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Happy weekend, friends! Thanks to your generosity, we were able to raise $185 through the 9 Days of Nice and the pay what you want 29 Ways To Enjoy Winter ebook fundraiser. High five, team! Did you get up to anything fun this week? I tried a new Turkish restaurant and an uber-hip basement bar, watched roller derby and helped celebrate a friend’s new job in DC. Fun! By this time next week, I’ll be on the road to the Carolinas!
Enough about me. Links. Here they are!I finally took my own advice and did a video post. I asked you on Twitter and Facebook for questions and then I answered them!  Also: my cat showed up and he was wearing a bow tie.  No big deal.  Watch it here.

I’m rereading thisbook. And even though I feel too embarrassed to put it on my bookshelf for anyone to see, it really, really is so smart and useful and truly a must-read.

Daily Dishonesty is hilarious. “I have read and agreed to the terms and conditions,” indeed.I’m 90% sure my life would drastically improve if I had this dress.  And these salt/pepper shakers. Okay, and this candle.

This is technically a Valentine’s Day themed brunch, but I would happily eat heart-shaped waffles with bacon and boozy syrup any time of year.
Brandi shares one of the most hilarious/worst online dating stories I’ve heard recently.
The waitress came to clear the table and I threw my dirty napkin on my plate. A small pile of greasy, cold bacon still lay congealed in fat, surrounded by leftover stubby fries and the tomato garnish that no one eats. As our waitress stacked the dishes and turned to walk away, a lone strip of bacon slid off the plate and landed on the dirty lounge floor. I watched as the waitress kneeled over to pick it up and just before she could- David snatched it from the floor and happily threw it into his mouth.
He ate bacon off the floor.
A meet-cute after my own heart. (It involves blogs and thrifting.)
I’m intrigued by this 2013 Whole Living Action Plan. If I had a juicer I would probably even take part! (But I totally can’t be bothered to buy a juicer.)
Novelist Amelia Barr had some great rules for success in 1901.
A fatal mistake is to imagine that success is some stroke of luck. This world is run with far too tight a rein for luck to interfere. Fortune sells her wares; she never gives them. In some form or other, we pay for her favors; or we go empty away.
If you have trouble saying ‘no’ (I don’t), Alex has five great scripts for saying no.
Have you heard of Daruma Dolls? What a cool way to accomplish your goals!
Yes and yes and yes. I have this same realization every time I return to ‘real life’ after a long trip. Your Lifestyle Has Already Been Designed.
One of the most surprising discoveries I made during my trip was that I spent much less per month traveling foreign counties (including countries more expensive than Canada) than I did as a regular working joe back home. I had much more free time, I was visiting some of the most beautiful places in the world, I was meeting new people left and right, I was calm and peaceful and otherwise having an unforgettable time, and somehow it cost me much less than my humble 9-5 lifestyle here in one of Canada’s least expensive cities.
This song is so true/good/sad.
Hope you had a great weekend, guys!

16 Comments

Tami - Teacher Goes Back to School

sarah – i am so in love with your video, i may actually have to try it. it's been on my mind and now that i've seen yours and you showed me the movie maker….well i'll tag you in my first post.

that cat dress made me snort, thank you.

i now have a pin board with books with embarrassing, yet i'm sure useful titles.

alex's scripts are pretty brilliant, thanks for sharing!

i never comment on these posts, but i do click through most weeks. please keep up the good work. it looks like we enjoy the same kind of posts.

xo

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Anonymous

You should *totally* get a juicer! I have a Breville Juice Fountain and I swear it has changed my life! My skin is glowing, I have more energy, and…let's face it, drinking a green juice makes me feel just a little bit smug and virtuous 🙂 My usual is a blend of romaine, spinach, kale, cucumber, apple, ginger, and lemon. It's soooo good! Seriously, a juicer is the best best thing I've ever purchased. Fresh green juice forever!

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ashley

I did the Whole Living Action plan, kinda! I made it for about 11 days and then came down with strep throat so I abandoned it. I managed to get 2 friends to join me and one of them is still going strong with it. We all agreed that we were happy we did it but man it can be HARD denying yourself chocolate, cheese, and bread if you eat them on the regular. You totally don't need a juicer to do this cleanse, even though juices are what you drink for some breakfast for the first week. You can just make more smoothies instead. Most of the recipes were really good too, so I highly recommend trying it for even just a week!

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Good Golly Miss

There are three blogs that I check in with every work day: yours, Adulting and Designlovefest. I found your blog through Adulting and now you have shared a link to Designlovefest. I am tickled by this particular triangulation. Awesome blog forces unite!

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