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Wednesday Link Love

Hey there! I hope your Wednesday is off to a good start. I woke up early, walked Bessie, read theSkimm, and now I am checking in with you guys as I eat my breakfast (protein pancakes for the win this morning!).

I haven’t done a Link Love post in awhile, so without further ado, here are some links from around the web that I thought you’d be interested in:

 

1. Buzzfeed: 28 Texts that Prove that Parents are Evolving

Buzzfeed

Admittedly, most Buzzfeed articles make me laugh, but this list of text messages from parents had me cracking up the whole way through. Read it for a good laugh.

 

2. The new Taylor Swift and Kendrick Lamar music video for “Bad Blood” is out-of-this-world badass.

This video = absolute girl domination. It’s like a scene from a futuristic, action-packed movie. I was also glued to the screen, trying to catch all the celebrity cameos in the video.

Taylor has come a looooong way from just singing love songs while playing the guitar –  I guess she ain’t so country anymore! . This song is going on repeat for me all day.

 

3. Speaking of videos, watch Maya Rudolph “sing” the National Anthem at Tulane’s Graduation ceremony last week. And once you’ll watch it, you’ll know why I put sing in quotations.

Maya Rudolph

John Legend attended my school (University of Pennsylvania), but unfortunately he only gave a commencement speech two years after I graduated. Yup, still holding a grudge about that.

 

4. 13 Shoe Trends We’re Glad Have Disappeared

I am totally guilty of wearing many of these in the 90s / early 2000s.

Shoes

I remember in 7th grade everyone started wearing these slipper flats and my mom kept telling me how hideous (and idiotic) they were, so I never had a pair. Thanks Mom – you really did always know what was best for me!

But, I was totally guilty of rocking these Mudd loafers with bellbottom jeans.

Mudd Loafers

 

5. 7 Smart Organizing Tricks You Probably Hadn’t Thought of – from Real Simple

Real Simple

I am total organization nerd and these types of posts always motivate me to organize our apartment. So many ideas! Looks like a trip to The Container Store is on my agenda this weekend…

 

Link Love

Friday Link Love

Hi friends! Popping in from Boston today for a little Friday Link Love.

I surprised my family and flew home for Passover. You might remember that I surprised my dad last February, but this time he was actually in on the surprise! He knew me being home for Passover would make it extra special for my mom. I took the redeye from LA and landed in Boston bright and early this morning. My dad snuck out of the house to pick me up from the airport. Let’s just say I really shocked the rest of my family this morning when I walked in the door!

Maybe one day I will actually let my whole family know when I am coming home…but for now the shock factor is just too much fun.

Now onto some link love! Here are a few links I found this week that I thought you guys would love as much as I did. Enjoy!

1. The Organizational-guru in me LOVES these clever organizational tips from Real Simple. I mean, storing ribbon on a paper towel holder…genius!? Way better than in a box under my bed…

Real Simple

2. I will be the first to admit that I get sucked into the world of social media sometimes (Instagram, I am looking at you!). So many of us get caught up thinking that everyone else’s lives are “perfect” because of what they display on the internet. With almost everyone taking selfies and posting photos of their post-gym bodies, I can seriously appreciate this  “real look” at before and after photos online.

Cosmo

3. My BFF Emily and I had a great conversation about portion control recently. She just got back from a trip to Canyon Ranch, where portion sizes are what they should be, as opposed to the typical insane portions served at most restaurants. As I’m actively trying to be more careful about how much I put on my plate, I loved this Food Network display of what 100-calories looks like in the form of different types of food.

Food Network

4. My friend, Serena, recently started a blog called Cook the Look. Serena is a genius in the kitchen (she comes from a family of restauranteurs) and she knows makeup and beauty like no one else. Her makeup and skin are always flawless, so I loved reading her tutorial on creating the perfect golden glow. Plus, she’s a model, so this girl knows what she’s talking about!

I think a trip to Sephora is in order for me this weekend. It looks like I have a lot of new makeup to stock up on!

Cook the Look

 

That’s it from me! Happy Passover and Easter to those of you celebrating. I am so excited to dive into my mom’s delicious cooking tonight – brisket and matzoh ball soup have been calling to me allllll week long!

I’ll catch you guys next week after the holiday weekend.