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Link Roundup

Friday, March 11, 2016

I love reading other blogger's posts that do link roundups, so I decided to start my own. I'm not sure if I'll do this once a month or once a week.

Design
A nursery designed by Emily Henderson. The wallpaper makes the room!

The founder of Ballard is selling her house in Atlanta. The exterior and gardens are stunning!


Travel
Science proves the best time to buy a plane ticket. "Air travelers tend to believe they’ll find the lowest of low prices when they book “at the last minute.” This, according to all present data, is one hundred percent false."

How we afford to travel even though we aren't rich. "People are rarely surprised that someone scrounged up the money to buy an iPad, but people are consistently surprised that my family of three travels as much as we do."




Finances

Donté Stallworth on what it's like to manage millions as an athlete."You get these checks and they're $60,000 or $80,000. That messes with you, mentally. You really don't understand that once you're done playing, these checks will stop. When you get back into the "real world," your boss may not even be making $150,000 or $200,000 per year. That's not even the NFL league minimum nowadays."

Avoiding the middle class squeeze. "Many families make good income, but they still live paycheck to paycheck. They are unable to save and invest and they are very worried about retirement. Furthermore, the middle class is shrinking"
 
Misc.
The weird, complicated, sexist history of pockets. "But then, somewhere in the middle of the post-war 1900s, fashion had a crisis. Could there be trousers for women? How would they look? How would they be shaped? Because fashion is obsessed with slimming women's silhouettes (shocker) pockets started getting cut out of women's pants completely." 

True Story: My 8 year old daughter dresses exclusively like a boy. "As soon as we got home from the thrift store, she immediately put on the shirt and tie and stood in front of the mirror. When she first saw her reflection, she became motionless and said to me in a whisper, “Mama, look how handsome I look.” Then she bolted across the dining room and said, “Mama, Mama, look how fast I can run!” and then she jumped and said, “Mama, look how much higher I can jump when I’m wearing a shirt and tie!”I just stood there, ashamed, shocked and in disbelief. She could run faster and jump higher when she was wearing clothes on the outside that reflected who she was on the inside. Though I understood the sentiment of “authentic style” to a degree, she articulated it in a way that knocked my socks off. The lesson was profound, and it changed the trajectory of my life."

Jessica Dance, a textile artist who make life-like vignettes entirely out of wool.

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