The randomness on my mind lately …
Essie “Action” nail polish — I may have mentioned that I am excited about the return of neon to the sanctioned-to-wear list. I’ll be wearing this neon orange polish all summer!
cakies blog — Gosh, I’ve fallen in love with this family. And her creativity. And her style.
Quinn Popcorn — I love everything about this! The packaging: recycled and compostable. The directions that start with, “Ready. Take a deep breath. You’ve got this.” The ingredients: organic and non-gmo! NO hydrogenated or artificial anything. The flavors: parmesan and rosemary (my favorite), lemon and sea salt, and vermont maple and sea salt. The founders: local (Arlington) and former employees of Ideo. And they had a Kickstarter campaign. Truly the coolest popcorn on the planet.
Quiet: The Power of Introverts in a World That Won’t Stop Talking by Susan Cain — I love this book and am giving copies to everyone I know. She’s talking about me! Pages 136-138 are like a Care and Feeding of Your Wife Manual for the Mr.
Some other great books on my list for the summer:
- The Fire Starter Sessions by Danielle LaPorte
- Believing the Lie by Elizabeth George
- State of Wonder by Ann Patchett (our book group book for the summer)
- Swim, Why We Love the Water by Lynn Sherr
- Summerland by Elin Hilderbrand
- The Age of Miracles by Karen Thompson Walker
- The Creative Habit by Twyla Tharp
- $100 Startup by Chris Guillebeau
Colin Towler’s Flow Pinterest board — I’ve been pinning since Pinterest was just out of beta in 2010. The once small community of mostly design-oriented creatives is now dominated by recipes and DIY-pinners. There are still some great pinboards out there. I especially love this one.
Courtney Crumrin is back — I’ve shared my comic book-reading habit with you all before. One of my favorites has a new series. I’ve cut down to only a few well-written, creative series now: Unwritten, Memorial, Saga (Brian K. Vaughn’s latest), and Locke and Key.
Oprah/Carolyn Myss interview on Super Soul Sunday — Did anyone watch it? Click on the link for the full episode. I have been a fan of Carolyn Myss since I saw her speak at the Omega Institute’s “Being Fearless” Conference in NYC in 2008. She’s the real deal. (And I’m sad that they changed the format for these conferences that were created as a response to 9/11 to help people deal with the increased fear and anxiety in our world. That conference was one of the best things I’ve ever done. Some info about it is here.)