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Oye, Mira Mira: Fab Links

Submitted by on February 19, 2010 – 7:37 amNo Comment

So, how about a regular round-up for World Wide Web fabulousness?

OK, vamos. There’s too much wonderful out there not to share.

From my friend Leisa Hammett, who blogs on writing, art and autism, I discovered this video. Beautiful and inspiring, it was created by the novelist Katherine Center for the Mom 2.0 Summit, going on now in Houston. (Click the headline link if you can’t see the video.)

Center beautifully wrote:

“I have watched you sleep. I’ve kissed you a million times. And I know something that you don’t, yet:
You are writing the story of your only life every single minute of every day.
And my greatest hope for you, sweet child, is that I can teach you how to write a good one.”

You can see all the words that accompany the video on her site.

I met Cathe Holden a couple of weeks ago at a blog conference, Blissdom, and was delighted to learn she was the owner of a blog I had stumbled on and loved, Just Something I Made. Cathe is a graphic artist in Northern California. She posts about her work, her craft projects and she offers a lot of free downloads. I love her Gift Making Guide…easy, wonderful, hand-made ideas. The whole thing, actually, is amazing. Go see.

Selena Cate from Apron Thrift Girl, also attended the same conference and when she told me she lived in Sonoma County, Ca., I wanted to hear more. My husband grew up there, so I’ve had a chance to spend time in the wine country and love it. Selena told me there is good thrifting there. I had no idea. Her blog catalogs simple, frugal, thrifty living, plus crafts and things to do in the area. It is a beautiful site. I’ve enjoyed her recipes and this Valentine Burlap Banner idea.

Are you subscribing to Groupon yet? If not, let me tell you, it is awesome. Really great deals in your local area, like $10 coupons for $20 worth of food at local restaurants, deep discounts on photo shoots, services and more. Mucho mas.

George Duran is from Venezuela, host of TLC’s Ultimate Cake Off, and spokesman for Hunt’s tomatoes. He cooked a beautiful eggplant parm rolls at Blissdom and everyone’s mouth watered. (Even if you don’t like eggplant, you’ll like this).

Duran also has been on Food Network and MTV. Over on the Food Network, his recipes include Caramels with Salmon Roe. Whoa. And there is also this dessert, Chocolate Soup, which includes all of my favorite ingredients: sweetened condensed milk, chocolate and raspberries.

OK, finally, if you want some real sweetness, click over to Marta’s My Big Fat Cuban Family and read about her nearly 96-year-old mother, Luz, who is heading to Cuba to reunite with her siblings who are 99, 93, 90 and 87. It will warm your heart…and maybe, just maybe, make you wish for the Cuban longevity gene.

Happy Fin de Semana, y’ all…and if you have discovered some World Wide Web fantastics, feel free to share in the comments.

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