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.
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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We’ve made it to Wednesday, folks! If you’ve got a long weekend on the horizon you may find it a bit hard to focus these next few days. I hear ya! I’m hoping this weekend provides a lovely summer send-off. As for last weekend, we met our friend Chad in Nashville and attended a film festival. So fun! Do you have any end-of-summer plans coming up? Tell me below! xoxo
Forget sun signs. Your zodiac is whoever won best actress the year you were born.
The ghosts of St. Joseph’s Catholic orphanage.
5 things to do when you feel overwhelmed by your workload.
The distracted state of the union.
From successful criminal defense lawyer to…chocolatier?
Inside a radical experiment to transform the lives of incarcerated women.
Farmworkers are dying from extreme heat.
How Disney’s caricature-esque women came to define “the fairest of them all.”
The airport prank that has people understandably riled.
Related: Travel Tips for Airports
Puerto Rico’s year of fighting for power.
Pictures from an abandoned theater.
Related: Urban Exploration as a Cheap Hobby
Time to stock up on autumnal craft supplies.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — A Pocket Letter Inspired by Children’s Book Illustrations and Gift Ideas for Dudes.
What’s new in your world? Inspired by our recent foray into “local park as personal backyard,” we nabbed a sun-shield from Amazon. Hoping to use it this weekend to extend our visits to the beach or park without baking in the sun (or getting in low-key fights with strangers over the public umbrellas, lol). Thanks for stopping by today! While you’re here, check out a few links…
Louisiana’s quiet crisis.
The price of Zika? About $4 million per child.
How a Kenyan javelin thrower mastered his sport by watching YouTube videos.
Dancing to raise awareness about climate change.
Breaking period taboos.
This Miami startup makes amazing superfood bars!
The coolest sport in Brazil takes place outside the Olympic bubble–Footvolley.
How a dead millionaire convinced dozens of women to have as many babies as possible.
A North Carolina woman is the daughter of a Civil War veteran, and still collects his benefits.
Olympic medical history: It’s not all about doping.
12 20-somethings on how they saved their emergency fund.
Netflix’s chief executive isn’t worried about losing out to rivals.
P.S. Clearly my Olympics obsession continues…
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