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Finally, some truths about food that need to be said.

I’m so annoyed with dieting and eating trends these days..


Umm.. doesn’t EVERYONE do this when they go clothes shopping?

Or am I the only crazy one who already knew all of this?


Want to live in Paris? Follow Natalie Portman’s example, not Scarlett’s Johansson’s.

You should also learn some French when you’re there and understand these things about French folks.

Learn French not just because they expect you to learn it (also, they’re really shy in speaking English that in their minds is less than perfect), but because it’s a DAMN SHAME to be living 24/7 in France and to NOT learn the language.

It’s like living in the U.S. and refusing to learn English when it’s all around you.

Wouldn’t Scarlett be annoyed (and aren’t you?) with people who don’t speak a single word of English after years of living in the U.S.?

Same rules apply abroad.

If I lived in Paris I’d at least practice the language. Just saying and learning a few words in French won’t kill you.

Also, it’s cute the way Jimmy Fallon tried to buy something in France but they couldn’t understand his accent.

(PSsst.. I’m also quite proud that my French has improved to the point where it is it conversationally fluent. I’m practicing French everyday with Baby Bun by describing things to him in French.

It is not perfect with the silly le / la confusion and the verb conjugations but Baby Bun doesn’t know any better. Yet.)


Otters are quite possibly one of the cutest, smartest animals alive.




Should you buy that item? Use the 45 minute rule.

I do this.

I also go through my wardrobe (my Achilles heel in terms of STUFF) and I pull out everything I haven’t felt the urge to wear in the past year or so.

Then I play a game: Would I rather wear this … or… this..?

And I get rid of anything that I wouldn’t really reach for over something else, and get my wardrobe back down to 50%.


The world, represented by 100 people.

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Thanks to Belle for the link.


An excellent, comprehensive post on how to get rid of a debts collection agent.

Thanks to Anne of UGifter for the link..




This is brilliant.


Love me some Louis C.K.



How to answer questions you really wish you hadn’t been asked.

Hat tip to Jean for the link, who by the way also wrote a fantastic article: Fully Asian and Fully American.


Not that I separate egg yolks from whites that often but this is a good and fast trick to do it.

…and to slice cherry/grape tomatoes safely too:


I sell my brain, so this doesn’t apply to me, this necessary use of credit to build a business, but if I had been told this after signing a loan, I would have seen red and have been totally livid.


Oh. My. God. OH MY GOD.


My goodness this is so sweet…. I dare you not to cry when watching this.



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  1. SarahN

    I loved the ‘it’s never fair’ I love love love the sentiment. I seldom need that many eggs, to have to wash up a bottle… But it is a good idea…

    Change room stuff – I certainly think about always wearing a top and bottom (not a dress) and slip on shoes. Make up is always minimal to non existant with me! I like to were a tank or similar, so if the dressing rooms are busy, I can (at a pinch) try on things in the open. I don’t often wear a skirt, so I could add that.

    Love those kid GIFs and shot – awww…

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      Make a quiche! 😀 Or meringue!

      I think wearing makeup to go shopping is silly. It gets all over the clothes then it ruins it for the next person…

  2. Lisa E. @ Lisa vs. the Loans

    Louis C.K. is freaking awesome!

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      He is one of the best comedians I’ve come across in a long time.

  3. Cat@BudgetBlonde

    Haha I love these! That tomato video is genius!

  4. No Nonsense Landlord

    The father? talking to the daughter was pretty good. No two people are equal. And when you start to get envious, you start to want to destroy people rather then help them up.

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      Very true. They don’t call it the green eyes monster for nothin.

  5. Bridget

    Thanks for the shoutout!!

    That how to cut cherry tomatoes just blew my mind… wow

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      See? You can learn useful stuff on my blog…

  6. Anne @ Money Propeller

    That pool is pretty sweet. A friend’s neighbour had a retracting wooden pool cover, growing up. It was kind of a hardwood dance floor. I never saw it in operation, just closed versus open.

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      I like dual purpose items!

  7. The Asian Pear

    Awwwh. Sea otters. I LOVE sea otters. SO cute! Mommy sea otters with baby sea otters on their belly! Awwwh!!

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      That’s what my reaction was too!


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