Top 4 Favorite Blogs

Though I run this blog, I can’t say that I follow an extensive list of other blogs regularly. Whoops. However, there are 4 blogs that are my go-tos when I’m in the mood to do some internet readin’.

The Mindy Project

I have nothing really to say… besides this: If you love your comedies to contain spunky characters, clever, witty (and occasionally hilariously crude) humor, a writing team that could easily rival that of Saturday Night Live in its prime, and raucous, tear-filled, belly-burning laughter, WATCH THIS SHOW.

Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close

Currently my favorite adulthood novel (this coming from a girl who feels that definitively picking a favorite book or movie is akin to a mother choosing which of her children she loves most), Extremely Loud and Incredibly Close is a touching narrative about the significance of family, the human experience through love and grief and the real impact a person can have on another’s life.

If You Find This Letter

I began Hannah Brencher's If You Find This Letter the following morning before work, coffee in hand, my feet propped up on the chair in front of me on my balcony.

Two pages in I started crying.

Tame Impala's "Currents"

I’m a simple person with a simple checklist for what makes a great album: a commitment to theme, a track-by-track flow so seamless it’s like one continuous, sonic masterpiece, and lyrical content so #relatable I would consider inking it across my own face if I got sad drunk enough.

Three big checks for Currents, the latest release by Australian psychedelic rock group, Tame Impala.

Wild

As the credits rolled at the end of Wild, my friend and I were completely silent. This is a movie that neither needs nor asks for applause, yet earns it anyway.

Cold War Kids' "Hold My Home"

I’m over-the-top ecstatic to share my love for Cold War Kid’s latest album, Hold My Home, as I’ve been waiting to brag about my obsession with this musical gem since its release last year. It is the fifth studio album by trio of baes Nathan Willett (vocalist, guitarist, pianist), Matt Maust (bassist), and Jonnie Russell (guitarist).

Darling Magazine

For me, these photos are not just a dose of my daily inspiration; they remind me of their source and how I aspire to be like these women and what they represent. Each of these photos comes from the aesthetically pleasing Darling Magazine.

Read, Reread, Repeat: 5 Books to Add to Your Bookshelf

I typically try to read at least one new book every month, but sometimes I can’t resist rereading the favorites. Finding books that encourage you to chase big dreams and to love the people around you well are worth reading…and rereading. I’ve curated a list of books that will translate to many of you in the midst of job hunting and your first couples years of your professional career. These are just brief descriptions to peak your interest — I could never do them justice in summary.

theSkimm

So when another friend pulled out her phone one morning a few months ago and insisted that I must subscribe to theSkimm, I was intrigued. I gave the email a skim (lol I’m so punny!!!) and was immediately taken. It was like theSkimm founders had sat in on my AP Euro high school studying sessions and applied that “let’s make this fun” concept to today’s news.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt

Fans of 30 Rock, lend me your ear. It's time to talk about the newest show to hit your Netflix account.

Unbreakable Kimmy Schmidt is the same old story of a twentysomething moving to New York City to start her life again. The only difference is, she was trapped in a bunker for 15 years under the watch of an apocalyptic preacher before she got there. 

Donald Miller's "Scary Close"

Donald Miller's Scary Close is the kick in the pants you didn't know you needed. But it doesn't feel that way.

Written like a tell-all from your most trusted friend, Miller shares how he's managed to find true intimacy in his friendships, romantic endeavors, canine companion, and every relationship in-between.