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.
Just wanted to quickly pop on to let you guys know about a company I love, supporting a cause I ALSO love.
Blume offers safe, sustainable period products and lets you build a customizable box with everything you need to make your time of the month more bearable. You start with the base box that works for you. Choose your products, add-ons, and the frequency. They take care of the rest.
And the Malala Fund is an international, non-profit organization that fights for girls’ education. It was founded by Malala Yousafzai, the Pakistani activist for female education and the youngest Nobel Prize laureate, and her father, Ziauddin.
[You can read more about Malala’s story in THIS POST.]
Today, Blume is donating ALL profits to the Malala Fund in honor of Day of the Girl, so head over to www.meetblume.com to help make a difference. Boxes start at $11/month (and I especially love their PMS oil).
So I had a link post ready to go up on Wednesday and totally forgot to publish it. I guess that’s what happens when you go on a little mid-week trip to Delray Beach. Whoops! Our friends Carrie and Ganer (who visited us last week in Miami) were on the second leg of their Florida vacay and graciously invited us for some extended fun at the beach. We jumped at the chance, and had so much fun eating tacos, lounging in the sand, and collecting seashells. Carrie is an extremely talented photographer (she’s shooting our wedding!!) and asked if Chet and I would like to do an evening couples shoot by the water. Ummm, YES PLEASE! Pictured above is a little preview. I can’t stop looking at them! Those colors!!! Go check out Carrie’s site —> Sur La Lune Photography —> she does INCREDIBLE work.
Anyways, I thought I’d go ahead and pop up these links for you (a couple days late), share a few photos, and get back to regularly scheduled programming on Monday. Have a great weekend!!!
How to travel 6 European countries in 9 days with 0 planes.
19 things you might not know were invented by women.
If every state had an official word, what would it be?
This documentary looks crazy-awesome and right in my wheelhouse.
On the ground with a Doctors Without Borders operation in South Sudan.
13 years old in the age of likes and lols.
Makes me want to flip a house.
Looks like the perfect spot for a Miami stay-cation!
What successful people do on Sunday nights.
And Sur La Lune on Instagram!
Hey friends! What’s new? This past weekend we finally made it through a work event that we’ve been planning since last summer. Glad to have it off the calendar, and it went really well! Today, I have to go to the dentist (womp!) but I’m also planning on giving one of those new S’mores frappuccinos a try. After of course (don’t tell my dentist though)! But the biggest news from the past week is definitely that my boyfriend Chet is NOW OFFICIALLY A DOCTOR! He completed his PhD!!! I could not be more proud and happy for him. Have you gotten some exciting news this week, too? Do share! And here are some links for you to enjoy…
Here’s everything you need to know about birthstones. Mine is opal!
This green cleaning kit would make a nice (and generous) house-warming present.
Old Kentucky famed drinks from 1934 for your Derby Party.
Funny because it’s true.
Making 90 square feet look doable!
Black cross-body bag that would look chic dressed up or dressed down.
A pair of friends find an interesting way to stay in touch.
What a thoughtful Mother’s Day gift idea!
Flying like a boss.
This little girl IS a superhero!
Cute necklace tutorial.
I’m a sucker for cool choreography in a music video. (And now the song is in my head!)
By now I’m sure you’ve seen these empowering illustrations by Carol Rossetti but I thought I’d share just in case. Rossetti, a graphic designer from Brazil, began posting these colorful gems on her Facebook page to highlight the stories of real women she’d encountered. She answers the oppression within each situation with encouragement. In this way, they serve as a sort of declaration of women’s corporeal autonomy. And I think they’re really rad.
Aren’t they wonderful? I’m totally obsessed. You can see the entire collection in her Facebook photo album here.