meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.


  • The New Rules of Middle Age, Written by Women. As a new wave of women step into their mid-centuries, books reimagining female midlife are striking a chord. ‘We’re not going to do our 50s the way everyone’s telling us we’re supposed to.’ (WSJ)
  • What I Learned In Avalanche School. Ninety percent of human-avalanche encounters are triggered by humans, making humans the primary avalanche problem. Nature doesn’t kill people with avalanches. People kill people with avalanches… by taking an avalanche-safety course, we had statistically increased our chances of being killed in an avalanche. We were more likely to die now than we were at 8 a.m. (NYT) *David’s coach mentioned this article after telling him Mike is currently backcountry snowboarding*
  • Then I went down a rabbit hole: This story about the rescue at Cherry Bowl is amazing (Avalanche)
  • Orthorexia: an unhealthy obsession with eating healthy food (Time)
  • Last week it was Dude With Sign and this week, Dog WIth Sign (Instagram)
  • I’m into this (Lainey Gossip)
  • Little Women’s Real Feminist Problem. Gerwig laid the story flat, cut it apart, and rearranged it; she added new sections and then turned the whole thing into a paper lantern—beautiful, unexpected, and glowing. She recognized what few filmmakers do when they approach a widely known story: Fans won’t countenance cutting major episodes, but they will happily see the story expanded in new directions. (The Atlantic)
  • Things I learned—good stuff (Design Mom) and (Twitter-Erin Ryan)
  • I did not get this memo so I am sticking with Meghan (because it’s the right way) (The Beaverton – via Ryan)
  • Seriously, if Halifax had a diner called All Day Baby, I’d be there Every Day Baby! (Oh Joy)
  • And may I introduce you to the breakfast board (Williams Sonoma):

Have a sweet weekend!

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End of an Era

I am trying something new this year and it’s a bit controversial.

I am going against my love of print and switching to a digital daily planner. Gasp!

For the past few weeks, I have been trying out TeuxDeux and I love it. Super simple, super clean design and it syncs with the phone app seamlessly. Here is some more info that brought me to this app.

I love that …

  • you can jot down things for each day and if you don’t ‘complete’ them, they bounce to the next day.
  • you have your daily calendar but also spots for other lists like a someday list.
  • you can make a grocery list and scratch off items as you cruise the aisles but then add them back on the list next week.
  • you can make repeat items on your list.

Did I mention, it looks really sharp. Simple clean design. Noice!

So as much as I love writing things down, I find that I never have my agenda with me when I am out and would rather have a notebook than a daily planner in my bag.

This is a new me, for a new year. Happy 2020!

meanwhile, elsewhere

It’s Friday’s online finds: Cozy up and dig in.


  • 14 Morning Rituals (That Seem A Little Out There) But Will Totally Change Your Life (Thought Catalog)
  • January = Creating Healthy Eating Habits (Shutterbean)
  • The biggest excitement over the holiday was convincing my sister to try a new broccoli casserole recipe—a true Christmas miracle that tasted great! (Food52)
  • A Little Less Mid-Mod, A Little More #Grandmillenial. 21 Decade Trends That Are Simmering Down and The 21 Trends That Are Replacing Them (Style Me Pretty)
  • How lovely would this be as a gift to someone of a special song (Reign & Hail)
  • Just finished catching up on this show and now I am mad and sad on Ruth Wilson’s behalf… but I still love Pacey and how well Maura Tierney can wear an oversized dress shirt. (Hollywood Reporter)
  • And, have you watched this yet? (Los Angeles Times)
  • You had me at tacos but tater tots are the pièce de résistance (Candid Appetite)
  • 99 GOOD NEWS STORIES YOU PROBABLY DIDN’T HEAR ABOUT IN 2019—If we want to change the story of the human race in the 21st century, we have to change the stories we tell ourselves. (Future Crunch)
  • Setting Intentions for 2020 Using a Vision Board—The difference between intentions and resolutions, and how this powerful tool can help you manifest what you desire (Medium)
  • And: How to Make a Vision Board That Works, for Real This Time (The New York Times)

It’s the first weekend of 2020. Hydrate and hygge.

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