What are you up to this week? Today is my sister’s birthday! Happy birthday, Katie. 🙂 We’ll be celebrating her from afar today (and I’ll work on her present, it shall arrive late as per usual LOL). Hope everyone has a comfy-cozy rest of the week, and here are a few links for your Wednesday enjoyment…
How Maya Rudolph became the master of impressions.
An Australian model with Down Syndrome is changing the face of the industry.
This subscription box, featuring thrifted finds, looks interesting.
Candidates can use campaign funds for child care.
Disaster in the Alps.
Californians are opening their homes to asylum seekers.
The most popular recipe in every state, according to Google. (AL is broccoli salad?!)
Remember when gelly roll pens were the HIT!?
What Frasier’s apartment would look like in 2018.
IDK why but Garrett Watts’ laugh makes me so happy.
and here is episode 2 of Uncovered the Podcast. 😉
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — SMILE While You Work and Travel Journal: Los Angeles.
What are you up to this week, babes? I’ve been riding the high of seeing a new project come to fruition! Our podcast went live on Sunday and it has been so fun to hear feedback. It has also been fun to feel my power season approaching. Down in mono-season South Florida, I had forgotten how much I LOVE early Fall. The other night we had stormy/chilly weather and I was practically giddy with candle lighting and chicken noodle soup eating. Hope you have a good Wednesday, and here are a few articles and links for you to peruse…
Hard words: Why aren’t kids being taught to read?
I recently got an oil diffuser and have been loving geranium in my office and lavender for sleepy time…excited to learn more.
15 surprising things about parenting (50 children!) in Nepal.
Related: Here’s the nonprofit foundation in Nepal run by the supermom above!
Shaker cards! (Perfect addition to pocket letters.)
What’s going on with Brad Pitt and Angelina Jolie’s divorce?
Fruits & vegetables as medicine.
One in five American teachers now works a second job.
Female janitors working the night shift take safety into their own hands.
What it was like to be a nurse and a woman of color in apartheid South Africa.
An oral history of the women who transformed Rolling Stone in the the mid-70s.
Vantablack aka the darkest color on earth.
Finally, EPISODE 1 of Uncovered the Podcast for your listening pleasure. 🙂
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Carol Rossetti’s Colorful Illustrations and 5 Ways to Make a Difference in Your Neighborhood.
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.
Happy Wednesday!! How’s everyone’s week going? Although we had yucky weather all weekend (keeping us out of any water), we still managed to have a lovely time soaking up the last days of summer. We ate at a new restaurant, explored, hit up an arcade (I love a good pinball machine!), and watched this wacky movie (have you seen it?). Now it’s back to the grind with a productive week. But before I get tucked in with work, let’s link…
“My name is Josie Totah–and I’m ready to be free.”
Paying the stereotype tax in poker.
The importance of Beyonce’s Vogue cover.
The royal family was really into horoscopes.
Carmen Sandiego and the importance of feminism in edutainment.
Chet says I would love this book. Have you read it?
The photo book that captured how the soviet regime made the truth disappear.
21 simple things to try when you are bored.
Related: 30 more boredom busters!
Can the woods fix what ails you?
Related: 8 necessities for long hiking treks!
How cops investigate the murders of transgender women adds insult to injury.
This trailer made me cry. (I loved the book so much!)
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P.S. Plus a few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Wedding Planning with Mason Jars and Movie Recommendation: Woman in Gold.
P.P.S. Do you have a Twitter? I’d love to follow ya! This is me.
What have you been up to, my loves? Over the weekend, Chet and I drove around some nearby areas we’d yet to explore and enjoyed lunch on the Tennessee River. The weather was so beautiful and it was so nice to get out and it explore. There are so many little hidden gems to see and do! Now I’ve got work projects on the brain until next weekend. *le sigh* But hopefully squeezing in a bit of yard work, too! Hope y’all are having a wonderful week, and here are a few things I’ve rounded up for ya…
These lunch ladies stole half a million dollars!
Learning how to dress in your 30’s as a woman
Related: My Latest Le Tote
This Brooklyn apartment was inspired by movies from the 1990’s.
You don’t owe anyone an interaction.
Check out CreativeLive’s 50 Basics Under $50.
On Irishness, immigration, and race.
Related: Maeve in America by Maeve Higgins
How to deliver a pep talk that’s actually motivating.
The best coming-of-age movies.
Do you think these work?
Don’t let the title scare you away!
After the mosquitoes went away.
What stretching actually does to your body.
From now, through September, BLUME is offering 25% off ALL orders (including subscriptions) with coupon code BACK2SCHOOL.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — 9 Activities to Break Up the Day When You’re Working From Home and A Social Media Manager Shares a Day in Her Life.
What are you up to this Wednesday? Is it feeling like a classic “hump day” to you too? (Certainly not helping anything that it’s storming where I am!) Oh weekend, where ARE you already? Anywho, hope the rest of your week flies by, and in case you feel like sneaking in some cheeky reading when you *should* be working…I got ya covered…
Ido Portal teaches famous athletes how to use their bodies in entirely new ways. But is it all snake oil?
Here’s what it looks like when you write a book as if it’s a TV show.
Related: Binge-Worthy TV Shows
17 real-life would-you-rathers.
On repeat. (Also, very into the choreography in the video.)
Peace, love and photo editing. Get your pics groovin’ in no time with PicMonkey.
How people in 50 different countries find their zen.
Related: The Power of Self-Care
This soap is freaking adorable!
These planners are the hit if you’re headed back to school soon.
Related: A fun planner hack!
This story made my jaw drop…
…then I listened to this podcast, which told a similar tale, and was like WHAT THE WHAT?
Why must we force female superheroes to wear terrible red wigs?
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Coffee Date! and What’s Your Favorite Podcast?
What have you lovely lot been up to? Chet and I went to an aquarium (in Chattanooga) last weekend, which is our favorite way to celebrate his birthday. And tomorrow I’m flying to Kentucky to hang out with my mom for the weekend. Summer – SLOW DOWN! Hope you’re having a great Wednesday, and here are a few interesting internet offerings…
“How Pixar’s open sexism ruined my dream job.”
The forgotten story of The Radium Girls, whose deaths saved thousands of workers’ lives.
An advertising campaign that highlights the remarkable.
Dealing dead people’s things.
Looking into reading options for when I’m done binge watching E.R.
How science is saving ballet dancers.
A summer reading list curated by Ann Friedman and readers of her weekly newsletter.
The arrest of a Russian belly dancer exposed simmering tensions in Cairo’s belly-dancing scene.
Great sale if you love OXO products. (*raises hand*)
The rise and fall of the family-vacation road trip.
This documentary looks NUTS!
Sign up HERE to be a rapid response volunteer for immigrant parents and their children.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Book Review: The Newlyweds by Nell Freudenberger and 18 Movies to Watch When You’re Hibernating (because sometimes summertime heat is cause for hibernating in the A.C.).
Happy Wednesday! What are you up to this week? My best-friend Katie is coming to visit tomorrow (squee!) and I can’t wait to show off our new area. I’m ready for some summertime activities and a healthy dose of gossip. Hope you have a great rest of your week, and follow the links below if you’d like to loiter online a little longer…
This made me laugh out loud.
Strawberry cheesecake popsicles for a homemade summertime treat.
I love this blog post that tells the real story behind the beautiful wedding photos.
A sweet pin.
I have mixed feelings about this.
19 quick and easy weeknight dinners.
On my reading list.
Well-behaved women make history too.
My summer mood in a nutshell.
More women in the U.S. live alone than ever before.
How to feed the resistance.
7 ideas for random acts of kindness when the world feels like a dumpster fire.
P.S. A couple Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Two Poems and A Simple Cure.
What are you up to this week? My mom is coming to visit on Friday!!! We’ll be showing her around our new town and hanging out in the backyard. Ah, Summer! Hope you have a great one, and here are some internet gems for your mid-week pleasure…
The difference between being broke and being poor.
How our body’s circadian clocks affect our health beyond sleep.
I was pretty crushed by the passing of Anthony Bourdain this past week. Here are a couple articles related –
Thank you, Anthony Bourdain.
Anthony Bourdain and the power of telling the truth.
Plus, this piece Bourdain wrote about his father in 2012 is worth revisiting.
Can’t stop watching these “Vocal Coach Reacts…” videos.
I recently got one of these minimalist wallets and I would highly recommend!
Why are Russians so good at ballet?
On time management – “People will come to you with their problems and imply that you’re the only one who can solve them. This is almost never true.”
Check out Serena Williams’ new fashion line.
Love a funky pair of yoga pants.
This community activist pushes the food justice movement beyond raised beds, food pantries, new supermarkets, and white leadership.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Empowerment Walking and 8 Tips for Settling Into a New Home.
What are you up to this week? Tomorrow we’re hittin’ the road for our big move to Alabama! I’m so excited that moving day is finally so close. Getting ready for a move (especially one you’re super stoked about) just seems to drag on and on. We’ve been slowly packing and cleaning and tying up loose ends ever since we found out about the new job so I am READY. Next time I post we’ll be in the new place! Wish us luck. xoxo
Michelle Obama released the cover of her upcoming memoir.
The Great British Bake Off is secretly a show about time management.
This fully functional 140 square foot London studio is micro-living at it’s dreamiest!
Super cute bathing suit cover up, if you’re in the need.
Serious bedroom goals. (I can’t wait to decorate our room in the new place!)
These sweet potato wedges would make the perfect side dish to summer BBQ mains.
Why do American women refuse to give up tampons?
In trying to read up about politics in my soon-to-be home state, I stumbled upon these 18 candidates.
Family and community are the only things left in Adams County, Ohio.
Justine Kurland’s timeless photos of runaway girls.
I love the antique americana look of these 4th of July decor pieces.
One woman’s journey from coma to consciousness.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Bloggers Share Letters to Their Younger Selves and Picturesque Fruit Plates.