Let’s start the week off with this shall we?

And if you read nothing else this week you MUST MUST MUST read this…it’s the best thing I’ve read in a LONG time:
2011 Lesson #2 : Don’t Carpe Diem

If that sucked you in…go ahead and read these posts by Momastery as well (I’m a new fan of her and OMG she’s hysterical):
Whatever, Honestly
We Call These Y,TRH Posts (Yes, This Really Happened)

And this one is super powerful:

And now let’s talk about food, I want to try both of these:
In the Kitchen with: Bee Yinn Low’s Pan-Fried Dumplings
Shrimp with Couscous


Posts that stayed with me or were thought provoking…
2012 in One Word
The Miracle of a Lasting Marriage
A Dog For My Dad

And here’s some food I want to try…
Puffy Oven Pancake
Aww, Nuts.
Pinterest Cooks: The Spanglish Sandwich
Brussel Sprouts with Mushrooms and Bacon

Tweets I found HI-larious…

(that one was sent on NYE)


At some point this past Fall/Winter I got behind on my blog reading. I try to keep up…but we had a whole month where everybody was sick around here and that’s probably what started it all.  So generally when I get behind in Google Reader, I will star things to read later or pin later. Then I’ll get to a certain point where I’m catching up and can go back and read everything that I’ve starred or pin it to one of my pinterest boards.  I thought I’d share some of the stuff that stuck with me lately….a round up of sorts kinda like what Danielle over at elleinad spir does on Fridays. Except some of these things date back to maybe September. I know, I know!

Cute But Deadly: Raising Children Through Their First Years

How Having a Second Child Turned From a Nightmare to a Dream


The Gifts We Give Each Other

I Went to a Cookie Party & Came Back with an Even Better Recipe: Shrimp & Grits Tarts

Christmas Card– I totally want to do this next year!!

A Great, Big Outdoor Playball

Bulldog Lamp