Recommended: 08/25/2012

It’s been a while since I cleared my reader, but there’s no time like the present. I hope you find something useful among these interesting reads:

HOME

House Problems: Tricks and Curess (The Old Farmer’s Almanac)
I didn’t know Farmer’s Almanac had a website! And a helpful one at that! (But I wonder if the “old” describes the farmer or the almanac.) Anyway, I
loved this tip:

You already have a great picture arrangement, but you need to repaint . . .
Keep that wonderful grouping by inserting toothpicks into the nail holes and paint right over them. Simply remove the toothpicks when the paint dries, and you’re ready to rehang.

RECIPES

The Best Recipe (Mel’s Kitchen Cafe)
The author of this food blog has done us a huge favor by compiling a list of the best versions of the various recipes on her site.

FINANCE & FRUGALITY

25 Ways to Get Free Stuff (Mr. Free Stuff)
I adore free stuff, and this article has some good tips. For example, I’d never noticed that Craigslist has a ‘Free’ category. A quick check of the Memphis listing shows a couch without its back cushions, a free scanner and printer, a German shepherd puppy, and some firewood. I don’t happen to need any of those things (especially the puppy!), but they could come in handy for someone. :)

PRODUCTIVITY

10 Ways to Simplify Your To Do List (Simple Productivity Blog)
With all the traveling I’m doing lately, my at-home to-do list is absolutely crazy in its length. This article’s first tip helped me feel like I’m getting my legs under me.

SELF

How to Run Your Own Race (Escape From Cubicle Nation)
While I’m generally happy with my life, I can’t help but feel a bit of envy when I see someone doing exactly what I’d like to be doing. This article is a good reminder that this is MY race, and I need to stay in my own lane. :)

MADE ME SMILE

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