Sunday, October 28, 2012

What I Learned This Week


1. I learned that the neighborhood market makes a Pumpkin Vinagrette salad dressing... we will be having it on our spinach salad tonight.

2. I learned that horror movies are not nearly as scary now as they were when I was a kid.

3. I learned that Halloween still is and always will be my favorite holiday. I can't get enough of the pumpkin flavors, costume planning, spooky movies, and candy!!

4. I learned that four day weekends for the kids = stressful weekend for the mom.

5. I learned that quite often the mentally ill slip through the cracks and do not receive the help that they desperately need.

6. I learned that my blog is not tailored to a specific audience. I originally suspected that it was but now I have attracted a whole different group of followers and I LOVE it! Keep 'em comin' guys!

7. I learned that eliminating bad elements in my life really opened up some room for healthy elements.

8. I learned that I can still break out like a hormonal teenager. Ggrrrr!

9. I learned that Virgie Tovar is a rock star! I have started reading her Hot & Heavy book and I cannot put it down!! AH-MAY-ZING!

10. I learned a few fun Halloween facts:
-The original Halloween mask was made from a William Shatner mask because of a tight budget.
-According to Irish legend, the Jack-o-lantern was created after a man named Jack who tricked the devil and was banished from both Heaven and Hell.
-Ireland is the birth place of Halloween. (Maybe that's why I love it so much!)
-Harry Houdini died on Halloween night from an appendicitis.
-Orange and black are traditional Halloween colors because orange symbolizes the harvest and black symbolizes darkness and death.
-Snickers is the number one candy of choice on Halloween.
-During a showing of Rocky Horror Picture Show, an "imposter" was asked to leave. The "imposter" was Tim Curry.




Join me and share what you learned this week!!




37 comments:

  1. I looove Ireland, too! I'm so in love with that place. Can't wait to visit. We have a strong Irish heritage. I'm enjoying the blog and following now.:) Thanks for the visit!

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    1. I have a strong Irish heritage as well. My mother is a fiery red head and I LOVE it!

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  2. Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! I'm following you back!
    Angie
    godsgrowinggarden.com

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  3. Thanks for stopping by my page. Returning the favor and following you back :)

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  4. Pumpkin dressing sounds yummy! I never would have guessed Snickers would be the #1 candy. I'll happily trade all my Snickers for some Butterfingers. ;)

    Thanks for stopping by and following. I'm now following your lovely blog as well!

    julee @ diylouisville.blogspot.com

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    1. I look forward to keeping in touch! My best friend lives in Louisville... I love to visit there. It's gorgeous!

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  5. I'm your newest follower and would love if you followed me back :)

    Lyndsay @ theallmylove.blogspot.com

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  6. Hi Sara, great stuff that you've learned here. Fantastic news.
    followed you.

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  7. Thanks for following Carole's Chatter - did you do it via GFC - if so, Google got it wrong and haven't added you to my list. Perhaps you could do it again?? I have followed you back. Have a good week.

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  8. I love this idea of "new things you've learned." I really do feel like I learn something new everyday, but I love that you've documented it! Great idea, might have to try this sometime!
    Kaylynn
    colbkayandtrae.blogspot.com

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    1. I will have a button for it soon and hope to make it a weekly link up on Sundays! Join me!

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  9. now that pumpkin dressing sounds delicious. totally agree with you on point 5 about those with mental health problems often slipping through the cracks. thanks for following my blog, am following yours too.

    fallenfromflavour.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. The dressing was amazing... I tossed it on a spinach salad.

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  10. p.s to carol of carol's chatter: there's been a big issue with followers because google quietly 'retired' gfc in march in the hope that everyone will just start using g+ instead... new followers don't tend to show. i accidentally removed the 'followers' widget and tried to put it back but now just get error messages and no widget at all - annoying! hope that puts your mind at rest - its been driving me crazy! fallenfromflavour - what a geek!

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  11. Hi thanks for stopping by my blog and following me! I'm now following you too! I love Halloween too, even more so now that I have a child! and I totally understand the breaking out thing, I always breakout right before I get my period, it drives me crazy!

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  12. I think Halloween/Fall will always be my favorite too..because of the pumpkin flavored things and sweater weather. I'm the only one in my family who has always enjoyed it!

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    1. I have loved it since I was a child. I even got married on Halloween (no, not a costume wedding)!

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  13. Hi Sarah - I have just finished Hot & Heavy and I am very excited about it - everyone who is into fat acceptance should read it! I am thinking of posting a review on my blog ...

    Love, Qaroline
    http://qarolinesqonundrums.blogspot.de/

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  14. Hi! Thanks for following ModaMama! I really appreciate the support, and I'm following you right back ;)

    Sincerely,
    Joanna
    www.ModaMamaBlog.com

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  15. Hi I am your newest follower on Google and Facebook. Thanks for following the Nifty Thrifty Family:)

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  16. Hi Sarah!! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Now I'm following you back. Can't wait to read more from you!!
    -Mariely
    marielyvp.blogspot.com

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  17. I like the idea of sharing what you've learned this week! I don't know if I learn quite that many things each week.. hehe. But it was fun reading yours!

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  18. Great idea for sharing what you have learned this week. Why Grrr on soemtimes behaving as a teeneger? It can be good and useful sometimes :)Horror movies are definitely not as scary as the used to be when we were younger.
    You gave me the idea to write these "epiphay" stuff on my blog too. I`ll write it on a monthly basis, and of course will link back to your blog, since you gave me the idea :)

    You can check it out at http://theproject6x6.blogspot.com/

    Thanks for visiting my blog.

    Your newest follower,
    Aleksandra

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    1. I meant "epiphany", and did not developed a new word "epiphay" ;)

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