Monday, June 1, 2009

Random Thoughts Roundup

I haven't posted for a few days, so it is time for a round up of random thoughts...

For those of you who were wondering, I did win the Horne Family Fitness Challenge. If you recall, we had $350 up for grabs. But, after listening to Colby whine about losing, I agreed to take $175 and leave $175 in the pot to continue the challenge for another month. It has been working great to motivate us (with the exception of this last hectic week). I did not even spend the $175, but I was able to get the dress in the photo above, which is gorgeous! I can't wait to wear it all summer long.

Today I listened to a news story about Colorado making it legal to collect rain water... off your own roof. Yup, before now, it was considered stealing since that water did not belong to you and it would otherwise travel through the ground to other sources. There could be a $500 per day fine! I can't even wrap my head around this. There are still states where it is illegal. I recognize that water law in the west is far different from the east, but it still beyond my comprehension.

This website is freakin' hilarious. Don't go there unless you have a few minutes to waste.

Do you have a long commute and like listening to audio books? Barnes & Noble is offering some free downloads... and they aren't lame books either. There's Kurt Vonnegut, Alice Munro and others. I am not sure how long this lasts, but go to the site and get yours now.

Here are a few blogs that I stalk and love:
Crafting a Green World: Fantastic green craft ideas with great photos.
Tip Junkie: Another fantastic creative blog but they come from a variety of sources and people.
Parent Hacks: Gives you unique ideas to hack every day objects into tools for a parenting dilemma.

I am going to try the old "make your own ice-cream" project with Annika tomorrow. I have found 2 different ways to do it here and here. We are going to try the ice cream in a bag, which is a great idea since it only makes 1/2 cup of ice cream and that is plenty for her. I will take photos and post my project, but does anyone have helpful tips before I try it?

Please go back and check out my Random Acts of Kindness post. I'd like to see lots of my friends passing on the good karma.

I am going to do a list on my sidebar of New England blogs to share the wealth with all of my local lovelies, please let me know if you'd like to be included.


  1. I have an old Ice Cream Sandwich maker that someone gave to me as a Wedding Gift. I can't believe someone gave this to me either. It takes all kinds.

  2. Hello! I'm a mommy blogger in MA. I forget where I found you, but I liked the post on the beach off the coast. We're always looking for adventures! Nice to read someone close by.

    It's kind of crazy, too, because JUST TODAY my husband and I were talking about ways to get audiobooks for free. He just started a long commute, so thanks!!

  3. I did a random act of kindness....

    A check out girl at the grocery store made some snide remark to me about some candy that I was buying---can't remember exactly what, but it was rude!

    And guess what? I let it go.... Just smiled and pretended that she wasn't a rude b**atch. I thought that it was pretty kind.... heh, heh.

    Hey----love your random stuff...

    And did you vote for me yet on
    Just go to the right side and scroll down---hit that swaneesinger!!

    Thanks, cutie!