What’s new in your world? I am absolutely loving these lengthening days, aren’t you? It’s like every year I forget and every year I’m delighted that it is happening again. (Although, the changing weather is not working any wonders on my work-time motivation…I just want to be outside!) Hope you have a wonderful rest of your week, and here are a few links for your enjoyment…
A cheeky DIY banner.
On moving back to the midwest.
Master the art of loving your bedroom. (h/t Katie!)
[Related: A Palm Leaf Print Inspired Bedroom]
A fossil first!
Isabella Cruise comes out as a top Scientology recruiter.
How to work with an irregular cycle.
[Related: WomanCode Pt. 1]
For when you need to embrace the witch within.
Thinking about Britney Spears’s 2001 VMA performance.
5 sleeping tips used by real-life astronauts.
A #MeToo nightmare in the world of competitive college speech.
Keanu Reeves on a bus.
Find the others.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Putting My 2019 Goals Into Action and Thoughts on Public Transportation.
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What have you been up to lately, lovelies? I’m counting down the days because…I’m flying to Los Angeles one week from today!!! I’ll be celebrating and exploring with my dear friend Adam (it will be his birthday while we’re there!) and hopefully seeing some other West Coast loves. I can’t wait! But I’m almost done with the book I’m reading so I need to pick a new one for the plane. Any suggestions? I’m flying direct so I’m gonna need a page-turner to pass the time! If you have fun plans forthcoming, I hope the days fly by (I know that’s what I’m wishing for!), but until then…
David Hogg, Florida school shooting survivor: “I’m not a crisis actor.”
This disease kills half the people it infects. Why isn’t more being done to prevent it?
The pub that banned swearing.
27 things you’re really thinking when you watch figure skating.
Would you use aloe vera on your hair?
I never knew what an interesting character founder of Ikea, Ingvar Kamprad, was until his death.
Michael Kosinski used artificial intelligence to detect sexual orientation.
When Barbie went to war with Bratz.
At Saudi Arabian camel beauty pageants botox is a big no-no.
Related: A lady-adventurer who crossed the Australian desert with 4 camels.
50 truly doable ways to make any day better.
Despite their different colors, science says ALL Skittles are the same flavor!
Obviously I do, but a lot of times…I don’t.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — My New Journal Approach and Tea Party Faves.
What are you up to this week? Our wedding invitations are starting to show up in folk’s mailboxes and I’ve been giddily checking our online RSVP’s with WAY too much frequency. We also booked our tickets to Lexington last night. I’m really excited that I’ll be in Kentucky so soon! I opted to fly in earlier then Chet (he has to teach a summer class) so I can take care of all the last minute planning…as well as drink daily Ale-8’s and buy copious amounts of my favorite treats from Good Foods Co-op. Hope you’re all doing well and have some fun plans for this week. In the mean time, here are a dozen links for you to peruse…
Surviving for a week on gifted gift cards.
I’m learning that swivel seats are a must for luxurious van dwelling. (I have weird interests.)
How freaking cute are these watermelon coasters?
Students learn about Julia Child’s impact on American culture.
Comedian replies to email scammers and here’s what happens.
Thoughts on heels.
A notorious prison escape artist discovers a new (legal) way to lift life sentences.
Don’t judge a house by its exterior.
A great dinner to cook up when you’re feeling lazy.
Dreamy family camping trip.
I heart Amy Poehler.
Ikea tips and must-buys.
How has your week been faring so far? We’ve been working on getting our Save the Date cards out in the mail and generally enjoying the cooler weather. We took a quick adventure through this Nature Preserve over the weekend and it felt like early fall. A little weird in the midst of February! Florida you’re full of surprises! The other night I watched a screening copy of a documentary about Malala Yousafzai and I’m excited to share my thoughts on it tomorrow. I hope you’ll come back then! May the rest of your week turn out lovely, and here are a few links for your enjoyment…
Taking a creative approach to educating students in mathematics.
My kind of horoscope.
Human trafficking is all around you.
This book sounds amazing.
19 secrets of IKEA employees.
The mothers of modern gynecology–Anarcha, Betsy, and Lucy.
Hey! VINA is like Tinder for friends.
How to overcome and worry and be a friendlier person.
Children’s inventions come to life. (So cute!)
Adele and Ellen prank Jamba Juice.
Broad City’s jokes reward diehard fans.