Snapshot is a periodic series about what’s going on in my life right now—what I’m eating, reading, doing, loving, and my favorite links from around the web.
I’m not gonna lie, I’m still eating roasted Brussels sprouts. In case you missed last week’s post, go read it now. Then go buy a pound of Brussels sprouts, and send me an email gushing about how right I was about how easy and healthy and deliciously addicting they are. Try ’em with the Balsamic. Go on.
Over the holiday break I devoured the entire Ancillary series by Ann Leckie. If you like science fiction and brilliantly constructed storylines and funny characters and getting so engrossed you forget about other things (including having a cold), this is the series for you.
Planning a website redesign for Rosy Blu! I’ll give you a hint: Rosy Blu will someday soon include both home space…and work space. I’ll be talking more about following your dreams and desires when it comes to your work in the world, and also the practical terms of what that actually looks like. I have some new offerings planned, and I can’t wait to show/tell you all about it.
Coloring is my favorite. I like to color while watching TV, or listening to music when I just need to chill out and slow down, whilst creating something lovely and not too taxing on the brain. My favorite coloring book artist is hands down Johanna Basford. I started with Secret Garden, then found Lost Ocean (see snapshot of a seahorse in progress, below). It sort of kills me that I don’t have Enchanted Forest, but I’m being patient. I like Crayola Super Tip markers the best for coloring.
- I have cemented my love for Adele’s new album, 25. I’m listening to it now, in fact. And I loved this Rolling Stone cover article about her.
- This Barbie commercial is all kinds of adorable. The little girl coach is my favorite. “Knees UP like a unicorn! Higher! Higher!”
- I love fleece lined tights. There’s no link, I just want you to know they exist and they feel like a dream in winter.
- “Feel free to swoon over your favorite Austen hero or heroine as often as you like. Love the love stories, for they are magnificent. But when you remember Austen, consider the certainty with which she writes women, even when they are stubborn and wrong.” Jane Austen is probably mad at us, via McSweeney’s.
- Society needs this lesson. Please, please. If you want to say thank you, don’t say sorry. Please choose the words that are true.
- The Tarot Lady shares some great meal planning tips in this post.
- 10 food resolutions that don’t involve shame. YES. LET’S BE NICER TO OUR BODIES.
- After reading this stupidly easy trick to keep your bedroom clutter free (by my friend Molly at Hey Eleanor) I went straight to Target to buy a big huge basket. It’s working so far!
- If you’re in the mood for a longer, more in-depth read, don’t miss this discussion between Miriam Greenspan and Barbara Platek, on moving through grief and dealing with the difficult situations that come with being human. Brilliant insights on both individual experience and how our society is patterned to deal with struggle.
- An open letter to Oprah following her weight-loss commercial—brilliant words by Melissa Harris-Perry: “There is not one thing that you have done, that would have been more extraordinary if you had done it with a 25 inch waist…I worry, as a mom and as a woman, about the messages our daughters receive if they think a woman as phenomenal as you is still not enough unless she is thin.”
That’s all for now, lovelies!