Time for Tuesday Tidbits, everyone! Are you feeling Spring in the air yet? I think the fever is catching and the grass in my backyard is actually visible! Along with the new season comes the beautiful fresh local produce like carrots, fennel, spring onions and, everyone’s favorite, asparagus. Can’t wait! (Update – I wrote this on the weekend and now we’re in the middle of another blizzard! eeekkss!)
Of course with the month of March comes St. Patrick’s Day and I’ve got some healthy dishes to help you along with your celebration.
For more healthy fun, you can visit this Pinterest board. What are you doing to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day?
This super infographic from Life Hacker illustrates the phytonutrients you need to stay healthy. This is one of the best I’ve seen. Visit their site and print it out for your fridge. Great reminders and a valuable teaching tool for your kids.
We all want to start our days out right and here are 7 very sensible (and easy) things to do each morning to help. Love this and I’m going to pay attention to #2 because I sure don’t wait for one hour! I’ve been guilty of even doing this during the middle of the night – crazy!
What do you do to start your day out in a healthy way?
Did you ever play that game where you would lay on the grass and look up at the clouds in the sky and describe the different images? The clouds could look like a dog, a car, a teacup….so many fun things. I used to do this with my Dad and ever since then I’ve been fascinated by cloud formations and this site blew me away with their striking photos from around the world.
If I saw these clouds though, I’m pretty sure I’d be running into the house!
I first saw this pic on the internet about 7 years ago and used it as a screen saver for a long time. I find it so endearing and it would make me smile every time I sat down at my desk. Here are some other wildlife photos that have captured animals at their very best. You’ll love the lions!
Everyone is building smaller homes these days but 160 square feet? This little house has everything it needs but I’m not sure I could manage in this tiny space. I’m especially unsure about having those huge glass windows out in the woods. I’m thinking a bear would look in there at night and imagine that you’d make a tasty treat!
On the other hand, all that glass isn’t going to work in the city either. Hmmm….Yes or No? Check out more pics here.
Now here’s a house I could get behind. Wow! The photos of this unusual, spectacular house are stunning!
Have you done much cruising? It seems to be a very popular way to see the world. One of the things I like most is that you only unpack once but still get to visit so many destinations. (I’m a terrible packer!).
Julie recommends avoiding the main deck on the first day.
I wanted to save this one till the end because Julie from Gourmet Getaways has written a must-read article on preparing for your first cruise. This is a good read even for seasoned travelers and I wish I had this info before my first cruise. I was completely overwhelmed by the sheer number of passengers! When the dinner bell rang I was freaked out wondering why there was this wild pounding of feet all over the ship. I felt like I was in the middle of a Wild West cattle call! Julie will give you valuable hints and tricks to make the very most of your first experience so you don’t feel like a newbie like me. Be a rock star on your first cruise!
I’ve long believed in the healing power of music and here is a beautiful story that will demonstrate it perfectly. Warning: it’s a tear jerker but it will also warm your heart in the most wonderful way!