A Youtube playlist of the entire Amy Grant Christmas album!
Yes & Yes will be off for the holidays December 11 – 31st! I’m taking time to celebrate Hanukkah and Christmas, go to lots of parties, watch 100 terrible Christmas movies, and play my actual cassette tape of Amy Grant’s Christmas album.
I am, however, using a clever plugin to re-post some of my most helpful, holiday-related posts. There will still be good stuff appearing on the home page every day and I’ll still be popping into the Money & Happy Facebook group and sharing things on Instagram.
Anyway! Links for you!
If you haven’t purchased gifts yet, here’s a great gift guide supporting designers and makers of color.
I’m bringing these to my friend’s cookie exchange party. Don’t they look good?!
Reminder: closure is a thing you give yourself.
I stumbled on this very old, very helpful post written by Jenna Fischer (Pam from ‘The Office’) about how to become an actor. It’s great advice for anyone working towards a dream or a creative goal.
And this book would be the perfect compliment!
Eeeep! Does your blog have a high bounce rate? Maybe this is why.
I loved this: Why the world needs more unflattering photos.
When we share unedited, authentic and “real” photos of ourselves we are not only publicly saying “THIS IS ME WORLD, WHATCHA GONNA DO ABOUT IT?!?!” but additionally, any support that is given online reaffirms that our bodies are definitely okay the way they are. At the very least- we don’t die of anticipated shame when sharing a body that we don’t see praised in the media. That’s a great experience in and of itself as well.
I really appreciated this photo essay featuring famous men sharing their mental health issues.
I refuse to play games that take more than a minute to explain, but I think I’d love this.
I’m sure many people will make a new year’s resolution of ‘use the internet more mindfully.’ Did you know that quitting the internet is apparently as hard as quitting drugs?
Somewhat related: why is kid Youtube SO WEIRD?
Surprise Eggs videos depict, often at excruciating length, the process of unwrapping Kinder and other egg toys. That’s it, but kids are captivated by them. There are thousands and thousands of these videos and thousands and thousands, if not millions, of children watching them.
Now that I’m 38, I feel like I need a proper Skincare Routine – not just Cetaphil and Mexican Retin A I bought off the internet. I think I’ll just copy everything Sarah does. And it’s all green!
An envy-inducing home tour of Joy The Baker’s lovely New Orleans home.
That’s it for 2017! Hope to see you at our pitch-free workshop tomorrow!