Hi friends! I’m back from Kentucky! I can’t believe it’s been 2 weeks since I last posted. Time flies! That means it’s time for another round-up of links…but first, let me catch you up. When we last spoke I was flying to Lexington for a much-needed visit with my Mom. We managed to pack in a lot of fun (and a lot of food!) in my quick trip. Then, she drove me down to Bowling Green. I spent the next 9 days working at the Western Kentucky University – Summer Forensics Institute in the Original Oratory lab. The lab was an absolute blast and we had a wonderful group of students who worked super hard. And in between coaching and editing speeches, I got to hang out with the other folks working at the institute…who just happen to be some of my favorite folks in the whole dang world!!! We spent every evening in fits of laughter. After a couple uneventful flights, I made my return to Miami. (Bienvenidos a Miami!) It was a great trip but I’m happy to be back with Chet and Wink!!
A grand unified theory of avocado toast.
Epically 90’s photos to make you fall into a nostalgia coma.
Meet the ballet dancer who escaped from Syria.
Creating healthy eating habits.
Colorful thank you cards at a great price.
Cents of Style’s 8 item – 24 outfit Summer Capsule Wardrobe is genius!
(Buy 4 or more pieces and get 25% off with code BOLD17.)
This micro-fiction about the 1969 moon landing is so much story in just 199 words.
11 creative gift ideas for children that aren’t toys.
25 things to buy at ALDI and 25 things to buy at Dollar Tree.
Wake up your eyes!
The 25 best films of the 21st century. So far.
Death anxiety may promote humor creativity.
P.S. Still in a reading mood? Check out: In the words of Ms. Hepburn… and Don’t Hide Your Hustle: Megan, Book Coach
Happy MY birthday to all of YOU! I have a ton to do today to get ready for our trip to Louisiana (!!!), but I thought I’d pop on to do a quick mid-week round-up. Posting will probably be sporadic or non-existent for the next few days as we have a lot to cram into our short trip. Never fear! I’ll be back soon with pictures and lots of great, new content.
I love you guys! Thanks for hanging out in my corner of the internet. I’m incredibly grateful for your support. (And if you’re new here, welcome!) I’m a year older, a year wiser, and so excited to embark on my next journey ’round the sun. xoxo
Nicholas Kristof live tweets the second presidential debate.
What can you learn about someone from seeing their bedroom?
Inside the New York Public Library’s last, secret apartments.
Kate Middleton’s expressive face is the main reason I love her.
The mystery of 1,000 missing and murdered indigenous women in Canada.
These earrings would make a pretty and feminine addition to a Fall wardrobe.
Hating Kim Kardashian is the most boring thing you can do.
Arranged marriages in the 1800’s.
The ballerinas who burned to death.
The most influential reality show in TV history. (I’ve been saying it for years!)
Public speaking hacks for scientists!
Germany reunified 26 years ago, but some divisions are still strong.
How’s your week going, friends? I can’t believe it’s February! I’m sure all you folks further North were pleased as punch that Punxatawney Phil didn’t see his shadow. Early Spring! Hope you all have a most wonderful day, and here are a few links in case you’re in a web-wandering mood…
In an interview with Tori Spelling, Lena Dunham captures the essence of my love for so many reality TV notables.
Discover the world through the eyes of some of the most well-traveled and talented photographers out there.
A reaction to the liberal backlash against Hillary.
Mid-Century Modern swoon.
Looking forward to this new documentary about the counter-culture icon Janis Joplin.
The 20 minute surgery that cured a prince’s deafness.
I would love if someone design-inclined gifted me a Matrimonial Map for my wedding.
A new series offering an insider’s peek into the last taboo facing modern working women–money.
Short answers to hard questions about Zika Virus.
A book by my favorite MTV VJ!
The science of “Little House on the Prairie” aka “hi, I’m switching career paths immediately because this is all I want to do with my life now kthanxbaiiii.”
How was your holiday weekend? We took a little trip up to St. Petersburg (as I mentioned in this post) for a belated Christmas celebration with my mom, sister, brother, and sister-in-law. We had awesome meals at Casita Taqueria and Bella Brava, if you’re in need of recommendations. We also drove over to Tampa to catch my sister in a play. The show was called Speech and Debate so OF COURSE I loved it, haha! #SpeechNerd It was edgy, witty, and laugh out loud funny. My sister in particular was HYSTERICAL! Now it is back to reality, but never fear! The links are here…
Google maps out the tiniest city.
Bad day? Pick one (or two, or ALL) of these videos and try not to smile.
What would you serve on this dinner set?
Science-themed nursery for a very lucky baby.
I’m an abreve profesh.
Add a pop of color to your breakfast.
Winning the lottery.
Frequent recess leads to more attentive children.
One of everything, please!
Why you should commit to a sleep routine.
District Attorney Ken Kratz’s holiday cards.
The life, death, and rebirth of the New York City coffee cup.
P.S. I just finished the book The Kitchen House by Kathleen Grissom and I would highly, HIGHLY recommend it if you like historical fiction.
How is everyone doing this week? This past weekend Chet and I saw “The Martian”–a total must-see! The forecast called for lots of rain, so we planned accordingly, even though it never seemed to materialize more than a sprinkle. We had hoped for a trip to the beach but a movie theater date and a productive Sunday of errands and cleaning I GUESS is a close second, haha! Fingers crossed for good weather THIS weekend. Meanwhile, we’ll be watching spooky movies and chowing down on the Halloween cupcakes we baked. Hope your days leading up to Saturday’s holiday are festive and (purposefully) frightful, and here are some links for you to enjoy in the mean time…
REI encourages shoppers to #OptOutside this Black Friday. Good for them!
A weirdly hypnotizing video about balls.
Bradley Cooper says he’ll do his part to curb the gender pay gap. A worthy celebrity crush!
Angry men calling a meeting to yell at a woman is NEVER a good look.
Real life Law & Order: SVU.
Dear Management, This is why we quit. Love, Millennials.
Could Ikea hold the solution to the refugee housing crisis?
Married, happy, autistic.
My feelings 85% of the time when people around me are sick.
Marble! Necklace! Affordable! I think I’m in love.
Florist buys Detroit duplex for $250 and turns it into a Flower House.
Design solution: Weird window placement.
P.S. If you don’t want to spend a lot of time or money on your Halloween costumes this year, check out my little black dress solutions HERE and HERE.