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Today’s Resolution: Pretend-Shop for Your Dream House

Since we’ve been in Florida, we’ve been seriously considering never coming back. Taking the idea lightly, we’ve been driving around neighborhoods and spending an abundance of time on Zillow. So many homes have four bedrooms, 3,000 square feet and giant screened in pools. And they cost under $200k, so it’s really hard to look considering that a 200k house where we’re from is either small, somewhere thirty miles out of town, or it’s a “fixer-upper”.

So naturally, we’ve been seeing some pretty amazing houses along the way and have been geeking out over them. That’s why today’s resolution is to pretend to shop for your dream house. What would be your “must-haves”?

Today’s Resolution: Stand Up Straight

Stand Up Straight

Everyone tells you to stand up straight when you’re a kid because they don’t want you to end up with a hunch or scoliosis. As an adult, standing up straight will make you look thinner and more confident. It’ll also make your boobs look bigger if you’re a girl. Also, the hunch thing, nobody wants that.

So today’s resolution is to stand up straight, sit up straight, and look damn sexy doing it.

Today’s Resolution: Pay it Forward

pay it forward

We took a trip to the dog park with Napa (the dog) last week, where a guy told us about this time he honeymooned in Napa (the town). After feasting on $250 worth of food and wine and asking for the bill, the waiter told him and his wife that another couple had put the bill on their tab. When the guy asked for the couple’s address or information, the waiter said, “they said you’d ask, and they told me to tell you to do the same for someone else sometime.” You can’t make this stuff up. Or maybe he did, but we really liked the story and thought that it’d make a great resolution.

No need to make any grand gestures if you’re broke, but paying for the guy behind you in the coffee line would be a great start!

Today’s Resolution: Pick Up After Someone Else

Pick Up After Someone Else

How often do you go somewhere, a park, a dog park, or even a parking lot where people have left their trash behind? Today’s resolution to pick all that stuff up, because if you don’t, who will?

Thanks to Kim, one of our subscribers, for submitting this one!

Today’s Resolution: Celebrate Cinco de Mayo!

Cinco de mayo

Cinco de Mayo is Spanish for “the fifth of May”, and celebrates the 1862 Battle of Puebla victory where the Mexicans kicked the crap out the French even though the French had been undefeated for fifty years and had about a third more troops! So, on this day, we Americans like the excuse to drink margaritas and eat nachos in their honor. Here are a few more ways to honor cinco de mayo:

  • Stay away from the Tex-Mex and instead opt for more traditional Mexican dishes like Chiles Rellenos, Mole Sauce, Tamales, along with a Tequila Sunrise.
  • Try a Cinco de Mayo Cocktail — 2 1/2 oz. tequila, 1 oz. grenadine, and 1 oz. lime juice combined with ice in a shaker. Strain into a chilled cocktail glass, and garnish with a slice of lime.
  • Make some maracas!

Have some better ideas for celebrating Cinco de Mayo? Any recipes? Share them in the comments!

Today’s Resolution: Take a Good Photo of Yourself

Let’s face it, social media makes everyone vain. Nobody wants to look like an uggo (kidding) on that new giant Facebook timeline. Today, give into your vanity and snap a really good photo of yourself. Get dressed up, put on a fancy shirt, and take a shower. Get a haircut if you need it, and make sure you look like a million bucks. It feels good to look good, so this resolution goes beyond the polaroid.

Bonus points if you have a photographer friend take the photo for you. Be sure to share your mug on our Facebook wall, or on Twitter!

Today’s Resolution: Set Your Alarm Clock 1 Hour Earlier

Tonight before you lay down for your beauty rest, set your alarm clock one hour earlier than you usually do. I’m not going to tell you all the extra things you’ll be able to do, or the lack of stress that you’ll encounter, but I hope you’ll report back with what you got back from your extra hour!

Today’s Resolution: Take the Stairs

Today’s resolution, for those who are capable, is to take the stairs. It means climbing the stairs rather than taking the elevator (for a reasonable number of flights anyway), and can include eliminating other lazy habits, like walking to the store that’s only one mile down the street.

Today’s Resolution: Visit the Grave of a Loved One

I realize that this resolution isn’t possible for everyone, but for those whom it is, I hope you’ll take the time to stop in and say “hello” to those you miss.

Today’s Resolution: Drink Only Water

Caffeine, sugar, fake sugar… they’re all additives to the one thing we all need to survive—water. Do you drink the recommended 8 glasses of water per day? Do you even drink two glasses of water per day? Remove the toxins and additives from your liquid intake today and stick with the clear, all-natural stuff. And don’t forget to report back with your thoughts!

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