Weekend Reading.


Better late than never, right? Ugh. I think I have the flu, or something bad… and have been more or less useless in bed since Thursday night. I had a weekend full of good plans… things I actually really wanted to do (a family dinner, a workout class/lunch with a friend I don’t see often enough, a visit to the Matisse exhibit FINALLY) and have sadly cancelled all of the plans. I’ve finished the first season of The Good Wife and have moved onto Christmas movies and have to be honest… I’m going a little stir crazy at home… despite the fact that I’m still too dizzy/drained to accomplish much. Alas, spending the entire day in bed does funny things to you and here I am at 9pm with a sudden rush of energy/need to be productive (I know, I know… I’m being good – still in bed, just on my laptop) and so I figured I’d finish up this post since I’d already collected a few good links for you this week.

I’m loving this sequin dress… and the price almost seems to good to be true!

One of the most thoughtful/spot on things I’ve read in a while… how we’re living in an attention economy… and what this means. It’s a longer read, but so worth it. If you do read it, I’d love to hear your thoughts in the comments. (Thanks to Felicia for sharing this with me!)

How good does this GF/Vegan pasta look? Major yum.

Some reasons to start meditating.

A gorgeous pair of boots (I have ’em in camel) on sale for 40% off.

So cool: Photographs of swirling paint.

I get asked constantly about these slipper socks on Instagram. They’re from Lands End. And under $30, making for a great last minute gift.

Victoria shed some real truth on Instagram. I agreed with every word she wrote.

Loved this black + navy look on Jess… I want her skirt!

A really great post about getting your finances in order (found via Victoria.) PS – Chelsea (the author of the article)’s blog, called “The Financial Diet” is a great read. Though I’m in my (eek) almost mid-thirties now, I still can relate to a lot of what she has to say.

The cutest emoji pouch.


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  1. I hope you get to feeling better soon. Get some rest! The sequin dress and artwork are wonderful.

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    • Johanna Mellis:

      Grace, thank you for sharing the thoughtful articles. My husband and I are living abroad for the year. While we love traveling and posting pictures of our adventures, the pictures don’t capture the everyday struggles that we encounter with the language and culture. I also liked the part in the “Attention Economy” how it pointed out the good and bad aspects of the attention aspect. I think that he proposes a challenge of sorts – how to adapt to and make the best use of the Internet and technology to grab people’s attention with issues that really matter, like racial and sexual discrimination.

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