Wednesday, September 17, 2014

yocalio:

"If the novel has a theme it is that of survival. What makes some people able to come through catastrophes and others, apparently just as able, strong and brave, go under? It happens in every upheaval. Some people survive; others don’t. What qualities are in those who fight their way through triumphantly that are lacking in those who go under…? I only know that the survivors used to call that quality ‘gumption.’ So I wrote about the people who had gumption and the people who didn’t.”  — Margaret Mitchell, 1936

Tuesday, September 16, 2014
dizzymaiden:

DIY: Easy Mason Jar Luminaries ` Mom Spark

I want to make these!!

dizzymaiden:

DIY: Easy Mason Jar Luminaries ` Mom Spark

I want to make these!!

Monday, September 15, 2014
iluvdiy:

DIY Golves From Socks
If you are starting to get ready for the winter time then here is a decent craft idea called DIY Golves From Socks to get started with. Its one of those glove’s that not only provide you the warmth of a sock but also give you some flexibility because they are finger-less socks. Plus to top it all off this craft is super easy to do as well. Give it a shot!
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iluvdiy:

DIY Golves From Socks

If you are starting to get ready for the winter time then here is a decent craft idea called DIY Golves From Socks to get started with. Its one of those glove’s that not only provide you the warmth of a sock but also give you some flexibility because they are finger-less socks. Plus to top it all off this craft is super easy to do as well. Give it a shot!

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Sunday, September 14, 2014
library-lessons:

-via Books Books ‘n More

library-lessons:

-via Books Books ‘n More

I wish we could sometimes love the characters in real life as we love the characters in romances. There are a great many human souls whom we should accept more kindly, and even appreciate more clearly, if we simply thought of them as people in a story. G. K Chesterton (via dailydoseofstuf)
slightlyignorant:

I totally relate. Reading a book for the first time is amazing.

slightlyignorant:

I totally relate. Reading a book for the first time is amazing.

Saturday, September 13, 2014
archivesfoundation:

200 years ago today, British forces began bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore’s harbor. The attack continued throughout the say and night. All the lights were extinguished in Baltimore, so the only light was given off by the exploding shells over Fort McHenry, illuminating the flag that was still flying over the fort.
Witnessing the attack from a British ship was American lawyer Francis Scott Key, who was being held captive. Inspired by the sight, Key wrote a poem called “Defence of Fort M’Henry.” His poem would later be set to music and renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

A letter from Maj. Gen. Samuel Smith to James Monroe about the bombardment of Fort McHenry and a list of those killed and wounded in the battle are currently on display at the National Archives Museum’s “Featured Documents” exhibit.
Image: "An aerial view of historic Fort McHenry guarding the harbor entrance… 08/25/1994"

archivesfoundation:

200 years ago today, British forces began bombarding Fort McHenry in Baltimore’s harbor. The attack continued throughout the say and night. All the lights were extinguished in Baltimore, so the only light was given off by the exploding shells over Fort McHenry, illuminating the flag that was still flying over the fort.

Witnessing the attack from a British ship was American lawyer Francis Scott Key, who was being held captive. Inspired by the sight, Key wrote a poem called “Defence of Fort M’Henry.” His poem would later be set to music and renamed “The Star-Spangled Banner.”

A letter from Maj. Gen. Samuel Smith to James Monroe about the bombardment of Fort McHenry and a list of those killed and wounded in the battle are currently on display at the National Archives Museum’s “Featured Documents” exhibit.

Image: "An aerial view of historic Fort McHenry guarding the harbor entrance… 08/25/1994"

Wednesday, September 10, 2014
library-lessons:

At the library…

library-lessons:

At the library…

Tuesday, September 9, 2014
Monday, September 8, 2014
Every introvert alive knows the exquisite pleasure of stepping from the clamor of a party into the bathroom and closing the door. Sophia Dembling — The Introvert’s Way: Living a Quiet Life in a Noisy World  (via oiseauperdu)

(Source: cumbered-cat)

Sunday, September 7, 2014

Empress Maria Feodorovna of Russia and the traditional court dress she’s wearing in her 1912 portrait by Vladimir Makovski.

(Source: ohsoromanov)

library-lessons:

Shhhh!
-via The Reading Room

library-lessons:

Shhhh!

-via The Reading Room