Happy pre-Friday! I’m excited to head to my hometown this weekend to visit my family. If you’re also traveling home for Father’s Day and want some light reading for the road, there are a variety of interesting topics in this Links I Love post. If you’re a fan of any of these posts, consider sharing and letting the author know!Photo credit: Cassandra LaVelle via coco kelley (see no. 5 in the list below!)
1. 9 Tips for Potty Training a Puppy via PureWow
Anyone who knows me well can tell you that I’m obsessed with dogs. Unfortunately, I don’t have a pup myself yet but trust me that will be happening in the next few years! I’m trying to be responsible and want to wait until it’s the right time to become a dog mom. In the meantime, I like to read up on different breeds, training tips, and so on. I also watch a lot of videos of puppies. (It’s educational, duh.)
2. Social Media Etiquette: Wedding Edition via Lauren Conrad blog
Wedding season is upon us! There are all sorts of wedding “rules” out there but social media rules are generally pretty new. I think social media etiquette is important for guests as well as the bridge and groom to consider. If you have preferences for your big day, it’s okay to make it known to your guests. I recently went to a wedding and they asked for us to be present during the ceremony instead of watching it through our phones. I absolutely agree that the ceremony is not a time to be whipping out your phone for photos. Let the photographer do their job! Whether or not the couple cares, it’s smart to brush up on etiquette before attending weddings.
3. The Best Meals to Order at 4 Popular Restaurants (according to a nutritionist) via Hello Glow
My mom always cooked healthy meals for our family. Now that I’m in charge of feeding myself (boo) I’ve kept up the habit of cooking nutritious meals. On the flip side, I’m a total foodie and dining out is one of my favorite things to do. But I don’t necessarily enjoy eating healthy options when I go out since it’s more of a treat. Since I’m not eating out every day I don’t worry about ordering the healthiest items on the menu but it is fun to see what the “best” options are. Maybe one day…for now, I’m good with the unhealthier options. Filing this one away for later :)
4. 6 Tips to Surviving Finances After Graduation via Advice From a Twenty Something
These are very general tips but great ones to keep in mind if you’re a fresh grad. I’ve been graduated for a little over a year now and I have learned so much about personal finance during this huge life change. To anyone reading this who feels totally confused, it’s totally okay and normal. I encourage you to get a mentor, whether that be your parents or a finance-loving friend. Research online, even if that’s by perusing r/personal finance. If I could just tweak one of the tips in this article I would say do not accumulate any credit card debt. Spending money you don’t have is incredibly risky and you want to build your credit early on, instead of digging yourself into a deeper hole with debt.
5. Copenhagen Travel Guide via coco kelley
Oh my gosh, Copenhagen. I’ve been wanting to visit Denmark ever since we went to London a few months ago. After meeting and hanging out with one of Jared’s coworkers who lives in Denmark, I was sold. I mean, playing games and drinking in a British pub will probably convince anyone that another trip back to Europe is a good idea. Cassandra shares some beautiful photos of Copenhagen that sold me again. I need to visit, ASAP. The aesthetics are perfect and my first impression of Danish people is that they’re super friendly. Sooo who wants to travel there with me?
6. SoHo Apartment Tour via The Glitter Guide
It wouldn’t be a complete Links I Love post without me sharing a home tour now, would it? If you haven’t gathered from my last Links I Love post, I love home tours. Before and afters are always fun too. The natural light, fun ceilings, and exposed brick wall in this apartment are so dreamy. You don’t see this type of apartment a whole lot in Seattle that’s for sure! As my interest in home decor has increased this past month, I find myself seeking inspiration all over Pinterest and blogs. Dangerous for my wallet…
After this weekend, I have a crazy busy week between work and events I’m attending. Summer is full of events but unfortunately not everything really fits with my interests or blog. I try to prioritize my personal life first and say yes to only things I really think would be enjoyable or provide good content for my blog. It’s easy to get bogged down and feel burnt out so if it doesn’t make me happy, I don’t do it. (Learned that from my smart mama.) The following weekend I am also going to be out of town on a mini girls trip! So excited!
I still plan to keep up with the twice a week posts on here, but you can follow along with my day to day posts on Instagram.