this & that, volume 11

Helloooo from Phoenix! I’m in town for my last wedding of the year! For those of you who know me well, you know that I’ve been to 9 weddings this year. The one thing that has been my saving grace during this crazy season is my RTR Unlimited subscription… I’ll get into that more in another post.

I’ve been reading a LOT on the internet this week so have tons of links to share with you.


Links I Love:

I saw this book in a bookstore last night and was cracking up. No matter what your politics are, you have to admit this would be a hilarious coffee table book. Or at least a fantastic white elephant exchange present.

I just burned my favorite pumpkin candle completely down so it’s time for a new one… I’ve heard that this one is fabulous and I also love the Capri Blue brand generally, so this one is probably amazing, too. If you’re into handmade candles, this is the candle that I lovingly burned all the way down to its tin. Is the word “candle” starting to sound weird to anyone else?

This list of 100 websites that changed the world gave me serious nostalgia. I admit I was mainly checking on it to make sure Neopets was on there (spoiler: it is). What websites defined your early internet days?

I loved this post from Jess about botox. As I get closer and closer to 30, I feel like it’s something my friends and I actually talk about (mostly from a preventative standpoint). There are so many good points on both sides of it, and I love that Jess opened up the conversation for everyone. Read the comments, too!

Grace shared a super cozy sweater, and more importantly, started a conversation around sharing on social media. How much is too much? And should people be posting pictures and details about their kids? I have so much to say on this subject and loved reading her perspective. Again, read the comments! So many good thoughts there.

This blog goes over all of Meghan Markle’s outfits and finds dupes (or links to the real things) and it gives me LIFE. Meghan is definitely my style icon so any way I can copy her style is a win for me.

This article has been making its rounds on the internet and for good reason–would you ever date without texting?

Monique shared a recipe for healthy soft pumpkin cookies with a salted maple frosting. Ummm…. yes. please.

Hilton is launching a new, millennial-centric hotel concept and I am HERE FOR IT. It looks like they really nailed it and listened to the needs of our generation. Now, where to first?

I can’t believe all of these products are from Ikea.


On The Blog:

Host or hostess gifts for Thanksgiving dinner. Don’t show up empty handed!

Host your own Friendsgiving dinner!

11 places to get your creativity on in Chicago. This is especially helpful with the cold winter months coming right up!


Quote of the Week:

“First, choose from the options that thrill you.
Then, choose the ones that also teach you.
And from these, choose the scariest.”

-TUT, a note from the universe (an email I get daily)