What are you up to over this holiday weekend, friends? Kenny and I hiking, fussing with landscaping, hosting our first grilled brunch of the summer, and trying to convince friends with boats to take us out on the 4th so we can watch the fireworks from the middle of the lake.
Links for you!
Because I love a good challenge, I’ve put myself on a five-week spending diet + earning spree. If you’re saving up for something big this summer, you should join me! I’m sharing all of it with my free, private Money & Happy Facebook group. Join us!
I’m interested in trying the Whole 30 but as a vegetarian, it’s hard! Thankfully, Meredith did it and created a blog sharing all her vegetarian Whole 30 recipes!
As I’m sure you know, the GOP’s healthcare bill is on hold. Now, more than ever, it is so, SO important to contact our senators and let them know how we feel. Here’s a side by side comparison of Obamacare vs Trumpcare and here’s how to find your senator’s phone number. Phone shy? Call after hours and leave a voicemail! It still counts!
I would like to discuss this travel pillow. How much would someone have to pay you to use this in public?
Such a great reminder to find a way to do things that works for you. Dear gym, I quit! It’s not me, it’s you!
I normally don’t care that much about Instagram Stories, but Orlando Soria’s ARE GEMS.
Highlights from this week:
- An imaginary musical called ‘Jeanz For Teenz’
- An roundup of Trader Joe’s beauty products recited into a branch of pinecones held like a microphone
- A ‘Melrose Place’ – style montage featuring tchotchkes from his parents’ basement
Airplane etiquette! Are you follow these rules? I didn’t know about #14!
I love Tracee Ellis Ross so, so much. I loved this interview and this quote.
There are joy stealers everywhere! Honestly, a lot of people don’t do it on purpose. Joy makes them uncomfortable. So I do my best not to take it personally. I will literally imagine myself moving out of the way and letting their stuff just pass me by.
Like every other white lady, I fantasize about buying an old farmhouse and restoring/redoing it. For now, I’ll just live through this amazing house tour.
Just added this book to my library request queue!
My friend Kristen quit Facebook (both her business page AND her personal page!) and this is what happened. Pretty compelling, right?
I had no idea how much energy was bound up in groups and posts and links and clicks and likes and followers and all the things social media brings with it.
So when people say X ‘isn’t so bad’ or is a ‘necessary evil’ — where X is Facebook or the job you hate or the marriage you want to leave or some business bits you can’t stand or a few clients you want to punch in the face — don’t believe them.
Necessary evils take energy. LOTS of energy.
Hope you’re enjoying your long weekend, guys!