How was your week, friends? It was a hard, sad week here in the Twin Cities. On Wednesday afternoon, in a sleepy suburb of St. Paul, a policeman shot and killed a black man in front of his girlfriend and daughter. Philando Castile had been pulled over for a broken taillight and was reaching for his ID when he was shot four times.
We all want to believe ‘that can’t happen here,’ and yet, here we are.
Like most people, I feel heartbroken and unsure how I can help. Here’s a great post filled with Concrete Ways to Be an Actual Ally to Black People
Other – honestly, much less important – links for you.
It’s happened to all of us, myself very much included. How to deal when you project doesn’t ‘take off.’
Maybe your “reward” won’t be “a bestselling title.” Maybe, instead, your “reward” will be a deeper bond with your clients and business community, a deeper bond with your family, a deeper understanding of yourself, a new curriculum for a class, a new business model, or a surprise “thank you” letter from a teenage girl that you’ve never met.
After my big Facebook Live experiment, several people asked about my makeup bag. Aren’t you sweet?!
- I use this $6 BB cream
- this $5 mascar
- this $5 eyebrow pencil (if I haven’t dyed my eyebrows with Just For Men beard gel lately!)
- this $7 lipgloss in ‘Bare Attraction.’
- I also splurge and spend $22 on this eyeliner and IT IS 100% WORTH IT. 2,887 4.5 star reviews!
Also worth noting? I belatedly discovered that the Facebook Live app automatically sets your camera to ‘face beauty,’ smoothing out all the wrinkles and imperfections. SO I’M PROBABLY NOT AS CUTE AS YOU THOUGHT, GUYS.
How our collective girlfriend/hero Dolly Parton writes her songs.
Related: an amazing summer recipe – broiled raspberry brulee. You only need three ingredients!
I get really emotionally involved in the lives of bloggers I’ve been reading for a long time. When Orlando went through a bad break up a few years ago I straight went on his Facebook page and left him an awkwardly long pep talk. Samantha recently got married and I loved her typically hilarious write up.
I went on amazon and made a registry, but i am a child, so i basically filled it with garbage. things i fear are gauche but i put on the registry anyway: flonase, chuckles jelly candy, a badminton set for the back yard, a bluetooth speaker, the new nick jonas cd, five unscented sticks of dove deodorant, some iphone chargers, and a jar of first aid beauty repair cream. Mavis got embarrassed about people from her job seeing that she was marrying a dumbass so we made a crate & barrel one full of adult stuff like shower curtains and a mandoline, but i just got an email that someone just got that see’s peanut brittle i wanted so i am already a winner.
Ooooh, I love me a savory waffle. Let’s discuss soyrizo and spinach hashbrown waffles with sriracha syrup.
To-do lists are pretty much my favorite. Shannon created a free, online community completely devoted to clearing your list each month!
I loooove getting a deal and I’m so proud of myself for saving money or spending it wisely (I paid off 50k of school debt five years ahead of time!) That being said, I also love travel, massages, pedicures, and nice bedding. In Defense Of The Fun Budget.
So funny and good it gives me writing envy: An open letter to the female, hat-wearing dog in ‘Go Dog Go.’
Can you make waves by doing less?
Thanks for reading and making Yes & Yes a part of your online life, friends. Here’s hoping this week will be better than the last.