Link-O-Rama Mama

by Katy on May 22, 2010 · 7 comments

Photo from sh*

It’s time again for Link-O-Rama Mama, where I lazily just link to other people’s well written and thoroughly researched articles.

Real food possible on a budget

Angela, over at Frugal Living NW has been writing a series of articles about eating “real food” on a budget. This has been interesting, as her blog primarily focuses on couponing.

Click here and here to read the first two pieces in her series.

Change your midset, unclutter your home

The Unclutterer blog ran a great interview with Pooja Gugnani, founder and owner of Organizing with You titled “Mind over Clutter.” My favorite sentence in the article? “It is easier to organize belongings than to change the way we think about buying new things.” Bingo!

Click here to read the full article.

The road to true happiness is in your closet, and no, it’s not Narnia

Gretchen Rubin, author The Happiness Project confesses to being a “zealot on the subject of closet clutter” and has converted me over to her dark side. My step-mother Lindy is currently finishing my copy of the book and has caught the bug as well. I gave her a complete tour of my newly organized closets when she was over the other night, and she was appropriately impressed. We both decided we would like to have Rubin come over and help us organize our homes. Are we groupies?

Click here to read a piece from Rubin’s Happiness Project blog about the connection between happiness and closet organization.

Kids + sharpies = funny

I have a new blog that I like to check on a daily basis. Unfortunately, it’s called sh*t my kids ruined. (I thought at first, that I shouldn’t be linking to profanity laced blogs, but then I thought of the greater good.) The blog is all photos of things that have been completely and utterly ruined by small children. It is hilarious! The lesson learned through this blog? That parents of small children should keep sharpies under lock and key! (That, plus poop is an art media.)

Click here for the hilarity!

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without”

{ 7 comments… read them below or add one }

WilliamB May 22, 2010 at 10:20 am

My closet could be an advertisement for The Container Store. I haven’t decided if this is good or just sad, but it’s how I like it. It’s organized and mostly tidy (real life does not allow for perfect tidyness) but it probably looks obsessive to an outsider.

My closet is unfrugal[1] and pro-consumer[2] but it suits me very well. It does, indeed, make me smile when I walk in, knowing I can find anything in it in under 20 seconds.

Have you checked out Happy little moments of win.

[1] Unless on amortizes it over the many decades I expect to enjoy it.
[2] All new.


Angela May 22, 2010 at 4:16 pm

OMG- Sh*t my kids ruined is my favorite new site! It is hilarious. Thanks!


Angela May 22, 2010 at 6:33 pm


Thank you for posting the sh*t site. I had a good laugh.

And thanks for the link. Just the motivation I need to finish the series off!


magdalena May 23, 2010 at 4:20 am

I could have used a site like SMKR when I was raising two boys. You cannot get red sharpie off your favourite artwork! Now that we are grandparent age, and I nanny a toddler, we know that sharpies are classified as dangerous weapons and must be locked away or best, removed from the household and all other venues to which your children have access!


Lisa May 23, 2010 at 9:26 am

SMKR certainly brought back some memories. I am SOOOOO glad my son survived to adulthood. Of course he has no children of his own because I used to aim the mother’s curse at him….When you grow up, I hope you have a dozen, and they’re all JUST like you!


Julie aka SMKR May 23, 2010 at 2:58 pm

Thank you SO much for the mention!! And sorry about the profanity. 😉

I’m so glad your readers seem to have gotten a laugh.

All the best, Julie aka SMKR


Katy May 24, 2010 at 10:11 am


Don’t get me wrong. I’m as foul mouthed as can be. I just try and hide that from my innocent readers. 😉



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