What are you up to this week? We had three of our dear friends down to visit this past weekend and I’m headed to Indianapolis next weekend to spend time with my bestie and podcasting co-host, Katie. We’ll be recording a live episode of our show and also seeing My Favorite Murder on tour. I’m so freaking excited!!! Suffice it to say, a work week book-ended by all this fun is not the easiest. ; ) Hope you have a great Wednesday, and here are a few things I’ve enjoyed reading this week…
Why people wait 10 days to do something that takes 10 minutes.
A bright kitchen makeover honoring vintage wares.
On a new luxury retreat and Silicon Valley ageism.
Yum! Hummus breakfast tacos.
Laughed out loud.
An interview with Aminatou Sow on all things financial.
See you later, post-vacation blues!
Every black woman deserves a doula.
How to turn a few ingredients into infinite possibilities.
Who is Billie Eilish?
The shift in Michelle Obama’s style.
We’ve always hated girls online.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Is Online Therapy for You? and 5 Ways to Cultivate a More Meaningful Life.
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What are you up to this week? I’m feeling a bit of food fatigue on this round of Whole 30. Have you ever done one and felt this way. I’ve been eating the same things for two weeks and it is time to switch it up. Excited to try deconstructed egg rolls tonight! Hope you’re having a great Wednesday, and here’s a little afternoon diversion for your reading pleasure…
Life online in China, Cuba, India, and Russia.
Hari and Tommy are living the rom-com of our dreams.
25 new year’s resolutions you can actually keep.
So much cute decor if you’re going for a farmhouse vibe.
The iPhone app Notes has become the medium of choice for celebrity mea culpas.
Ellen DeGeneres and the limits of relatability.
What’s up next for the lunar surface?
For all your upcoming Valentine’s pocket letters or planner spreads. (WHAT?!)
Your life choices aren’t just about what you want to do; they’re about who you want to be.
The 20 best TV dramas since “The Sopranos.”
Our obsession with taking photos is changing how we remember the past.
Finally…WOW. I have so many questions.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Podcast Recommendation and Photos From the Edge of the World.
Hello Delight-Seekers! And welcome to the first mid-week round-up of 2019… How is your January faring? After all the holiday travel in December, I’m happy to be returning to a slower pace. The past few days have been filled with work and good amount of CHILL-TIME…and I’m just fine with that. The weather is beautiful and sunny today (I had an hour long work call this morning that I was all too happy to take outside) and we’re hoping it holds to accommodate some outdoor projects we need to tackle this weekend. Hope your new year is off to a magnificent start, and here are a few fun things you might want to check out before you go…
A charming neighborhood library made from a rotting tree.
What podcasts do you think people should listen to in 2019?
How cities make money by fining the poor.
Gotta try this oatless oatmeal. (Yes, I’m on a Whole 30.)
Moving to New Orleans from New York City.
9 things that we haven’t updated since they were invented.
22 musicals in 12 minutes.
A freelancer and a full-timer debate whether the grass is actually greener.
An oral history of the greatest ‘Office’ episode ever.
A cookbook to consider when my Whole 30 is over but I still want to stay off the sugar.
Physical flip-flops made from Trump’s contradictory tweets.
Why can’t we tip Amazon warehouse workers?
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Ballin’ on a Budget Mini Tips and Making a Beach Kit.
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.
We’re headed out on our first of two holiday road trips later this week, and I’m super excited to bundle up in the car and head out. (Hope Chet is down to listen to Christmas music and true crime podcasts the whole way!) We’re seeing family, and I’m looking forward to eating some favorite foods and stopping by for a stroll through a holiday lights display. Also, I hope you’ll check out this year’s holiday gift guides; I always love putting them together for you guys. Hope you have a great rest of your week, and here are some links for your Wednesday enjoyment…
If someone surprised me with one of these (filled with childhood photos), I might burst into tears.
The Confederacy was built on slavery. How can so many Southern whites still believe otherwise?
Great inspo for delighting customers.
Only after she was shot did the author of this article begin to understand America’s complicated relationship with guns.
Hidden in L.A. suburbia, wrenching poverty preys on children and destroys dreams.
Reliving my childhood aka talking about Saved by the Bell.
The lady hero’s journey.
[Related: In Pursuit of Female Road Narratives]
The inventor of iPhone autocorrect says, “Sorry about that, and you’re welcome.”
The best movies of 2018 according to The New Yorker.
4 women get a haircut they never thought they’d get.
Don’t know if I love or hate this, lol.
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P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — My Favorite Websites and Blogs and Book Review: The Binding Chair.
What are you up to this week, loves? Chet and I did our Christmas shopping early on Saturday, when stores were less crowded, and celebrated our success with lunch at a favorite Mexican restaurant. Do you still have gifts to gather? Here are my gift guides so far, if you need some ideas! Have a wonderful Wednesday, and here are some links…
Four ways to create healthy habits for 2019.
Getting Hygge with it gifts.
How brothers and sisters shape who we are.
The comfiest slipper. (That bow!)
We love the 90s gift guide.
Living on foot.
Some new Trader Joe’s items to add to your holiday pantry.
A t-shirt celebration of female voices in film. Which would you choose? This is my pick.
A brief encounter that changed the lives of two young refugees.
30 most disappointing under 30. LOL!
Toning down Asian stereotypes in Balanchine’s Nutcracker.
[Related: Ballet nerds like me (I’ve danced Chinese Tea before!), might find this information re: choreography interesting.]
There’s only one good way to email your boss! (Freelancers: Totally works for clients, too!)
P.S. Here’s the link to my 2018 GIFT GUIDES one more time, just in case you wanna keep browsing.
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 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.
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? We are making some serious progress on packing up the apartment as we prepare for our impending move to Alabama. Hoping that we can get far enough ahead that we’ll have time for a beach trip next week. Gotta soak in those ocean view’s while it is still in our “backyard,” ya know? We also gained a new little niece at the end of last week and are waiting on a nephew to make an appearance some time soon, too. Ahhh, so many sweet babies bein’ born! Hope all is well in your neck of the woods, and here are some thing’s to entertain ya…
Foods to boost your mood when you’re feeling low.
Ummm…is this shoe for real???
An oral history of a water-park in rural New Jersey.
A great way to start building up your wine collection.
Check out this 1950’s gas station that was converted into a home.
Why do books have dust jackets?
An American woman quits smiling.
In the midst of a national crisis, mothers addicted to drugs struggle to get off them — for their babies’ sake, and their own.
Leesa Cross-Smith’s debut novel sounds right up my alley.
Homeless Warrior’s fans live in the shadow of team’s headquarters.
The reasons why food tastes better in a bowl than on a plate.
A sweet little breakfast nook makeover on a budget.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — My Three Favorite Make-Ahead Breakfast Recipes and An Easter Adventure in the Bluegrass.