Friday Finds – June 13, 2008

Susan’s Finds

I still can’t believe I used to “lay out” in the sun to get the perfect tan every summer. Ever since I realized sun exposure not only causes cancer but also causes wrinkles (!), my vanity has driven me to sunless tanning. But what to use? helps you choose the right sunless tanner for you, and even weighs in on the smelly factor of each product. Very helpful.

Those of you whose employers don’t allot enough (or any) sick days will appreciate this little game from MomsRising. It’s part of an effort to convince Congress to pass the Healthy Families Act, which includes pushing for all employees to get some paid sick days (almost half of private-sector workers get zero).

My new coworker Cecilly is a self-professed organizing junkie. As in, she makes her bed every morning and detests clutter. She’s also expecting her first baby–wonder if that will throw a bit of a kink in her organized world? Anywho, she turned me on to this blog, aptly named I’m an Organizing Junkie, where neat freak Laura offers tips to get and keep life neat. She also coordinates Menu Plan Monday, where hundreds of contributors link to their weekly menu plans (a concept I love but can’t manage to execute personally).

9 thoughts on “Friday Finds – June 13, 2008

  1. The Healthy Families Act would be a good thing. Even though I DID get sick days last year, we had to accrue the hours (4 hours every other month), and there was never enough to actually fully recover. No time for family, I had to use vacation if Aidan got sick. If I had no vacation or sick time, which was often in that germ incubator, I had to go unpaid. I lost thousands of dollars income last year do to unpaid sick time. It’s ridiculous that employers demand so much and give the bare minimum, if anything at all.

  2. She makes her bed every morning?!?

    I didn’t do that even *before* I had a child! LOL

  3. Doesn’t everyone make their bed? Is that incredible someone would?I couldn’t imagine not…

  4. I’ve been making my bed every morning because our house is on the market right now. Have never made it daily before. I have to admit it does look nice. But except for impressing other people and motivating them to spend big bucks on my house, I’ve never been able to figure out the point of making the bed! I LOVE that making the bed is your measure of an organizing junkie! LOL!

  5. I used to be neater and make my bed and whatnot when I was single and lived alone. Then came hubs, THEN came baby. Now, we’re lucky if our house isn’t totally messy and gross–if I actually decide to clean or organize.

  6. Org Junkie says:

    Well if it makes you feel any better I don’t always make my bed…LOL.

    Thanks for the shout out, we’d love to have you join us for MPM! Come on, you can do it!!

  7. I make my bed every morning. I cannot function if I don’t. I also HATE to climb into an unmade mussed up bed at night. My 4-year old makes his bed too. He started doing it all on his own because he is an OCD neat freak in a pretend laid back body too. I abhor clutter. The mere thought of it is making me quiver. My husband thinks this might require medical intervention.

  8. Also, I passed on the link to the game. Thanks!

  9. I can’t remember the last time I made my bed. Sorry, but I have too many other things to think about each morning as I try and get myself and my child out the door. My brain can only hold so much. Plus I know I’m just going to unmake it in a few hours. I manage to keep my house halfway presentable, but it’s still cluttered and the beds aren’t made. I imagine I’ll have time for that when I’m 60 and have no kids in the house. It’s something I look forward to, actually.

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