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I try really hard to only use beauty products that aren’t tested on animals. I constantly get questions about my eyebrows and they come compliments of this $7 eyebrow pencil. No bunnies were harmed in the process!

Oooh! What a perfect summer recipe: Frozen pineapple jalapeno margaritas

An extremely mellow Netflix show that may sooth our wearied nerves.

Fascinating! An interview with a woman who helps celebrities manage their money (and a great reminder that EVERYONE suffers from the comparison trap!)
I don’t want to blame anything on the Kardashians, but the pressure to emulate that lifestyle is infectious, and some of my clients don’t realize that other celebrities are getting a lot of stuff for free. There are celebrities who get paid to be courtside at basketball games, $25,000 or $50,000 just to sit there for two hours.

And not only that, they’ll get an entire box of designer clothes shipped to their house so they can pick out what to wear, for free. It’s impossible to keep up with that, but it’s natural to want to. My clients experience the same social pressures that we all feel, in normal life, except for them it’s amplified and more public.

Related: You can choose to want less

Everyone says these are amazing. Have you tried them?

I regret to inform you that the new(ish) John Mayer music video is extremely charming.

A friend of mine owns a property in Tulum and says this happens daily! Instagram’s Wannabe-Stars Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy

JUST AS I SUSPECTED! Writing A Book Did Not Change My Life.
It made me proud, yes, and it made me a little bit of money (less, trust me, always less than people imagine, especially when tax season comes around), but I am still the same messy, procrastinating, nervous, usually sad person I was before I completed what had, up until that point, been my lifelong dream.

Somewhat related: Money doesn’t matter if everything else sucks

My birthday is August 29th. Babe, if you’d like to do this for my birthday, I approve!

Hope you had a lovely weekend, friends!

Web Time Wasters

What’d you get up to this week, friends? We celebrated Independence Day the way the Lord intended: next to water, eating rippled potato chips with French Onion dip. This weekend, we took the boys up north to see my parents and we’re jumping off of docks, riding bikes, and generally living that #wholesomecountrylife.

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How was your week, friends? I took myself on a DIY writing retreat, went to Minneapolis’s Families Belong Together march, and danced it up at a Kesha concert. Good times!

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Some good advice in this time of political turmoil.

Related: I love 5calls.org for making my daily calls. They give you numbers, issue-specific scripts, the whole she-bang.

When I shared my super cute Airbnb on Instagram, a bunch of you wanted to see the listing – here it is! And if you’ve never used Airbnb before, here’s a $40 credit towards your first booking.

If you need copywriting services, Katherine is running a sale and donating 50% of proceeds to The Florence Project!

If you’re dipping your toes into solo travel, but you’re not quite ready to backpack around Croatia by yourself, an all-female retreat is a great first step! Every year I host retreats for my friend Rebecca’s company – Fit & Fly Girl. Come hang out with me in Costa Rica next year – January or March!

I thought this was sweet: Books Where the Dog Dies, Rewritten So the Dog Doesn’t Die
“Why would anyone buy a book about two people who get married and have a dog and are happy?”

“Well, the twist is, the dog is kind of a rascal,” I said. Marley smiled in his sleep. He was a very healthy dog who would live longer than me, though I didn’t know it yet.

One woman’s advice on what to do if you’re single at 38 and want to have a baby.

Related: Storq Maternity has replaced all their models with women who are actually pregnant or post-partum.

Discuss: spiralized hot dogs are the best way to eat grilled hot dogs?

Have you burned bridges this year? Is that something you could give thanks for?
  

Ahhhhh! I’ve been playing this song on repeat all week!

Hope you had a lovely weekend!

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How was your week, friends? We had a four day, three night trip to Decorah, Iowa (adorable!) and Minneopa State Park (waterfall! bison! very under-visited!) I spent the rest of the week co-working with friends, attending my friends’ lovely wedding, and catch of up with buddies who were in town from Australia!

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How was your week, friends? I coffee-d, caught up, and took walks with several friends, went to a graduation party and stuffed my face appropriately, and today Kenny and I are enjoying a four-day, three night sojourn in this adorable Airbnb. A converted train car! I am charmed! (If you’ve ever used Airbnb before, here’s a $40 credit towards your first booking!)

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Since it’s summer and we’re all at the lake/pool/ocean/river, a reminder that drowning doesn’t look like drowning.

Some professional insight into what’s going on with the ‘missing migrant children.’  I didn’t know any of this!

If you’re in the twenties and life doesn’t quite look how you thought it would, 7 impressive, accomplished women share stories from their lives at 22.
My boss would take credit for my work, had unrealistic expectations and made me cry weekly. I spent every chance I could hitting the town with my girlfriends…crossing our fingers that guys would buy us drinks – we certainly couldn’t afford our lifestyle. I lived with my best friend in a tiny yet adorable apartment that was in a shady part of town.

I pre-ordered this SO FAST.

Every time I post a selfie, someone asks about my eyeliner. It’s just this! $5.50!

Whaaaat? Playing Tetris after a traumatic event can reduce the likelihood of PTSD? (There are actually multiple studies that support this.)

Should we all be rebooting our routers?

This is really sweet: The Love Story I Never Thought To Tell.

Super interesting: 5 people on why they code-switch.
If I want to make guests, new folks or students of mine comfortable, I’ll greet them with a plucky “Hay y’all,” clasp onto their forearms and ensure them that “I got you baby!” As I’m pushing into my late twenties, I’m starting to recognize the patterns of when I use my Kentucky accent outside of familial spaces, and every time it’s to create warmth.

This Mediterranean cauliflower rice looks amazing!

Related: One Busy Mom & Recipe Tester’s Favorite $10 Meals

Thoughts on doing our part.
It’s the man and woman who left halfway through that I’ve thought of most often. His actions, his words, revealing a brand of entitlement that I’ve rarely seen so close. It was below his pay grade­­–that was the sense of it. And so he didn’t want to deal with it. But none of us did.

Not one person who walked into that coffee shop late on their Sunday could have anticipated, or expected, what was going to happen–­­and certainly, not one of us wished for it. And the thing about him leaving was this: it didn’t end the situation–­­didn’t ameliorate the conflict. He left the rest of us in there–­­in that small storefront, grappling with the situation and our conflicted feelings. He walked away, leaving the rest of us in the shit. And he knew it.

I loved these tips on decorating with inherited pieces.

Hope you had a lovely weekend!