Here’s another confession for you: every time I’ve checked the news recently, it has been to check up on one particular story (see bottom paragraph). Today is one of the first mornings where I haven’t gone straight to “refresh”, and also the first where that story hasn’t been in the headlines.
Normal web browsing resumes!
Breaking news aside, there is a lot going on in this world of mine. Let’s roam around!
First up, feel free to toss aside the business-casual footwear and tie up the laces – it’s Sneaker Week! It’s also the National Hunger & Homelessness Awareness week; this is Back on My Feet’s way of getting the word out & giving your feet a break.
Join in the fun and spread the good word, my friends.
While we’re exploring attire options, take a stop at Polyvore.com.
Warnings: only do this is 1) you’re a girl (and/or really into female fashion – either way.), 2) you have a lot of time to waste (…lunch hour?). If you haven’t been on Pinterest yet, that may be the first order of business. Once you do that, you’ll see collections of outfits & collages and – if you’re like me – wonder, where are these created?! who is the “they” that is coming up with outfit after outfit that I want?! WHY have I not heard of polyvore before this?
Well, being the fashion diva extraordinaire that I am not, I’m fascinated by this site. I don’t deem myself super Chic, trendy or creative, but I do hope I fall on the right side of the line that Stacy & Clinton draw.
Not only does this site let you create outfits & collages, it shows you where to buy those items & allows you to set price limits on what you can choose. Shopping made easy! Money-spending made way too convenient.
In Nutrition related news, this is National Diabetes Awareness Month – thanks to the statistics, chances are that you know, and/or are related to someone, with a type of Diabetes. According to the CDC it is currently affecting 8.3% of our population in the U.S.. It is predicted that by 2030, one in ten adults will have Diabetes.
ONE IN TEN adults. Let that soak in…
We have a lot of work to do in preventing that prediction from being validated; who’s with me? Read about it; eat healthy; exercise. Educate yourself, family members, friends you’re concerned about – whoever! Raise awareness.
In other food news, we have a Redux coming up! This month’s theme was aptly delegated to certain carbs – carbohydrates & diabetes have a tight relationship.
The posts will be up on Monday – recipes galore!
Do you have a favorite “unconventional” grain that makes frequent appearances in your kitchen? I’m not one to explore too many options – we once had a bag of Kamut sit in the cabinet for a month – but I’m open to experiment!
What have you tried lately? And more importantly, how did it taste?
Feel free to leave your web-roaming trails here, too.