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Monday Morsels – April 7

Monday Morsels – April 7

I sometimes spend a little more time than necessary surfing the internet.  But hey – don’t we all?  I tend to think though, that it’s like I’ve been unleashed in a giant bookstore or library for hours at a time; what can’t I learn with all this information at my fingertips?  Because the fact of the matter is that I do learn quite a lot.

And I don’t know about you, but one of my favorite things about say, Amazon is that I can read other peoples’ reviews of whatever I’m looking to buy.  The same goes for Goodreads – I love that I can see what my friends are reading, because well, they’re my friends for a reason, and I’m interested in what makes them tick.  If someone gives a good review of a book on Goodreads, then chances are, I might want to read that book too.

Similarly, one of my favorite things about certain blogs are the posts where they consolidate all their favorite content from across the web that week, or maybe even some of the recipes they’ve bookmarked or pins they’ve pinned on Pinterest.

I always seem to be searching for new information on health & exercise when I’m not looking up decadent recipes.  I try to keep abreast of pop culture so I can not come across as a total idiot around my kids and their friends, and find things I can do or make around my home to save some money.  There are products I find I want to share with my family and friends and you.  So once in a blue moon – or more – I’ll try to dish out a few of the things that caught my attention recently.

April 7, 2014 Things

Tomorrow it’ll be 20 years since Curt Cobain died.  What would he sound like today?

Doctors believe that Earl Grey tea is as good for your heart as prescription statins.

Thinking about taking up running?  I’ve been at it for a while now, but if I were new to the sport, Kristin Armstrong’s letter to a beginner would be amazing advice.

Lose weight while you sleep?  Sign me up!

Detox your body by keeping these emotions in check.

How could banana bread possibly get any better than it already is?   Find out here.

Like the look of concrete floors?  Here’s a way to DIY on the cheap.

Yes, let’s just admit it: we all love food.  And we all have idols in our life other than the one true God.  But what about when we make food our God instead?

Author Henry Miller’s Commandments on Writing

Heartbreaking.  Bittersweet.  Dying father walks his 11 year old daughter down the aisle so someday she’ll  have pictures.  Gulp.

A unique gift to give someone with a green thumb might be these adorable homemade seed starters.

Trader Joe’s Honey Greek yogurt.  This may be the healthiest decadent thing I’ve ever eaten.

Speaking of TJ’s, imagine a grilled cheese sandwich made out of this!

Herd animals of Yellowstone National Park are leaving in droves.  Could that be a sign that the super volcano underneath might erupt soon?

And why it might not be

If I had a pool, this is what I’d want!

Although my kids are grown and almost grown, I would totally have used these fabulous free Easter resurrection printables.

Aspargus and cheese tart I want to make this for Easter brunch.

I love almost any unique foodie thing at Trader Joe’s, including nutty dukkah, which I found a few months ago.  Here’s a homemade version.

Mango Jalapeno Margaritas.  I just bought a case of mangoes.  I know what I’m going to do with some of them.  🙂

Mango Curd.  Ditto.

I love peanut butter, cookie butter, almond butter, Nutella.  Basically any kind of spread.  Now… salted caramel spread.  Heaven!

In my next house I want this pull-out coffee station.

I discovered this too late to make the registration, but next year, my daughter and I will do this.  Tiffany’s makes a special necklace as the medal – Nike Women’s 1/2 marathon DC

I don’t know why I never thought of lemon on a pizza before, but I must make this!

Genius!  Macaroni and cheese waffles.

Tetris on the side of a building for its 25th anniversary…

Goonies sequel!



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