Friday Favorites is a weekly round up of my favorite stories and products from around the web. See what I’ve loved in the past here.
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And if you’re looking for a great camera to take all those pictures for your photo book, my favorite photography gear resource, KEH, is also having a flash sale. Today only, take 15% off handpicked lenses at KEH with code LENS9A.
- I love this look at how landscapes can change us, and why that gives us the duty to protect them.
- Yellowstone can be a super crowded place during the high season. If you’re looking for a quieter National Park option, Outside has a great list of parks to visit.
- I love a good rescue-to-riches story, like these rescued horses that turned heads at a big horse show in England.
- If you’re looking for outdoor gear but don’t have a big budget, check out REI’s used gear site, where you can find lightly-used gear with an average 60% discount.
- After working with the Philmont ponies for five years, miniature equines will always earn a good “squeeeee” from me—especially when they practice dressage with their bigger counterparts.
- Here’s a fun tutorial for making colorful resin pendants.
- Sometimes the conditions surrounding the perfect shot are… less than perfect.
- I *love* these resin and wood cutting boards. I’m not sure I could use one to chop veggies, though. They’re far too pretty.
- If you’re a fan of Van Gogh, this one’s for you: The Van Gogh Museum in Amsterdam has made 1,000 of his paintings and drawings available online.
- This cute little animation is a great reminder of why we shouldn’t jump to conclusions.
- Farming can actually cause rain storms, but only if the soil conditions are right.
- My Alma Mater, BYU, recently discovered the oldest Pterosaur fossil ever found.
- They say elephants never forget. Apparently, they’re also remarkably good at not getting cancer.
- Plants may not have brains, but that doesn’t mean they’re not some pretty smart fellas. How else would they learn to emit scent cues that attract birds when they’re under attack by insects?
- Novelist Chimamanda Adichie has an important reminder of the danger of a single story.
- Family History can help children develop confidence and resilience.
- I love this sweet look at how President Thomas S. Monson spent his spare time.
- This article on the difference between pondering and overthinking made a huge difference for me.
- And this article about praying in a way God can answer really did change the way I pray.
- Remember those fantastic charity vending machines they set up in Salt Lake during #LightTheWorld? Here’s a look at the good they accomplished around the world.
- Here’s an entertaining and enlightening story about a woman who is dedicating her life to changing the way we handle trash.
- Not-so-fun fact: Deforestation in foreign tropical climates leads to drought in our own back yard.
- Coca-Cola’s UK branch has recently rolled out a series of “reverse vending machines” to help make recycling more enticing.
- Part of my heart loves this photo series because I love exploring abandoned spaces, but the rest of me feels sad for the waste left behind when retail operations close up shop.
- Mike Rowe has an important message on why farmers deserve our respect, not our ridicule.
- As an avid Pinterest user, I loved this piece on how the changeable nature of our Pinterest boards can also teach us to enjoy where our lives are right now.
- I also really loved this article about the simple task Gail and Larry Miller never outsourced—regardless of how wealthy they got—and how it affected their marriage.
- Here are some useful tips to keep in mind if you want to minimize the potential for getting robbed.
- As much as it pains me to say it, winter is coming soon. Here’s how to care for your houseplants during the bleakest months.
- I’m not a mother (yet), but I love this bit on the importance of talking about the difficult transition to motherhood.
- In just a few weeks, the Land and Water Conservation Fund will expire. This bipartisan program helps with conservation efforts, and it needs your support to survive.