Reading – Around the Net

Unless you are living under a rock, you know Downton Abbey is in its last season.  I’m sorry to see it end.  I am trying to learn everything I can about that era.  The world, although a little less accommodating it appeared to be so much prettier.  This Tumbler about the beginnings the Downton Abbey really got my attention this week.

Makeup hacks… who among us has not used them?  Sometimes I use the lipstick as a blush trick even when I don’t need to…. either because I’m being lazy to find the perfect blush or I don’t have the perfect blush.

I love reading so anything related to reading I have to read…. what??? was that English?  Maybe not but this article from Thegloss really peaked my curiosity.  Who am I as a literary figure based on my zodiac sign?  Hmmmmm not sure I fully agree but I can’t change facts right?  Or can I? And while we’re on a personality kick… I decided to do my Myers Briggs (ok it’s the free version).  Guess what?  Apparently I’m very unusual…. what a shocker.  All my friends could have told you that.  It’s interesting though.  I think this one is more like me than the zodiac sign one (thank you for allowing me to state the obvious).

As you all know by now, 2 years ago me and the Mr. moved to this new house.  It’s really not new…. we wished it was new but as much as we tried we just could not stretch our dollars that much.  So, needless to say there is a lot to do in this old house.  In 2016, I want to finish the outside fencing and would love to redo the floors, but …. the roof also needs to be done so the floors and the fence may have to wait again.  So, anything “on a budget” is the way to go for me…. I really want to figure out what to do with my pantry so this article and these ideas were just what I needed.

Do you feel guilty when you can’t finish a book?  I do.  I always feel like I need to push through and hopefully at some point start enjoying it. Doesn’t always happen and I struggle through which makes me hate the book even more.  I thought this was a very good article and a helpful one too.  I will keep this in mind the next time I’m hating a book.  No harm in giving up sometimes right?

The Winter finally arrived in New Jersey (yep, that’s where I’m from).  This past weekend we had over 2 feet of snow in the span of 1 day.  As you can imagine that’s all the news talked about….. How cope and how to clean it up…. Let’s just say it took all weekend to clean it up and I’m thinking we now need the rest of the week to recuperate….. No way I can work like this.  While I was snowed in I couldn’t help looking through some Tumbler accounts and found this really nice one which showed New York in the snow in the early 1900s.

These are some of the things I found on the internet this week.  Wanna share some of your favorite articles?  Why don’t you send me a note and I’ll include in my list of STUFF.

XoXo

Ana

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