {:-D

  6. What a wonderful idea...a Link List post! Everything was so interesting and you displayed some of my favorites to be sure! Thank you! Thank you also for stopping by and Following :)

  7. a great link list!

    cute top by duni!

    I do use google calendar. Now. I'll have to check the other links out!


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