Well, we are entering a new month and a new season. October is National Breast Cancer Month, so go get the girls checked! If you think you are to young yet to worry about it, consider talking to your doctor about getting baseline images anyway, then talk to all of the other women in your family, your friends, your office…
I do not want to encourage you to clutter up your home with unnecessary things, but if you are in need of something or are gift shopping, keep an eye out for the pink ribbon choices that support cancer research and programs. I will be making some additions in the sidebar for banners and links to the Pink promotions of our advertisers. Organize.com is running a Think Pink promotion that has a few handy selections. I have added their banners in the far sidebar for you to access or you can click this link to Support the Fight Against Breast Cancer at Organize.com.
Other October observances: 13th – Columbus Day, 16th – National Boss Day, 18th – Sweetest Day, 26th – Mother-In-Law Day ?!?!. And of course – Halloween on the 31st.
Now, on to the links! Look and Enjoy!
Virtually Organized has a monthly Procrastination Challenge with a prize that is randomly given to one of the participants. Finish up some of those unfinished chores and projects while getting into the running for the prize. Win – win.
7 Day Home Office Challenge: What are YOU going to do? from the Home Office Organizer. This challenge technically ended on Friday, but if your desk needs some extra attention, why not pick it up for this week?
Man decorates basement with $10 worth of Sharpie from Kentucky.com Lexington Herald-Leader. I have discovered that most newspaper links end up going to a pulled article after a small time. Make sure to check this one while you can. I spent more time than I would like to admit watching the panorama of this room because I kept seeing new things. Very creative!
12 Quick Tips To Boost Happiness And Productivity At Work from Gretchen Rubin on The Huffington Post
Getting To Know HIM from Blissfully Domestic
Money Saving Tips from Blessings Abundant
This one is not an article, but an online site. Our Story – an online time line. Their tag line – “Save stories, photos and videos on a collaborative time line”. I have one friend into genealogy and another who is a photo fanatic. Both of them will love this site.
This is a great pdf that will make your grocery shopping a breeze! – The Ultimatest Grocery List from Grocery Lists
Another new (to me) site – CandyBlog. Everything candy. There are several things I have never seen before and there are some that would be fun just to add to the candy dishes as seasonal decorations. Each candy has been rated by the author.
Craft Project: Paper Pumpkin Ornaments from Hostess with the Mostess
Chips Ahoy Dessert on Make Life Delicious
Another site, Burda Style – Open Source Sewing. Everything Sewing including free patterns. Has a blog, how-to articles, and a forum community.
10 Great Craft Tutorial Sites from Blissfully Domestic – a link to more great links.
For Kids and Educational Resources:
Create dynamic online quizzes at Quiz School from Instrucitify
Kid Printables – Printable awards, dot to dot mazes, and so much more.
Tech and Computer Stuff:
Mac Productivity: Full List of Productivity Apps from Have Mac Will Blog
Zamzar: The easy file convertor with an exotic name from Instrutify
Test Your color IQ – A fun little distraction.
Find out what song was number 1 on the charts on the day you were born using This Day In Music
Keep in Mind:
I came across each of these websites and stories either from Stumble Upon, RSS subscriptions, search engines or from others on Plurk! I am passing them on to you as I found them – in good faith. I can not guarantee the validity or accuracy in any manner. I enjoyed reading them and I hope you will, too.
Let me know if you did enjoy them in the comments. If there is an article or website you would like for me to consider sharing next week, send me an e-mail using laurelplum [at] laurelplumonline [dot] com (the spelling out is to avoid spam) or send me a Plurk!