Welcome to the last "Around The Web" of 2012!
I hope this post finds you all in a happy haze, overflowing with an abundance of love and laughter after spending time with the ones you love, or doing the things you most love to do this time of year.
The rain continues here in Cambridge, the field of winter wheat outside our flat glowing green under the overcast sky. I sit in front of our full-spectrum light (Thanks Chris and Jen!) getting my rays in as I finish my tea before tackling today's list of things to do. Devin is out for a run, aglow in all the reflective running gear I bought him for Christmas. And for you, dear readers, here are a bunch of things to read about while you wait for planes, avoid getting back to work, or stay in bed just a little bit longer before facing the day.
Why one Mom started telling her children she is beautiful. What do you think?
10 Simple Tips from Apartment Therapy that might make you happier in your home and life. I already do #1, 2 and 3, but am interested in starting #5, 6 and 10. Which ones speak to you? Which ones make you scoff or cringe?
For those of you who run a business or work with your partner. But frankly, it's good advice for anyone in relationship (and I don't just mean with romantic partners)
I don't know why, but bread seems to spoil more quickly here for us in the UK. Maybe it's because I used to freeze it and now we don't (no freezer!). How do you keep bread fresh? Here are some tips from a professional baker.
Check out this giant knitted blanket! The knitter used PVC pipe for knitting needles! I told my sister-in-law of For the Love of Squishe the other day, and wanted to share this with the rest of you.
On Not Getting It All Done. For those of you continually haunted by your unending To Do list.
BAKED MACARONI. Enough said.
While we continue about our lives, the people of the Philippines are picking up the pieces of theirs.
Did you hear about this much in the US or elsewhere? To donate, visit the Red Cross.
A newly-wed couple share their perspective about a cross county move right after getting hitched. Sound familiar? ;-)
Setting goals for the New Year? Wanting to make sure you are successful and you don't get down on yourself when the goals feel impossible to achieve? Find your Page 181.
For you tofu-eaters: Ready to try a new glaze? I am! Check out Sticky, Spicy, Good: Hot and Sweet Marmalade Glazed Tofu from Poppytalk.
And for dessert, Sweet and Spicy Peanut Brittle!
A bit cheesy, but still nice post about resourcefulness (in the kitchen and in life).
Still looking for a gift for a special lady in your life? Check out this morse code jewelry line. Simple, stylish and well, just kinda neat.
Check out some of the best nature photographs from 2012 over at Boston.com