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What’d you get up to this week, guys? Kenny had to get his tonsils out (!!!) so it’s been Gatorade popsicles and broth all day, every day over here. Other than that, I’m following my own Hygge advice with lots of new soup recipes, switching to the super cozy Jazz radio station, and burning approximately one million candles.

Also! I’m working through my 2017 editorial calendar and I have plenty of space for True Story interviews.

If you’ve got a story to share (and I haven’t already covered it) I’d love to talk to you! If you have an idea for an interview, I’d love to talk to you! You can always reach me at sarah (at) yesandyes (dot) org.

Stuff from my super lovely sponsors

Kat teaches super doable yoga. These yoga poses will help you wind down after work, practice, or a long day. And I love this no b.s. meditation for people who think they hate meditation!

Heidi writes with wisdom and wit about … writing. You’ll love her articles about what to do when you’re creatively stuck and creating rituals to support creativity. So good!

Christy wants to help us plan for an awesome 2017 in this free class! I really loved her piece of 5 lessons on resilience learned from her rescue cats.

Meghan’s art is beautiful and insanely affordable – it’d make a great holiday gift for anyone with excellent taste! I’ve got my eye on this print for the bedroom and this one for the kitchen. $17?!! How can you go wrong?

Adorable felted animals!

This week I’m on the ‘Girl Gang Conversations’ podcast talking about trying new things, saving money for exciting stuff, and how we can stop buying ish we don’t need!

Such a fascinating video! Movie accent expert breaks down 32 actors’ accents.

I love this round up of no-buy, donation, and experience gifts to give this year.

The soon-to-be head of America’s Environmental Protection Agency
is a climate change denier who worked at a think tank funded by Exxon Mobil. So this whole ‘saving the planet” thing is now 100% our responsibility because the government isn’t interested. Here are five ways to reduce your carbon footprint even if you’re really busy.

Related: What we eat can change the world (yes! really!)

Also related: are you using Countable? It’s an app that helps you stay up to date on all the proposed bills. You can weigh in on them and connect directly with your reps!

I appreciated Elsie’s candor about the adoption process. So interesting!

Halima Aden Is First Contestant to Wear Hijab in Miss Minnesota USA Pageant  and she looked gorgeous!

A perfectly cozy dessert for this time of year: honey-roasted pears with vanilla cashew cream.

Yup, you can look cute when it’s cold! Here’s how.

Related: these leggings are the best leggings.

Do you guys remember my interview with Nora? True Story: My husband died of a brain tumor at 36? Nora has a new podcast called ‘Terrible, Thanks For Asking‘ in which she interviews people who have been through heartbreaking things. Smart, kind, important stuff.

I’m weirdly into setting up little vignettes on my dressers and entry tables. Here are 10 tips to make them even cuter!

If you’re looking for more good stuff, I have tons of great stuff over on Pinterest – entire boards devoted to life advice, relationships, and writing + creativity!

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  1. Nakita

    Omg! Thanks for introducing me to Flat Mat Yoga! When I clicked on the tab I honestly doubted whether it was something you posted or a tab I already had open from other derby blogs. I love supporting derby owned businesses. I nerd out about derby constantly because it has so many lessons to teach us about the rest of life!

    Anyways, these stretches are exactly what I need in my life right now! Huzzah!

    • Sarah Von Bargen

      Yay! So happy to hear it!


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