What’s new in your lives, loves? Are you in the POLAR VORTEX? I was secretly very excited to get snow yesterday (all the businesses and schools closed the night before!) but it was a false alarm and we only got the cold. My Whole30 and 30 days of Yoga with Adriene are winding down and I’ll be sad to see these January routines go. Any ideas for fun challenges to undertake in February? Also, I finished this book (book club posts coming SOON) and am diving head first into Unsheltered by Barbara Kingsolver. Have you ever read anything by Kingsolver? She’s my absolute favorite. Stay warm out there today, and enjoy a little reading material on me…
BuzzFeed’s top traffic came from a teen making quizzes for free.
6 storage solutions for small spaces.
[Related: Tips & tricks for tiny kitchens.]
Endangered animals sing “I Dreamed a Dream” in this powerful animation.
Who do you really want at your wedding?
How the Silicon Valley set fell in love with sourdough.
Perfect Valentine’s Day gift. *wink, wink*
[Related: The Wine Lover’s Apprentice by Kathleen Bershad]
Tina Sharkey on unbranding your pantry.
A fun indoor activity for the doldrums of winter.
5 lessons about how and why people push buttons.
Think science proves men take more risks than women? Think again.
How restaurants got so loud!
An East Berlin meets West Berlin love story (currently FREE on Kindle Unlimited!).
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Restaurants are not Food Culture and Girl Crush: Amy Poehler.
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’s everyone up to this week? Have you clocked the Oscar Nominations yet? I always set out to watch as many of the films as I can before the awards show…but I’m not always that successful. Wouldn’t it be fun to start an Oscar Noms club where you meet up with a group of friends to watch and discuss (a la book club style)? Hmmm…the wheels are turning! Hope you have a great rest of your week, and here are some links to read and watch…
The things that come to those who wait.
TV’s $20 million woman reveals her behind-the-scenes fight for “what I deserve.”
It’s not you. Commuting is bad for your health.
Inside the home of Instant Pot, the kitchen gadget that spawned a religion.
Why do cartoon villains speak in foreign accents?
Bacon and the intellectual awakening of a Canadian nonagenarian.
My friend emailed me about this book today and it looks right up my street.
Sheet pan meals 15 ways.
A beautiful table runner to usher in spring weather.
Why did I not know this movie existed until this week?
A new clue to the mystery disease that once killed most of Mexico.
The sexual assault epidemic no one talks about.
P.S. A few Finding Delight posts you may have missed — Ditch the Bare Cupboards & Empty Refrigerator and A Book Coach Shares Her Hustle.
What are you up to this week? As I mentioned in this post, things are slowing down for a few weeks around these parts. I’ll happily take the opportunity to watch the new season of Orange Is The New Black and read this book. If you’re in need of some entertainment of your own, may I recommend the following links…
What is an Irish Exit? And why it’s not actually that rude.
Remember when I said I wanted to move NOLA? This charming creole cottage is giving me ALL the feels.
What it’s like to spend a day with a Venezuelan government minder.
Make your own beach house pillow!
How much businesses pay to get on those big blue exit signs.
How Kim Kardashian pushed the boundaries of celebrity pregnancy.
Stop pretending to be outraged by Kathy Griffin’s video.
Related: So You’ve Been Publicly Shamed by Jon Ronson
Real World: Seattle’s Irene opens up about getting slapped by a guy on the show.
The ultimate guide to creating your bucket list!
Related: My Reverse Bucket List
The internet is where we share — and steal — the best ideas.
I’ve been listened to the podcast At Home With and the episode with By Terry founder, Terry De Gunzburg made me want to go out and by this and this.
Y’all know I love commitment.
Howdy folks! I hope everyone is having a wonderful and restful holiday season!!! Things were getting crazy busy around these parts (I worked a TON during the lead up to Dec. 25th) but after a lovely first Christmas as married folk they’ve started to level off. Phew! On Christmas Eve we stayed up late eating pigs-in-blankets and watching Home Alone (a new tradition if I have anything to say about it!). Then, on Christmas morning we slept in (bliss!), had cinnamon rolls and coffee while we opened presents, and proceeded to straight CHILL all day! Chet and our families spoiled me with so many lovely presents. (Including Alexa!) While we certainly would have preferred to make it home to Kentucky or Louisiana, we still managed to have a pretty perfect day just the two of us. Now, on to the next holiday! Do you have any fun plans for New Year’s Eve?
This book, about a little known interlude in Picasso’s life, looks right up my street.
6 ideas about what to do with your wedding photos. (I made a photo-book for my mom for Christmas and she loved it!)
In case you were wondering what Charlotte Church has been up to.
Duck Dynasty vs. Modern Family: 50 maps of the U.S. cultural divide.
Why straight rural men have gay “bud-sex” with each other.
How Miss Cleo went from joke to legend.
What chefs buy at Trader Joe’s.
2016: The worst year ever, until next year.
Everything is off the beaten track on the world’s most remote inhabited island.
Made me laugh.
Trump’s face photo-shopped on the Queen is an image I can now never unsee.
How cute are these Happy & Nuri stickers???
P.S. On the hunt for the comfiest bra and a movie recommendation.
Wednesday again! What are y’all up to? Chet and I got dressed up and went to The Frost Museum on Saturday night for the opening of the Shakespeare’s First Folio exhibit. It’s always fun to have a reason to get cute AND geek out simultaneously. Haha! The book was open to the “To be or not to be” page of Hamlet which was definitely a nice choice. There’s just something so wrong about a book behind glass though. I wanted to flick through it so bad! Wouldn’t it be amazing to feel all that history at your finger-tips? I’m headed to Bowling Green, KY on Friday and I’m looking forward to giving some friends a squeeze. But what should I pack?! Half a year in Miami and I’ve already forgotten how to Winter. In the name of packing procrastination, let’s wander around the internet…
Bill Maher, Charlie Sheen, and modern day snake oil.
Why are men missing from the Zika Virus warnings?
A video game that mixes animation and magical realism to tell the story of a family’s profound loss.
A rape case which highlights differences in legal cultures and the colonial dynamic in the nineteenth century.
Broadly documents the fight to end revenge porn.
Leslie Knope + Ann Perkins = BFF
A yummy Valentine’s treat.
Thoughts on Gilmore Girls.
Remy Charlip and the problems of dance notation.
Financial advisor for millennials.
I totally want to stay at this Icelandic hostel.
Lessons from the longest study on happiness.