How was your week, friends? We were in Vermont for my birthday/our anniversary (it’s exactly as wholesome and picturesque as you’d think it is). This weekend we took the boys to a midnight showing of Bill & Ted’s Excellent Adventure at The Riverview and helped our friends warm their new house.
Category: web time wasters
What’d you get up to this week, friends? I workedworkedworked because on Thursday we left for five days in Vermont to celebrate my birthday/our anniversary. OBVIOUSLY we’re doing the Ben & Jerry’s factory tour!
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When I showed off our incredibly cute Vermont Airbnb on IG stories, a lot of you wanted to know the listing. It’s The Benthill Schoolhouse and it is a-dor-a-ble. We pretty much exclusively use Airbnb when we travel and can’t recommend it highly enough. If you’ve never used it before, here’s a $40 credit towards your first booking!
I’ve spent the last week and a half NOT grocery shopping, to empty our fridge for our trip to Vermont. I turned it into a #nogrocerychallenge and documented all the meals I made on IG stories. AND IT WAS SO FUN! You can see all the before-and-afters of my meals here.
Related: Constraint breeds creativity.
This profile of former president Jimmy Carter was so lovely and inspiring. It sort of made me weepy?
Carter is the only president in the modern era to return full-time to the house he lived in before he entered politics — a two-bedroom rancher assessed at $167,000, less than the value of the armored Secret Service vehicles parked outside.
Ex-presidents often fly on private jets, sometimes lent by wealthy friends, but the Carters fly commercial. Stuckey says that on a recent flight from Atlanta to Los Angeles, Carter walked up and down the aisle greeting other passengers and taking selfies.
I was on the Pimp Your Brilliance podcast this week talking about building habits that will support your business! Listen here.
I loved Laura’s article on consciously building yourself and drawing a map of the person you want to be.
Actively searching out influences for my fashion, my career, my choices of pasta – it doesn’t dilute who I am. In seeking out inspiration from others I’m not a sell-out or shallow. I’d argue the opposite. I find pieces of myself in others, and in making them a part of my family tree, they are, indeed, a map. They are a map towards my truest and most best self. Being inspired by others makes me more… me.
Annnnd this did, too. (And he has a point!)
If you’ve ever been told that you’re lazy or beaten yourself up because you keep missing deadlines, you need to read this: Laziness Does Not Exist.
For decades, psychological research has been able to explain procrastination as a functioning problem, not a consequence of laziness. When a person fails to begin a project that they care about, it’s typically due to either a) anxiety about their attempts not being “good enough” or b) confusion about what the first steps of the task are. Not laziness. In fact, procrastination is more likely when the task is meaningful and the individual cares about doing it well.
Hope you had a lovely weekend!
What’d you get up to this week, friends? I spent some time on Lake of The Isles (which I’d never done, despite living in Minneapolis for eight years), did some one-on-one coaching with a long-time client, and today we’re hosting a mini family reunion. Here’s hoping everyone impressed by our snowcone maker!
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What’d you get up to this week, friends? I hosted a buddy for lunch, did some in-person coaching (my favorite!), and right now I’m in my hometown attending my 20-year high school reunion (!!!).
Links for you!
Links for you!
I try really hard to only use beauty products that aren’t tested on animals. I constantly get questions about my eyebrows and they come compliments of this $7 eyebrow pencil. No bunnies were harmed in the process!
Oooh! What a perfect summer recipe: Frozen pineapple jalapeno margaritas
An extremely mellow Netflix show that may sooth our wearied nerves.
Fascinating! An interview with a woman who helps celebrities manage their money (and a great reminder that EVERYONE suffers from the comparison trap!)
I don’t want to blame anything on the Kardashians, but the pressure to emulate that lifestyle is infectious, and some of my clients don’t realize that other celebrities are getting a lot of stuff for free. There are celebrities who get paid to be courtside at basketball games, $25,000 or $50,000 just to sit there for two hours.
And not only that, they’ll get an entire box of designer clothes shipped to their house so they can pick out what to wear, for free. It’s impossible to keep up with that, but it’s natural to want to. My clients experience the same social pressures that we all feel, in normal life, except for them it’s amplified and more public.
Related: You can choose to want less
Everyone says these are amazing. Have you tried them?
I regret to inform you that the new(ish) John Mayer music video is extremely charming.
A friend of mine owns a property in Tulum and says this happens daily! Instagram’s Wannabe-Stars Are Driving Luxury Hotels Crazy
JUST AS I SUSPECTED! Writing A Book Did Not Change My Life.
It made me proud, yes, and it made me a little bit of money (less, trust me, always less than people imagine, especially when tax season comes around), but I am still the same messy, procrastinating, nervous, usually sad person I was before I completed what had, up until that point, been my lifelong dream.
Somewhat related: Money doesn’t matter if everything else sucks
My birthday is August 29th. Babe, if you’d like to do this for my birthday, I approve!
Hope you had a lovely weekend, friends!
What’d you get up to this week, friends? We celebrated Independence Day the way the Lord intended: next to water, eating rippled potato chips with French Onion dip. This weekend, we took the boys up north to see my parents and we’re jumping off of docks, riding bikes, and generally living that #wholesomecountrylife.