What’s going on this week? The countdown to Christmas is truly ON!! We had a wonderful long weekend in Louisiana visiting with Chet’s family. (We also ate all our favorite local specialties, saw the lights at the local zoo, and went to the movie theater to watch the new Spiderman movie — highly recommend.) We’re off for round 2 of holiday travels this weekend so for the next few days I’ll be running around like a mad woman trying to get everything done. Hope your week is a bit calmer than mine, and here are some links I’ve been reading this week…
RIP Penny Marshall, the first woman to direct a $100 million dollar grossing film.
How old are all the characters on Seinfeld?
The race to find the most precious religious relics.
The top 10 books of 2018, according to everyone.
The only small-talk worth having.
Devon Sawa, the original Stan, on who he stans.
Where Americans find meaning in life.
Is it time to nix the two-week pay cycle?
A cozy sweater to wear with leggings.
Your future grandchildren’s responses to how dating worked before apps.
Isabel Wilkerson on Michelle Obama’s book and the Great Migration.
[Related: The Warmth of Other Suns and Becoming.]
Made me laugh.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Books to Read if You’re in Search of a History Lesson and 3 At-Home Date Night Ideas.
We’re headed out on our first of two holiday road trips later this week, and I’m super excited to bundle up in the car and head out. (Hope Chet is down to listen to Christmas music and true crime podcasts the whole way!) We’re seeing family, and I’m looking forward to eating some favorite foods and stopping by for a stroll through a holiday lights display. Also, I hope you’ll check out this year’s holiday gift guides; I always love putting them together for you guys. Hope you have a great rest of your week, and here are some links for your Wednesday enjoyment…
If someone surprised me with one of these (filled with childhood photos), I might burst into tears.
The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise?
Great inspo for delighting customers.
Only after she was shot did the author of this article begin to understand America’s complicated relationship with guns.
Hidden in L.A. suburbia, wrenching poverty preys on children and destroys dreams.
Reliving my childhood aka talking about Saved by the Bell.
The lady hero’s journey.
[Related: In Pursuit of Female Road Narratives]
The inventor of iPhone autocorrect says, “Sorry about that, and you’re welcome.”
The best movies of 2018 according to The New Yorker.
4 women get a haircut they never thought they’d get.
Don’t know if I love or hate this, lol.
Take 40% Off Your First Month with code HOLIDAY40 at ScentBox.com! Valid 12/10-12/14
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — My Favorite Websites and Blogs and Book Review: The Binding Chair.
What are you up to this week, loves? Chet and I did our Christmas shopping early on Saturday, when stores were less crowded, and celebrated our success with lunch at a favorite Mexican restaurant. Do you still have gifts to gather? Here are my gift guides so far, if you need some ideas! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and here are some links…
Four ways to create healthy habits for 2019.
Getting Hygge with it gifts.
How brothers and sisters shape who we are.
The comfiest slipper. (That bow!)
We love the 90s gift guide.
Living on foot.
Some new Trader Joe’s items to add to your holiday pantry.
A t-shirt celebration of female voices in film. Which would you choose? This is my pick.
A brief encounter that changed the lives of two young refugees.
30 most disappointing under 30. LOL!
Toning down Asian stereotypes in Balanchine’s Nutcracker.
[Related: Ballet nerds like me (I’ve danced Chinese Tea before!), might find this information re: choreography interesting.]
There’s only one good way to email your boss! (Freelancers: Totally works for clients, too!)
P.S. Here’s the link to my 2018 GIFT GUIDES one more time, just in case you wanna keep browsing.
Hello! I hope everyone in the States had some nice time off for Thanksgiving. We went to Kentucky for most of the week and spent time with my mom as well as our friends. We ate, shopped, and laughed! I am so grateful that we live closer to family and friends then we did down in South Florida. Bring on Christmas travels!! Now, I’m back into the swing of things with regular life and today I have plans to get a flu shot (BOO!) and start putting up some Christmas decor (YAY!) What are you up to?
Made me laugh.
“The enterprise of writing a book has to feel like walking into a cathedral.” – Barbara Kingsolver’s 5 writing tips.
[Related: Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver is out now…and on my Christmas list, lol]
Are people still having sex at work? An investigation.
Here’s how long it would take you to poop a lego.
What Christmas looked like 100 years ago.
The world’s most nutritious foods.
Upgrades that make your kitchen a more comfortable place to hang out.
[Related: Tips and Tricks for Surviving a Tiny Kitchen]
[Related: Amanda’s sticky fingered past.]
Monica Lewinsky explains why she participated in a new docuseries on the Clinton affair.
How to hygge.
Thinking of ordering this to start in January, thoughts?
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Healthy Grocery Haul and 18 Movies to Watch When You’re Hibernating.
Hope everyone has a wonderful Thanksgiving! In honor of the holiday, I’ve rounded up some Thanksgiving content…
A Thanksgiving capsule wardrobe.
Wines to enjoy at Thanksgiving.
A Thanksgiving menu for under $50.
Dollar Tree DIY table centerpiece.
Movies for the whole family.
Recipe for cheesy cauliflower.
Getting your car road-trip ready.
And a few other links you might enjoy…
Obsessed with Roxane Gay’s Goodreads account.
The untold stories of the housing crisis.
The future of aging just might be in Margaritaville.
Actually really looking forward to this movie.
Made me laugh!
Have a wonderful Thanksgiving and see you next week!! xoxo
What are you up to this week? We kicked off Monday night with a documentary screening about the opioid crisis and heard from the director a drug rehabilitation program in nearby Decatur. It was an enlightening evening. The weather has been very cold and rainy so I think I’ll just hibernate until we hit the road for our Thanksgiving festivities! If you’d like to click around on some links I’ve been enjoying, go right ahead…
The 10 most popular beer brands in the world.
A roller skating girl gang? Sign me up.
Doctors respond to NRA with gruesome photos of treating shooting victims.
Turkey and stuffing meatballs sounds way more delish than plain ol’ turkey for T-giving.
Genius travel hack.
How a woman becomes a lake.
Meet the Progressive Liberal, who’s body-slamming his way through Trump country.
The 2018 midterms were huge for women candidates. Here’s how they could change policies.
The name of this podcast made me LOL.
A Harvest Punch cocktail for November.
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P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — 10 Easy Ways to Personalize Your Wedding and A Birthday Trip to the Tennessee Aquarium.
Well, here we are again, ladies and germs! Yesterday was Election Day here in the U.S. and I cast my first ballot in my new home-state of Alabama, watched a lot of news coverage, and gave major side-eye to some of the results. There were some beautiful victories last night but still so, so much work to be done. And on we fight. Hope the rest of your week looks promising, and here are some links for your enjoyment and entertainment…
A new book by one of my very favorite authors.
A newlywed nest in NYC.
How to work with friends and not make it weird.
Vegetarian pumpkin pot pie.
How to use up leftover Halloween candy.
You should probably be dressing your salad twice.
Sad animal facts.
Why this 33 year old mom pretended to be a high-school cheerleader.
Upon visiting the city that made her family refugees, Ana Barić encounters old wounds and alternate realities.
Royal family fandom.
[Related: Follow Elizabeth Holmes on Instagram.]
Easy weeknight dinner recipes from home cooks.
This Melissa McCarthy story just might cheer you up.
And a new episode of Uncovered the Podcast. (Which also might cheer you up, just sayin’!)
P.S. Plus, here are some Finding Delight links in case you still wanna keep reading stuff on the internet — World Cup Half Empty or Half Full and Cooking Up a Taste of Home.
P.P.S. Did these links offer you some much-needed entertainment? Consider buying me a coffee!
What are you up to this week? I’m headed to Bowling Green on Friday, and I can’t wait to be wowed by the WKU Forensics Team. The weather has been cooling in these parts and the sun has that magical autumn sparkle. I’m loving any excuse to take a brisk walk, and we’ve been making lots of fall-weather foods – like Cincinnati chili, gumbo, and Girl Scout stew. And thank you to everyone who has taken the time to check out my podcast! It has been a blast making it and I can’t wait for you to hear all the upcoming episodes. Have a wonderful Wednesday, and enjoy these links from ’round the world wide web…
How to make a Beyonce at Coachella Halloween costume.
The FBI of the National Park Services handles the complex crimes committed on NPS land.
Who does “Southern femininity” really belong to?
Related: Whiskey in a Teacup by Reese Witherspoon
The power and legacy of Amererica’s female spirtualists.
Social media is turning an art form into an industry.
The $11 drugstore item Queen Elizabeth uses to fall asleep.
Cool timelapse. (…but very triggering if you ever had braces, lol.)
West Virginia’s small-town revival.
Isolated nomads are under siege in the Amazon jungle.
How to eat your way through Nashville in one day.
The perfect morning workout.
Related: A 12 Day Workout Challenge
A woman’s paycheck is influenced by her hometown — even if she doesn’t live there anymore.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — How to Spend Your Time Helping Others and A Random Read.
What’s up? How’s everyone doing? My birthday was on Friday and I had a wonderful weekend of celebrating. It finally felt like TRUE Fall so all celebrations were appropriately autumnal — read: apple orchard visits, pumpkin pie baking, grilled brats, and Oktoberfest beers. Hope y’all are enjoying the season as much as I am! Now, here are a few links I found for your enjoyment…
What the daughter of a psychic learned from her mom.
Serious #HomeGoals (and it’s in Alabama!).
Related: Empty House Tour
I’ll take one of each, please!
Retail workers are more vulnerable than ever.
The ghosts of the glacier.
Thinking ahead to Christmas pocket letters.
Related: A Spring-Themed Pocket Letter
The love story that upended the Texas prison system.
She was 16. He was 25. Should marrying a child be allowed?
Related: An (Un)arranged Marriage
High school students are tackling Kentucky’s mental health crisis.
Steve Carell aged like a fine wine. 🙂
Myth busting Banksy.
This chocolate bark sounds yummy.
and episode 6 of Uncovered the Podcast (featuring a popular Lady Gaga conspiracy theory and info about a cult lead by 90’s hunk Andrew Keegan!)
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Chocolate Zucchini Muffins and The 5 Things That Turned Me Into a Shower Lover.
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What are you up to this week? Friday is my birthday!!! I’ve requested Cincinnati chili for dinner, and I think we’ll try to hit up an apple orchard/pumpkin patch situation this weekend. (Has anyone ever made a pumpkin pie with an actual pumpkin? Chet wants to give it a go but it seems rather daunting, lol.) Happy MY birthday to all of you, and here are a few links for your perusal…
Remember the ’80s, when men preferred Hanes and could legally rape their wives?
How to dress like a celebrity.
On my Christmas wishlist.
Are cities making animals smarter?
These would be cute in a kitchen or breakfast nook.
Learning to live small (in a dumpster).
Misty Copeland is pirouetting her way to Disney fame.
An off-the-grid London community is protesting Heathrow’s third runway.
Lost Appalachian burial customs.
A novel about a missing girl and a Serial-like podcast seeking answers.
The simple requests of the McDonald’s anti-sexual harassment protests.
The rise of Catherine de’ Medici.
and episode 5 of Uncovered the Podcast (featuring theories about Avril Lavigne’s clone and my favorite Elvis sightings!)
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Books To Read if You’re in Search of a History Lesson and Jacket Potatoes.
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