What did you guys get up to for Valentine’s Day?
I threw a Gal-entine’s Day party
for 20 (!) of my favorite ladies, and then my dude and I hunkered down for the weekend in this
sweet little getaway. So lovely! Now I’m in packing/traveling mode again, getting ready for ten days in Alaska with my cousin, David Sedaris and the sled dogs of the Iditarod!
Links for you!
Want to be happier? Here are ten ways to do that, backed up by science.
Because I’m fascinated by maps, culture, travel, I loved this map of the 124 United States that could have been. Southern Illinois would be ‘Little Egypt’?
This would stand out in a sea of black peacoats.
Four adorable animals: a nearly-sneezing bunny, a frog and her blueberry, a bernese puppy and his lemon, a pet skunk in onesies.
I looooove this dining room.
Oh, god. This post was so good, I hunted down the author’s blog, read four pages of archives and ordered her book from the library.
You know Cards Against Humanity, right? What about Ladies Against Humanity?
Wonderful things to make/cook/bake: salted chocolate dipped mandarin slices, 21 ways to take mashed potatoes to the next level, soba noodles with peanut dressing.
This is nice. Mary-Kate and Ashley cast a 65-year-old model for their latest campaign.
I was living with a long-term boyfriend when I was 23, so I can’t really point fingers, but here are 23 things to do instead of getting engaged at 23.
If your love is truly eternal, what’s the rush? If it’s real, that person will continue to be committed to you two months from now, two years from now, and two decades from now. Grow, learn, travel, party, cuddle, read, explore. Do. Freaking. Something… other than “settle down” at 23 with a white picket fence.
Because you owe it to yourself. You are a human being that deserves to thrive inside AND outside of a relationship.
Famous writers and their relationships with booze.
Don’t you think we could recreate this with some heavy gauge wire and a needle-nose pliers?
Such a pretty dress!
FASCINATING. A ‘Bachelor’ ex-contestant spills the beans about the reality of the show.
5. It’s not as glamorous as it seems.
Bunk beds, cramped living quarters, and tiny bathroom areas (only two for 25 girls!) makes living in the Bachelor mansion not as alluring as its title may make it seem. “We have to do our own cooking, our own laundry… We do everything you would do when you’re at home, except be able to go outside of your home,” Hughes said. And all of the clothes, hair supplies, and makeup are brought in from home, so it’s up to the women to look presentable for the cameras. “It’s a lot of suitcases,” she added.
I thought Hmong students for years when I was an ESL teacher and hiked through their villages in Vietnam. Their handiwork is amazing and this Etsy shop is filled with gorgeous things.
My sister was adopted from Korea, so I was really interested in Confessions of An Adoptee.
Cat furniture, cat selfies, cat shoes.
Hope you had a lovely week!