Web Time Wasters

 

How was your week, guys? Mine was buuuuusy. I baked this fancy cake for my guy’s birthday, helped a friend craft her wedding centerpieces and right now I’m up north camping with 30 (!) friends. Whew!Links. For you!

Ha! The physical version of bragging + proposed Facebook buttons

Want to boost your mood? One great tip.

Ooooh! Such a perfect sweater for this winter!

Wouldn’t it be nice if someone gave out gold stars for adulthood? Or Motherhood?

I had a full-time job in one industry or another for nearly a decade before I had the opportunity to stay at home full-time. And maybe it’s just that now I’m reaching the point where I realize there is nobody actually overseeing what I do. There are no check-ins with managers to see my progress. No coworkers to share the load. No supervisors to kick me back into gear or praise me for any extra effort. Nobody really sees anything I do for a majority of the day. It makes me wonder if that’s why the transition from working full-time to becoming a stay-at-home-mom can be especially difficult for those of us who were employed for a significant amount of time before having children.I am in no way affiliated with Yes and Yes jewelry designs but they sure are cute!

How sweet! Take a selfie and an artist will draw you (like a French girl)

How do the men of online dating react with the same woman dresses three different ways?

I don’t have kids and I’m not particularly interested in growing my own. 25 famous women on childlessness:
There comes some pressure in your mid-30s, and you think, ‘Am I going to have kids so I don’t miss out on something that other people really seem to love? Or is it that I really genuinely want to do this with my whole heart?’ I didn’t feel that my response was ‘yes’ to the latter. You have to really want to have kids, and neither of us did.

Vogue figured out what I already know: Wellington, New Zealand is lovely.

 

I spent a 10 days in Portland and Seattle in August, both cities with large homeless populations. I thought this video was so eye-opening.I love a good novelty sweater.

What was Laura Ingalls’ life really like?

Have you seen Guardians of the Galaxy? A sweet story about how a young boy with Autism related to one of the characters.

When you travel, do you haggle about prices? A surprising stance about why you really, really should.

Funnnn! 10 quirky tours that will make you want to ditch the car. Snowshoes! Skis! Running!

Cute!

Want to make the leap to freelancing? (If you’re one of those hustling, self-starting, type-A types I sooooo recommend it!) This will help.

What happens when you’re a high achieving student who skips college?

As I settled into my independent life, I had more time to explore. I went to First Fridays in Old City, where I was exposed to all kinds of art. I volunteered at Philly AIDS Thrift, where there was always someone interesting to talk to. I checked out new neighborhoods. I went to free concerts at the Piazza in Northern Liberties and saw new bands. I started reading again, too. I hadn’t really read on my own since high school, and I enjoyed reading whatever and whenever I wanted to. I wouldn’t let myself slow down.And some Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: How to tell people things they don’t want to hear, How to help a friend, Mini Travel Guide: Fiji

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