Web Time Wasters

This week I bid goodbye to a friend who’s moving to New York (weep!) and cut 8 inches off my hair (I love it!)  This weekend, we’re up north visiting my parents, enjoying the peace and quiet that comes with country life. Yesterday I saw a fox run through the front yard!

Links for you!

On Wednesday and Thursday, I’m hosting 2 free, live workshops: 5 Steps To Stop Buying Sh*t You Don’t Need. If there was ever a time to get our money ish in order it’s as we head into the holidays and the new year, right? Click here to join us! And if you can’t join us live, sign up anyway and I’ll send you the replay 😉

Oooh, this is good. 13 reasons you’re not making the changes you want to. Do you recognize yourself in any of these?

The perfect dress for holiday parties. It’s cute AND it has pockets!

Ha! “Get the look: Baba Yaga.”

I loved this: Why I Keep A File of All My Rejection Letters (And Why You Maybe Should Too!)
Reading these missives, I felt a surprising and delicious nostalgia. Instead of depressed, I found myself giddy. To have tried so many times? And for so many years? That’s dedication, I thought to myself.

Autumnal! Summer sqaush gratin for dinner with Pumpkin Spice cake pushup pops for dessert.

If you’re hosting parties this holiday season, it’s always nice to have a non-alcoholic drink option available. Here are some great ideas!

If there are kids in your life, it’s a great idea to share books that feature diverse characters and settings. This Instagram account has wonderful suggestions!

I loved this essay about the different speaking voices Whitney Houston used in different situations.
Houston’s spectacular accent was her witty version of white Hollywood’s mid-Atlantic affectation: part Baptist gravity, part small-city charisma, at once assimilationist and easy. Idolatrous children thought she spoke like a princess. But American princesses, historically, have not had an Afro and been deeply brown-skinned; they have not been born in Newark, three years before a race riot.

Somewhat related: how our actions can change who we are (not vice versa)

This townhouse is only 11.5 feet wide and I am AMAZED by what they’ve done with it!

A good analogy.

If you’re in Minnesota and you’re looking for a good cause to support this holiday season, I like this one.

I loved this roundup of reader comments – blog readers and their insights are The Actual Best!

38 things to declutter from your life right this second!

This interview with wealthy people and the ambivalence they feel about that wealth was fascinating.
His wife, whom I interviewed separately, was so uneasy with the fact that they lived in a penthouse that she had asked the post office to change their mailing address so that it would include the floor number instead of “PH,” a term she found “elite and snobby.”

Related: money doesn’t matter if everything else sucks.

Hope you guys had a lovely week!


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