Follow Friday: Hark! A Vagrant!

My new weekly post, Follow Friday, in which I share a blog that I personally subscribe to and I want to recommend to you!

This week, I’m doing something special! Starting, well, today, once a month, I will be doing a web comic as my Follow Friday. This month, that web comic is Hark! A Vagrant! by the amazing Kate Beaton.

Kate Beaton is my hero. She is smart and her art is simple but wonderful and at times complex. Her humor mixed with her love of history makes for the greatest of combos. Seriously, if you’ve never seen her work before, get out of the internet rock you’ve been under and check her out.

I’ve gathered some of my favorite short comics by Kate, and hopefully they will whet your appetite for more.

[via Hark! A Vagrant!]

[via Hark! A Vagrant!]

[via Kate Beaton's Tumblr]

Come back next week and I’ll have another blog for you to discover!

Link Love: 09.18.14

I’m trying to cut back (& eventually quit) smoking, and so right now this image appeals to me. Vintage photo of a woman buying a lit cigarette from a vending machine.

I don’t know how to feel about how these ancient Greek statues “really looked”.

This is an interesting read, and full of interesting images, about the U.S.’s fake rooftop towns during WWII.

Speaking of images, check out this collection of these amazing historical photos (some are light-hearted, some are heart breaking).

In more modern historical news, read about the secrets of Stonehenge archeologists recently uncovered.

Sad lunchbox

Today, I was going to do another What’s In My Lunchbox post, but that’s not going to work out. I was off work, taking a little vaca time (nothing exciting, I need to use up some benefit time or I’ll lose it) Monday and Tuesday and this morning I was just too rushed to put together a lunch. So today, I’ll probably go walk around the grocery store next to work and find something random to eat.

What do you do when you don’t have time to pack a lunch? Or do you even bring your lunch to work?

Progress Report: September

Just checking in to share my progress with the book clubs’ picks for this month.


PROGRESS: Just reached chapter 15

THOUGHTS SO FAR: I’m doing this month’s pick via Audible and I have to say, it isn’t the easiest choice to follow in that format. I really wish I would have just purchased the book (or checked it out from the library, it they had it) instead. I like it though, it’s not what I was expecting and I’m interested to see how it turns out.



THOUGHTS SO FAR: I really do want to read this book, I just haven’t sat down and found it yet.

Are you reading along with either of these book clubs this month? If so, how far are you?


St. Francisville

St. Francisville

I meant to post this yesterday, but I forgot! Oh well, it’s up now. This is a Photobomb post from the trip Mr. LL and I took over Labor Day weekend to St. Francisville, LA. It’s a small town with old plantations. We stayed at the B&B at the Greenwood Plantation. We wanted to take the “Mystery Tour” at the Myrtles Plantation, but it poured down rain all Saturday and they only do that tour on Friday and Saturday nights.

Anyway, here are some photos from our stay.

This where we stayed. We stayed in a room on the lower level. Next time we will spend the extra $40 to stay in the bigger/nicer upper level rooms.

This is the plantation at the place we stayed. We didn’t take the tour, though it was included in the price to stay there. Next time.

While I was taking pictures of the big house, this little guy showed up.

He liked us so much that he jumped in our car and got the seats all muddy (we were stocking up on drinks from the drink machine, btw).

We did a lot of walking on the grounds at the plantation.

Mr. LL found this “little” guy while we were walking around on the grounds.

These two decided they could just come into our room. They hung out with us till we went into town to find dinner. We hope they went home.

Follow Friday: The House that Lars Built

My new weekly post, Follow Friday, in which I share a blog that I personally subscribe to and I want to recommend to you!

This week, I am recommending The House that Lars Built! This is a lovely blog and I find myself getting lost in the fairy world that Brittany Watson Jepson must live in to write the posts featured on this blog.

Brittany Watson Jepson [via The House that Lars Built, photo by Rachel Thurston]

Brittany’s “About” page is just too much to sum up. You should head over to it and get to know a little about this amazing lady.

This blog is full of artistic posts and DIYs. I love the “This Girl” series especially. I’ve gathered some of my favorite posts, and they are (I feel) representative of the great variety her blog has to offer.

Check out all the “This Girl” tagged posts. [via The House that Lars Built]

Printable Cootie Catcher [via The House that Lars Built]

Free Printable Stationary [via The House that Lars Built]

Here are DIY round-ups called “Room to Room”. [via The House that Lars Built]

Making homemade pasta & the best pasta sauce recipe [via The House that Lars Built]

Come back next week and I’ll have another blog for you to discover!