Odds and Ends


1. Lie vs. lay sometimes throws me for a loop. Misused words that make smart people look dumb.

2. Okay. The #muslimsreportstuff Twitter tag is hilarious.

3. MY EYES! MY EYES! Someone will actually buy this house. Maybe.

4. Bob Dylan won the Nobel Prize in Literature this week, but should he have? Some valid points here.

5. Oh! Shopping enabler alert. Shopbop is doing their big fall promo, but today is the last day! 25% off all orders, and 30% off orders over $500 with the code MAINEVENT16.

6. CoverGirl announced their first male spokesperson. LOVE!

7. October is a really fun month for us. I have a feature in Metro Family Magazine (including a peek at our home), and Dustin’s studio was featured in a shoot for Territory OKC. So honored!

8. It’s getting colder. That means black tights season is back. Do you wear tights?

9. Oh. Ohhhhhhh. Probably not a good idea to go after Beyoncé, Trump. #beyhiveisgonnagetya

10. And if you missed the debate last week, here’s what happened.

11. Have you seen the teaser for the second season of Stranger Things? Can’t wait to watch.

12. 5 doable ways to increase the love in your life. I like this. A lot.

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Odds and Ends


1. Clever peeps! #5, heh.

2. These colorized photos of immigrants are beautiful.

3. How to raise girls who are includers instead of mean girls. (Mean girls usually have mean girls for mothers, at least that’s my experience. You?)

4. Things that some women fear that many men don’t even realize.

5. This. Yes. If you feel lost, career-wise, this is a must-read.

6. Morrissey + Cheesy Infomercial Screwups = Genius.

7. You all must check out Penny Candy Books. A new children’s book publisher whose literature reflects the diverse realities of the world we live in, both at home and abroad. Social justice, adoption…subjects that speak to a broad range of human experience. (Why has it taken so long? So happy Penny Candy is on the scene.) The first two books are both fantastic – A Gift From Greensboro and The Not In Here Story. Both are beautiful for adults and children alike, and I highly recommend!

8. I am really feeling high-waisted leggings for my yoga classes recently.

9. Addiction. A letter from the addict to her mom. Makes me so sad.

10. “Broken hearts and broken bones are all the same to our brain.” Why your heart physically hurts when you are emotionally sad.

11. The ultimate guide to not being a shitty human. I like it.

Happy weekend! Today felt like the first day of Fall, and I’m loving it.

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