August has been a wild ride — on and offline — with a ton of reviews, book lists and interviews on this blog! Summer is also winding down and the air is starting to feel different with kids returning to school and Instagram travel posts slowing down. I have some news for all the readers who enjoy this monthly collection of links and favorites.
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Now that that’s out of the way, let’s get back to business — for one last time!
What I Loved in August
This Modern Love piece about a couple who mutually decided to take a five-year break and then find each other after made my heart so warm.
Six elevator pitch examples that will change the way you describe what you do and grab the attention of potential clients/investors.
I love the advice in this NPR article about making friends.
It’s OK to treat friendship as seriously as you would dating
Having friends is one of the most nourishing parts of being alive, so it’s not weird or bad or wrong to prioritize it. Get comfortable putting yourself out there a little bit. Carve the time and space you need to find and nourish your friendships.– How to Make Friends, Julia Furlan
This article about men who’ve taken their wives’ last names is so fascinating.
Loved this interview with debut middle-grade author, Kate O’Shaughnessy.
8 realistic ways to stretch your food budget 🙌🏾
I love this essay about a woman’s journey to loving her brows.
Because I’m in a travel state of mind, I’ve been watching a few travel vloggers. It’s hard to find those who aren’t obnoxious or totally unrelatable but also have A+ filming skills. Until I found Flying the Nest, an Aussie couple who enjoy food and travel. Here’s a video of them eating different meals in Delhi, India.
On the Blog This August
I wrote 10 book reviews in August — you can catch up here.
That’s all, folks! I hope to see you in the newsletter list. But even if you decide not to come along for the ride, it’s been wonderful sharing links, videos, podcasts, and more with you for the last four years. Thanks for always stopping by and raving with me about the things I’ve enjoyed.
Have a wonderful September!