I need a pithier title for these link round ups. Suggestions?
Hello out there! How was your week? Spring finally arrived in my small town, and I spent as much time as I could either outdoors or with my windows open to enjoy the fresh air and sunshine. I’ve also been working on an organization project for BigSIL, went to nephew Gideon’s first peewee soccer game of the season, stretched myself with some work projects that were slightly outside my comfort zone, had “coffee” (read: hot chocolate) with a new-ish friend, wrestled with some server issues, and upgraded my Internet to fiber.
And now, linkage.
You’re following Amy Poehler’s Smart Girls on Facebook, right? They post interesting, generally positive stories without the Upworthy-esque headlines or sensationalism several times every day.
21 clean lunch ideas that can be prepared in less than 10 minutes. I’m trying, you guys!
This New York restaurant Googles its patrons to provide extremely customized service. I can’t decide if that’s creepy or exceptional customer service. Bonus: a glimpse of what happens before the doors open to make the night run smoothly.
Walmart is reviving the Wild Oats brand to bring organic food to the masses.
“Natural and organic is past the fad stage,” Jim Hertel, managing partner at Willard Bishop grocery consulting firm, tells Ewoldt. “What used to be a lifestyle for the best educated and highest incomes is now skewing younger, although it’s still an educated, above-average-income consumer.”
That’s the type of customer Walmart would no doubt like to attract more of. Sinclair said during the call that customers should begin to “think of Walmart as a destination for organic foods.” And while they are there, why not just about anything else.
These fairy tale-esque photos with real, live animals are beautiful!
A coffee shop bans screens, and sees an uptick in sales.
I really liked Anne’s insights into why her house makes her cranky, and what she’s doing about it. I’m currently working on systematically decluttering and reorganizing so my house isn’t a source of crankiness.
I wanted to be happy to be home. We’d been on the road for 5 days, living out of suitcases in small, spare hotel rooms. I wanted to relax in my own space–but I found my own space surprisingly hard to relax in.
And that’s when it hit me. Those hotel rooms were small and sparsely furnished, but they were also impressively clean and–most importantly–clutter-free.
My own house–the one I was so happy to return to–was making me cranky.
Good news for Truebies – the premiere date for the final season of True Blood has been announced!
I’m not usually into wearing yellow, but this dress is calling to me. So are these shoes.