The sun may be shining again here in Colorado -- but it's still pretty chilly. The chickens spent most of the day close to the coop. (Not that I blame them.) I got a lot of putting-away stuff done...so why does the house STILL look messy?
While I'm cleaning, you may enjoy these forays into Internet-land:
Homemade marshmallows. Yum. Dip them in dark chocolate for an incredible treat.
A simple country Christmas, imagined by It's All Connected.
Speaking of Christmas, more stocking stuffer ideas, but for guys -- written by a guy. I could see the Brick going for some of these items. This is from Stacy Makes Cents, who has been offering several posts on stocking stuffers lately, including ideas for babies and moms.
An oldie-but-goodie by Donna Freedman, on all the good stuff you can find thrown away. Don't miss out on the comments -- they're the real meat of this post.
Voyager I's traveled past the planets, and is now entering unknown space. It won't power off until 2025...what will it discover in the meantime?
By the way -- that bright 'star' hovering around the moon right now, in your mid-December sky? It's Jupiter.
Going on a trip longer than an hour? Pack a snack and some water. Trent's advice (via the Simple Dollar) makes good sense here.
Sachertorte: an easy, elegant dessert that's budget-friendly. Find this triple threat at Penny Thots, one of the sites I regularly write for.
Two other yes-its-me-just-elsewhere posts:
Dealing with holiday guilt, at Midlife Finance.
Also at MLF: Are you making financial headway? I was surprised at the number of comments on what seemed, at least to me, an easy post. Maybe because this subject hits near and dear to a subject that people find important: themselves.
Have a great week -- don't forget to stop in at either the Holiday Goodies or Christmas Goodies blogs. Lots of delicious ideas...