Have a LOVE-ly Weekend

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Happy (almost) weekend everyone!  It’s supposed to get pretty chilly around here so I plan to cozy up on my couch with large cups of coffee and persevere in the ever-daunting job search.  To all you employed folks out there, what were some helpful things you learned while you were on the hunt?  Any sage advice for me?  Here are some gems from the internet that I found this week.

These photos of Misty Copeland replicating Degas’ masterpieces are absolutely incredible.

Are you as completely and totally obsessed with the Netflix Original Series Making a Murderer as I am?  Part of me hopes that, for your sake, you aren’t BUT if you are here is just a handful of the totally hilarious parodies and memes the show has inspired.  (Which one is your favorite?)

I’m such a ‘UGE fan of Bad Lip Reading.  Here is one for the first Democratic debate and here is one for the first Republican debate.  I will truly never tire of these.

I wish I had seen this post earlier!  Next year I’m totally throwing a Galentine’s Day party even Leslie Knope would be impressed by.

Finally, a product that brings an end to the “I dunno, what do you want to do” conversation between you and your significant other.

This short little article and diagram on the effective weekend habits of successful people was really interesting.

So, this is one of the craziest/ coolest/ strangest/ sweetest things I’ve ever seen.

I’ve posted articles from The New York Times’ column, Modern Love before and I’m so excited to tell you that they now have a podcast!  Take a listen here.  

Are you going to show yourself some love and get yourself a little V-Day something?  I’m thinking of getting myself this or these.  Which do you think?

Have you seen the the new OK Go music video?  It’s kind of totally mind blowing.  (If you haven’t already seen it, here is another super cool video of theirs from a while back 2006.)

I hope you enjoy all of these.  Leave me some comments and let me know what you think.  No really, you should.  We can chat and be friends, it’ll be so great.  Have a happy weekend and, no matter how you spend it and who you spend it with, be good to yourself and to everyone else.  See you Monday!

 

 

Sorry I’ve Been So Slow…

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but hopefully this tiny little turtle on a leaf that’s totally pumped for the weekend will help you forgive me.  I promise that there will be a round of posts up to greet you first thing Monday morning but for now, here are some links that I’ve found around the web that I’ve been dying to share with anyone (read: everyone)…

I’ve been trying to become a morning person and this has been insanely helpful.

I watched the live performance last week and totally loved it.  Try this quiz and find out which Pink Lady you would be.

Kate Spade just rolled out their kitchen line and it’s kind of making me want to throw out ever single pot, pan and dish and replace them all with quippy casserole dishes and patterned plates.

I really loved this list (with recipes) of 44 Classic French Meals You Need to Try Before You Die.

Have a spa day at home and give this insanely easy DIY body scrub a try.

fun and thoughtful way to show a friend you’re thinking of them just in time for Galentine’s day.  (Leslie Knope would be all over this site.)

This is, without question, one of the strangest-sort-of-greatest-but-still-super-weird things I’ve ever seen.

Did this make your heart sing too?  I can’t wait.

How good does this cocktail sound?  (Created by my favorite cocktail connoisseur)

Have a lovely weekend my forgiving and wonderful readers.  See you Monday, I promise.

Happy Friday!

Diane Keaton and Woody Allen, Annie Hall (1977)

 

Hi Everyone!

Let me start by saying, I’m sorry I stood you up.  We have this deal that I’ll be there on Mondays and I wasn’t and I’m sorry.  To make up for it, here are some little gems I saw on the web this week that I absolutely had to share.  I’ve got a well balanced weekend planned of equal parts work and play.  Saturday will be spent at a food and wine festival and Sunday my friend and I have scheduled an indulgent afternoon and a local spa.  In between, I will be purging my kitchen and, much to my chagrin, my closet.  I’ll also be spending some quality time with my storage unit sorting through junk and probably combating the bugs that have nested in said storage unit.  What do you have planned?

 

With the holidays coming up these books look like such great gifts.  I’d love to have a whole library filled with these collections.  I’d also just love to have a library…

I’m just about to finish this book.  It’s a fun and quick read filled with lots of wit and honesty.

This movie just came out and I’m dying to see it.

This video with Bryan Cranston and Stephen Colbert is absolutely dynamite.

If you’re a sucker for romantic moments, you should read some of these ring stories from Stone Fox Bride.  The rings are unique and the stories are human and lovely.

I thought this quiz was kind of neat.  I got Debbie Harry, what about you?

I think I might try these before I got to bed tonight.

Bulldogs have the best advice.

I love candles and I especially love these new ones from Diptyque.  They’re pricey but they last forever and they smell AMAZING.

I hope you have an absolutely wonderful weekend.  See you Monday, I promise.  Tell me what you’re up to!

xo

Courtney