Web Wednesday: June 28, 2017

Alarm Clocks, Mortgage Calculators and Buzzy Bugs

  • As a person who has good intentions but often ends up with odd results on DIY home improvement projects, this made me laugh.
  • On my adulting list last week was meeting with a loan officer about the best time to refinance our mortgage, and while the web is full of information, I really liked this calculator which stepped you through the messy math needed to make a decision.
  • I can already hear them at night. It’s getting to be Cicada Season (don’t click if you don’t like pictures of bugs).

None of these links are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye in the last week.

Web Wednesday: June 21, 2017

  • This was a great documentary about how origami and science work hand in hand. Unfortunately, you have to be a paid PBS subscriber to view it. So if you aren’t, how about this site with a lot of smaller projects to start with?
  • I love ringtones, and astronomy. So the NASA web page full of MP3 and MR4 downloads? Yay!
  • You know when you get on the plane and you scope out all the your fellow passengers wondering who the troublemakers are going to be? Can you imagine if this happened on your flight?

None of these links are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye in the last week.

Web Wednesday: June 14, 2017

Editing Auto-Complete Addresses, Weather Forecasting and Space Station Sightings

  • Every time we have a change of staff at work I have to look this up to remember how to stop Mac OS Mail from using an old auto-complete entry in email. It occurs to me I might not be the only one who needs a refresher course.
  • Seems to me that the mainstream weather websites  are more panic and hype (not to mention pop-up ads) than actual weather. This one just gives you the data and you get to play weatherman.
  • A super nerdy thing we enjoy at SuzerSpace is watching the skies for the International Space Station. It’s a tiny, really really fast moving speck of light in the sky. Check here for a date and time near you.

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are all just interesting things that caught my eye.

Web Wednesday: June 7, 2017

Failures, Free files and Pockets

 

  • Technically this wasn’t a web link that caught my eye; it was one of the things NPR calls a “Driveway Moment” where you are listening to a story on your car radio and you have to sit in your driveway to hear the end of it because it’s so interesting. Anyway you term it, I really enjoyed this feature on Total Failure.
  • Here’s a cool resource – Scrapbook & Cards today is a magazine available in Canada. But they let you read all the issues and have access to all the downloads for free, online.  EDIT: Pam from Get Silvered has a way better post on all these magazines.
  • I don’t wear dresses often, but this sewing tip is a good one. I believe EVERYTHING should have pockets. And if it doesn’t, then just add them!

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are just items that caught my eye.

First Friday: June 2, 2017

A look back at the last month

Here’s what the month of May looked like at SuzerSpace:

  1. Happy Face Planter – this has held up through a very rainy month and still looks great.
  2. Mom pin – She did see it on the blog before I gave it to her, but she liked it anyway!
  3. Happy Day Mini Wreath in spring colors. Thinking of doing a patriotic version for July
  4. After seeing those “Avocado Hand” injuries on the internet, I wish more people would try my better method for getting the pit out of an avocado.

 

Sunday Scrolling: May 28, 2017

Memorial Day Menus, F1 at Monaco and Smashville

  • To kick off the unofficial start of summer at SuzerSpace, we bought a new grill. So our weekend menu is set. Need a few ideas? These looked good.
  • If you are reading this on Sunday, it’s the biggest race weekend of the year. My favorite is the Formula 1 race at Monte Carlo. Because of the time difference, you can watch it while drinking coffee in bed. And pretend that someday you will have enough money to see it in person.
  • Normal people spend Memorial Day at picnics, parades and baseball games. Us? We will be having a Stanley Cup Final party, cheering on our new favorite team.

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are all just things that caught my interest this week.

Big Scheduling News – Starting in June, “Sunday Scrolling” is moving to “Web Wednesday” – look for it starting June 7.

Sunday Scrolling: May 21, 2017

Peonies, Sewing Machines and Pantone Colors

  • The peonies in my garden are always late bloomers, but I love them anyway. If I had more discipline, I’d take better care of them and they’d probably fare better.
  • Mom and Dad are downsizing and I was gifted a fabulous sewing machine. You know what that means? New obsession!
  • I’ve filled my Instagram feed with crafts and design only (no politics, religion or Kardashians!). I’ve been following this designer for a while, and Mashable just did a nice write up.

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are all just things that caught my eye this week.

Sunday Scrolling: May 14, 2017

Happy Animals, The Evolution of Newspapers and Kindness

  • You might want to bookmark this for those days when everything is going wrong and you are feeling puny
  • I love documentaries. And computers. And I’m old enough to remember actual paste-up rooms for newspaper production. So this 30-minute piece  on the last day of hot lead type at the New York Times was riveting. (via InDesignSecrets)
  • While bike riding through the neighborhood over the past couple of weeks, Mr. SuzerSpace and I kept seeing these signs, and wondered what it was all about.
None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are all just items that caught my eye this week.

Sunday Scrolling: May 7, 2017

The Voice of Hockey, Believing, and Iced Coffee Weather

  • It’s Stanley Cup season, but even if you aren’t a hockey fan you really should take a look (listen?) to the amazing Doc Emrick.
  •  I had quit reading The Oatmeal, but Shutterbean just made me go back. (In case you have never read him – swear words are involved, although this particular link has a “classroom safe” option.).
  • Is it time for the switch?

None of the links in this post are affiliate; they are all just items that caught my eye this week.

First Friday: May 5, 2017

A look back at the month that just ended

April showers might bring May flowers, but at SuzerSpace last month, April actually brought a lot of paper flowers!

Some highlights from last month:

  1. Choose Happy Sign
  2. Daisy Door Decoration
  3. Paper Box Perpetual Calendar
  4. Personalized Bicycle License Plate
  5. Miniature Paper Hyacinths
  6. Stenciled T-Shirt
  7. Watering Can and Tulip Mobile