Lately, we’ve felt like we are in a holding pattern until we can make some big life decisions. It’s a tough spot to be, but I keep reminding myself that we have a nice, safe place to live, a job I can rely on and where people rely on me, warmer winters, money to visit family and friends, a supportive and loving partner, and fun places to explore that are only a road trip away. We have a lot of blessings and it’s hard to remember them sometimes when you’re in the thick of a turbulent time. We are trying to do better about that as we don’t want to look back on this time and just remember how stressed out we were. Anyway, what does all that have to do with a bunch of links from around the web?! Well, not much except that I love curating articles, blog posts, links, and stories that really speak life into me and bring me joy, purpose, and hope and want to share them with you all too.
If you’re in the reading mood, check out my favorites over the last month or so…
NY Times has a nice interactive page keeping up with all of the Democratic Presidential candidates. There are so many, it’s hard to keep track!
Loved this vulnerable blog post from Jen Shoop on the power of words.
After hearing the news about the woman who died after falling down the subway steps carrying her stroller, this article really struck a cord with me: What would cities look like if they were designed by mothers?
I got Austin on board with this romantic, but book-nerd Valentine’s Day tradition.
A carbon copy of the How To Lose A Guy in 10 Days dress! I wish I had somewhere to wear it.
Have you ever heard of a Failure Resume? This quote from NYTimes particularly stood out to me, “Sometimes I look back on them and see how much I’ve actually struggled to be where I am. That’s a powerful reminder that I deserve to be here. It is a good reminder of how much you’ve tried.”
In memory of Lee Radziwill’s death, this Vanity Fair article about her complicated relationship with her sister Jackie Kennedy was fascinating. I love reading about all things the Kennedys and the death of Lee is really the end of an era. Lee lived an exceptionally interesting life even without her sister being one of the most famous and most beloved First Ladies. (Also, if you never saw Natalie Portman’s portrayal of the First Lady in Jackie, you should watch ASAP! Extremely underrated and she deserved the Oscar in my opinion)
Sharon and Paul Mrozinski are officially my couple role models as owners of a bed and breakfast in coastal Maine and Provence. What a life they’ve created! This peek into their Provence home is to die for!
Have you heard of the new beauty trend ‘yoga skin’? I’m very into it.
This affordable coat on Amazon has a cult following on the Upper East Side of Manhattan! Practical and chic? I’m tempted to jump on the bandwagon.
The ideal work environment. Made me laugh!
Is it ever okay to eat food off your date’s plate? Attention, Austin Nyquist! Did I write this?! We had many a fight about this when we were dating…