thursday things

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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.

http://youtu.be/OrwowUb_7eQ

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?)

https://vine.co/v/OdUQYZ3YA3Z