Web Time Wasters

While I’m poking around ruin and beaches in Mexico and drinking agua fresca out of plastic bags, I’ve asked a few of my online friends to curate Sunday’s links. Isn’t that nice of them? Today’s links come to us via the awesome Alicia of Jaybird fame.  Follow her on Twitter and Instagram for healthy recipes, clever advice, and good writing.

Hey new friends! Want to know why Sarah is awesome? She gave me a reason to curl up on the couch in my onesie, eat a maple bacon donut and read interesting things on the internet, all in the name of compiling a Web Time Wasters post. She’s the best.
We can agree that there are plenty more reasons she’s great (some arguably more important than encouragement to eat donuts), but now seems like a good time to share those best-of-the-web finds. Enjoy!
Important: ​How to Have Swagger.
I am a type A perfectionist with a looove of resolutions. Reading this helped me calm down + get realistic about my goals for the year.
Stunning, modern embroidery (which I love, though I can’t read this Japanese blog!)
Now 12 years old, Mo started his own business sewing bowties at age 9. Speaking of swagger (and style), this kid’s got it.
Every few months, I listen to “This Is Water” by David Foster Wallace for a dose of perspective and wisdom:
“But of course there are all different kinds of freedom, and the kind that is most precious you will not hear much talk about much in the great outside world of wanting and achieving…. The really important kind of freedom involves attention and awareness and discipline, and being able truly to care about other people and to sacrifice for them over and over in myriad petty, unsexy ways every day.”
The weight of motherhood, on the intricacies of baby and mother weight talk.
Valentine’s Day idea: buy your best friend this lovely bracelet. Or a bouquet of flowers. Or a card with hedgehogs on it!
If you can’t make it to one of these gorgeous cabins this year, plan a retreat at home.
Doing small DIY projects always makes me feel energized + full of new ideas. The Creative Collective has two project ideas per month for all of 2014.
Networking in the new year? 7 Tips for Better Small Talk
If Tina Fey + Amy Poehler have taught us anything, it’s to cherish our female friendships.
Mending that skirt. Organizing that closet. Why starting with the small things helps you reach big goals.
In an effort to make my cubicle feel less atrociously beige, I’m decorating with tiny plants in tiny terrariums.
Ooh, love makes us feel all tingly. What about depression? Envy? Surprise? Mapping Emotions on the Body
For better self-care, remind yourself what you already do well.
Handmade gifts = the best. For all upcoming birthdays, I will refer to this: 16 Last-minute DIY Gift Ideas
What’s the best thing you’ve found on the internet this week?
photo credit: Jonas Nilsson Lee via Unsplash


The Eighty Twenty

Thanks so much for the mention. We loved that essay from Mindy and we're so happy more women will be able to read about, and more importantly relate to, her struggles!


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