Link Roundup: June 29, 2013

Yesterday it was so hot that I practically melted into a puddle of goo. So today my plan is to chill out in the pool and eat my entire body weight in vegan ice cream.

How’s your summer going? Any tips for staying cool?

Oh, and this is just a reminder that our dear Google Reader is going to internet heaven on Monday, so be sure to transfer your feeds to a new reader ASAP. Personally, I switched to Feedly, and it was quick and simple to move my feeds.

While I work on my tan (and perhaps go from “ghost white” to “oatmeal”), here are some tidbits for you to peruse at your leisure.

What I’m Reading and Watching

  • 51 Animal Pictures You Need To See Before You Die. Which is a fitting title because after looking at these pics my heart exploded.
  • DIY Photo Playing Cards. Remember my printable Weekly Weight Tracker that uses a pack of playing cards? The ladies from A Beautiful Mess show you how to spruce up a plain deck with you own photos.
  • Self-Discipline: Be the Boss of Yourself. Good reminder, because as you know, this is something I need to work on.
  • 5 Ways To Go After Your Someday Dreams Today. What are you waiting for?
  • Why You Should Not Eat the Elephant One Bite at a Time. A fascinating look at how using the power of a group can help you reach your goals faster.
  • Can You Manifest Bad Things Too? My clients and I do a lot of law of attraction exercises, and this article clears up the belief that if you think negative thoughts then bad things will happen to you.
  • Earn It. Because there are no shortcuts in life.
  • The permission slip. Favorite line: “You are allowed to boycott the blogs that trigger the shit out of you. You know the ones.”
  • The Time You Have (In JellyBeans) (Video). An amazing demonstration of the amount of time you spend on various activities as if each day of your life were a jelly bean.

New Blog Posts

New on Sweet and Sage

  • No News Is Good News
  • I Dream of Tea
  • Like a Boss: Think Your Way to Your Dreams


  1. Emily on July 1, 2013 at 6:44 pm

    Today it was 113 degrees here! And it’s humid! It’s absolutely miserable. I think the poolside is the place to be!

    • Sage Grayson on July 1, 2013 at 8:29 pm

      Oh my gosh, that sounds awful! OK, then I guess I have no reason to complain about 85 degrees.

  2. Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on June 29, 2013 at 4:43 pm

    I hear ya, the heat and humidity are out of control already and it’s only June!! Swimming and ice cream are perfect ways to cool off 😉 Oh man I need a tan to go from transparent to opaque. It is pretty sad how pale I am haha.

    Thanks for the links! Going to check em out now 🙂

    • Sarah @ This Is What I Eat on June 29, 2013 at 4:52 pm

      OMG THE ANIMALS!!! I can’t!! SO precious.

      • Sage Grayson on June 30, 2013 at 10:46 am

        I know! They’re killing me with cuteness.

  3. Molly on June 29, 2013 at 2:20 pm

    You can always come visit us if you want to cool off! It hasn’t gotten out of the 60’s too much lately, although we have had a few warm days.

    Lots of great links. I especially need to read the permission slip one. There are blogs I read & follow out of habit, but they never make me feel good. Gotta let those go!

    • Sage Grayson on June 30, 2013 at 10:47 am

      There are a few blogs I need to stop reading too. And I need to get better about delegating tasks so I have time to read the blogs I actually enjoy.