thursday things


I just want to let you know that I wrote you a long, beautiful Thursday Things post today… and then my computer bugged out and ate it. I would try to re-create it but now I’m just sad and tired and defeated, which is how I’m sure a lot of us are feeling one whole week into our New Year’s resolutions. 😉 So, I put a picture of an adorable owl at the top of this post to cheer myself up. Isn’t he the cutest?

If one of your resolutions is to be more healthy, close your eyes for a second because this butter mill will blow your mind (and likely increase your butter consumption exponentially).

You may, however, want to add avocados to your grocery list, as a new study just showed that eating an avocado a day can decrease your bad cholesterol by up to 14% in just five weeks.

We happen to be participating in another Whole30 this January, and we aren’t the only ones.

You could also try juicing (or smoothie-ing)… though I can’t imagine living on only juice, adding one or two to your daily routine can definitely up your nutrients.

If you’re trying to cut your grocery budget, Food52 can help you spend less money on your favorite ingredients. With kitchen hacks for everything from buttermilk to self-rising flour.

Want to master your homemaking skills? Find out the correct way to load your dishwasher and how to clean 10 important household items.

If you just want to have more fun this year – you’re in luck because the games from your childhood (or, mine at least) are now online… for free! I’m going to ford so many rivers….

Or just watch this video of lions playing with Christmas trees… apparently pine trees are the lion equivalent of catnip. (Who knew?)

3 thoughts on “thursday things

  1. i have totally missed thursday things. although every day with you is a things day, really. 🙂

    so i’ve totally restarted my avocado love in january: i missed them in december (and i’m not sure why i didn’t buy them, but i didn’t) and i’m full swing back into it. i may have zero bad cholesterol now.
    we are like almost halfway through whole30! and i feel good about it…maybe better than i did the first time we did it. and i agree: can’t see myself subsisting only on juice b/c i’d want to eat everything i saw, not necessarily for any other reason than i could chew it. no good for me for all the meals.
    can you please explain to me Oregon Trail? more specifically, why in my really nerdy video game life i’ve never heard of it. until my other friend started freaking out over it a few weeks ago.
    i actually do that with pine trees during early december and late november; just usually when no one is around. i like the smell! what can i say.

    • Shannon I CANNOT BELIEVE YOU HAVEN’T EVEN HEARD OF OREGON TRAIL. I don’t know what to say besides that maybe you lived under a rock? I’m not sure… I was playing it back in the day along with “Where in the world is Carmen Sandiego” hahahaha… you’ve at LEAST heard of that…. right??? Well, I demand you go straight to the website and play at least one round of Oregon Trail… let’s take bets on how the first person dies (I guess dysentery!)

      • I KNOW AM I LIKE THE DUMBEST PERSON EVER TO GROW UP IN THE EIGHTIES WHAT HAPPENED HERE?!?! I have heard of Carmen Sandiego, so that’s something. 🙂 I’m going to play oregon trail right now and we’ll see.

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