Wednesday Link Treasury

Placeholder ImageThis week has been a tough one for all of us, hasn’t it? With politicians behaving badly, both here at home and abroad, it’s difficult to notice that beyond the borders of our daily lives, there are wonderful things to read and discover. And it’s only Wednesday. How can this be possible? At least I only have 2 more work days left in the week and then I can finally sleep in! Until the cats come yelling early on Saturday that they’re hungry…but that’s another story for another time.

I hope that some of the stories below help you get through the rest of your week. They certainly caught my eye.

Food News

Bookish News

  • It was Harry Potter’s birthday this past Monday, July 31st. Here are 37 Harry Potter Accessories to help you celebrate the big day.
  • As a self-professed Word Nerd, I fully appreciate this video of author John Green Explaining 42 Idioms. And it’s even better because just last night I was trying to explain what an idiom was to one of my ACT students. Next time, I will just point them over yonder.

Travel News

  • I’m still sifting through all of the photos from our recent cross-country road trip. I plan on writing up a could posts about the trip, and some tips and tricks we discovered along the way. Until then, the winners of the 2017 National Geographic Travel Photo Contest have been released, and they are some of the most gorgeous travel photos yet. You should definitely check them out.

Life News

  • If you’re anything like me, then you love making lists. Perhaps you even have a Bullet Journal, or something like it to help you organize your day-to-day lists? Have you ever thought about what you should put on a “do not do” list? Well, here are 8 Things to Put on Your Do NOT Do Checklist, from the Bad Yogi.
  • Between having two jobs, plus devoting my time to writing and other creative outlets, my days have few free moments. Thus, much of my daily cleaning gets pushed aside for more important things, like deadlines, work, spending a few precious moments with Joe, and/or simple things like say, eating. Our house isn’t dirty per se, but I’m thinking that we should start adopting these 5 Secrets of People Whose Homes Are Always Clean; this way, cleaning won’t seem like such a chore for us on the weekends. Do any of you have any tips to keep your home clean when you’re up against other priorities?

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