If I’m being honest, I haven’t wanted to post anything lately. I’ve felt straight-up ill about the things that are happening in America right now and writing about home renovations seems small and unimportant. But I’m getting out of my funk now and you know what is helping? Doing things. I donated to my sister’s classroom today because knowledge truly is power. If you want to donate too, you can do that here.
I’ve also been thinking about good things in life. There still are good things, like…
- $1.99 Gladiolus at Trader Joe’s.
- The hour when all the dishes in my house are clean.
- Homegrown tomatoes on the window sill.
- Nights that are cool enough to drink hot tea again. (This is my favorite.)
- Watching Anne with an E on Netflix.
- Camping this weekend.
Please tell me some good things that are happening in your life. I need to hear it.
love, love, freakin’ love,
So I’m going to be honest, this week has been pretty much me spiraling into a pit of anxiety. But here’s some things that have helped…
8 Therapists on Post-election Anxiety — Their Clients’ and Their Own
And How to Handle the Anxiety of a Donald Trump Presidency
My favorite signs from the Women’s March. As a librarian, this one makes my heart sing; Drag race made an appearance; Yep; Nasty Nana!; I love a good Kermit meme reference; Witches!
You might be bias and not even know it. Here’s the implicit bias test from Harvard.
I truly believe one of the most radical things you can do is educate yourself and get a library card. Here’s some tips on how the library can save you money (and save your mind.)
Ok, on to other things…
This cute blog is about cooking in an Airstream.
As someone who likes a little whimsy in my abode, but doesn’t have a kiddo, I still check out kids furniture for good deals and a healthy dash of humor: Kids furniture is the best-kept secret of decorating.
That’s all I got! I’m trying to stay off-line and get out into the fresh air this weekend. Do you have any plans? Talk to me in the comments!
I haven’t posted a Link Love in a while because honestly, I’m avoiding the news. But I can’t avoid the Internet entirely. Here’s a few things that have peaked my interest lately.
Instead of detention, these students get meditation. Some days I need a mindful moment room too.
Loved this episode on Planet Money about Burnout.
I receive a good amount of emails from people who want to know if they too can live in an Airstream– even with their specific life situation. And my advice is always the same: you can, but you must throw away fears and limiting beliefs about yourself. (Here’s my exact advice.) And here’s more about The Path of Fearlessness.
Looking for ways to decorate a small space this holiday season? Check out these tips from the archives.
For the couple has everything, consider a personalized romance novel as a holiday gift. LOLOLOL.
And sometimes the best gift is in a white envelope. (Serious tears, y’all.)
Hope you are having the happiest of holidays.
Link Love is a short one this week. But sometimes we need to consume less and create more, am I right? Continue reading
It’s summer. Let’s celebrate. Let’s take naps and bask in the sun (while wearing SPF 100, of course). Let’s do all the things and let’s do nothing. Yes, let’s do nothing. That’s my favorite. And while we’re doing nothing, let’s read a little, shall we? Continue reading
I love these longer hours of daylight, but the time change is always rough on me. I’ve never been one of those people who can bounce back from lost sleep. I’ve been grumpy, waking up at all hours of the night and drinking too much coffee. Do ya’ll feel super sensitive to the change too?
Well, since we’re all “Sensitive Sallys” this week, I’m keeping Link Love short and emotional. Get ready to re-evaluate your entire life. 😉 Continue reading
Link Love on a Monday, again? Yikes. Ya’ll, I’ve been having a rough week and a half. I severely twisted my ankle and then I got food poisoning. I feel like I’m falling apart! On the bright side, being somewhat immobile has given me time to read quite a few books and find some online gems. I even helped clean and build out the van a bit before I had to take a nap. #truth. On with Link Love! Continue reading