April 8, 2014

Bright copper kettles and warm woolen mittens


Every Wednesday Hallie host a 5 favorites link up on her blog and I love it. Is there a better way to share the latest and greatest?  Nope . . . Hallie is the bomb and you all should check her out. AND, heck I am linking up with What Were Reading Wednesday too. Why not. :)

Here are my latest favorites . . .



 1 . Amazon you prove yourself to be wonderful AGAIN, you never fail. When you sign up with amazon smile  they donate .5% of what you buy to a charity of your choice. I chose St. Gianna's Maternity home in Bakersfield, CA - i'm sure there are many wonderful organizations on there.





2. Librivox. Free audiobooks in the public domain! I can't believe it's taken me this long to find out about Librivox. It's wonderful and I have been in book nerd heaven since. Some of the readers are professionals, and do a wonderful job. My two favorite narrators are Karen Savage and Elizabeth Klett. If YOU know any others please let me know. :) I have downloaded THIS app on my phone so in the evening I can listen to them with headphones while cleaning the house. I haven't done so much cleaning since, well, never. Thank you Librivox. :)




4. Speaking of being a book nerd, I started using Paperbackswap and it's been really fun. I sent off a few of our unwanted books and received a few in exchange. Is there something cooler than that? Here's what we added to our shelf: E.B. White's Treasury for the kids and A Tree Grows in Brooklyn for me. I can't wait to delve in. I have Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde and The Professor by Charlotte Bronte coming in the mail for a book club I belong to. SO, if YOU sign up and tell them it was me that sent you then I will get credit for another book. Go sign up. :)








 3. I'm tired of Pandora's ads (mostly naked ladies anyone?) so we have been listening to Spotify. It's wonderful! You can listen to any album (at least any I have looked for so far!) and then a streaming station just like Pandora. There are FAR fewer advertisements.

We are going to see the Wailin Jenny's on Thursday and I can't wait. We have been enjoying all their music on spotify.






4. Speaking of Spotify, I discovered some new music through their streaming station and I couldn't wait to share it with someone. You will have to be it. :) Joy Kills Sorrow, fresh out of Boston. I love their name.





No finer words . . .


Thanks for sticking around, I probably should be getting on with my laundry or something, maybe a shower would be nice. :) See ya later!

- Sarah






10 comments:

  1. Have fun on Thursday! I discovered the Wailin Jenny's a couple years ago through Pandora (yes, I am tired of the ads).
    I liked the song from Joy Kills Sorrow. I will have to check out more of their music.

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    1. Let me know what you think when you do!

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  2. That's great to hear about Amazon! We just started using Amazon Fresh to deliver groceries (select markets) and it's great!

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    1. Ooh, im going to have to look into that Amazon Fresh!

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  3. So incredibly jealous about your Saturday night plans. THat's been one of my favorite bands for awhile now... enjoy@

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    1. We bit the bullet with this one and I am so glad. I haven't been to a concert in, well, I can't remember!

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  4. Thanks for all the great tips!

    I'm late to the non-radio music scene :o) so I recently started Pandora, but I paid for a year of ad-free service. I love it, no complaints at all. Best of all, hubs got for me a wireless Bose speaker to play music in the living room, from the computer in the school room. Been working great!

    But I still listen to live AM radio on a old-fashioned battery-operated box.... :o)

    :o) Becky

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    1. We LOVE our wireless speaker! I got one for Christmas and I would say we use it nearly every day. In the morning during breakfast we put it on the table to listen to audiobooks. I hook it up to my phone so that I don't even have to turn the computer on, it's great!

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