Wednesday Wrap-Up

Whoops, I've been away from blogging for a bit (hopefully no one's noticed how much I struggle with keeping up). While I get some other projects ready to show you, I thought I'd try something new that I've been considering for a while. See, I spend A LOT of time reading things. As a kid I devoured books (fiction and nonfiction) from the library. Weirdly enough, I even loved reading and writing essays in school as I got older. Now, I'm obsessed with consuming information via the internet, which has become excessive at times, so if anyone has good tips on unplugging, please send them my way!

But perhaps as a way to DO something with the digital material I've been collecting, I'm going to start sharing some of my favorite finds on here. Like Pinterest, but without the endless scroll and resulting time warp. So here we go! 

 

If you've heard your friends raving about Orange is the New Black, trust them. I finished the whole first series in a little more than one weekend. Hilarious, sad, and thought-provoking with a cast that I'm already missing. Put on some sweatpants and grab a friend's Netflix login, you're in for a long night. 

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 photo from Mystic Mamma via Leah Tioxon

 photo from Mystic Mamma via Leah Tioxon

Does anyone else have a mental list of amazing people that they'd really like to get to know better? Leah Tioxon  is near the top of that list for me. My first photography internship was with her and her husband, LeahandMark.com, and she's been a force of light in my life ever since (even just from her blogs and FB posts). She's even in my first photo book! She just launched her own Holistic Energy Healing and Reiki practice so now everyone can have access to her awesomeness. 

photo courtesy of Food Network

photo courtesy of Food Network

If I had known how delicious my lunch was going to be, I would have taken a photo of it myself. I love watching Food Network, especially Ina Garten, so today I threw together her stupidly easy recipe for Spaghetti Aglio E Olio. I'll probably be making it tomorrow too.  

Unintentional matching. We both refused to change shirts.

Unintentional matching. We both refused to change shirts.

Some of my FB friends have been passing around a post by Mark Manson, an author and former dating coach, called 6 Toxic Relationship Habits Most People Think Are Normal. Not in a relationship? Bookmark it for later. Dude really hit the nail on the head here, and even if you feel happy in your relationship, it's good to stay mindful of these potential issues. Heck, apply them to any kind of relationship you've got – you probably shouldn't be blaming a coworker for your emotions either. 

So there you have it, the first Wednesday Wrap-Up. Let me know in the comments if I should keep this up, what you think about these links, or if there's different category you'd like to see. And keep spreading lovely things online, I'm soaking them all up!