Web Time Wasters


How was your week, friends?  This weekend my girl Alex was in town for her book signing so I insisted that she stay with me (and if you’re reading this before 4 pm on Sunday, you should come join us!) We had some Grade-A lady time (blowouts! brunch! magazines!) and generally solved the problems of the world.  It was fantastic.Also!  I’m looking for more people to write Mini Travel Guides – you can see the list of countries I’m interested in here

Links!  For you!

I loved this house tour – it’s clean and spare and sort of masculine without getting too ‘dark leather couch-y.’

Such a good reminder that sometimes?  It’s okay to quit.

If you don’t want to do something anymore, you don’t have to do it. Accomplishment for the sake of accomplishment is a waste. Does it feel incredible to achieve a goal? Of course – but only if that goal is something you truly want.
If you’re incredibly busy, you could try Elise’s three things concept.Two of my favorite people are making a film about a topic near and dear to every Minnesotan’s heart.

Would you ever go to Burning Man?  Here’s what an average day looks like.

This dress is so sexy but still pretty modest.  How is that even possible?!

Things to cook/bake/eat: these fancy rose petal cupcakes, vegan arugula pesto, 12 desserts in mugs, skillet sweet potatoes.

Let’s all read some banned books! (I loved #19 and #50)

I have a pair of these cheeky earrings and I get compliments on them All The Time.

I spent a lovely year and a half teaching preschool and kindergarten.  I thought this article on teaching emotional intelligence was super good.

“O.K., let’s practice. Play like I’m your mommy.” Scooting into the center of the circle, he gave the boy, Reedhom, a small toy bear to stand in for the iPhone, then began to berate him in a ridiculous booming voice. “Lalalala!” Wade hollered, looming overhead in a goofy parody of parental frustration. “Why are you doing that, Reedhom? Reedhom, why?” In the circle, the other kids rocked back and forth in delight. One or two impulsively begin to crawl in Reedhom’s direction, as if joining a game.
Still slightly teary, Reedhom began to giggle. Abruptly, Wade held up a finger. “Now, we talked about this. What can Reedhom do?” Recollecting himself, Reedhom sat up straight. “Mommy, I don’t like it when you scream at me,” he announced firmly.Woohooforyou would be a perfect way to celebrate a birthday, a promotion, a graduation, a move.  Just about anything!

You’ve probably seen this already, but this Craigslist ad in response to street harassment is phenomenal (and she’s from Minneapolis!)

If you’d stuck around, I would have happily shouted a few things of my own at you: that it’s people like you that make women avoid walking alone or taking transit even in broad daylight in their own cities; that no matter what screwed up metric you use it’s not a “compliment” to have someone interrogate me about my underwear; that thanks to you I would spend the entire train ride home feeling scrutinized and gross because you didn’t have the willpower or maturity to keep your mouth shut; that your wife and daughters or at the very least your mother deserve better than a cowardly man who shouts at women from the safety of his car.I’ve been looking for a new way to organize my work week and I really liked the way Danielle does hers.

What a gorgeous wedding!

Are you planning your Halloween costume yet?  A reminder.

9 ways to engage in self-care.

A beautiful catalog full of home furnishings I can’t afford but I’d really like in my space. (It’s all fancy and weird and museum-y!)

This is my new favorite tumblr.

A few Yes and Yes posts you may have missed: Mini Travel Guide: Norway, True Story: I’m 23 and I’ve Never Been Kissed, The Art of Self-Love.

Hope you had a lovely week!



Love the posts about organization/goal setting. As a former teacher, are you familiar with the Together Teacher? She (Maia) visited our campus and has awesome tips for people in the education world to get/stay organized. Her blog also offers a lot of great resources! http://www.thetogetherteacher.com


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