Cheer Up!

by Katy on February 11, 2010 · 10 comments

This time of year can be a bit daunting. This holidays are starting to fade, yet the summer months seem endlessly far in the future.

It’s hard not to slide down into the dumps.

In the name of February doldrums around this great planet of ours, I present you a bunch of stuff to cheer you up:

  • Feel inadequate whenever you spy the perfection of women in magazines? Fear not, as these pinnacles of perfection are as real as Santa Claus time traveling with the tooth fairy. Click here to be taken to some terrific Photoshop trickery.
  • Like little moments of win? Then you’re going to love It Made My Day, which is a deliciously addictive website with endless tiny stories that readers send in of things that made their day. Warning, you might want to make sure you’ve cleared  a chunk of time on your calender first, as this site is a time suck.
  • Think your family is weird? Well, they’re probably nothing compared to the competition over at Awkward Family Photos, which is devoted to all those bizarre and ill conceived family portraits that haunt us all. Make sure to read the captions, which are sure to bring a chuckle.
  • And last, but not least is the old standby I Can Has Cheezburger, whose page after endless page of silly captioned cat pictures is pure genius. I know it sounds stupid, but that’s kind of the point. This site is especially fun to look at with kids, as it’s totally G rated, yet still hilarious.

Did I leave out your favorite cheer-up site? Please share your links in the comments section below.

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

{ 10 comments… read them below or add one }

Kristen@TheFrugalGirl February 11, 2010 at 3:17 am

I always love looking at those before and after photoshop pictures…makes me feel better! lol


Teka February 11, 2010 at 6:01 am

My favorite site is


karen February 11, 2010 at 8:29 am
Elizabeth February 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm

MLIA is obviously aimed at a younger audience, but that doesn’t stop it from making me laugh out loud everyday! People of Walmart is one of those sites that remind us of all the “special” people that walk among us.


Kris-ND February 13, 2010 at 8:23 pm

People of Walmart is much like Jerry Springer. When you see the people, you realize your life is pretty a-ok 😉


Greta February 11, 2010 at 6:22 pm

These are awesome! Don’t forget cake wrecks!


Katy February 11, 2010 at 6:59 pm

I just checked out cake wrecks for the first time. Who knew cake and frosting could be so funny?!

Katy Wolk-Stanley
The Non-Consumer Advocate


Jeanine February 11, 2010 at 9:03 pm

It made my day to just waste 4 hours on that site……I love it.


Stephanie February 13, 2010 at 9:36 pm

I like It can be cheesy at times, but overall reminds me of the good left in this world.


Julia February 20, 2010 at 3:59 pm

“I Can Haz Cheezburger” is a favorite stop for my son (8), my husband, and me. It makes us laugh so hard, we can only last 20 minutes or so on the site. Seriously, my tummy aches just thinking about it. But our elderly chub of a kitty gets jealous, I swear, when she sees the pictures of kitties on the screen…(we tell her that we always laugh at her antics too!)


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