Monday, November 30, 2015



photo by Petra Bensted

Did you know Adele's in trouble (well, British trouble) for making her tea wrong?  Poor lass.  In her latest music video Hello, it "clearly shows Adele pouring the water into the cup and putting the teabag in second like some kind of monster."   story             I mean, I think she did fine but then again, I don't make the tea rules.  Anywho, personally I'm more obsessed with her gorge eyeliner.  If you care to see both the tea and eyes for yourself, the video's below.

Principle in the type:  "Freedom is not worth having if it does not include the freedom to make mistakes."    Mahatma Gandhi    


Saturday, November 28, 2015


photo by Roland Tanglao

Not sure how much Black Friday'ing you did.   But know "some of those Black Friday "deals" are not deals at all.   In fact, you could end up spending more for an item."   A WalletHub report "has some hard and fast figures to back that up."     . . . Oh heck, you guys know this.   Keep your eye on the ball.    news         

Principles in the type:  "Were it not for challenges to overcome and problems to solve, we would remain much as we are, with little or no progress.           Thomas S. Monson


Thursday, November 26, 2015


photo by Satya Murthy

Hopefully this Thanksgiving you can grab a bite easier than our friend Fritz here! . . . Happy Thanksgiving, Peeps!  #atitudeofgratitude - (day? month? year? life?) 


Principle in the type:  "Thankfulness creates gratitude which generates contentment that causes peace.”   Todd Stocker     

Tuesday, November 24, 2015


photo by Mike Mozart

In a gentle crawl that started in Downey, California, the original Taco Bell taco stand was craned and moved to "corporate headquarters in Irvine . . . saving it from the wrecking ball."  Katie Rispoli from conservation group We Are The Next said, "By saving and conserving structures . . . we hope to set a precedent and demonstrate the great power that can come from unexpected histories in seemingly ordinary places."   story             

Principles in the type:  "Are not there little chapters in everybody's life, that seem to be nothing, and yet affect all the rest of the history?"     William Makepeace Thackeray


Monday, November 23, 2015


photo by The home of Fixers on Flickr

Paralyzed as a teen following a car crash, England native Jordan Bone found herself depressed, "which wasn't like me."  She was determined to turn that around, and found motivation in meditation videos on YouTube.  Bone is "paying it forward" with "her own motivational blog" and videos.  "My videos are about makeup, but they're also about positivity."     story             

Principle in the type:  "Be miserable.  Or motivate yourself.  Whatever has to be done, it's always your choice."      Wayne Dyer

Friday, November 20, 2015


photo by Jonathan Rolande
attributed to HouseBuyFast

Looking for a good post-Thanksgiving workout?  Not too strenuous?  Here it is.  Go ahead . . . stretch out with the whole fam-bam.


Principle in the type:  "Develop family traditions; to talk to each other; and more important, to have a marvelous time together!"     Richard G. Scott   

                                                                                                 Happy Weekend!

Thursday, November 19, 2015


photo by Jared and Corin

Major retailer REI is taking a day off.  Black Friday to be specific.  Call it good PR or sincere sentiment, but they profess you find better things to do then consumerism on the holiday weekend.   "In an unprecedented move for the modern-day holiday shopping season, REI's 143 stores will be closed the day after Thanksgiving. The co-op business plans to launch a campaign . . . encouraging people to forgo shopping to spend time outside instead."      news        

Principle in the type:  "Many things are good, many are important, but only a few are essential."      D. Todd Christofferson  


Tuesday, November 17, 2015


photo by David Lofink

Finding a new "Earth-size planet on our galactic block," is exciting stuff (in case you didn't know).  Astrophysicists revealed "the newfound world" recently.  "Planet GJ1132b is just 39 light-years away, within the atmospheric study range of the Hubble Space Telescope."  Says University of Maryland's Drake Deming, it is " 'arguably the most important planet ever found outside the solar system.'  "        news 

Principle in the type:  "Scientists were struggling to understand the breadth of the universe until instruments became sophisticated enough to gather in greater light so they could understand a more complete truth. [Scriptures teach] a parallel principle regarding spiritual knowledge. “The natural man receiveth not the things of the Spirit of God,” [in Corinthians] “for they are foolishness unto him: neither can he know them, because they are spiritually discerned.". . .  In other words, if you want to recognize spiritual truth, you have to use the right instruments. You can’t come to an understanding of spiritual truth with instruments that are unable to detect it."               Dieter F. Uchtdorf

Monday, November 16, 2015


photo by PapaPiper

As France's pain is felt around the world,  President Francois "Hollande imposed a state of emergency, after the worst peacetime attack in France since World War Two. It is also the deadliest in Europe since the 2004 Madrid bombings. . . . The violence began soon after 21:00 (20:00 GMT) as people were enjoying a Friday night out in the French capital. . . . A gunman opened fire . . . 'It was endless' . . . "     news               

Principle in the type:  "Tears are prayers too.  They travel to God when we can't speak."        Psalms 56:8  

Friday, November 13, 2015


photo by Phil Denton

Mum will be working herself to a tizzy for your Thanksgiving dinner, I hope you know!  If she needs to get to the store for some last minute huevos, this may help.


Principle in the type:  "When the real history of mankind is fully disclosed, will it feature the echoes of gunfire or the shaping sound of lullabies? The great armistices made by military men or the peacemaking of women in homes and in neighborhoods? Will what happened in cradles and kitchens prove to be more controlling than what happened in congresses?"        Neal A. Maxwell   


                                                                                       Happy Weekend Little Ones!