Ali Edwards Capture life. Create art.

April 30, 2009

AE : Inspirations

[ Random shot from one of our recent weekend breakfast outings: coffee, oj, & crayons. ]

Lots of things have been bookmarked to share lately. Here's the most recent list:

• Jamaica's Vintage Paper pillow

• Simple Mom's 40 Ways To Go Greener At Home (Besides Just Recycling)

Brene's take on the punched butterfly project (used as part of the read along of her book I Thought It Was Just Me: Telling The Truth About Perfectionism, Inadequacy, and Power)

• A beautiful post about recycling tin cans as vases (the first bouquet is so awesome)

• A great tutorial from Lisa Tutman-Oglesby about stamping & embossing on a transparency

Seeing the Everyday : the small things magazine

• Autism Society of America and AMC Entertainment team up to offer Sensory Friendly Film nights at AMC theaters

Healthy oatmeal cookies from Martha (not bad at all)

• The awesome Playing for Change CD/DVD is available now (available on iTunes)


  • 1.
    Elise Blaha said…

    i love your tweet feed. and jamaica’s fabulous pillows.

  • 2.
    Nicky from Canada said…

    Have to check out that tutorial.
    Thanks for sharing.

  • 3.
    kirsty said…

    sigh, if only we had pretty tin cans like that. ours look far too commercial to look that elegant. **must flea market some**

  • 4.
    Bree said…

    great pillow.. love it….

  • 5.
    Deb said…

    Great post today. Thank-you.

  • 6.
    Molly Irwin said…

    yep, I’m eagerly awaiting seeing the everyday. my mailbox is light post-domino. only getting bon appetit, and let’s face it … i don’t really need too much inspiration in that area.

  • 7.
    Anne Alley said…

    The oatmeal cookie recipe looks fabulous, thanks!

  • 8.
    tania said…

    ali, thank you.THANK YOU.thank you. for the link about sensory friendly movies. i clicked over and read it and instantly began crying. people are finally starting to “get it”. i have a daughter (just two days younger than simon) who suffers from Sensory Integration Dysfunction making a movie going experience impossible to enjoy…..until now.

  • 9.
    Sharis said…

    Thanks for sharing the Playing for Change CD/DVD. It was inspiring.

  • 10.
    Ali Edwards said…

    Thanks Elise – right back atcha :) .

  • 11.
    Ali Edwards said…

    I thought it was the coolest thing. We have taken Simon to a bunch of movies but struggle with the amount of noise he makes :) .

  • 12.
    Ali Edwards said…

    I have been listening to it non-stop :) .

  • 13.
    Heather said…

    Thanks for sharing, Ali. I have already forwarded two of the links to online communities (AP slightly crunchy homeschoolers, and homeschooling creatively). Going to our blog is a great “pick me up” on the tough days, and icing on the good ones.

  • 14.
    Heather said…

    “your” blog not “our” – oops!

  • 15.
    Valerie said…

    I am also thankful for the AMC Sensory Friendly Film info!! So excited to try it out and not worry about our son making his loud (but happy) noises and not sitting still. We’ve tried movie theaters twice, but found it much, much easier to just wait for the DVD.
    Thanks again!

  • 16.
    Becky P. said…

    I just got my first issue of Seeing the Everyday a few days ago and I love it too…definitely an inspiration on so many different levels!

  • 17.
    Jeanne M said…

    Thanks for these links!
    I’ve spent an inordinate amount of time on SimpleMom today, and I’m not even a parent. And I love, loved that pillow. Somehow J’s blog fell off my regular rotation. Thanks for the reminder to add her back!

  • 18.
    charleigh said…

    thanks for the info about “seeing the everyday” (i saw the link on your twitter feed). i love the philosophy, photography & the fact its ad free – can’t wait for my sub to arrive!

  • 19.
    Erin B said…

    Thanks for the links! I discovered the playing for change cd last night and LOVE it! We have the sensory friendly films here and several of the kiddos that I work with have gone with their families. The parents love it and say the whole family can go to a movie and not have to worry about someone taking the special needs child out every few minutes or having major meltdowns before the movie even begins.

  • 20.
    Val from Down Under said…

    Thanks for putting in the links to other interesting sites. I love it! Thanks for sharing.

  • 21.
    jedgell said…

    I think this makes it official… that pillow was THE best idea I’ve had. And all because I didn’t want to use my stash. This might be advanced rationalization on my part but I think it justifies the hoarding. Just a little. : )
    Thanks for the love, XO jamaica

  • 22.
    Rachel said…

    Love that picture from your table. It really does show a sneak into everyday life. I need to take more like that!

  • 23.
    Gill said…

    thanks for the movies link Ali, i just sent it to a friend in Los Angeles. I think it will take a while for the Aussies to catch on!

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