Week-end: links & life {vol. 27}

“One of the most tragic things I know about human nature is that all of us tend to put off living. We are all dreaming of some magical rose garden over the horizon instead of enjoying the roses that are blooming outside our windows today.” – Dale Carnegie


My flowers were busy while I was away last week! My yellow rose is blooming in high gear and my hot pink peonies (in the background) are finishing up quite a show. Irises are done but my calla lilies are just beginning to rev up. And the blueberries are going to be CRAZY this year!

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In Honor of Memorial Day: a giveaway

From everything I’ve heard, the movie “American Sniper” is powerful. (I haven’t watched it yet.) The film is adapted from a marine’s autobiography; because of the subject matter, I don’t expect it to be an easy film to watch, but I believe it’s crucial we understand the cost of service to both those serving in the military, as well as the cost for the families they leave behind to preserve our freedom.

Synopsis of “American Sniper”

The following is from the movie’s press release:

From director Clint Eastwood comes “American Sniper,” starring Bradley Cooper as Chris Kyle, whose skills as a sniper made him a hero on the battlefield.

But there was much more to him than his skill as a sharpshooter.
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Reasons to Exercise

We’re back from the beach — and a ridiculously long drive because little kids require frequent potty breaks, because the dogs are picky potty-ers and have to find just the right spot, and because I hate highways so I don’t drive as fast as many folks do. But all three dogs did SO great I often forgot they were even in the car!

Because my brain is still on vacation, this will be short and sweet. I found this “101 Reasons to Exercise” infographic and loved it so I wanted to share it with you. If you need a little extra motivation to get moving, print this and stick it somewhere handy.

101 Reasons to exercise

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