Friday Favorites

Hey party people! It’s Friday! And not only is it Friday…but it is the Friday before a 3-day weekend and the Friday before Valentine’s Day. Which either means you are going to get together with other single girlfriends and eat/drink your feelings, or perhaps you are planning some kind of fun/romantic weekend with your significant other. While either actually sounds like a good time to me, I’ve got the latter to look forward to this weekend!

Every so often, I go on a binge reading spree at one of my all-time favorite food blogs (and the one that really inspired me to start blogging myself, to be honest) How Sweet Eats, and once I start reading her Tuesday Things posts I basically go down a rabbit hole of fun Internet finds. In general, I just spend a lot of time on the Internet during the day at work and in addition to finding articles and news that are relevant to my job…I also end up finding a lot of random cool stuff. I get the feeling that many other people out there can relate to this 😉 So in order to share the love, I decided to share a few cool finds I’ve come across in the past week. Enjoy!

Blissful Bites Podcast with Jessica Merchant from How Sweet Eats

Shocker, my first find is an interview with the author of How Sweet Eats herself 😉 This is a great convo to listen to for bloggers and aspiring businesswomen alike. I totally forgot that Jessica’s foray into blogging was just like my own – she was at a deadend job that she didn’t like and spent most of her day reading blogs, which turned into writing one of her own!

Closet Organization & Capsule Wardrobes

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Whoa, you guys…whoa. Have you heard about the KanMari method of folding clothes and, more generally, decluttering your life? So basically this woman named Marie Kondo wrote a book that talks about this whole way of life that encourages you to only keep clothing and items that give you joy. (And a way to fold the clothes you keep that isn’t as messy as the way most of us fold clothes.) And I guess this has inspired a similar trend, which is capsule wardrobes. The idea being that you pick 30-40 pieces (tops, bottoms, accessories) that you will use each season, and either toss or store everything else until its proper season. It’s a very minimalist approach to fashion that is supposed to help you spend less time shopping and worrying about what to wear, and more time on the more important things. It’s a really interesting idea, chronicled in the blog Unfancy, but I don’t know if I’d ever be able to pull it off 😉

Hard Choices: I used to hate Hillary. Now I’m voting for her.

For the past couple of months, I’ve been really torn about staying out of any political talk on social media, while still wanting to share my opinion and help contribute thoughtful information from time to time. I actually work in politics, but I prefer my discussions and debates to be in person, well-researched, and respectful (which Facebook debates never seem to be!)

Without getting too preachy about my preferred presidential candidate, I really enjoyed this article about why a feminist is supporting Hillary Clinton after vehemently opposing her in 2008. It’s pretty balanced in bringing up arguments for and against her, and even goes pretty far back into her voting history and experience in the public eye dating back to Bill Clinton’s first presidential campaign. A good read!

Driving Vs. Public Transportation

Well said, The Onion. We’ve all dealt with crappy traffic, and I’m also a frequent visitor of NYC and depended on public transportation when I live in France. There’s really no winning!

The Sacramento Kings’ Bad Timing

 

We’ve made it! Our dysfunctional NBA basketball team was featured on The Daily Show last week. Unfortunately it wasn’t for the greatest reason. Russell and I actually went to the game the night that they pulled the “offensive” t-shirts. And to think, we could have had a racist Chinese New Year t-shirt!

Drumpf Donald

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To wrap things up, here’s something that will keep you entertained for hours… Or maybe that was just me 😉

Have a great weekend!

What are your plans for Valentines Day? 

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