HERE’S A TIP: What would you think about tips being included in your final bill, no matter what? I always really enjoy this part of dining out when abroad; here’s an article that discusses why it might be time to topple tipping.
SHAKE IT OFF: You might’ve already seen this, but I had to share it anyway. I laughed out loud several times during this mashup of a 1980s aerobics video and Taylor Swift’s “Shake It Off.” It kind of makes me want to do aerobics at home…leotards optional (though encouraged).
I NOW HAVE A HOUSE MAKEOVER ITCH: Have you been following along on the One Room Challenge on several design and lifestyle blogs? I mentioned it a couple weeks back… the final reveals were all published this week, and my favorites were Naomi’s redonkulously beautiful petite kitchen and Jessie’s insane transformation of this bedroom. Like, holy hell, these gals are good.
THOUGHT PROVOKING: This essay about Brittany Maynard and our culture’s views of dying. I know, sounds like a downer, but it was thought provoking nonetheless, and I’ve enjoyed reading various viewpoints in the comments. For a quiet moment this weekend.
GET COOKIN’: Tiffany shared a great roundup of 6 cookbooks to check out this fall. Whether you cook or not, a few of these would make great gifts too (speaking of which, I’ve started a gift ideas board over on Pinterest, and in the coming weeks, will be sharing one big gift guide with you here on the blog — I promise not to inundate you with 50 separate posts!).
NOODLE ON THIS: An eggplant-kale noodle bowl — how delicious does this sound? #GiveMeAllTheCarbs
ON BURNOUT: I really enjoyed this essay on burnout and what it really means to “come undone.” It’s perfect timing as I was going to write my own essay related to this soon, so stay tuned — I’ll be interested to hear your thoughts.
LOOKIN’ FLY: I’ve had a couple recent client launches I thought I’d share with you. I worked with Emily from Bows & Depos earlier this fall to redesign her blog, and just this week, Hitha’s new (massive!) site re-design launched as well. She’s celebrating with a $500 giveaway to design your own jewelry, so check ’em both out!
MAGNOLIA, TEA & GOLD: Speaking of giveaways, don’t forget that Sunday is your last chance to enter the Commodity giveaway. So far, most of you seem to be interested in trying Magnolia, Tea, or Gold. All excellent choices! I’m picking a winner early Monday morning, so get your entries in now!
LASTLY, A SALE: And lastly, a sale to share with you. Nordstrom is running a huge autumn clearance (f.k.a. their “Half Yearly Sale”) right now, with 40% off soooo much good stuff. Exhibits A, B and C: these Joe’s Jeans are 40% off, these pretty black quilted Steve Madden booties are over 30% off, and adorable leopard print Dolce Vita flats are 40% off (only $54!). There are a bunch of items on clearance in the Home & Gifts section too (like this beer making kit which I think would make a great holiday gift). Check out the sale and see what you find!
Happy weekend, everyone!