I love Fridays and Fall! Fridays are great because they mean stay-at-home date night with my husband after the kids are in bed. Sometimes we watch a movie, but tonight we are going to do a puzzle together… sounds boring, but with a glass of wine, it is a great time for conversation. (I think that just made us sound like an old married couple… we also do things like scuba dive, go hiking, and take on random building/home improvement projects together..)
Fall is wonderful for so many reasons: orchards, apples, leaves changing, sleeping with the windows open, camping, hot tea, homemade soups and chili and bonfires! What’s your favorite part of Fall?
I am one of those with “in-between” hair. It isn’t quite curly but it isn’t shiny-straight either. I’ve always wanted curls, but have never had the time to curl my hair. I’ve been using a variation of the video below, and for the first time, have curls that last all day and take less than 5 minutes to do! How do you do your hair?
Are you on pinterest? I discovered it recently thanks to Jennifer, and I am now addicted. It is basically a way to visually organize sites you like and things you want to do in one place. I’ve got a board for my to-do list, things I want to make for the kids, etc.
I’m actually making this one today: a hanging baby hammock! My newborn doesn’t like her crib, but loves being in a sling, so I’m hoping this one will be perfect for her.
Warning: do not go to pinterest if you are actually trying to be productive today! It has the potential to sidetrack your day and make your to-do list longer!
If you haven’t already… check out the 2011 Primal Challenge at Mark’s Daily Apple. It is like my Wellness Challenge, but with bigger prizes! So far, he’s given away things like Vibram 5 Fingers, meat, coconut stuff, etc and there is a chance to win a whole cow!!
Magazines usually make me pretty annoyed these days. I get a subscription to a popular women’s magazine (It was one of those frequent flyer mile things) and even though it is free, I’m seriously considering canceling my subscription and having them save the paper.
Between the advice to eat Peeps candy when dieting because they are low-calorie, the (false) implication that saturated fat causes breast cancer, and the promo for a “healthy” way to lose weight that involves soy, honey and yogurt, I rarely find anything useful in the magazine. I actually started saving pages to blog about, but was saving more than I was leaving in the magazine…
Anyone else frustrated with all the mad advice that is so commonly promoted these days? No wonder so many people have health challenges and struggle with weight, and many of them are following the conventional advice, thinking it is going to help!
Ever had one of those days? The kind where you wake up with the best intentions of getting everything on your list done and the whole house cleaned but then the baby is fussy, the toddler spills an entire jar of apple sauce on himself and every five minutes someone needs to go potty?
I had one of those days yesterday… here’s hoping I can get it all done today!
Some things I enjoyed reading this week:
Coconut Oil Halted Dementia in 35 Days (and why it is brain healthy for all of us)
How was your week? Say hi below!
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