Links & Things

Happy Thursday! I’ve decided to switch things up for what used to be Things That Thrill Me Thursdays, and instead go with a more simplified, streamlined approach to share my favorite links and things from the week. The old format took me a long time to put together, and frankly, I was just tired of it. I’m all about efficiency these days. On that note, I’m off to my hometown for an overnight trip to do some early holiday shopping with my mom – I might even sneak in a Portillo’s hot dog (or two). Have a wonderful weekend!

Favorite links:
| If you’re looking for some new books to read this winter, check out Kristen’s list of her top recommendations.
| I’ve been following this hair tutorial and wearing my own hair like this nonstop.
| If you’re a fashion blogger that lives in a colder climate, these tips for taking flawless photos in the cold weather are for you.
| Blogging and social media isn’t as glamorous as it always seems – I admire this girl for speaking out about the harsh realities of this new-age business (I’m sure a lot of us can relate).
*Photo via Ashley Ella Design

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lately on instagram @whatkarlysaid

  • It has been 84 years since it stopped raining in Wisconsin, so it seemed necessary to document the occasion. 💁🏼‍♀️ #thursdayvibes #loveloft
  • #Bookworms, rejoice! This is our kinda day! 📚 On #WorldBookDay, I simply want to say thank you to all authors. Your characters, stories and words change my life daily, and I can’t imagine a life without them. Happy reading to all! #bookstagram
  • “It’s no use going back to yesterday, because I was a different person then.” Alice, Alice in Wonderland by Lewis Carroll
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@Disneyland is full of hidden scenes and little details. This area in particular, right around the corner from Fantasyland, was my favorite of them all! Maybe because we were there early before the crowds came pouring in, or maybe I was taking a moment to be nostalgic ... either way this was the first time in a few months that I felt happy and 100% myself. Perhaps that’s the magic of Disney that Walt always talked about.  #adultsatdisney #disneyland
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Do you ever experience quiet moments of total content while on vacation, no matter where you are?
  • Catalina Island is nothing short of enchanting. ☀️ #catalinacasino #vacationmode #frommyview
  • California vacation part one: ☑️. Thanks for the magic, memories and OG nostalgia Disneyland! #adultsatdisney #toontown #wallsofdisney
  • I can’t stop obsessing over this book! It’s Behind-the-Music meets Almost Famous, and I had to constantly remind myself that I wasn’t reading an interview in Rolling Stone Magazine. I just love when a book comes around that makes me fall further in love with reading than I already am. Have you read it? What are you #currentlyreading? #bookworm #bookstagram