How’s your weekend going?
We are at the peak of fall colors and activities over here! These roundups are popular, but take me so long to compile that I’ve decided to aim for once a month instead of every week (or every other).
BLOG WORTH READING
- 106 Excuses That Prevent You From Ever Becoming Great. Chris Brogan.
- Why You Need An Authoritative Voice Before Accepting Sponsored Blog Posts. Blogging Pro.
- How to Find Free Pictures for Your Blog. Daily Blog Tips.
- Magnetic Activity & Chore List. Cute idea! Home Made Simple.
- How to Reupholster a Chair. The Motherload at MomAdvice.com.
HEALTH & FITNESS
- How to Turn Your Walk into a Run: A Walker’s Guide to Running. SparkPeople.
- Tips for Creating a Healthier Work Space. 5 Minutes for Mom.
- Variations on Green Chile Stew. MexGrocer blog.
- Daigaku Imo (Japanese Caramelized Sweet Potatoes). Sandier Pastures.
- Free appetizer! McCormick & Schmick’s Seafood Restaurant has partnered with Ocean Spray to challenge its bartenders nationwide to shake, stir and muddle their best cocktail they could, using delicious Ocean Spray juices. The three finalists are now going head-to-head in a public vote on the McCormick & Schmick’s Facebook page through November 13, competing to be featured as the newest specialty cocktail on the McCormick & Schmick’s bar menus nationwide. And, just by casting your vote, they’ll give you a coupon good for one free Happy Hour appetizer on your next visit!
- GIANTmicrobes: These plush toys and merchandise are based on tiny microbes like the cold, flu, and brain cell. My favorite item is the adorable kid friendly soap dispenser that looks just like the common cold plush and makes kids want to wash their hands. For more info, follow GIANTmicrobes on Facebook and Twitter.
- Minnie’s Bow-Toons: Premieres Monday, November 14 on Disney Junior. “Minnie’s Bow-Toons,” follows the adventures of Minnie Mouse and her good friend Daisy Duck as they run Minnie’s Bow-Tique, a specialty shop stocked only with colorful bows and bowties. The series premieres with a new episode airing at 8:55 a.m., ET/PT each day during Minnie’s birthday week, November 14 – November 19 on Disney Channel and DisneyJunior.com. Fans can also log on to DisneyJunior.com/Minnie to play Minnie-themed games and download new coloring pages, as well as see a special sneak-peek of the following day’s episode before it premieres on air!
TIS THE SEASON
- 5 Educational Things To Do With (Halloween) Candy. Mommy Maestra.
- 100 Days of Holidays at Parents.com. Sign up to get the best ideas for holiday recipes, crafts, treats, decorations, and more! Parents.com.
CONTESTS & PROMOTIONS
- 3rd annual Tiny Prints Talent Search Contest: Enter for a chance to win the grand prize of $1,000 cash, plus a $500 Tiny Prints gift certificate! Tiny Prints is looking for your cutest baby, kid, family, couple, and pet photos! Entry period ends on November 15, and voting begins the next day. Enter the Tiny Print Talent Search Contest via Facebook or on their website.