Saturday, July 26, 2014

Stuff and Things

In the spirit of sharing and paying tribute to the theme of Enchanted April, I thought I'd link to some of the tricks/tools I use. There may be no cohesiveness in these offerings at all so prepare yourself for whiplash.☺


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  Every now and then I need a photo not having one of my own that'll work. I go to Photopin and usually find just what I need. One still needs to check for licensing, but this one was free to use without constraints as long as there was a link back.


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This has been shared here before but it was so long ago and I love how fun this is!

This is another resource of books that I sometimes don't remember: Source — Oh look — The Enchanted April!

A teaser...

Frederick had been the kind of husband whose wife betakes herself early to the feet of God. From him to them had been a short though painful step. It seemed short to her in retrospect, but it had really taken the whole of the first year of their marriage, and every inch of the way had been a struggle, and every inch of it was stained, she felt at the time, with her heart's blood. All that was over now. She had long since found peace. And Frederick, from her passionately loved bridegroom, from her worshipped young husband, had become second only to God on her list of duties and forbearances. There he hung, the second in importance, a bloodless thing bled white by her prayers. For years she had been able to be happy only by forgetting happiness. She wanted to stay like that. She wanted to shut out everything that would remind her of beautiful things, that might set her off again long, desiring . . .
~Mrs. Arbuthnut (chapter 1)~ 


Have a favorite author? You may just find wonderful resources containing his/her advice. In this case, the advise comes in the form of letters from one of my favorites: Letters of Note~C.S. Lewis on writing.


Here's some practical stuff like knowing how to create en dashes, em dashes, fractions, and ☺: Source 

That should keep you plenty busy for now. Have a blessed weekend and I promise never rarely to mention Enchanted April again.


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19 comments:

  1. {Giggling}--love the post and thanks for the smiles. Blessings

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  2. You my friend, are a wealth of information! You really are!

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  3. Thank you and have a wonderful Saturday and Sunday. The sun has come to stay for a while in the PNW...

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  4. Whiplash, indeed! I was just using the copyright code a little while ago to update my metadata template in Adobe Photoshop and Bridge. There I go again, talking photo. I have a good source to share for photos, but I need to do a blog post about it sometime. Perhaps next month. I have tons of blog post ideas but little time for blogging...

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  5. I watched it on my iPad and for some reason the sound was awful so I had to use earbuds. I think I would have liked it better on a bigger screen, yet I see why you like it!

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    1. Do you have the cord that connects your iPad to your flat-screen tv? I prefer watching the bigger screen, too. Sorry about the sound quality.

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  6. Hi Vee!

    I love that movie! I won a copy of it once on a giveaway, such a fun prize!

    Photo Pin is a fun place - can't wait to check out more of their photos.

    I love to read . . . it tends to take over my life if I'm not careful... ;0)

    Hugs,
    Barb

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  7. Actually Dickens is my favorite author. I have quite a few of his books. Though they are a bit hard to read, I love his characters.
    Enchanted April was enchanting. : )

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  8. Well, thank you and I hope you both are enjoying this Saturday.
    Take care.

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  9. I have to say that I have not seen that movie, I'm going to have to look for it.

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  10. Love the card catalogue note. Our grandchildren will never know what those cards were originally meant for - in fact, I wonder if my children know.
    A beautiful Saturday to you, Vee.

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  11. Vee! Thank you for the links! I can't wait to have a look at them!

    Memorial service tomorrow - then a family lunch together. Tim's mom is doing well.

    Deanna

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  12. So after I read about 'Enchanted April' from your previous post I immediately when to YouTube and watched the preview. I must say that it looks delightful!

    And Photopin - never heard of that. I'll definitely have to check it out.

    And speaking of authors. . .I just finished writing up a post on my blog to have a Book Exchange which will start on August 5th. I'm quite excited about this and am hoping it turns out to be a success :)

    Have a blessed Lord's Day, Vee! Hugs

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  13. The other day when you posted about Enchanted April, that night I watched it again. Sure is a good movie - I appreciate your reminder.

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  14. Dear Vee,
    Is the book better than the movie? I really liked the bit of the book you printed. I will watch the movie again and find the book. :)

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    1. The book fleshes out the movie so one better understands what is going on.

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  15. Thanks for the link to the 'practical stuff' - was familiar with some but now I can spend hours learning more, NOT! But have bookmarked for future.

    Mary x

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  16. I've bookmarked both of the links. Thank you! Did you also find the card catalog at Photopin? It's been a long time since seeing one of those.

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  17. I am in the process of watching the movie AGAIN. I want to see if after all these years I will see it differently. Get something different out of the film.

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