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This post is a little late today, mostly because of a busy week. I had two friends from out of town visiting which lent to a fantastic week. Enjoy your Sunday folks!

-this lovely post on having multiple kids…because honestly, having more than three terrifies the heck out of me

-contrary-wise, an article on being childfree

branding is kind of a foreign thing to me

-to add to the copious amounts of money advice

-my friend Renee started this great website about her stuffed goat’s adventure’s around the world

-a young girl started a feminist society at her boarding school and got a horrific response

-the value of a handwritten note

Wisdom from Winnie the Pooh


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Goodness it’s been a busy week! I went to a wedding yesterday, have work tomorrow and then get a week with two dear girlfriends who are/will be in town. Not a lot of time for links, but here are the highlights. Enjoy!

this article resonated SO MUCH.

Donuts and Whiskey? Sounds like a party to me!!

-I had no idea Vegas was more than casinos! Just kidding, I did. But still.

this is hilarious (and entirely inaccurate). It probably came from a list of why women shouldn’t be ordained.

Disney lovers of the Elite kind

10 Trips to Take in Your Twenties

-and to finish out, the Pope said this incredible quote at World Youth Day recently. Let it resonate.

“We need saints without cassocks, without veils – we need saints with jeans and tennis shoes. We need saints that go to the movies that listen to music, that hang out with their friends. We need saints that place God in first place ahead of succeeding in any career. We need saints that look for time… to pray every day and who know how to be in love with purity, chastity and all good things. We need saints – saints for the 21st century with a spirituality appropriate to our new time. We need saints that have a commitment to helping the poor and to make the needed social change. We need saints to live in the world, to sanctify the world and to not be afraid of living in the world by their presence in it. We need saints that drink Coca-Cola, that eat hot dogs, that surf the internet and that listen to their iPods. We need saints that love the Eucharist, that are not afraid or embarrassed to eat a pizza or drink a beer with their friends. We need saints who love the movies, dance, sports, theater. We need saints that are open sociable normal happy companions. We need saints who are in this world and who know how to enjoy the best in this world without being callous or mundane. We need saints.”

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Howdy, ya’ll!

Let’s start off the week with this great video from one of the most brilliant woman: J.K. Rowling:

And now to the links!

how to fund the life of your dreams…I will be putting this series of articles into practice.

-a post my dad shared with me: How to Love a Girl Who Writes.

How to get a salary raise…there is a lot of information on job searching. But where are all the 21-25 year olds???

-I should have read this article right before I graduated.

-this party idea is amazing.

-the best road trips in the States.

this is so amazing sounding I can’t even write the whole name.

-How one woman became a travel writer. Ah yes..that is the path I want.

-secrets to making flowers last longer.

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-as if I need to be reminded of all the reasons I want a dog

-it’s Peach Season! So I better get onto doing something about it right?

-Ah Madrid…I’m really going to fall in love with you.

-A Head Covering movement? Goodness…people will come up with anything these days.

-Books to change your life

-an interesting article on one woman’s interaction with Hasidic Jews.

writing heals all (or at least a lot) of wounds

-it’s no secret I love the French…having these on my wall would be lovely! And this beautiful painting of the Golden Gate Bridge.

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It was a great week for some pretty good links. Also enjoy this fantastic Pellegrino commercial. A gem I found while purusing food blogs.

-a great DIY on homemade glasses. I LOVE a new addition to my glass collection.

-I’m a little bit obsessed with magazines. So this post by Yes and Yes was brilliant.

-It’s no secret that reading makes us more intelligent. But apparently reading makes us more empathetic too!

-This place is beautiful. I’d love to visit here for a few days…months.

-I tried to do this once.

-I’m normally not a fan of flavored waters, but I tried this sage/blackberry water and it was actually fairly delicious!

-this is a really smart idea.

-my lovely cousin Ciara has an adorable food blog. Check out her recipes. The baked beans recipe sounds dee-lish!

big parties we should have instead of weddings. Love it.

-and if you missed the BIG POST of the week (and probably the year), check it out.

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When did July happen? I can’t believe it’s already half way through the year. And what a year it’s been. Enjoy your Sunday and the beginning of the next half of the year.


-um…a rice krispies cake? heck yes!

-this darling dress up fox for a little girl is perfect. Sewing Machine project number 5.

-ways to not lose your mind while working from home. Even if you don’t work from home, these are still good ideas to implement.

-a great post on French parenting and being ok with “failure”.

In Praise of a Normal Day

-Any girl who watched Lizze McGuire as a kid will love this post.

-I’m a HUGE s’more fan. In tart form? Bliss.

-a great article on living and making money overseas.

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Hey friends!

Enjoy this lovely panda video to add some laughs to your morning.

I just can’t handle the cuteness of that video. Get’s me every time. And now moving on!

It’s Sunday and that means links!

-It was a big week for the Supreme Court and for LGBTQ advocates all over the nation. Big steps on our way to marriage equality.

-In international news, the US is suspending their trading with Bangladesh in light of the recent fires and building collapses in the garment industry. I have mixed feelings about this.

-The Painted Lady was featured on Huff Post this week! So cool to see the place you work get some impressive press.

-I never turn down a good brainstorming article.

-an inspiring post on becoming a writer.

this recipe sounds delicious! I think I’ll try this very very soon.