May 9, 2015


This week felt like it took forever. Work is stressful for both of us right now, so we’re off to one night of camping just to get the heck outta dodge. Here are a few things I thought you might like:

I love self-care practices and Kira’s video lists hers. We align on 2 out of her 3 (I don’t have a meditation practice). She also makes sleep a priority and I am totally on board with that.

Yay for Sarah’s voice and smarts and for 3-product make-up routines.

Jamie Ridler is a productive creative – I found her via her podcast Creative Living With Jamie. Lately, I am totally digging her Creative Living TV “Behind The Scenes” morning check-ins. These videos are a wonderful way to jumpstart my mornings.

Elise’s recap of 5 years of marriage made me tear up:
This life we have built is made up of moments. Some hard, some amazing, some tender, some awkward. There have been mountain top moments and crashes back to earth. There have been tremendous successes and spectacular failures. There have been so many tears and so many heartbeats. Thankfully, there have been more victories than battles.

Lacy Young wrote a post about “pruning“. First of all, great word. It feels full of care and attention. Much better than “purging” or “organizing” or “throwing out all the things”. With Mercury retrograde cycling through my “home” sector, I’m thinking it’s time to do a little surveying and pruning myself. Also, love her Instagram.

My sister is making her way through the Harry Potter series (finally – though I can’t complain – I didn’t read it until I was in my late 20s too) and I was reminded of this handwritten “spreadsheet” that Rowling made for Order Of The Phoenix.

Have a great weekend! xo

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  • Reply Kira Elliott May 9, 2015 at 6:23 am

    Thanks for sharing my video. I am surprised by how much it has resonated with folks. Good to know I am not alone. I love love the picture your dog here. Great contrasts. Have fun camping, sounds perfect.

    • Reply jtao21 May 10, 2015 at 7:31 pm

      Thank you for sharing the post 🙂 I was very proud of the photo haha. Camping was great. Love your writing. xo

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