Friday fizz: bubbles of awesome from the web

Okay, I’ll be honest with you here. I have spent the Christmas break relaxing, playing with my children, drinking way too much of everything, and doing sweet F.A. Even as I type, I am onto my third Carlsberg. I love holidays! [Disclaimer: although this is published in the morning, I wrote it last night, so don’t judge me too harshly.]

So I haven’t really been paying a whole lot of attention to the interwebz, but I have been saving little bits and bobs to share with you, in the hope you will be distracted by the shiny stories in the magic box and forgive me for being a slack-arse.

Here are some of my favourites from over the break:

The 9 best drunks on film – ‘Tis the season, and all that. On one hand, I’m a bit outraged there is only one woman (and really a token entry at best) but on the other, perhaps we can take comfort in the absence of lushettes in film. Or there’s a big opportunity for the film makers among us for 2014. All eyes on Tropfest (I am available to star if required)!

Danielle from Keeping Up with the Holsbys’ new years resolution is to be more Cuban. Outstanding for so many reasons, but my favourite is this line: “I don’t intend on cutting down my drinking, swearing or wanking, so obviously the only resolution left is about becoming Cuban.” I love this woman.

Couldn't we all benefit by being more Cuban?
Couldn’t we all benefit by being more Cuban?

15 favourite 30-minute meals from A Beautiful Mess – I’ve only just “discovered” these ladies (I put that in inverted commas because they have been doing very well indeed without my beady eyes on their blog, thank you very much) but they have superb ideas for being fab around the home and looking great. Love their work and looking forward to reading more from them in 2014.

20 hair tutorials you’ll love, also from A Beautiful Mess – honestly, these ladies are THE SHIT. Love their work (did I say that already? Champagne Husby just gave me my fourth Carlsberg – blame him). If I was Champagne Gillian, I wouldn’t need to watch any of these because that woman knows all there is to know about hair and make up and generally being fabulous. But I am Champagne Carolyn – my forte is running and swearing and drinking. For everything else I rely on the internet to tell me what to do. Thanks again, ladies!

Learn to do this and 19 other gorgeous do's.
Learn to do this and 19 other gorgeous do’s.

9-month pregnant ballerina looks fabulous and makes us all feel like heifers (pic at top). But really, it’s quite lovely and the photos are incredibly beautiful. Updated at the bottom for those that like the ahhhhh moment of a baby at the end.

Set your financial goals for 2014 – yeah, I know, but imagine if you did it actually followed through. You’d be a financial super-genius with cash to spare and diamond-encrusted hubcaps on your Jag. Guaranteed*. This article from Money Circle has great tips on how to work out what your goals should be, and how to keep tabs on them throughout the year so you stay on track. Money Circle has great tips on all things financial especially for us ladeeeeez, so check them out if you haven’t already.

Enchanted barbecue for sale – best Gumtree ad ever.

What do you think? Good stuff, right? And what else? What did I miss? I hate missing stuff – tell me!!!

*Not actually guaranteed in any way.

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Carolyn is the editorial director of Champagne Cartel and a freelance writer. In her spare time she is a long-distance runner, peanut butter enthusiast, and single mum to three incredible humans.


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