Odds and Ends

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1. People. Get ready. If you are looking for alternatives to resting bitch face, here you go. I used a lot of these faces this past year, but the winner has to be a tie between “You Are Still Talking About Yourself Face” and the “I Would Do Well to Question Your Motives Face,” which I used approximately 49,000 times this year.

2. Vintage holiday snapshots. I want that emerald satin dress.

3. Dude. Do you put toilet paper on the seat? Oops.

4. What romance really means after 10 years of marriage. I love this so much.

5. Why it’s time attitudes towards addiction change.

6. Have you heard of the Invisible Backpack of White Privilege from LL Bean? “It’s great for carrying questionable things like weed, Ponzi schemes, and sex crimes.”

7. Do you know that the Merriam-Webster word of the year is? I know a few who love to use this word.

8. 21 books everyone has started but never finished. Haha, I have over 10 on the list.

9. Sometimes, I wish Lena Dunham would just shut her mouth.

10. Are you still bullet journaling? Here are some top ideas from 2016.

11. Me, trying to understand many things. Ha!

12. Dark sense of humor? You will LOVE these. I could not control my laughter while reading.

13. What chefs buy from Trader Joe’s. I have to say the Omega Trek Mix is my absolute fave.

14. Best photographs of 2016. Oh, these are good.

15. Born before 1985 like yours truly? What it feels like to be the last generation to remember life before the Internet.

16. How many of these “healthy” things are you doing? According to this article, they are all myths.

17. 2016 was the year the feminist bubble burst. Super interesting read.

18. What is up with the celebrity deaths this year? I CAN’T TAKE IT.

19. All for this approach to eating.

20. What a month of mirror selfies can can teach you.

21. Have you seen these reversible faux leather totes? So good. Also, this initial bar necklace is on sale for 6 bucks. #whut

22. Last, but certainly not least, I am going to miss this man so much. SO MUCH.

Happy New Year’s Eve! 2017, let’s do this thing!

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Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Instagram Roundup

The highlight reel from the past 7 days on Instagram…..

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 30, 2016 at 2:58pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 29, 2016 at 8:42pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 29, 2016 at 4:34pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 27, 2016 at 9:16pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 27, 2016 at 5:54pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 26, 2016 at 5:14pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 26, 2016 at 4:45pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 26, 2016 at 3:38pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 25, 2016 at 9:35pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 25, 2016 at 12:40pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 25, 2016 at 10:09am PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 25, 2016 at 8:24am PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 24, 2016 at 11:52pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 24, 2016 at 6:11pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 24, 2016 at 4:33pm PST

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Source Link: Instagram Roundup


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Friday Finds: Holiday Decor Sale

1. Falalalala Lumbar Pillow – Threshold™ | Target 
2. Let It Snow Garland  | West Elm
3. Inner Peace Wreath | CB2 
4. Conifer String Lights | Anthropologie 
5. Paz Trees | CB2 
6. Painted Yuletide Ornament | Anthropologie
7. Lit Copper Joy Sign – Wondershop™ | Target 
8. Pre-Lit Gold 6′ Garland | Pier 1 
9. Santa & Snowman Stocking – Set of Two | Zulily


Source Link: Friday Finds: Holiday Decor Sale


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Wednesday’s Child: Liberty

Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday’s Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.


Source Link: Wednesday’s Child: Liberty


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

That’s What SHE Said: the McDonald’s coffee scandal, supporting the millenial lifestyle, a tribute to the first African American in the White House and more…

Here are some of things I read this week that made me think. (These are just snippets – click on the title to read the whole thing).
“I’ve decorated for the holidays more times than I care to admit. Between clients and editorial projects, I’d guess that I have a century’s worth of holiday decor under my belt.

So this year I wanted to try something a little different and find a few looks that will last through the holidays and into the new year. With longevity on my mind, I started thinking about tassels. Regardless of season, tassels are one of my favorite home decor objects, so I figured why not try to craft a few holiday looks around greenery and wreaths and some of my favorite passementerie.”

“The Hot Coffee documentary is must viewing for a lesson on how easily you can turn a lie into conventional wisdom. Def a relevant antecedent to all the “fake news” discussion right now.”
My President Was Black by Ta-Nehisi Coates from The Atlantic

“This would not happen again, and everyone knew it. It was not just that there might never be another African American president of the United States. It was the feeling that this particular black family, the Obamas, represented the best of black people, the ultimate credit to the race, incomparable in elegance and bearing. “There are no more,” the comedian Sinbad joked back in 2010. “There are no black men raised in Kansas and Hawaii. That’s the last one. Y’all better treat this one right. The next one gonna be from Cleveland. He gonna wear a perm. Then you gonna see what it’s really like.” Throughout their residency, the Obamas had refrained from showing America “what it’s really like,” and had instead followed the first lady’s motto, “When they go low, we go high.” This was the ideal—black and graceful under fire—saluted that evening. The president was lionized as “our crown jewel.” The first lady was praised as the woman “who put the O in Obama.”

“Sometimes I look at my peers or those who are younger than me and I think: they have it together. They bought a house, they live debt-free, and their life isn’t an artful navigation of student loan officers, creditors, and creative accounting. And for a moment I step into that comparison trap and before the claws snap I fall back. That’s their life, their definition of happiness, their path — not mine.”
“Please consider sponsoring a millennial today, and help them live the lives they portray on Instagram.”
A Husband Is Appalled When He Sees What His Wife Goes Through In The Workplace from Katie at Good

“Richards noticed a stark difference between the hate mail he and his wife received: Hers was rife with sexist name-calling, while the insults he received were mainly limited to perceived faults in his story, not his gender.”


Adventures in Parenting: Tips to make Christmas morning last longer from Suzanna at Sea Coast Online

“As a child on Christmas morning, I can remember sitting in the middle of a mountain of discarded wrapping paper and foil bows with every single present already ripped opened and haphazardly played with. It was 7:30 a.m.

Now what?

So much thought and energy goes into this very day and I can’t have it be over before the coffeemaker sputters out its last drop of fresh brew. Time, stop! Ditto in your house? Here are some ideas for prolonging the magic on Christmas morning and keeping everyone entertained and happy throughout the day.”


Source Link: That’s What SHE Said: the McDonald’s coffee scandal, supporting the millenial lifestyle, a tribute to the first African American in the White House and more…


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Instagram Roundup

A glimpse into our lives from the past week…

A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 22, 2016 at 1:27pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 21, 2016 at 8:14pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 21, 2016 at 4:16pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 21, 2016 at 2:34pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 21, 2016 at 11:42am PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 21, 2016 at 9:43am PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 21, 2016 at 9:21am PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 21, 2016 at 7:43am PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 20, 2016 at 6:34pm PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 19, 2016 at 6:25pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 19, 2016 at 8:31am PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 17, 2016 at 1:35pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 17, 2016 at 9:35am PST

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A photo posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 16, 2016 at 8:08pm PST

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A video posted by Kristen Howerton (@kristenhowerton) on Dec 16, 2016 at 7:03pm PST

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Source Link: Instagram Roundup


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Friday Finds: Healthy & Good

1. Aura Cacia Organic Purifying Yoga Mist with Tea Tree and Lemon | Target
2. Tealeaves Wellness Tea Set | Anthropologie 
3. Teavana | 16 oz Perfectea Maker 
4. The Jet-Set | The Beauty Counter 
5. Moon Juice Brain Dust Sachet Box | Urban Outfitters 
6. Fair Trade, Handwoven One-of-a-Kind Pink Coin Bag | The Little Market 
7. Fair Trade Handmade Falalalala Scented Soy Candle | The Little Market 
8. Natural Beauty Skin Care Book | Amazon 
9. Beard Buddy Duo Kit | Urban Outfitters 


Source Link: Friday Finds: Healthy & Good


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com

Wednesdy’s Child: Aaron & Andrew

Every Wednesday I feature a child recently highlighted by a local Wednesday’s Child newscast to share the stories of children from around the country who are waiting for a family. My hope is that this can broaden exposure for the children highlighted, but also serve as a reminder that these children represent thousands of children currently in the foster-care system. Perhaps their stories will inspire you to consider opening your home to a child needing a family. For more information and to learn about other waiting children, visit AdoptUsKids.


Source Link: Wednesdy’s Child: Aaron & Andrew


Original Source of this article: Ruth Davis’ OC Blog , https://ruthrdavisblog.wordpress.com