Good Reads – Tax Break Edition

I’m starting to work on my taxes this weekend (just as soon as I find the rest of the paperwork for it).

I hope that news makes someone else feel a whole lot better.

Weekend Reading:

I can think of lots of fun reasons to make these DIY paper medallions from How About Orange. (They would be super cute gift toppers.)

I don’t have a salad spinner, and now I don’t need one: Gadget-Free Salad Spinner — from Making This Home

My To Do List Hates Me or, why your daily task list is defeating you — from Penelope Loves Lists

Creating and Preserving Life Margins — from Simple Homeschool

I was a guest in a couple of places this week. You can see what I wish I could go back and tell my teenage self at the Mother Huddle. Or find the best advice I’ve ever been given (it will probably surprise you) at Pink of Perfection.

(…and now to get back to my taxes.) Enjoy your weekend!
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  1. These were timely reading for me, thanks!

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  2. Ok, I have a salad spinner, but I hate it. I mean, I’ve got to lug the giant thing out of the cabinet, wash it… ugh. I thought it’d be perfect since I hate the soggy lettuce thing. But, um, no. TOO BIG. Anyhow – I like the idea of swinging the lettuce around “like a circus man tossing a ball of fire.” Awesome imagery there! :)

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  3. Thanks so much for the mention here! I’m honored to get on any one of your reading lists!

  4. Right there with ya on the taxes. Just so you know you’re not alone! :)

  5. For the first time in my adult life, my husband and I did our taxes early. It’s a great feeling knowing that it’s done and I don’t have to worry about it again until next year, but I totally sympathize.
    I loved the link to the salad spinner without the spinner. I usually end up eating soggy salad because I can’t bear pulling the spinner out of the deep recesses of my pantry and then there’s washing one more dish…too much trouble, but dish towels are always within reach. Genius!

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  6. Just started working on our taxes too :-)

  7. Thanks for linking to Simple Homeschool, Rachel!

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