something to distract you
Since I no longer have Twitter and I'm not one to post a lot of links on Facebook, I thought I would share some of the things I've been loving on the internet lately. I know some people don't like these sorts of posts, but I LOVE them. I love reading good articles and finding new recipes.
None of this is sponsored, just things people sent me and stuff I came across that made me really happy.
Also, absolutely NONE of these are political. You are so welcome. I love you too.
+ This article about Chrissy Metz from This Is Us nearly had me in tears. When she got the role of Kate, she only had 81 cents in her bank account. I love feel-good stories like this, and especially her attitude about success.
+ A 90-year-old lady from the Netherlands seduced and killed Nazis as a young teenager. I have NO idea how she did what she did at that age, but this is a fascinating story. She's also full of sass, which I love.
+ For the SAHMs, this will probably ring a bell. The Sunday Blues take on a whole new meaning when your work is your home. This put into words something I always feel but couldn't exactly pinpoint.
+ I just finished reading this book, and it was profound in ways I can't explain. It was extremely biblical, theologically sound, and so comforting. I highlighted it like crazy and I'll probably read it again soon. It has certain chapters for things people are most often waiting for (marriage, babies, a house), and I read them all even if they weren't relevant, because there were so many truths that apply to life in general.
+ Jen posted a recipe for oatmeal chocolate chip cookies a few weeks ago. After a long and difficult day yesterday, I made them after putting Gracie to bed. And then ate four.
+ I'm probably pickier than I should be about what Gracie wears. I can't stand character shirts and outfits with cheesy sayings. I came across The Patchery about a year ago, and I finally pulled the trigger and ordered something. I'm obsessed with the concept. You pick out a pattern (dress, shirt, leggings, romper, etc.), select a fabric collection, and then design it yourself. HOW COOL IS THAT? If you sign up for their emails, you'll get a first time discount code, and shipping is always free. I designed and ordered the swing dress for Gracie's 2nd birthday. It came last week, and the quality is incredible. They even threw in a beanie for her, and I finally had to hide it because she loves it so much she wanted to bathe with it. They also have a Facebook group where you can help select upcoming fabrics and designs. I joined, and the owner sent me a message thanking me for my order and kept me updated on the progress of the dress. That is ridiculously awesome customer service.
+ If you're a heathen like I am and watch The Bachelor, TV & Jelly has the best recaps. The recaps and online commentary are by far the best part of the entire show. The I Hate Green Beans recaps are gold as well. I love witty people.
+ Blogs I've never mentioned before that I'm really into at the moment:
Suzy Krause and the Skyscrapers. Her writing style is my favorite. She cracks me up.
It Just Gets Stranger. Written by a male lawyer in SLC, which is probably the last kind of person you would expect to be a blogger. I started reading his blog years ago after the Snuggie Texts incident (read these now and thank me later). He makes me laugh until I cry.
Oh, Laura Darling. I've followed her for years, but I'm not sure if I've ever mentioned her before. She tells the best, most hysterical stories. I'm very frequently wiping tears away from my face from laughing. I want to be a fly on the wall in her house because she and her husband are too funny.
Faith and Felicity. My real-life, very dear friend Joellen started a blog awhile ago. She is wise beyond her years and has a great sense of humor. She's as much of a bookworm as I am and is a whiz with a sewing machine. I love her dearly, and she is hands down the nicest person you will ever meet in your entire life. She also has some wicked dance moves when you put rap music on. After many late-night study sessions in her dorm room, I know this to be true.
What are you into right now? Articles, blogs, music, books, anything. Hook a sister up. I have nap times to fill and time to waste.