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mid-week round-up

What have you been up to loves? Last weekend, Chet and I saw Once Upon a Time in Hollywood…complete with a huge tub of popcorn. Have you seen it? Sometimes I just can’t get over how good an actor Leo is! Hope you have a fantastic week, do a few things for your own enjoyment, and here are some links you might want to check out…

The best street art in every state.

How to give constructive criticism without making it awkward.

Everyone knows about urine-detector dye, despite the fact that it has 100% never existed.

These cookies are my new favorite thing.

How to eat candy like a Swedish person.

24 books under 200 pages, recommended by TED speakers.

An ice cream truck owner who hates influencers so much he charges them double.

When should you tell a child their adopted?

A fish pie loaded with summer’s bounty.

Fall is right around the corner!

Sweet new merch from Call Your Girlfriend.

16 words people often mix up that can make you look foolish.

P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — My Favorite Words and The Truths We Hold — Continued Material.

mid-week round-up

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.

mid-week round-up


What have you been up to this week? Sunday warmed up a bit around these parts and it was just agreeable enough for my friend Jessica and I to loop about her neighborhood and blow some of the winter stink off. Also, I just started the Yoga with Adriene 30 Day Yoga Challenge (I LOVED the Erin Motz 30 Day Challenge so here’s hoping this one is fun as well!), and yesterday I sliced my thumb while attempting to cut fruit too early in the morning. The hazards of packing my lunch! *facepalm* Hope you have a good rest of the week, and here are a few interesting links I’ve recently dug up…

The wavingest guy in the whole durn state.

Awesome food interactive.

Announcing the end of your marriage on Facebook.

Avocado equations.

Excited to see Leanne Brown on the Forbes 30 under 30 Food and Drink Masters.

This could be a fun reading challenge for 2015!

Guy who thought of genius way to get cheap airfare could be paying the price.

A great resource if you’re grocery shopping for one.

 Aren’t you so glad these gals are friends in real life?

One of my favorite binge watches of all time.

Gorgeous photo styling inspiration.

“Farmer” made me laugh! 

mid-week round-up


Happy Halloween! I hope everyone is having a great week and that you have an appropriately spooky weekend. Here are a few fun links from around the web for your mid-week enjoyment…

Life skills–for anyone, really.

I would love this as a vacation spot!

What really happened to the deceased professor who became the poster-child for exploited academics.

Those little piggy grunts!

Great conversation starter.

22 ways to look at style.

Poor Shane. I’m on his side. : )

If you’re in the market, I LOVE this jewelry shop! Druzy obsessed.

What a proposal!

I would hang a framed print of ANY of these photographs in my house.

Have y’all been listening to this podcast? It’s a nail biter!

Fascinating interview with a former English teacher at a North Korean university.

P.S. Have you seen the show “Manhattan”? I’m 3 episodes in and already totally addicted. The first season is streaming on Hulu Plus, if you’re in need of a new show.

mid-week round-up


What are you up to this week? As you know, I’m still riding high from my recent vacation. I also got to attend Big Blue Madness last Friday and watch the UK Basketball team practice and whatWHAT?! Drake was there! As for this week? I’m excited for all things fall! Walks in cozy sweaters, evening TV marathons with a blanket and a pumpkin candle, I even concocted a pumpkin pie smoothie this weekend that I’m eager to recreate. Isn’t Fall such a gloomy-in-a-good-way season? Sort of nostalgic and broody. I keep thinking of this line from an Andrea Gibson poem…

“Autumn is the hardest season. The leaves are all falling, and they’re
falling like
they’re falling in love with the ground.” 

Anywho, enjoy an appropriately autumnal week, and here are some links for you to enjoy…

Pete Campbell’s tiny home creation.

and speaking of tiny homes–wouldn’t this one make a killer backyard office?

Gorgeous hand-painted bowl.

I love this company and their mission.

This movie, based on a book by Jane Hawking, looks like a must-see.

An important reminder to honor life when everyone is focusing on death.

The first bus session from Nicki Bluhm and The Gramblers (I’m obsessed with their van sessions.)

A quick and easy hair-do tutorial.

Creative batch cooking.

This would totally be my Halloween costume if it wasn’t sold out. : (

Whoopi got there first but still worth a watch, lol.

Very interesting look into the life of a museum professional.