Monday, December 10, 2012

Monday Morning Roundup 12.10.12

Happy Snowy Monday!


There's a myth that Minnesotans are used to this kind of thing; that we can be outside playing for hours at a time without feeling the cold, and that we don't bat an eye about driving in bad weather.  We're supposed to be tough, and slightly crazy, like our Viking ancestors, strapping on our Nordic skis, or perhaps hooking up a team of sleddogs, to get us to and fro if the snow plows can't make it through.  But I can safely say that I did not inherit this adventurous spirit, and while the snow piled up this weekend, I watched out my window in horror.  

Here are some links:

If anyone is gift wrap-challenged, like I am, you might want to take a look at 4 Secrets to Wrapping a Present. I admit, I looked at this and thought it looked too complicated, so I'll continue with my method of crumpling tissue paper around gifts and shoving them into bags that may or may not be seasonally-appropriate.

A must-try recipe from Smitten Kitchen: Cauliflower-Feta Fritters with Pomegranate.

Are you getting stressed?  I am.  Here's 10 Ways To Keep the Holiday Blues Away.  Anything helps, right?

I'm ashamed to say I had heard about this a while ago, but hadn't checked it out until yesterday.  Dollshouse Downton is what you get when you combine two of my favorite things, but now I'm even more delighted to find out that the girls who put it together are only 16 years old.

And finally, another funny list from McSweeney's: Inverted Reality Show Cliches.

Have a great, safe, Monday morning!

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