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.
How’s it going this week, loves? My mother-in-law is in town visiting, and I just returned from a trip to Lexington to see my mom! (It’s so nice to be closer to family now that we’re in Alabama!) Do you have any out of town visitors on the horizon? What about vacations? Let me know in the comments below! I’d love to know what you’re up to this summer. But before you head on down to the comment section, see if any of these links strike your fancy…
The big business of Gwyneth Paltrow.
Ready to take your Instant Pot to the next level?
Photos of people having really rubbish holidays.
Do you think you have an accent?
The most comfortable bra in all the land.
“What I learned writing 750 words a day for 100 days.”
Related: One dish a day.
Are your friendships bringing you a boost or bringing you down?
What Netflix can teach us about life.
Will you see this movie?
A necessity for all purses and backpacks (if you love the environment but also iced coffee).
2 amazing poems by my pal, Maggie.
BD Wong doesn’t want fame. He wants success.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Everything You Need to Know to Find Your Blogging Niche and Two Poems.
What are you up to today? I’m looking forward to the leftover broccoli soup we have stowed away in the fridge, and taking FULL advantage of the fact that every season of E.R. is on Hulu. (Chet’s never seen it!) Oh those lazy, winter weeknights in. Have a great day, and here are some links I think you might enjoy…
Sharon Stone laughed for literally 10 seconds after being asked if she’s ever dealt with sexual harassment.
Thousands once spoke his language in the Amazon. Now he’s the only one.
What would you do if you thought you had 15 minutes to live?
The best apps to fuel your blogging business.
Weirdly want to buy a pair of pajama jeans. Has anyone ever tried them?
52 places to go in 2018.
The story behind Little Golden Books.
These would be nice to keep tucked under your kitchen sink.
How Old West theme parks lie about America’s pioneer past.
This productivity notepad set is super adorbz!
The lives nurses lived outside of hospitals during WWI.
The island where Washington State sends its sex offenders.
Hi friends! Got any big plans as the count down to Christmas begins? Chet and I are leaving for Louisiana tomorrow morning, and I’m feeling like I have a million things to do today in preparation. (Getting actual work done the day before a vacation is so hard, isn’t it?) We’re excited for some cooler weather, chilling with friends and family, a million po-boys, and maybe the chance to explore Avery Island. Here’s hoping you have a wonderful week, and in the mean time here are some links for you to peruse…
Thinking I should get a pair of these and just really lean in to this whole working from home gig. (I would never take them off!)
The AP Stylebook thinks climate change deniers are giving actual skeptics a bad name.
Santa, if you please!
Russians still aren’t sure about the last czars.
How to dress ethically from head to toe.
Christmas Gwynnie! (Made me LOL IRL)
I need to give this Cuban Black Beans crock-pot recipe a try soon.
Need to fill some stockings?
If you’re living that tiny kitchen life, this one item could go a long way towards making your life a little easier. (And it’s under twenty bucks!)
Well, this article is the culmination of sev-uh-rahl of my interests.
And another funny riff on Christmas gifts for rich people! Love you, Deadspin!
What I wouldn’t give to open an envelope and be greeted with this card.
Hey friends! We had the best time this weekend! Thankfully, Hurricane Erika turned into just a bit of rain by the time she reached us on Sunday. Now we’re back to hot and sunny days and floating in the pool whenever we get a free hour. Despite the gloomy weekend weather, we managed to pack in trips to Ikea (followed by several hours of furniture assembly), a little gyro shop, and an arcade. And I’ve already been loving working from my new desk this week! Hope you have a wonderful Wednesday, and here are some links for you to enjoy…
A modern twist on Degas’ depictions of dancers off-stage moments.
Photographer runs off to join the carnival (for 3 months).
September means lots of soup for dinner, right?
This season of So You Think You Can Dance has been awesome! Proof. More proof.
Looking to develop a new hobby this month? How about upping your art skills!
Scientific proof that nice guys don’t always finish last.
Swooning over this kitchen. I’m white tile obsessed these days!
Parents: Little kids are weird as hell. Just embrace it.
It runs in the family.
Do you implement these strategies? I try to!
P.S. Choosing to do better and My Reverse Bucket List.
Hi friends! What are your plans for this week? We’ve been acclimating ourselves to our new surroundings with trips out to find nearby stores and easy dinners cooked at home. Also, we had a nose around Florida International University (where Chet will be working) and it is GORGEOUS. Finally, we checked out our pool yesterday evening and splashed around for about an hour before dinner. Bliss! I could get used to such things. Have a great rest of your week, and enjoy a dozen links on me…
Some paranormal happenings at Kings Island theme park.
Appalachian Lit books to read if you’re into the Southern Contemporary genre.
“My hijab has nothing to do with oppression. It’s a feminist statement.”
Reason #34950 I love my home state. #BikeKY
A few real food groceries to pick up on your next TJ’s shopping trip.
I would proudly rock this rad t-shirt.
Will you see the new Poehler/Fey movie? It looks too funny to be true!
The Swiss Army Knife of lady jackets. Spoiler alert: I want one.
I should have made this my final project at Good Foods Co-op.
Inspired to start buying random rolls of film at flea markets.
If you love Instagram and cats (as I do), this parody will make you laugh out loud.
Wow! These celebs have come a long way!
What’s new in your world, friends? Another busy week over in these parts! This past Saturday one of my very dearest friends, Katie, came to visit and we had a wonderful time eating delicious bar-b-q, taking long meandering walks, sipping drinks and just generally catching up (read: gossiping). I always spend our visits laughing! Monday I learned that Chet is an awesome bowler…I had no idea! While I’d like to think I’m pretty alright at the sport myself, my left butt cheek is certainly STILL sore from the frames we threw (TMI?). Chalk it up to rarely used special bowling-only butt muscles? Sure.
I whipped this up for dinner the other night and it was SO GOOD.
These celebrities are fed up with guns.
Cooking on a food stamp budget.
The Night Witches: a little known WWII story.
10 great farmers market tips.
Scientifically proven old wives’ tales.
Drew Barrymore shares her closet cleaning tips.
YouTube is one of my strange addictions and this ad just makes me love it even more.
These temporary tattoos would be super fun for a summer vacay.
And ladies, in case you haven’t seen this op-ed yet, PLEASE give it a read!