Anyone who has ever spent time as a teenage girl is unlikely to find any of these revelations particularly surprising. Facebook and Instagram are simply carrying on a longstanding American tradition: stoking the insecurities of teenage girls to cash in on them – For Teen Girls, Instagram Is a Cesspool (NYT)
A Modern Cabin in the Woods With a Compact Footprint (design\milk)
This will likely be added to my daily self-care routine (Cup Of Jo)
Is Vegan Fish the Answer to Sustainable Seafood? (Food52)
I really appreciate Ally’s remarks from her keynote address at The Mental Health Foundation of Nova Scotia’s Let’s Keep Talking Awards
…Whether it’s a mid-century modernist’s dream come true or a little bit more on the rustic cabin vibe… – On Trend: Wood Paneled Kitchens Are Where It’s At. (SF Girl)
Super sad podcast news – I’ve been listening to Your Wrong About since 2018 so I am sad about this change, hoping the best for Mike. But in super happy podcast news, I just discovered Tig and Cheryl: True Story and I am truly laughing out loud at every episode.
A social-media-shabbat: I hated to think that other people’s pictures in boxes on my phone was giving me more dopamine than my gorgeous, hilarious toddler who was in that brief window of time when he was literally obsessed with me. (Romper)
First stop in the states: Detroit for Mom’s Spaghetti, Eminem’s new carryout restaurant (Takeout)
‘The stories will be the last thing to go’: Robert Munsch on his legacy as one of Canada’s great storytellers (CBC via Kim)
Use the 4-7-8 Method to Fall Asleep Almost Instantly (Inc.)
Let’s Ignore Each Other in the Same Room – Why parallel play is good for grown-ups, too (NYT)
I have not gone to a movie theatre in 20 months – could this be the first one back? I thought it’d be this movie but it’s been pushed to next year!
All I want for Christmas is… booking a fancy hotel room (preferably not in Halifax) and marathon binging Nora Ephron movies. Alone. I know there are MANY mother’s who would happily book a room in the same dreamy hotel:
These jeans have been endorsed by every.single.blogger. between the ages of 35-50 however, the cost is what’s holding me back (Madewell)
A sad ending. An amazing woman who shared her diagnosis of ovarian cancer on Twitter in hope that it will raise awareness (twitter)
Year eight of my 100 Days of Summer Bucket List has come to a tragic and cold end (ugh, Fall). But looking back, Summer was filled with beautiful people and memories, so I must not be sad.
I’ll get right to the juicy stuff. Friends, I got 90/100 items done! A big thank you to all of the suggestions and willingness to join me on many awesome adventures. Like last year, going into the start of Summer, we had no idea what would be open and available to do in Nova Scotia, so I thought about that when I made my list. I am super grateful our province is doing well, and we were gifted a bit of freedom to enjoy our ocean playground in most ways.
Here’s a video I made if you’d like to watch it. I always try a get a picture of every item, but there were a few improvised, and at the very end is the ten I didn’t do. Enjoy!
Wealthy people want their food to be cool, but not cold. There are increasingly few freezers in the homes of the rich. Sometimes there’s a tiny one for ice cream. (Home Culture)
Could this be next year’s daily planner? And as a leftie, should I get wire or book bound? (Balance Bound)
Every person has to come to terms with — even if just for themselves — the gap between what they believe and how they live their lives. Why Did None Of My White Friends Consider Sending Their Kids To Our Neighborhood School? (Romper)
Wow! Woman Experiencing Burnout Even Though She Doesn’t Work That Hard (Ha. Reductress)
“In my head, I was panicking. I didn’t want to go to the most important competition of my life and not feel comfortable because I was worried about what I would be wearing,” reveals Team GB pole vault bronze medallist Holly Brashaw… Now she is speaking out to help other women feel empowered to make the same stand. (Eurosport)
Asa Butterfield on Sex Education Season 3 and the Difference Between Him and Otis (GQ)
Guess Who?: Aches and Pains of an Aging Body Edition (McSweeney’s)
This is our reality now: consuming crime and tragedy as narrative in real time, and continuously feeding the content economy that each one of us now plays a role in. The more fundamental question we’ll all have to answer eventually is not how this particular story will end, but how quickly we’ll move on afterward. Gabby Petito, Online Detectives, and the Queasy Places Our True-Crime Obsessions Have Taken Us (Vanity Fair)
And truthfully, would Would Gabby Petito’s story receive as much coverage if she were an Indigenous woman? (Global News)
Now that summer has ended, I need a new project that does not involve fall foliage or anything-pumpkin. Enter The Cookbook Project – a little something that was whipped up by my sister last year. And as a younger sister does, I am copying what she did and am sharing it all with you!
The goal of the Cookbook Project is to cook at least two NEW recipes from every cookbook I own.
Sounds easy enough, but I should start by confessing I have a lot of cookbooks (40!). I love cookbooks. I love cookbook photography and design, and because of this, I have an extensive collection, and I am embarrassed to admit that I have never used several!
The first step was creating a Google Sheets file listing all of my cookbooks and included the following columns:
Photo of cookbook
Recipe 1 / Page No. / My rating / Comments / Photo of my finished dish
Recipe 2 / Page No. / My rating / Comments / Photo of my finished dish
I will keep track of all the recipes as I go along, aiming to try at least two new recipes every month (minimal pressure, friends!)
My second goal of The Cookbook Project is to photograph the finished recipes because I have a camera that I want to use more often. It’s a perfect reason to practice photography and hopefully open our door to more gatherings and better food.
I have shared this project with a few friends and family already and I am super excited about the adventure. So please join in – dust off your cookbooks get going! #cookbookproject