What have you been up to this week? Monday was Chet‘s birthday and we celebrated by going out for sushi. (A peanut butter pie was waiting for us at home in lieu of cake :)) Here’s to a wonderful rest of your week — hope you have something stellar planned — and I hope you enjoy this round-up of links…
Do you sit too much?
“Black sounding” names and their surprising history.
LOL! As a child who was brought to a lot of museums, I deeply relate.
Epcot World Showcase.
Why do dogs look so sad?
My favorite podcast about the royals!
The cutest yellow blouse.
A movie critic’s July Netflix picks.
Why don’t people tip hotel maids?
Ancient fingerprints and forensic science challenge ideas about “women’s work.”
The making of a millennial woman.
Check out my July Favorites.
P.S. Read through the BOOK CLUB archives HERE.
I recently plowed through 5 seasons of Downton Abbey and am still feeling the after-effects of the obsession. I’d seen the first few seasons before but once Chet agreed to watching it, I was all in for the long haul. Now I’m just trying to decide if I should go ahead and spring for the DVD set of season 6 or save it for a rainy day! Anyways, if you’re feeling similarly Downton-Obsessed with nowhere to turn, I’ve rounded up a few items you may want to add to your To Do list (especially if you’ve just watched the series finale and don’t want to say goodbye so soon!)…
Start talking like the Dowager Countess by studying these 39 Best Quotes.
Throw a Downton Abbey themed party complete with tea party printables and Lady Mary Cocktails.
There are plenty of books out there to fill the Downton Abbey-size hole in your heart. Check out 14 Books to Read If You Love Downton Abbey and Ten Books To Survive Downton Abbey Withdrawal if you need a few ideas.
Finally, bring some upstairs and downstairs fare to your kitchen table by cooking up a few recipes from The Unofficial Downton Abbey Cookbook.
Ok, now you have some ideas to help you follow this great advice…
As for me…the final season awaits! And whenever I decide to watch it, you best believe I’m gonna display one of these on the door.