Five Favorites Friday

It’s Friday and I thought I’d gather some favorites of the week:

5 Favorite Blogs in my Google Reader:
1- Leading Smart – it’s about leading, and about smartness
2- Extraordinary Ordinary – a young extraordinary ordinary mom writes from her heart
3- An Apple a Day – she does neat things, she finds swell things, and writes so beautifully I am often awed.
4- Lil Fish Studios – another creative young mom that is doing a great job
5- Phoenix Commotion – nobody is greener, recycles better, or is more inspirational to the home building business than these guys. Pictures are awesome and inspiring!

5 Twitter Favs: I like smartness, useful or thoughtful tweets. I don’t like chatter except I’m probably guilty…unless it’s amusing chatter, of which I am not guilty. Follow them!
1- @troylivesay
2- @RachelleGardner
3- @MichaelHyatt
4- @prodigaljohn
5- @makeuseof

5 Favorite Household Products:
1- Cascade Complete – Sparkling results in the dishwasher, no stains left and cleans dried on groady stuff.
2- Dawn dishwashing liquid – does dishes, also removes stains from the front of my clothes, just squirt on stain, then wash as usual.
3- Windex – used on cat urp on the floors, worked great. I’ve used Windex to clean horrible and dirty stuff. It’s got to be the brand though. Imitators don’t work the same.
4- Paper Towel (that comes with smaller perforated sections) – sometimes you just need a smaller section. Brilliant idea! Now if they’d just make it to quarter sections.
5- Golden Fleece scrubby things – for getting pots and dishes clean without scratching or making fingers feel strange.

5 TV Shows watched this week, not news:
1- 24 Sunday (what’s up with radiation guy in the restaurant closet?)
2- 24 Monday (iPhone blonde chickie-already tired of you.)
3- Martha Stewart (okay, I don’t usually watch this all the way through. I turn off when glitter gets anywhere close to a project.)
4- PBS cooking shows (this is what we fall asleep to so technically not actually watching, yet somehow more hopeful and peaceful than news or other random TV shows. I find myself dreaming in chocolate more often.)
5- Gray’s Anatomy/Private Practice (I know, two shows, but they really count as one.)

5 Surprising things learned/realized about Virigina, my new home state:
1- Few USPS mailboxes exist on public streets or in front of public buildings.
2- “Weather mix” is used intead of lengthier weather descriptions, such as mostly cloudy with a chance of sleet mixed with rain.
3- Few Starbucks have drive throughs. I’ve only seen ONE.
4- Nurseries are closed in the winter. You can’t buy plants except in places you shouldn’t buy plants.
5- There are no Taco Cabanas.

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It should be noted that I have not recieved any financial compensation for mentioning any or all of these things, nor have I been promised blog credit or follow mentions from any of those more fortunate than me. It’s not that I wouldn’t be open to it though.
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About Robin Arnold

Reader, writer, gardener, geek, maker of homes in several states, now settled in Virginia with husband Bob, and Hazel and Wilson the tabby cats.
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One Response to Five Favorites Friday

  1. Cheryl Smith says:

    OMG – the "things about VA" part made me crack up laughing! I'm a transplanted Georgian. Glad to have your observations!

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