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Fun Things, Friday 1 September 2017

Johanna Siring is a photographer. She took portraits of strangers before and after kissing them. Via Creative Mornings. · These flatware sets look incredibly expensive, but they aren’t. Do I need new forks and knives? Yes…? · The plethora of business resources for women that leave  ...

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Cork Tiles?

In 2015, our bedroom came carpeted in a weird, sad white carpet that we hated. It finally got the heave when Leeloo (our dog) pooped on it, ate the poop, and then threw up the poop. After three days of trying to get the stain out, I grabbed a box cutter, put on Big Little Lies, and cut a  ...

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Makeovers at Sephora

If you know you need to spend $50 or more at Sephora, try to time it so that you can get the free makeover you’re entitled to. I needed new tweezers, eyeliner, and a new foundation, and also got a smokey eye, contoured, “eyebrows on fleek” SITUATION. It was a rough week for  ...

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Finding My Thin Places

I’ve been thinking recently about “thin places”, a concept described by New York Times writer Eric Weiner as “…locales where the distance between heaven and earth collapses and we’re able to catch glimpses of the divine, or the transcendent or, as I like to think  ...

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IDGAF

Storytime: I got to yoga yesterday and realized at the front desk I’d forgotten my water bottle. They don’t sell them (to be eco friendly) but said I could raid the lost and found to borrow one. “It’s okay,” I said, “I’ll just use this.” I pointed  ...

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A Letter from a New Friend

In November, Marley and I landed in Kuala Lumpur, planning to take a short connecting flight to Chiang Mai to begin a trip to the Elephant Nature Park. We missed that connecting flight and couldn’t fly out until the next morning. Resigned, we checked into the Sama-Sama Hotel next to the  ...

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Create Based on What Inspires You

“Create based on what compels and inspires you.” CC Chapman has some words of wisdom about not creating content for SEO and algorithms. I don’t do it here in this space (or on my new personal Instagram account where I’m posting all of the random stuff I snap on my phone)  ...

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