Web Time Wasters

How was your week, guys? I spent almost all of it panicking and slaving over this.  Yesterday, I helped a girlfriend celebrate her impending nuptials at The World’s Best/Most Laid Back Bachelorette Party (we met at a brewery and ate from a food truck). Today, I’m checking myself into cheap hotel for some DIY writing retreat action!

Links! For you!

Oooh! Clever! Lengthen your curtains without sewing!

I didn’t know that “New England Style” could look like this. But I’m toootally into it.

Yes. My favorite novelty iPhone cases. I don’t have an iPhone, but I DO have this case.

I love this post from Kristen. What do you want to want?
I want to want babies. But I don’t. When women say they have baby fever or their “ovaries hurt” (don’t look oddly at me, guys, I’M QUOTING) when they hold babies, I have absolutely no idea what they’re talking about. I see cooing and lovely, tiny creatures and make silly faces at them and am never, ever tempted to make one of my own.

This would be a perfect complicated recipe to make with a friend.

And let’s invite friends over for … maple syrup fondue?

“Modern hand embroidery focused on pop culture, typography, rap music, and the internet. Custom song lyrics, feminist art, and floral wreaths.” INTO IT.

I love recycling! I love making money! 5 easy ways to recycle old stuff online for a profit.

As previously documented here and here and here, I take friendships really seriously. I loved this post on easy ways to strengthen your relationships.

Chelsea is a long-time internet friend and I loved this interview where she talks about selling all her belongings and moving abroad.
For years, I’d wanted to work on organic farms in Europe, though it seemed a dream of a 20-something. Thirty-seven seemed a bit old for a farmstay, but I knew I needed a change. I needed to be away from the computer and closer to the dirt, even if it meant stepping out on a limb. It gets harder to leave your comfort zone the older you get, I’ve found.

This is my dream office.

My friend Clare usually writes light, lifestyle-y stuff. I really liked this essay about losing her grandmother and the nature of grief.
I still reach for my phone and dial her number, catching myself when it rings. I think of things I want to tell her but I can’t go and visit. And at night, I often wake at 2 am and lie there going over all her little details – from the ridges of her fingernails to the sound of her voice.

Good advice we can all use. How to love your work … even when you don’t love your work.

And a few Yes & Yes posts you might have missed: How to date a younger man, True Story: I changed my name, How to look cute even when it’s really, really cold. 

3 Comments

Belle

Re: Kristen’s quote above, could you be any more inside my brain!! Glad I’m not the only one to feel this way

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Dara

I’m curious about not having an Iphone. You know, I see that every single blogger (esp. American ones) all uses Iphone. What kind of phone do you use? Not trying to be nosy, but I’m curious! Are you an Android user like me? 😉

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