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It’s Sunday Night and I am enjoying a post coma food and drink due to Supper Club.
Supper Club if a group of 9 couples where we get together once a month (one group of four couples, one group of five) and share a meal together. No potluck, no sharing, the host couple does all. So twice a year we get to conceive a meal and cocktails and ten months of the year we get to enjoy a free evening of good food, drinks, and company. It’s win/win.
It was the perfect end to a busy weekend full of the EPIC GARAGE SALE we hosted. After it ended Saturday, we cleaned out our garage. And then I went to bed at nine.
This Sunday should have been full of the lazy but instead it was full of Waffle house breakfasts and Girl Scout meeting where I talked about gardening and Earth Day. Often at these things I am expecting someone to bust me at impersonating a responsible adult. But even though I have been asked to leave the PTA, no one has stopped me yet.
So I wind down my weekend by browsing the Minted site, purveyors of business cards, stationary, art prints, and graduation announcements. They emailed me asking if I would like a credit to their site and I screamed in internet speak YES! I am such a paper nerd.
Tonight I go to sleep dreaming of lamb lasagna, garage sale pedicure money, the world’s fanciest business cards, and patches for rainbow spotting. I hope your dreams are as nice as mine.
As a kid, I adored the Oz series. If your knowledge of Oz starts and ends with The Wizard of Oz, you are missing out my friend. Get yourself to the bookstore, library, or Amazon and pick up the series. I mean, how can you resist a world where forks, spoons, and knives have their own kingdom?
As an Oz addict, I cannot wait to see Disney’s Oz The Great and Powerful. They are bringing the wonderful world of Oz to life. It looks AMAZING. Want to know how they did it? Below the cut is a really cool costume and make-up featurette. I am predicting many Oscar nominations!!
Today I have a guest post from a new blogging friend, Sharon. Her blog Hobbies on a Budget is all hobbies, life and saving money.
There are some things in life that should never be faked! I can taste the difference in sugar free jello or low fat chocolate. A plastic daffodil just doesn’t move me the same way as when I see the bright yellow flower growing in my yard. And Adele classic hits just can’t be done justice by a 10 year old girl. Here’s a list of 6 things I think you should never fake.
6 Things You Should Never Fake
Apologies should always be sincere. Even if you are not in the wrong, sometimes you must apologize to help the situation. Healing often begins when one of the injured parties makes the first step with an authentic apology.
Gratitude should never be insincere. We teach our children that if someone takes the time to give a gift we should take the time to say thank you. Being appreciative is a character trait that we all must develop to help our society run smoothly. Even if you don’t like the gift, you can still be appreciative of the thought behind it.
There are ways to say thank you without being insincere. If you absolutely hate something that someone does for you, you can always say something like “thank you so much. I really appreciate you taking the time to think about me”. Gratitude is more of an attitude of appreciation than the act of liking what was done.
Did you know that if you copy a coupon, you are not just doing something unethical, you are also breaking the law? You can read more information about this from Coupon Information Center. Never make a copy of coupon or use one that someone has printed as a PDF.
4. Printed or Published Words/Images
There are some writers who like to take articles they find online and give them a few new words or a quick spin and then pass them off as their own original work. This is of course taboo. Students in in school sometimes try to take the easy way out when writing a paper. They may think that just copying and pasting from original sources will help them get their word count up and the assignment done faster. It is never okay to copy and paste or claim that a work of words is your own.
This also applies to images found online. If you didn’t take the picture, then you can safely assume that you don’t have permision to use it. Even if you find something by doing a google image search, this does not make it ok. Pictures belong to the person who took the picture. You can of course search for images with creative commons licenses or send a quick email to the owner of the picture and request permission. It’s never ok to fake ownership of words or an image.
Being a hypochondriac, crying wolf, faking sickness or pretending to be ill can guarantee you trouble in your life. Sure, it may sound like a great idea at the time to conveniently get sick so you can miss a day of work or school. You will be able to play, relax or get out of a commitment for that day. However, if you do this more than once or twice, people will no longer believe you when you truly are sick.
There’s a reason the story of the boy who cried wolf is still passed down from one generation to the next. To get the sympathy and support you need when you truly have an illness, you can’t be faking sickness.
There are some people who believe they should spend money even when they don’t have it. After all, as long as there is a credit card some people feel you can continue spending. You should always strive to live within your means and never spend more than you actually make. If you live your life trying to impress others and faking an elaborate lifestyle you will be damaging your life now and in the future.
So what else is there in life that should never be faked? I’d love to hear your thoughts!
Sharon Williams blogs about hobbies, life and saving money at Hobbies on a Budget.
This week has been a hard one. My body is not recovering well from its break from its usual routine. Though my tastebuds loved all the cheese I ate in Iowa, my bones and muscles are screaming for mercy. My usual morning routine of the gym followed by a hot shower has not been happening. So instead I have been coming straight home and comforting myself with something beyond my usual tea on the run.
My husband is mocking me, but after participating in the Latte Love Twitter party, I have been a bit obsessed with them. The mocking is because I am so not a coffee drinker. But these morning “fancy” drinks make me feel happy. And I get my milk in along with a little extra kick.
After doing my best to make my drink pretty (I can neither confirm nor deny that I have been using cupcake stencils and cocoa), I settle down in front of the computer to drink up while I read some of my favorite blogs. Here’s what on my favorites list these days. It’s my own personal “Morning Latte Makes My Breakfast Better” reading list.
Flora and Fauna: Her pictures of Fall make me want to run away to my own little cabin in the mountains!
Lag Liv: A longtime favorite of mine, Ms. Lag Liv is the best kind of blog in my world, just a straight forward life story.
Terra the Bear: The best part of my Toyota trip last week was hanging out with Terra. She is a ray of sunshine and her blog always makes me smile.
Sweet Fine Day: Another longtime read… the pictures, the food, the honesty, the family. I love everything about this baker and graphic designer and their crazy life with two kids and a small business.
This is just the tip of the iceberg. I will be pinning more to my Latte Love board! Check it out for more of my morning reads. And leave a comment with your favorite blog. I would love to check it out.
Want to start your own latte tradtion (I hope you already have a blog reading tradition!)? The TheBreakfastProject.com is letting me host a giveaway for a Latte @ Home care package. To enter, just leave a comment with your favorite blog!
This Thursday’s indulgence is a new bag for Fall. Though I would love to buy a whole new wardrobe, since Fall is my favorite season (see my Pinterest board here), I can’t really afford to go hog wild. Instead I indulged myself with a $13 find at Target. Oh how I love Target. I think this is actually meant to be a beach bag but the leather straps and graphic print just screamed Fall to me. Plus it will be perfect for my upcoming trip to California.
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It’s gloomy here today, though I welcome the cooler weather! So I thought I would post a Sunday funny that made me smile. This is a parody of Call Me Maybe featuring Mavy from HOTEL TRANSYLVANIA which opens in theaters on September 28th.