Fall To-Do List

Fall To-Do LIst

I put together a fall to-do list with some ideas for the upcoming season. I’m also sharing some of the fun things I’d love to do this fall. I hope it inspires you to put together a list of your own to celebrate this time of year.

If you are a list maker like me, try the 52 Lists Project Journal. It’s divided into seasons and then weeks. Each week you are asked to list something. At the bottom of the page, there is a “take action” suggestion. There’s also space to make your own lists. You can print out a sample collection of the lists here to help you get started.

I also love using a Bullet Journal. The Bullet Journal is a customizable and forgiving organization system. It can be your to-do list, sketchbook, notebook, and diary, but most likely, it will be all the above. Here’s how to get started using a Bullet Journal. Watch this great video for more details too. Find out why it’s such a great journal here.
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Link Love

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

1.    A list of ways to help Houston.

2.    How to avoid scams before donating to an organization.

3.    The rise of chronic Lyme disease and what to do about it.

4.    The Lyme prevention checklist.

5.    Why do so many men suffer depression in silence?

6.    Do you know how other’s see you? We don’t always correctly read how the outside world reads us. Find out how to improve your perception and the benefits you’ll see.

7.    5 awesome YouTube app features.

8.    How to maximize your next Uber ride.

9.    Are multi-level companies forcing people into debt?

10.  The search engine Bing is bigger than you think.

11.  The best macaron recipe.

12.  36 hours in Cincinnati.

13.  Hostess with the mostest Patricia Altschul of Southern Charm shares her favorite party tips and recipes.

14.  Sorry your home isn’t an investment.

15.  Everything you ever wanted to know about taking a cruise.

16.  These salted dark chocolate chip and roasted pecan cookies are sure to please the cookie lovers in your life.

17.  The rise and fall of the Christian bookstore.

18.  How to set smartphone limits for your kids.

19.  Please forgive us at Blue Apron for this week’s meals.

20.  This Philadelphia travel guide includes some of my top recommendations.

21.  “Support and love must flow to the patient and fear and discomfort must flow away. If you are not good at expressing love and gratefulness to your friend, learn how to do so quickly.” The tech community is mourning the loss of Ted Rheingold, who died of cancer over the weekend. The last thing he wrote is worth a read: Etiquette and the Cancer Patient.

22.  A new kind of classroom: no grades, no failing, no hurry.

23.  Football Favoritism at FSU: the price one teacher paid.

P.S. You May Have Missed:

Summer Reading List

Link Love

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

P.S. Download the Pocket App to save articles to read later offline.

1.    Here’s how to get over heartbreak from a man’s perspective.

2.    What to say when people ask why you haven’t had children.

3.    A non-runners guide to running.

4.    Instagram is pushing restaurants to be kitschy, colorful, and irresistible to photographers.

5.    A passenger is being hailed as a hero after alerting authorities to a man allegedly sending child-sex texts mid-flight.

6.    The people who love taking Disney cruises, without their kids.

7.    Most of us know about the perils of sugar but a new study has found a link between sugar and depression, particularly in men.

8.    5 ways to beat social anxiety.

9.    This s’mores slab pie is everything it should be.

10.  The man who wrote those password rules would like to apologize.

11.  Rome, Italy travel guide.

12.  Men’s backpacking guide for a European trip.

13.  How to pick the juiciest rotisserie chicken at the grocery store.

14.  Traveling Together? Apps to help split and pay the bills.

15.  How to plan a trip with the new trip advisor.

16.  Tips for women traveling solo.

17.  How to free up space on an iPhone.

18.  The gear you need if you are traveling to see the eclipse.

19.  Why you should visit Milwaukee.

20.  Why salt is the single most important ingredient.

P.S. You May Have Missed:

Summer Reading List

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Link Love

link love

Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

P.S. Download the Pocket App to save articles to read later offline.

1.     Do you have someone difficult in your life? You can avoid the anxiety of interacting by adjusting your thoughts before an encounter.

2.    The fact that food expiration dates are essentially unregulated and mean nothing is bad enough, but the waste they cause is unthinkable and preventable. Check out this guide to everyday food preservation.

3.    How to build resilience in mid-life.

4.    What’s the most secure way to lock your smart phone?

5.    How to pack an emergency kit for any disaster.

6.    Where to stand at an event to meet more people.

7.    Why there’s no such thing as a gifted child.

8.    When gut bacteria change brain function.

9.    How to train yourself to be a more rational thinker.

10.  A Marine’s loving sendoff for the cancer-stricken dog who saved him.

11.  The technology behind good coffee.

12.  Have you been watching the Bachelorette? This was a great article.

13.  How to delete Google from your life.

14.  Make chef Tanya Hollands’ famous waffles this weekend.

15.  Bouchon Bakery’s famous Nutter Butters.

16.  Is it better to rent or buy?

17.  The best food cities in the world.

18.  How people with different conflict styles can work together.

19.  Why kids need exposure to germs.

20.  In case you’re tired of your same old email sign-off, this list provides many alternatives.

21.  This Arkansas Cheese Dip is the perfect appetizer for college football viewing parties.

22.  Have smartphones destroyed a generation?

23.  A solar eclipse is coming to America. Here’s what you’ll see where you live.

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Summer Reading List

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Summer Reading List

summer reading list

It’s time for summer vacations and beach days which means more time to read. Here are a few suggestions that I’m sure you’ll want to add to your summer reading list.

1.     The Seven Husbands of Evelyn Hugo by Taylor Jenkins Reid | In this epic novel full of old Hollywood glamour, a legendary film actress reflects on her relentless rise to the top and the risks she took, the loves she lost, and the long-held secrets the public could never imagine. From making her way to Los Angeles in the 1950s to her decision to leave show business in the ‘80s, and, of course, the seven husbands along the way, Evelyn unspools a tale of ruthless ambition, unexpected friendship, and a great forbidden love.

2.    Rich People Problems by Kevin Kwan | From the bestselling author of “Crazy Rich Asians” and “China Rich Girlfriend” comes this fun, frothy take on the lives of the Singapore super-elites. The stakes are high, as the entire Shang-Young clan rushes to the deathbed of their matriarch, Su Yi. A battle ensues over the family fortune and who stands to inherit it all.

3.    My Glory Was I Had So Friends by Amy Silverstein | If you want inspiration, this is a book that won’t fail you. This memoir is about what friendship and living life as a transplant recipient meant to one woman. Amy Silverstein lived with a donor’s heart for 26 years that she was told would last only ten. When her heart started to fail, her only chance for survival including uprooting her life in New York and moving to California to await a transplant. Nine of her friends help her by flying to California and helping take care of Amy while she awaits news on a transplant and a new heart.

4.    Fly Me by Daniel Riley | It’s 1972, and Suzy Whitman has no use for her degree from Vassar. Instead, she’s joined the hedonism of the Los Angeles beach scene and become a stewardess for Grand Pacific Airlines. Amid all the debauchery and fun, though, Suzy becomes involved in a drug-trafficking scheme.

5.    Eleanor Oliphant is Completely Fine by Gail Honeyman | Eleanor Elephant is about the importance of friendship and human connection. Eleanor is an eccentric and regimented loner whose life beautifully unfolds after a chance encounter with a stranger.

6.     Map of the Heart by Susan Wiggs | An accomplished photographer, widow, and mother, Camille Palmer is content with the blessings she’s enjoyed. When her ageing father asks her to go with him to his native France, she has no idea that she’s embarking on an adventure that will utterly transform her. Returning to the place of his youth sparks unexpected memories that will lead Camilla’s family back to the dark, terrifying days of the Second World War, where they uncover their family’s surprising history. While Provence answers questions about her family’s past, Camille meets a handsome American historian who stirs a passion with her, and who may hold the key to her future. Sometimes the best journey of your life is the one that takes you home.

7.    Out of Line: A Life of Playing With Fire by  Barbara Lynch | In this funny, fierce, and poignant memoir, world-renowned chef and restaurateur Barbara Lynch recounts her rise from a hard-knocks South Boston childhood to culinary stardom. Barbara appeared as a guest judge on season 12 of Top Chef, which took place in Boston in 2014. She oversees seven critically acclaimed restaurants in Boston including No. 9 ParkMenton, and B&G Oysters.

8.     The Alice Network by Kate Quinn | An exciting faced paced novel about a pregnant American socialite who teams up with a female ex-spy and a hot-tempered young soldier in the aftermath of World War II. A story of courage and redemption.

9.     Sugar by Kimberly Stuart | Sugar is a contemporary romance, set in the high-pressure commercial kitchens of New York and Seattle. A funny and clever story of how a female chef learns to thrive in the ruthless world of premier restaurants.

10.   One Summer Day in Rome by Mark Lamprey | One Summer Day in Rome is an enchanting novel about three couples drawn irresistibly to Rome, narrated by the city itself.

What are you excited to read this summer?

P.S. You May Have Missed:

Summer Reading List 2016

Summer Reading List 2015

Beach Reads 2015

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Link Love

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Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

P.S. Download the Pocket App to save articles to read later offline.

1.    Airlines redesigning uniforms find out how difficult it is.

2.    What you need to know about your passport.

3.    The very best wireless ear buds for active people.

4.    How breastfeeding lowers a women’s risk of heart disease.

5.    How to browse the web and leave no trace.

6.    Understanding the power of color in your wardrobe.

7.    36 hours in Birmingham, Alabama.

8.    Southwest Airlines gets serious about Hawaii.

9.    This app lets you check out library books free.

10.  Don’t make these difficult mistakes when writing emails plus a template for writing good emails, even when it’s difficult.

11.  The 10 physical skills every man should master.

12.  101 books to dive into this summer.

13.  A collection of brownie recipes.

14.  What it really means when you give someone a low ride-share review.

15.  The secret to small talk.

16.  Why we need a national conversation about the opioid crisis.

17.  The apology critics want to teach you how to say sorry. In apologies, saying “I’m sorry” matters less than taking responsibility: “I know I did something that hurt you” or “This is my problem and I’m going to fix it.”

18.  An open letter to parents with highly sensitive children.

19.  The wellness epidemic.

20.  The best natural anti-androgen treatments for Hirsutism (facial hair).

21.  This chocolate peanut butter pie sounds delicious.

22.  Some great podcasts for kids.

23.  LSU’s Kramer Robertson’s mom (and Baylor women’s basketball coach) Kim Mulkey on life, sports and Kramer’s hair.

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Link Love

link love

Here are a few fun and informative links from around the web. Hope you enjoy this edition of link love. Have a great weekend, friends!

P.S. Download the Pocket App to save articles to read later offline.

1.     Sometimes we lie to help others in an effort to spare someone’s feelings or avoid an argument. Researchers call this “prosocial deception” and say it’s not always a good thing. Find out when to lay off the little white lies.

2.    An emotional breakdown and dark place led LSU shortstop Kramer Robertson to the top of college baseball.

3.    The liver performs more than 300 vital functions. If your liver fails, the best hope is for a transplant. Continue reading “Link Love”