What have you been up to, loves? Chet and I saw this movie on Saturday — highly recommend! And tomorrow is Valentine’s Day…squee!! Any plans? (Ours involve margaritas.) Hope you have a love-filled rest of your week, and here are some entertaining links I’ve gathered from my favorite corners of the internet…
Slopeside shenanigans, gallons of sprayed champagne…all in a day’s work at Aspen.
Academy unveils the 4 Oscar categories to be presented during commercial breaks. 😦
Pret a Manger is opening a hostel for homeless people in London.
How to spend 48 hours in Cusco.
I weirdly love these sneakers (in camel). Yes or no?
These women want the right to compete in big-wave contests – and get paid as much as men do.
Do you have a Ko-fi page? Here’s mine.
13 date night dinner ideas for Valentine’s Day and beyond!
Germany’s real-life “Swing Kids.”
Many of the most enduring 20th century children’s book titles share a secret language of queer compassion.
The top trends for 2019 according to Pinterest.
[Related: Follow me on Pinterest!]
Next book club book is this one. Get the whole list HERE.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — A Pocket Letter Inspired by Children’s Book Illustrations and 50 Facts About Me.
What are you up to this week? I’m feeling a little under the weather. The freezing temps followed by a few days of weird-ass balmy climate has everyone battling the ookies it seems. Are you in the same boat? BLECH! Here’s to a fast recovery. I’ll be taking it easy over the next few days and hopefully be right as rain by the weekend. I’d love to hit up a few thrift stores, DIY some coconut body scrub (#WinterSelfCare), and attend a film screening at my husband’s university. Sending you healing vibes if you need ’em, and here’s a little reading material if you need an excuse to curl up on the couch with your laptop…
A vegan meatloaf recipe.
The revolution will not be “serifised.”
The one thing Marie Kondo regrets giving away.
Oregon bottle deposit system hits 90% redemption rate!
Where was Gisele Bundchen at the Super Bowl?
[Related: My favorite Super Bowl moment.]
A photographer’s Trans-Siberian World Cup journey.
[Related: Great YouTube channel for travel inspo!]
Protecting your online privacy is tough–but here’s a start.
I definitely don’t need this, but it’s very cute.
Saudi Arabia runs a sinister database of women.
What we don’t talk about when we talk about serial killers.
[Related: Review of Lost Girls by Robert Kolker.]
How Cherokee teenagers prepare for a financial windfall.
Throughout the week of February 10th – 16th, all orders placed on Blume will receive a mirror decal that reads “Self Care & Self Love First”.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — My Weekly Ritual and The 5 Part Money-Hustle.
What’s new in your lives, loves? Are you in the POLAR VORTEX? I was secretly very excited to get snow yesterday (all the businesses and schools closed the night before!) but it was a false alarm and we only got the cold. My Whole30 and 30 days of Yoga with Adriene are winding down and I’ll be sad to see these January routines go. Any ideas for fun challenges to undertake in February? Also, I finished this book (book club posts coming SOON) and am diving head first into Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Have you ever read anything by Kingsolver? She’s my absolute favorite. Stay warm out there today, and enjoy a little reading material on me…
BuzzFeed’s top traffic came from a teen making quizzes for free.
6 storage solutions for small spaces.
[Related: Tips & tricks for tiny kitchens.]
Endangered animals sing “I Dreamed a Dream” in this powerful animation.
Who do you really want at your wedding?
How the Silicon Valley set fell in love with sourdough.
Perfect Valentine’s Day gift. *wink, wink*
[Related: The Wine Lover’s Apprentice by Kathleen Bershad]
Tina Sharkey on unbranding your pantry.
A fun indoor activity for the doldrums of winter.
5 lessons about how and why people push buttons.
Think science proves men take more risks than women? Think again.
How restaurants got so loud!
An East Berlin meets West Berlin love story (currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited!).
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Restaurants are not Food Culture and Girl Crush: Amy Poehler.
What are you up to these days? My husband is presenting at a conference in Florida this weekend and I’m lucky enough to be able to tag along. We booked a tiny home(!) through Airbnb which I am ridiculously excited about. Would you guys be interested in a post with pics when I get back? Not sure what else we’ll get into while we’re down there, but I’m looking forward to a little change of pace for a few days. Hope you enjoy the rest of your week, and here are some links to peruse…
How organizational guru Marie Kondo gets it done.
In lieu of a cocktail hour, this couple arranged for wedding guests to play with kittens.
Who are the Golden Girls of Prospect Cemetery?
“I know a colonizer when I see one.”
A round-up of yummy Whole30 recipes.
[Related: What I ate during my first Whole30.]
How do you draw an X? (I’m #7.)
A seriously glow-y day/night skincare set, if you’re looking for some pampering.
Eight homes of a 13-year-old former foster kid.
Everything around him burned. He stayed put.
Excited to read this book when it comes out.
[Related: The author’s YouTube channel is all about being in an interabled relationship.]
Lee Friedlander’s intimate portraits of his wife, through 60 years of marriage.
Finally, Mary Oliver (RIP) reading Wild Geese.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Five Great Poetry Books and 3 Tips for Brides-To-Be.
What are you up to this week? I’m feeling a bit of food fatigue on this round of Whole 30. Have you ever done one and felt this way. I’ve been eating the same things for two weeks and it is time to switch it up. Excited to try deconstructed egg rolls tonight! Hope you’re having a great Wednesday, and here’s a little afternoon diversion for your reading pleasure…
Life online in China, Cuba, India, and Russia.
Hari and Tommy are living the rom-com of our dreams.
25 new year’s resolutions you can actually keep.
So much cute decor if you’re going for a farmhouse vibe.
The iPhone app Notes has become the medium of choice for celebrity mea culpas.
Ellen DeGeneres and the limits of relatability.
What’s up next for the lunar surface?
For all your upcoming Valentine’s pocket letters or planner spreads. (WHAT?!)
Your life choices aren’t just about what you want to do; they’re about who you want to be.
The 20 best TV dramas since “The Sopranos.”
Our obsession with taking photos is changing how we remember the past.
Finally…WOW. I have so many questions.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Podcast Recommendation and Photos From the Edge of the World.
Hello Delight-Seekers! And welcome to the first mid-week round-up of 2019… How is your January faring? After all the holiday travel in December, I’m happy to be returning to a slower pace. The past few days have been filled with work and good amount of CHILL-TIME…and I’m just fine with that. The weather is beautiful and sunny today (I had an hour long work call this morning that I was all too happy to take outside) and we’re hoping it holds to accommodate some outdoor projects we need to tackle this weekend. Hope your new year is off to a magnificent start, and here are a few fun things you might want to check out before you go…
A charming neighborhood library made from a rotting tree.
What podcasts do you think people should listen to in 2019?
How cities make money by fining the poor.
Gotta try this oatless oatmeal. (Yes, I’m on a Whole 30.)
Moving to New Orleans from New York City.
9 things that we haven’t updated since they were invented.
22 musicals in 12 minutes.
A freelancer and a full-timer debate whether the grass is actually greener.
An oral history of the greatest ‘Office’ episode ever.
A cookbook to consider when my Whole 30 is over but I still want to stay off the sugar.
Physical flip-flops made from Trump’s contradictory tweets.
Why can’t we tip Amazon warehouse workers?
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Ballin’ on a Budget Mini Tips and Making a Beach Kit.
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.