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How was your week, guys? I’ve been soaking up this gorgeous fall weather and coffee and happy hour-ing it up with lots of my favorite ladies. This weekend, I attended a ‘Pan-Asian’ themed dinner party (I brought these). And I’m obviously already planning my Halloween costume – here’s a hint.Links for you!

Well this is just the sweetest: America’s oldest workers, including a 93-year-old female park ranger who discovered her career at age 80!
“It seems to me that all of the things I’ve done leading up to this period were in preparation for what I’m living now,” said Soskin, who is the country’s oldest full-time park ranger. “So it’s rather an enviable spot to be in. I wouldn’t think of retiring.”

I’m not usually one for dark spaces or antiques but this house tour might have changed my mind.

In my fantasy Future Life, I’ll own this ‘weekend bag’ (my current ‘weekend bag’ is my grandpa’s old duffel bag.)

To bookmark for next summer: gummybear popsicles.

Would this be a good gift for the transplanted Southern lady in your life? (I know at least three!)

Are you white? Do you have any non-white friends? If you do, you’re unusual.

Gosh. This is a heavy-duty, smart, kind response to one woman’s question: Why don’t the men I date ever love me?

Let me tell you the god’s honest truth: A lot of women out there are afraid of being something. The template for us is pretty clear: We are meant to have clean skin, a pleasant demeanor, and a nice rack. I’m not speaking up against nice racks, Lord knows. But there are lots of ladies around me, everywhere I go, who hesitate to say what they’re thinking and feeling. They go with the flow, they never make waves. And eventually, they don’t even seem to know what makes them who they are. They live to serve. They read the books that other people are reading. They say the pleasant things that other people are saying. They never put their needs first, unless it indirectly serves someone else — a manicure, some highlights. They make sure everyone around them is 100 percent satisfied. Like grocery-store managers. Like customer service reps. Like masseuses who also give free happy endings.What does the moon smell like?

Two random kitchen-related product endorsements:
metal spatulas scratch my pans, wooden spoons don’t get all the bits, rubber scrapers aren’t angled correctly. I have this and it’s amazing (and it has 452 4.5 star reviews.)

I’ve also become the sort of a-hole who ‘spiralizes’ zucchini and pretends it’s ‘noodles.’  If you want to jump on the ‘zoodle’ bandwagon but don’t want to waste cupboard space on a big spiralizer, just get a $9 julienne peeler! Does the same work, takes up so much less space!

Cute knock-off earrings.

Probably the smartest water bottle that’s ever happened.

Have you seen the You Are My Wild project? So lovely.

What sorts of requests do magazine retouchers get?

I’ve had instructions like, “Remove this, it’s distracting.” It’s the woman’s collarbone, for God’s sake. Is she not supposed to have bones? So when it’s time to fight and say no, I’ll do it. I’m not going to damage my own reputation.Ha! Yoga mantras for jerks.

Would this dress be cute and comfy or wildly dump-i-fying?

Truth: The things that go wrong often make the best memories.

I never imagined a chandelier could be so … versatile?

Some Yes and Yes posts you might have missed: 5 productivity tips you (probably) haven’t heard a million times, How do I separate who I am from what I do?, That time I went to a cat show.

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