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Favorite Thing Friday - 8oclock Hazelnut

My absolute favorite coffee.  Whole bean, I grind it fresh each morning..  YUM~! This week I couldn't find any in our local stores - this can be hard to find sometimes - so I bought a bottle of hazelnut sugar free syrup.  Blech!  Now, I should have known this would not be the same thing. Really I should.  I logically know that sugar free syrups are still sweeteners.  But I wasn't thinking sweetener - I was thinking hazelnut.  I drink my coffee black, no sugar, no cream.  Sugar free hazelnut syrup made my coffee sweet.  Hazelnut beans do not make my coffee sweet.

Clarifying Shampoo for bathing suits?

Today's Tip - from the women at the Y - wash bathing suits out in clarifying shampoo (be sure to use it on your hair too!) after swimming in chlorine. It will keep the suit from fading.

Apparently there are different kinds of clarifying shampoos, but the women there recommend the 99 cent bottle of Suave!  Which we already keep on hand here..  even with a culligan water system, we have problems with hard water.  Our hairdresser recommended at clarifying shampoo at least once a week - and it really helps keep my hair from turning orange.

More on clariflying shampoo use:

More tips for avoiding green hair if you spend a lot of time swimming in chlorine:

Prepping For The Week-end

I love facebook.  Most of the time.  Did you ever notice on Fridays, how many post "TGIF" or some status about how glad they are that it is the week-end?

That is not me.

Don't get me wrong, I love the week-end!  But where so many of my friends view the week-end as a rest from their work week, I view it as the most chaotic, busy, messy, three days of my week.  Yes, three days.  Because my husband works 3rd shift Friday night, his week-end is more of a Saturday night through Monday.  But I have teenagers who, along with their friends, observe the more traditional Friday through Sunday week-end.  And I'm so thankful that I am able to stay home and accommodate that mix of schedules. Don't get me wrong, I am very, very thankful. I'm often also a bit tired.  :-)

This week-end adds in the time change, which is just... oh lets face it, it is miserable.  We lose an hour on Sunday?  But I am WAY overbooked for Sunday, I need an extra hour, not one less!

So how can I elimin…