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I love Mr. Rogers. I’ve had an affinity for him since I was young. There is something so reassuring about his show. No flashy graphics, no loud or disorienting music, and no rude behaviors. (Spend fifteen minutes in front of current children’s programming and you’ll see what I mean.)

One of the blogs that I follow, Food Renegade, linked the following beautiful remix of some of Mr. Rogers’ words. Take a few minutes – it’s very much worth your time.

Mr. Rogers had such a passion for children. Here is a short five minute statement he gave in front of a Congressional Committee in 1969. It’s as much true now as it was then.

What an incredible man. When I was in college, I sent off an email to him thanking him for the impact that he had on my life as a child. He (or probably someone on his PR team) responded with a wonderfully gracious thank you.  It wasn’t a “We’re awesome and we know it!” reply. It was “You are special and we’re glad we had the opportunity to be a part of your life” thank you.  I’ve always appreciated that. And then when he passed away, I wept for a generation that might not know the quiet confidence that Mr. Rogers gave to many many children across the world.

There are a few full episodes out on YouTube if you’ve never experienced Mr. Rogers – I highly recommend it.

Finally, you always make each day such a special day!  I couldn’t find this video anywhere but on the PBS website – but for those of you who grew up with Mr. Rogers, you’ll know the song immediately.  It’s worth a reminder.

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WotW is a reoccuring feature where I get to share the cool and awesome things I discover.

Well, it’s November in Michigan. One day we’ll open the windows because it’s warm outside, the next it’s snowing.  We put up with this crazy weather because we live in a beautiful place, but there are some days when I know why everyone moves to Arizona or Florida when they retire.

Today, I just have one thing for you. This took my breath away.



It’s just beautiful.

What’s got your eye (or ear!) today?

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Wednesday On The Web is semi-regular feature here at Something Catchy featuring the great things that catch our eye online.

Today, I have just one thing to show you. It’s a video and it’s absolutely worth your time.

I have to thank my sister for showing me this video.

In light of the beautiful point of the film, I have something to tell you. You, my readers and friends, are beautiful (and handsome). You effortlessly rock your own personal style. You are so talented! I’m so blessed to know each and every one of you.

Do you know someone who needs to see this? You can send them this video by using the buttons below this post. Go spread some smiles!

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No photos today, just a collection of what I’m reading this week!

Unclutter has a great article on ideas about how to keep your kitchen table clean.  (I needed this article this week!)

I’m planning on a big one day garage sale later this summer, so this article about successful garage sales was a great help! I don’t have any tables though, so I’ll have to be creative.

A brilliant new way to keep baby from dancing  (and grabbing) in their dirty diaper during a change. Brilliant!

The best walkthrough of the differences between an IRA/Roth IRA/401k that I’ve seen. Having a baby really makes you think about the future a lot more carefully!

Finally, I love Dilbert. I love Scott Adams.  He’s a brilliant cartoonist and some of his cartoons I swear are taken right from my work life. But he’s also a very witty writer! Case in point: A discussion of why we love Angry Birds.

That’s it for me this Wednesday morning – what’s got you excited this week?

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Parents, I have great respect for those of you who have multiple children. There are some days that managing family life and work is overwhelming!

Since I’ve been so busy, I haven’t had the chance to pull together my usual Wednesday goodies. So this week, you’ll get lots of links I’ve been looking at this week:

Bookshelf Porn – (I can’t wait to see the Google searches for that one!) A blog dedicated to beautiful bookshelves.  Totally awesome.

What to do with your kid’s LEGO creations? Make it art! This great article on Parent Hacks is pretty  brilliant (and probably could have saved my mother many headaches when my brother was young.)

A no-sew pillow that’s TOO CUTE!

Mother’s Day is this Sunday, so I’ll leave you with this and this – can’t beat cute baby photos during this holiday. Or any holiday.


I promise I’ll return to posts that actually have content soon! In the meantime, what are you checking out online?

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If you’re of the persuasion, I hope you had a very lovely Easter weekend. Continuing in that theme, I’d like to kick off this WotW with Peeps. Lots and lots of Peeps. I think the day AFTER Easter is one of the best days… Peeps for 50% off!

Want to have your own Hobbit home? With the Hobbit film actually underway, Lord of the Rings fever is starting to rise again.

I’ve been over every inch of this site several times over the past couple of years. This is an ACTUAL house. You can build this house. I can build this house (well… if Jeff would let me, of course).

And while we’re on domestic matters, I’m TOTALLY in love with this apron.


Finally, I want you to fall in love with Juniper Moon Farms and their shepherd Susie.  Although I’ve never lived on a farm, I think I’d love to live at JMF.  Seriously.  It’s all I can do to keep from hopping in the car and visiting, even though I’ve never met Susie in person. I feel like I could belong there. The whole blog is my favorite thing to read every day.

Adorable. Adorable. Adorable.  Want a taste? This blog post will charm your pants off.


What’s got your eye this week?


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We’re still getting through our backlogs of TV shows from the No-Spend Month, and one of the shows we’re behind on is Saturday Night Live.  (Yes, we’re nerds and record each new show.)

The show we watched this weekend had Russell Brand hosting. I think he’s funny and a rather brilliant comic (although profane at times in his stand-up).  Several weeks ago, a friend of mine forwarded a link to me on Facebook. Jeff hadn’t seen it, and I made him sit and watch it after SNL was done.

Let me set you a scene. There’s a film version of The Tempest that features Russell Brand and Helen Mirren (she’s a subject for another post). One of the first days in rehearsals, the director asks Russell about his character, Trinculo… and here’s what happens!

Unscripted glorious monologuing. Go ahead, watch it again. You’ll be even more impressed.

And because that video is full of amazing, it gets it’s own WOTW post. (Well… almost. A theater company wants to do a production of Terminator 2 using ONLY lines of Shakespeare text. Brilliant!)

What do you think of Russell Brand? or what has caught your eye this week?

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Work has been crazy and I’ve been a bit overwhelmed when getting home, so it’s been (and probably will be) a bit of a quiet week.

Our regular Wednesday On The Web series features the awesomeness that is the internetz. Today… I only have one thing for you (see above… crazy!)

Another blogger posted this video this week, and it was just the smile that I needed. The weather guys keep predicting more gloom and doom, ice, snow, sleet and everything else – and I’m SO ready for some warmer weather. We’re nearing April already! This isn’t comparable to flowers and the smell of dirt… but it’ll get me through another day.

So tell me… what’s got you fascinated this week?

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Welcome to Wednesday On the Web! This is a round-up of what I’ve been looking at/drooling over/enjoying online!

Almost all our snow was gone and we had some very nice 40F weather over the past week. We thought we might actually start seeing spring…. And then, last night and today we were hit with a snow storm that included ice, sleet, slush and rain. Thunder and lightning and the whole works! All the schools are closed today, and I couldn’t even make it into work because the roads are a disaster. There was a really bad accident down one of the roads I normally drive and a 6 year old kid died. I really can’t afford to miss work, but I couldn’t afford the risk of getting into an accident on the back roads I drive.

And I’ll have to admit that the smile that appeared on my daughter’s face when I got her up reminded me that I totally made the right choice to be careful. I have someone depending on me!

Anyways… onto the goodies. And I’ve got some good ones this week!

I started making marble magnets from this tutorial… great presents! (The photo is hers, mine aren’t done yet!)

Although I don’t own one, this article about foods you can make in a coffee maker makes me want to buy one!


I’ve been getting a lot of parenting advice lately, and my sister sent me an article about the MOST unhelpful advice. It was SO funny… and sadly mostly true!

Do you live in the UK? I’ve got my eye on this awesome stamp set and I would LOVE to frame it on my wall!

Last, and probably one of the most interesting things this week is Diamond Candles!

You buy a candle, and it’s guaranteed to have a DIAMOND ring inside! Their site says the rings are valued anywhere between $100-$5,000! What a cool concept! I may have to convince Jeff that I need one of these! (Friends, this would be a GREAT present for me!!)

And that wraps it up for me this week – what are you look at this week?


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Welcome to Wednesday On The Web – where we put together the cool/interesting/crazy things we’ve found lately.


With Lent upcoming, I noticed a lot of my finds in the last week or two are quiet, contemplative or thought-provoking.

For example….

Sinner? There’s an app for that.

One of my favorite finance bloggers posted this video as inspiration this week. I can’t help but continue to watch it over and over again.

If you liked that, there are other performances on YouTube that are worth watching.

This website charts out CO2 emissions, birth rates and death rates… as you watch. It’s a chilling reminder of our carbon output, and an interesting look at population.

Mad World has been coming up in my music rotation, and it strikes a chord. I listen to it on repeat sometimes.

I tend to get more reflective during this time of year and my tastes seem to reflect that.

To end on a lighter note, I was listening to the Daily Writer’s Almanac in the car the other day. At the end of the almanac, Garrison Keillor reads a poem. I actually had to stay in my car to finish, the poem was SO delightful. It’s titled “Daily I Fall in Love With Mechanics.” You can read it at the link, but it is best to click “Listen” and experience it for yourself.

That’s it for me this Wednesday… what’s got you fascinated this week?


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