Weekly Reading | December 27, 2018


"How to Care For Denim" via Cuddlepill



"Healthy Low-Carb Chicken Pad Thai" via Healthy Helper
"The Best Red Sangria You've Ever Had" via Lights Camera Catwalk

For more fashion posts as well as college and lifestyle posts, check out the previous Weekly Reading.
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Weekly Reading | December 13, 2018

I say this so much, but I can't stop saying it because I really am very fortunate, and I feel very grateful (and relieved, almost) that I love my job and that I'm in a career that I'm actually passionate about. If you're in the same boat, then you probably know where I'm coming from, but loving your job doesn't immediately mean that you love your current place of work. While I'm not currently in that position, I do still like keeping abreast of career-related topics because ya gotta keep innovating, ya know?

Anyway, I found a post about what turns hiring managers off of your LinkedIn profile. Lo and behold, I get to #2, and I'm like, "Oh, it me." #2 on the list is "Your headline sucks," and that hit close to home because I don't even have a headline on LinkedIn. ๐Ÿ˜‚ I think I can get away with it, though, because I'm currently working in Asia, and LinkedIn isn't as big of a deal as JobStreet, which is actually where I was headhunted from for my current job. My point is, though, that if you're on the market for jobs, you never know who's looking at your profiles, and even if no one's returning your application emails, you might just be the right person for a job you never even applied for, and your rรฉsumรฉ might just get forwarded on to someone who actually ends up offering you a job. Yes, this is me speaking from personal experience. ๐Ÿ˜‚

Let's move away from stressful things and instead talk about destressers like food and travel. ๐Ÿ™Œ๐Ÿป Okay, so, Imma sound like a h8r when I say I hate pumpkin spice, but I do, and I don't know why. I've actually tried #PSLs before (saying this as though I've tried it more than once ๐Ÿ˜‚), and it was honestly nasty, so I fell off the bandwagon while trying to clamber on. Anyway, I say this because this entire season is pumpkin spice flavored, so obviously, when you think of fall vegetables, you think of pumpkins, but Daily Cup of JoJo's Jordan wants y'all aboard the gourd train (ooh, that rhymed), and I'm all for that.

I also found a crock pot recipes post, and all I accomplished while reading that was feel sad that I had to leave my crock pot behind in the U.S., and I can't even buy a new one because crock pots are apparently not a thing in China! Sure, I could buy a slow cooker, but those things cost an arm, a leg, and a firstborn child here, so there goes that dream. Finally, of course, I can't have a food posts roundup without a post from one of my favorite food bloggers, Strength and Sunshine's Rebecca.

"6 Cheap Crock Pot Recipes" by Monica Carpenter

As for travel, why not treat yo'self this holiday season and use all that money you've saved up this year on an overseas trip? You can even do one better and make it a family/friends trip and blow everyone else out of the water in the competition for best holiday gift. ๐Ÿ˜‰๐Ÿ˜‚

"36-Hour Guide to Milan" via What the Clique
"Scandinavia on a Budget" via Strikeapose

If this post was too lax for you, you're too high strung check out the previous Weekly Reading, where I rounded up posts about some serious-ass issues related to blogging, college, and relationships.

What are your travel plans this holiday season?
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Holiday Gift Guide for Treatin' Yo'self

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I'm one of those people who stress about getting the perfect gift for family and friends, not just for the holidays but also for occasions like birthdays and parents' days. I know that you can show appreciation in other, non-material ways, but I've always used gifts as like a grand gesture to supplement the little things.

One person I always miss out on, though, is myself. I can't even think of the last time I bought something nice for myself. I'm a major Scrooge McScroogeface when it comes to spending money on myself because I get hella anxious about buying things I don't absolutely need, mostly because I worry about things like, "What if I need this money for something lifesaving in like three days from now?"

This year, because I have that sweet, sweet raise from switching jobs, I've decided I'm gonna treat myself with something nice, so I compiled this list, mostly for myself but also for you as a reminder that every now and then, you should pat yourself on the back. Note, though, that when I say "gifts to treat yo'self," I don't just mean throw ten grand down and take yourself on a trip to Europe. Sure, that's one way to do it, but this list is more so treatin' yo'self in the sense of managing your wellness.

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1. Lauren Ralph Lauren Further Lane Woven His Shirt in Navy Dot
2. Gap Hooded Sherpa Union Suit
3. Charter Club Cotton Printed Flannel Pajama Set in Candy Red Dot


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7. Pier 1 Imports Patchouli Collection Filled 3-Wick Candle
8. Target Galvanized Container Sugared Birch Candle
9. Spice Decor 3-Piece Wine Bottle Candle Set

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13. Dermal Korea Collagen Essence Full Face Mask Sheet
14. Manefit Natural Gift Green Tea Pore Care Sheet Mask
15. Peach & Lily Original Glow Sheet Mask Set


16. Borghese Restorative Eye Mask
17. Skin Republic Gold Hydrogel Under Eye Mask
18. La Pure 24k Gold Eye Treatment Mask



22. Fizz & Bubble 9 Pack Spa Bath Truffles
23. My Spa Life Everyday Indulgences Bath Bomb Advent Calendar
24. Latika Bath Bomb Gift Box

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28. The Big One Supersoft Plush Throw in Donuts
29. North Pole Trading Co Velvet Plush Fringe Throw in Lazy Diamond
30. Pottery Barn Cozy Pom Pom Throw in Light Khaki

How are you treatin' yo'self this holiday season?
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Weekly Reading | December 6, 2018


Last week, I found some posts for those of you in college riding out the rest of the Spring semester. I found a post about the dos and don'ts for the night before an exam. I also found a post for how you can make the most out of your Winter Break once you get through those exams. Then, for those of you graduating this semester, I also found a post about what to expect in terms of your post-college expenses.


Speaking of post-college expenses, here's a post about money principles to keep in mind. Then, for those of you moving to a new city, here are a couple of posts about what to do.

"Money Principles You Should Know by 25" via The Carly Collective
"How to Make Friends in a New City" via Written with Love


With Winter Break coming up, you might be considering using the time to start a YouTube channel. Here's a post about questions to ask yourself before making the plunge. Along the same line, just because you have more free time, it doesn't mean you should take up every opportunity that comes your way. Here's a post about when to say no to blog opportunities and a post with scripts for saying no.

For more college and lifestyle posts as well as fashion posts, check out the previous Weekly Reading.
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