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How was your week, friends? I rang in my 40th birthday, celebrating with a few nights in the Hudson Valley with Kenny. We spent the day doing all my favorite things: poking around small towns, swimming in a lake, browsing used book stores, and eating good food. Lovely! Now I’m in the Lehigh Valley (extremely recommended!); you can follow along in Instagram Stories if you want to see what I’m up to!

Links for you!

What I asked for on my birthday.

I wrote this nine years ago (!!!) and I stand by all of it: 31 Things I’ve Learned In 31 Years.

I’ve been devouring this novel on my trip and dog earring sections I want to revisit.

I loved this! On Being A Great Aunt
“One of the best ways I’ve found to foster a rapport with kids is to ask them for their opinions. Say you’re out for ice-cream and can’t decide between strawberry and chocolate. Ask Ms. Five-Year-Old and then go with what she recommends. Her face will light up. Kids are often underestimated, so when you value their opinion, it’s esteem-building.” — Tracey

Somewhat related: Things You’ll Never Hear A Three-Year Old Say

I’ve been experimenting with putting evvvvvverything into my Google calendar and I’m very co-signed on this.

What you can do about the Amazon Rainforest Crisis.

Related: these tofu bites are legit so, so good. Really!

Have you ever heard of the ‘prosperity gospel’? or ‘manifesting abundance’? I have A LOT of feelings about both of them and I talked about them on this podcast episode. Listen here!

Extremely related!!!

Such a clever way to cover a radiator

I loved this and it also made me laugh out loud.

Your friend enters the restaurant, glowing from head to toe, looking absolutely radiant. “Mama Hotdog! You look amazing!”

You have a really stressful day and nothing’s going right. “Mama Hotdog, I’m exhausted.”

You watch the sunset over the ocean, blazing rose and gold across the heavens, and contemplate God’s majesty. {Nodding thoughtfully, awestruck} “Wow. Mama Hotdog.”

A Brief History of Dr. Pepper Lip Smacker Lip Balm. (I used this all the time!)

Weeeeeep!

I am very much enjoying this Youtube channel (and if you love weird hotels, you will, too!)

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