Friday, July 4, 2014

Happy 4th of July and what I'm reading this week

I'm sure most of you are skipping today's and sleeping in, grilling out or getting into general holiday tomfoolery.  I'm not mad at ya, I'd do it too if I weren't stuck in my hot box garage painting my damned armoire.

Let's get to...

6 Toxic Behaviors That Sabotage Your Success: How to Recognize Them in Yourself and Change Them  (Oops.  Yeah...some of those)

6 Things You Should Never Clean with Vinegar  (Word up.  I know it's a good cleaner but why does it have to be so a-stinky?!)

7 Curb Appeal Mistakes You Need to Avoid  (See that you don't)

8 Weight Loss Myths to Lose Today  (If you insist)

21 Actors Offer Their TV Characters One Piece Of Advice  (Tom Mison...{explodes}  )

9 Things You Don't Need to Clean  (Interesting)

31 Food Things Only People From Hawaii Would Understand  (Or visit an absurd amount of times.  #9- 5:30am musubi at Tesoro before the Hana Highway!)

Classic San Francisco Queen Anne hits market for first time in 20 years  (Let me grab my wallet)

Confused by IRAs and 401(k)’s ? Roth and Regular Accounts Made Simple  (I just want to not live in a box when I'm old)

5 Simple Summer Makeovers Under $50  (Cute ideas)

The Best Bodyweight Moves to Tone Up Arms  (Two tickets to the gun show)

How to Erase Your Home from Google Maps  (Because nobody needs to be stalkin' you online, yo)

This Infographic Tells you How to Best Use Herbs in Your Cooking  (Love this!)

Why Do Seagulls Hang Out in Parking Lots?  (This is why I always say "don't poop!" when I come out from grocery shopping)

Man vs crude - Adam Richman dumped for social media meltdown  (Yeah, I don't endorse celeb apologies at all, we're all human and say stupid crap but telling someone to kill themselves when they're trying to educate you about your misuse of a phrase is a little much)

Decorating With Antiques: Set the Stage With Lighting  (If only I could find the perfect lights to illuminate our cave)

The Type of Workout That Tricks You Into Eating MORE  (See, so much of this is mental!)

Meet the Voices Behind Your Favorite 'Peanuts' Characters  (So cool!)

10 things Generation X won’t tell you  (Oh you mean the group of people that got kicked to the curb, not the Billy Idol punk band.  Gotcha)

A Mother and Daughter Decided to Lose Weight Together  (Pretty cool progress pics)

26 Important Reminders Why Birth Control Exists  (Just don't expect Hobby Lobby to pay for it.)

Graceland may remove Presley's old airplanes  (NOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO!)

Brain Exercises: 10 Ways To Get A Sharper, Active Noodle  (Must get on this)

8 Ways to Take a Break at Work (and Still Look Busy)  (Or read a list of links like these and keep your trigger minimize finger swift)

What to Buy (and Avoid Buying) in July  (Ya don't say?)

Fascinating graphics show who owns all the major brands in the world  (Courtesy of the Mr.  Kinda scary)

Watch This Adorable Little Boy Comfort His Friend On Her First Day Of School  (I'm a puddle, mop me up.  That little boy is gonna make a good husband one day)

Welp, the Mr has today off so I'm sure he'll lounge whilst I'm out painting in the garage.  (Pronounced gare-idg as if I were British)  No real plans for this weekend since we're road trippin' to meet some friends next weekend.

Enjoy your holiday, the fireworks, the parades, the cookouts, the lounging, the extra day!

What's on your agenda this holiday weekend?

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  1. Happy 4th! Thanks for giving me some reading material for the day!

  2. The first link was a good one and reminded me that I have that little book by Miguel Ruiz called The Four Agreements--it is excellent!! We took the dogs for a nice walk at the park and watched a lot of people fishing. We heard a bull frog who was talking away and Elsie had her ears up and so wanted to find that little hopper, but we kept her on the path much to her chagrin. Finnegan could have cared less--he just sniffed in all his glory the whole time. Then we went to
    Sam's Club and got some amazing deals so that was a good trip stocking up on house supplies. I'll be doing more donation stuff this weekend and the hubs will be helping me throw out the queen bed in the spare room. That will really help give me space to figure out what I'm going to do in there. It needs a paint job, so once that's done, I have some fun ideas... I'll be going on a fruit run later today and am looking forward to making a nice fresh fruit salad. And if I can find my big Uncle Sam's Hat Jello Mold, I'll be making that as well. =o)


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