What’s up you guys? Monday was our two-year anniversary and we celebrated by going out to dinner and buying a couch! (I feel like that’s an appropriate gift for the “Cotton” Anniversary, no?) Now Chet’s birthday is right around the corner (on Sunday)! So much to celebrate in July!! Hope you have a fantastic Wednesday, and here are some little corners of the internet I think might be worth your time to travel to…
What is collagen?
Many people struggle to say no when their manager asks something unreasonable. Here’s how.
Lizzo creates the playlist of her life.
Related: This song is everything.
Camping this summer? This will let you drink from a creek without dying!
Related: 8 necessities for long hiking trips.
Yoga for the Cancers out there!
The woman who made jewelry for Billie Holiday and Brigitte Bardot.
This movie looks break-your-heart good.
What’s going on in your child’s brain when you read them a story?
Related: Our storytelling minds.
A clarinetist’s career gets derailed by an ex-girlfriend.
21 tips, tricks, and pieces of great advice for making your vacation that much better.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — In need of a pep talk? and Tips and Tricks for Surviving (and Cooking) in a Tiny Kitchen.
Is your office feeling a little blah? When the weather is so beautiful, it can be that much more difficult to drag your butt to work and get productive. Luckily, a little decor transformation can go a long way in motivating you to meet those deadlines! (Even when the sun is calling your name.) With that idea in mind, I decided to put together three office style updates. Here they are…
For Parisian Chic I went with an executive look with lots of white and gold.
Show off your fashion-forward side with a sweet spiral bound notebook, geometric desk tray, polka dot pen, and designer style pencil cup. Keep all your important papers organized in a super stacked desk organizer and a wide drawer filing cabinet. Place a sleek side table in the corner for plants and a convenient spot for co-workers to set coffee cups when they drop by for a morning chat. Don’t forget to keep a clipboard handy for boss-lady chic on the go!
For Quirky + Colorful I went with an artist look with lots of bright elements to foster creativity.
Decorate your artistic alcove by adding tons of colorful notepads, notebooks, and sticky notes along with a few quirky pieces like a stapler shaped like a bunny and a rolling shelf unit that doubles as a comfy place to sit. Add a few Eiffel Slope chairs for even MORE pops of color. Don’t forget to stock your desk with a slew of markers for doodles and taking (colorful) notes.
For Ethereal Elements I went with a dreamy look with lots of light and airy pieces.
Draw inspiration from the earth around you and the sky above with a wooden filing cabinet, a branch bundle table lamp, a chair decked out with beautiful songbirds, and pendant lights. Pay attention to adorable little details by including a magazine file to store inspirational periodicals and a whole bunch of butterfly sticky notes to jot down your great ideas. Ever a fan of the written word, cheeky phrases on mouse pads and pencil pouches are always a plus.
What do you think? Which would suit your personality best?
Happy Wednesday! What have you been doing this week? I just got back last night from a whirl-wind trip to Tampa, by way of train, to see my sister’s musical. She not only rocked the stage as the leading lady but she also wrote the whole thing! I was so proud. And it was great to see her and my mom. We got to enjoy some lovely catch-up time over coffee and brunch. The journey was super fun, too. I find train travel so much more relaxing than airplanes. And way more leg room! Have you traveled by train recently? Hope you have a lovely week, and enjoy the following round-up of links…
The case for the 6-hour work day.
Why are students still required to buy Texas Instruments graphing calculators?
Sometimes we need poetry’s raw imagery to help us understand.
Women in Tech.
The “prettiest bride” in China.
Tons of material for a Miami book-club.
Swooning over the pages of this Bullet Journal.
Perfect white + gold desk accessory.
Which would you choose? (I like the pineapple and Kevin from Home Alone!)
The truth about baby carrots.
“And so with the sunshine and the great bursts of leaves growing on the trees, just as things grow in fast movies, I had that familiar conviction that life was beginning over again with the summer.”
-F. Scott Fitzgerald, The Great Gatsby
Enjoy the links…
The best explanation of Uber ratings.
How did Chris McCandless die?
Congrats William & Kate!
Espresso in space could have strong scientific impacts.
This essay is a heart-wrenching reminder of the emotional power of food.
Oh, NBD…just pictures of ragdoll cats.
I think I need to adopt this little guy!
Lessons in emergency eating.
I’m totally a #4 but now I’m looking to become a #6.
The comment section on this post was enlightening to explore.
Style sudoku would be a great resource for summer packing.
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