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Best of the Week – September 5, 2014

5 Sep


Happy Friday everyone! I’ve compiled some particularly good reads for you this week. Enjoy! 

On Monday I will tour Highclere Castle (aka Downton Abbey). I’m so excited I could burst! I think I’ve watched the season 5 trailer about a dozen times.

Fashion industry bets that skinny-jean trend is over. Will dressy sweatpants really replace our skinnies? I think not.

This video compilation of ALS Ice Bucket Challenge bloopers is hysterical! Although I’m fearful some people may actually have gotten seriously hurt! Be careful everyone! As the video proves, dumping cold water over your head is not foolproof.

10 dos and don’t’s for a simpler life. #2 & #5 are great tips!

Why FOMO and YOLO are keeping you from getting rich. And while you’re at your therapy session, consider adding MOMO to your list of neuroses.

13 ways to clean your whole house with citrus. I love natural alternatives to conventional (and often toxic!) cleaning products.

The skin cream ingredients you should never mix and match

And speaking of fashion, I’ve decided to finally try and create a capsule wardrobe. Here are two great resources: capsule planner and capsule shopping tips.

These balsa wood candle holders are so cool and unique.  Adding this DIY project to my list.

Why college freshmen need to major in LinkedIn. Totally agree. I’m shocked when I meet business professionals that don’t have a profile.

One of my favorite books is now a movie. Check out the suspenseful trailer for Before I Go To Sleep.

Love this driftwood heart DIY tutorial. Now I have a purpose for all those beach objects I’ve collected over the years.

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P.S. RIP Joan Rivers. If you haven’t already, make sure to watch the documentary on her life. It is fascinating.

Best of the Week – August 15, 2014

15 Aug

best of the week aug 15 2014

Happy Friday everyone! I’ve compiled some particularly good reads for you this week. Enjoy!

Almost done with my first weaving project. Did you see my sneak peek?

Came up with another great meal in a jar recipe. The secret ingredient – potatoes!

See what happens when one Facebook user “likes” everything in his feed. Great insight into how FB delivers “relevant” content to our feeds.

I was a pretty driven teenager, but I certainly can’t add fashion industry veteran and broadway star on my resume at 18. I’m so impressed by Tavi’s drive.

For your next trip: 100 best things to do in London.

6 soul-crushing professional habits.

Have you been following the Potato Salad kickstarter campaign? Perhaps we should all road trip to PotatoStock next month!

Do you spy on your partner? How much privacy should be allowed in a relationship?

Are you layering your smoothie ingredients in the correct order?

35 things you can do… instead of starting a blog. Lots of fantastic ideas to fit everyone’s different threshold of commitment.

Wow, web design has sure come a long way…

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P.S. RIP Robin Williams. Your talent will be greatly missed, yet always celebrated.