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8 Food & Drink Quotes For Women

8 Food & Drink Quotes For Women

Check out this cool list of great quotes and sayings about food and drink that have been designed specifically as desktop backgrounds and mobile wallpapers, so you can add ’em to your device to brighten up your day (simply click on the image to go to the download page).

If you’re like me then you love food; whether it’s enjoying a Sunday roast around a big fire on a cold winter’s day, or having a picnic on a green lawn in the shade of a big tree. And, of course, what would food be without drink? I’m not sure I could get through a full day’s work without my morning coffee.. oh yes, and the early afternoon booster cup too. Not to mention the occasional sneaky glass of vino in the evenings with dinner.

But food and drink isn’t only about sustenance. There’s a lot of humour and wisdom to be found in what you eat so have fun checking out these beautifully designed wallpapers and let me know if you’ve got other funny sayings about food so we can add ’em to this list.

Coffee; Chocolate; Men…

Coffee; chocolate; men. The richer the better.

Coffee, chocolate, men

    Prim and proper, but with a touch of devilish attitude. A great wallpaper for anyone who loves a touch of retro.

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    Depresso…

    Depresso: That feeling you get when you’ve run out of coffee.

    Depresso; that feeling when you've run out of coffee

      Well, I guess this one goes without saying. As someone who runs out of coffee on a regular basis I like to keep a box of teabags handy – not quite the same thing but it’ll do in a pinch.

      Donut talk to me…

      Donut talk to me.

      Donut talk to me

        Of course, not; I’m busy eating my donut. Talk later.

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        Not all girls are made of…

        Not all girls are made of sugar & spice and everything nice. Some girls are made of sarcasm and wine and everything fine.

        Not all girls are made of sugar and spice

          The trick is not to be completely made out of wine. Everything in moderation as they say.

          When life hands you lemons…

          When life hands you lemons grab the salt and tequila.

          When life hands you lemons

            I love this one. A good attitude can help you go far in this life. But go easy on the tequila.

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            Tonight’s forecast…

            Tonight’s forecast: 99% chance of wine.

            99% chance of wine

              That’s been the forecast for quite some time now. Nothing like a relaxing glass of vino in the evenings.

              Women are like teabags…

              Women are like teabags. You never know how strong they are until you put them in hot water.

              Women are like teabags

                I’m not particularly surprised this saying comes from Eleanor Roosevelt. She’s right of course. But I guess this saying applies to anyone. We don’t really know our own strength until it’s really put to the test.

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                Time to drink champagne…

                Time to drink champagne and dance on the table.

                Time to drink champagne

                  Ok, so not every saying has to be filled with deep meaning. Sometimes you just gotta let your hair down and have a good party with a couple of your best friends. No harm in having a bit of bubbly at the same time, right?

                  So that’s my list of favourite sayings. Hopefully I’ve managed to get a decent balance between funny and serious, deep and silly. There’s a world of great quotes out there to choose from, but these, for me, are the best and most attractive options for wallpapers on my PC.

                  What are your favourite quotes about food and drink (any drink, it doesn’t have to be about coffee or wine)? Share ’em in the comments and we’ll hopefully be able to convince the good people at Strange Fox to design a new bunch of free downloadable wallpapers.

                  Featured photo credit: Noah M. via flickr.com

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                  How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                  How to Take Control of Your Life with Better Boundaries

                  We all have them—those hurtful, frustrating, offensive, manipulative people in our lives. No matter how hard we try to surround ourselves with positive and kind people, there will always be those who will disrespect, insult, berate, and misuse you if we allow them to.

                  We may, for a variety of reasons, not be able to avoid them, but we can determine how we interact with them and how we allow them to interact with us.

                  So, how to take control of your life and stop being pushed around?

                  Learning to set clear firm boundaries with the people in our lives at work and in our personal lives is the best way to protect ourselves from the negative effects of this kind of behavior.

                  What Boundaries Are (And What They’re Not)

                  Boundaries are limits

                  —they are not threats or ultimatums. Boundaries inform or teach. They are not a form of punishment.

                  Boundaries are firm lines—determined by you—which cannot be crossed by those around you. They are guidelines for how you will allow others to treat you and what kind of behaviors you will expect.

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                  Healthy personal boundaries help protect you from physical or emotional pain. You may also need to set firm boundaries at work to ensure you and your time are not disrespected. Don’t allow others to take advantage of your kindness and generosity.

                  Clear boundaries communicate to others that you demand respect and consideration—that you are willing to stand up for yourself and that you will not be a doormat for anyone. They are a “no trespassing” sign that makes it very clear when a line has been crossed and that there will be consequences for doing so.

                  Boundaries are not set with the intention of changing other people. They may change how people interact with you, but they are more about enforcing your needs than attempting to change the general behavior and attitude of others.

                  How to Establish Boundaries and Take Control of Your Life

                  Here are some ways that you can establish boundaries and take control of your life.

                  1. Self-Awareness Comes First

                  Before you can establish boundaries with others, you first need to understand what your needs are.

                  You are entitled to respect. You have the right to protect yourself from inappropriate or offensive behavior. Setting boundaries is a way of honoring your needs.

                  To set appropriate boundaries, you need to be clear about what healthy behaviors look like—what healthy relationships look like.

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                  You first have to become more aware of your feelings and honest with yourself about your expectations and what you feel is appropriate behavior:

                  • Where do you need to establish better boundaries?
                  • When do you feel disrespected?
                  • When do you feel violated, frustrated, or angered by the behavior of others?
                  • In what situations do you feel you are being mistreated or taken advantage of?
                  • When do you want to be alone?
                  • How much space do you need?

                  You need to honor your own needs and boundaries before you can expect others to honor them. This allows you to take control of your life.

                  2. Clear Communication Is Essential

                  Inform others clearly and directly what your expectations are. It is essential to have clear communication if you want others to respect your boundaries. Explain in an honest and respectful tone what you find offensive or unacceptable.

                  Many people simply aren’t aware that they are behaving inappropriately. They may never have been taught proper manners or consideration for others.

                  3. Be Specific but Don’t Blame

                  Taking a blaming or punishing attitude automatically puts people on the defensive. People will not listen when they feel attacked. It’s part of human nature.

                  That said, you do not need to overexplain or defend yourself. Boundaries are not open to compromise.

                  Sample language:

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                  • “You may not…yell or raise your voice to me…”
                  • “I need…to be treated with respect…”
                  • “It’s not okay when…you take things from my desk without asking…”
                  • “I won’t…do your work…cover for you anymore…”
                  • “It’s not acceptable when…you ridicule or insult me…”
                  • “I am uncomfortable when…you use offensive language”
                  • “I will no longer be able to…lend you money…”

                  Being able to communicate these without sounding accusatory is essential if you want others to respect your boundaries so you can take control of your life.

                  4. Consequences Are Often Necessary

                  Determine what the appropriate consequences will be when boundaries are crossed. If it’s appropriate, be clear about those consequences upfront when communicating those boundaries to others.

                  Follow through. People won’t respect your boundaries if you don’t enforce them.

                  Standing our ground and forcing consequences doesn’t come easily to us. We want to be nice. We want people to like us, but we shouldn’t have to trade our self-respect to gain friends or to achieve success.

                  We may be tempted to let minor disrespect slide to avoid conflict, but as the familiar saying goes, “if you give people an inch, they’ll take a mile.”

                  It’s much easier to address offensive or inappropriate behavior now than to wait until that behavior has gotten completely out of hand.

                  It’s also important to remember that positive reinforcement is even more powerful than negative consequences. When people do alter the way they treat you, acknowledge it. Let people know that you notice and appreciate their efforts.

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                  Final Thoughts

                  Respect is always a valid reason for setting a boundary. Don’t defend yourself or your needs. Boundaries are often necessary to protect your time, your space, and your feelings. And these are essential if you want to take control of your life.

                  Start with the easiest boundaries first. Setting boundaries is a skill that needs to be practiced. Enlist support from others if necessary. Inform people immediately when they have crossed the line.

                  Don’t wait. Communicate politely and directly. Be clear about the consequences and follow them through.

                  The better you become at setting your own boundaries, the better you become at recognizing and respecting the boundaries of others.

                  Remember that establishing boundaries is your right. You are entitled to respect. You can’t control how other people behave, but you do have control over the way you allow people to treat you.

                  Learning to set boundaries is not always easy, but with time, it will become more comfortable. You may eventually find that boundaries become automatic and you no longer need to consciously set them.

                  They will simply become a natural extension of your self-respect.

                  Featured photo credit: Thomas Kelley via unsplash.com

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