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Friday Wrap-up: The Middle of June Edition

18 Jun

Hello, hello! How is everyone doing this Friday afternoon? Well it’s time for another edition of my Friday Wrap-up where I serve up some of the freshest bloggy digs from around the blogosphere. Let’s dive in:

11 Creative Ways to Avoid Becoming a Workaholic – Our society often views being a workaholic as a good thing so it can be hard to break away and just R-E-L-A-X. Zen Habits offers some great tips on nipping your problem in a bud

The Seventeen Magazine Project – Sarah over at Yes & Yes shared this blog and I thought it was such a cool little experiment. Basically the blog is a 30 month experiment to live life according to the gospel of Seventeen magazine. Very interesting, no?

Simple Actions That Really Make the World a Better Place – We all want the world to be a better place but sometimes the big steps can seem so overwhelming. Here are baby steps that we can all take to make life a little more pleasant.

Get A Job in Your Pajamas – Need a job? Let Marian help you out. She’s super skilled at using the internet & social media to your advantage so you can land that killer job

How To Live Boldly When You Are Scared as Heck – Living boldly rocks, it’s also scary as all get out. Here’s a great article on feeling the fear and doing it anyway!

Well, that’s all I’ve got. What have you read this week that put a smile on your face? Do share! Have a fabulous weekend and don’t forget to do something special for the fathers or father figures in your life.

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Loads of Link Love and a Heartfelt See Ya Soon!

23 May

Hello Lovelies! I know, I know – it’s been quite some time since we last spoke. I’ve been crazy busy getting everything prepared for my wedding in 4 days. *bites fingernails*  I won’t be taking any new fangled communication devices with me for our honeymoon – no laptop, no smartphone, no twitter, oh my! – and I didn’t want to leave you high and dry for the next few weeks so here are some links to other great blogs to keep you occupied while I’m away.

In Search of Squid – I don’t remember when I first found this blog but I’ve been in love with it ever since. Heather offers a fresh, honest point of view as she works her way to becoming a published author. Good stuff!

Ms. Mary Mack – I haven’t touched on the issue of motherhood because, well, I’m not a mommy yet. This blog is super cute and funny and in the interest of full disclosure the author is my sister. But if you’re looking for something that is not your average “mommy blog” this blog’s for you! Plus you’ll get to see pictures of my cutie patootie nephew….

Quarterlife Quest – Another great quarterlife blog that is refreshingly honest. She also sometimes features other quarterlifers from time to time.

1000 Awesome Things – I’ve been raving about this blog for some time and I just purchased the book to take with me on my honeymoon. Really great, inspiring blog that forces you to stop and appreciate the little things in life. Awesome.

Stratejoy – You all were introduced to Molly from Stratejoy earlier this week when she unveiled her big announcement. If you haven’t checked her blog and site out yet – Go! It’s a fabulous resource for all you gutsy quarterlife girls out there.

Untemplater – This blog focuses on “untemplating” your life. It covers all types of topics ranging from becoming an entrepreneur to travelling around the world.  Also I wrote a guest post over there a couple of months ago

Art of Non-Conformity – Another blog that touches upon living life on your own terms. Lots of great advice and Chris also offers lots of informative unconventional guides on various non-conformist topics!

Any others? Feel free to list any other great blogs in the comments section.

Well, I will see you all soon. Have a fabulous couple of weeks. I’ll be back soon with a brand new hubby, a new last name and loads of fantastic new memories.

Friday Wrap-up: The Kiss Your Mommy Edition

7 May

I don’t know about your neck of the woods but it has been a ridiculously gorgeous week this past week. Let’s celebrate the lovely weather with some of my favorite links from around the blogosphere.

1000 Awesome Things – I love this blog and I can’t wait to read the book. The post about moms being awesome is super sweet! This post on forgetting what day it is when you’re on vacation is my second fave awesome post from this week. Awesome.

Expectation Mania and the Danger of Measuring Up – You all know I think ‘should’ is a four letter word and expectations are the many tools of the devil. Well, Molly at Stratejoy thinks so too.

Moments of Win – A Flickr pool showcasing photos of women doing amazing things. Very cool.

Your Fabulous Affair On Us – Our first member of the Rock Star Squad is offering her beautiful wedding planning services…for FREE. Head to her blog to check out the details.

Write Your Own Life: It’s Easy to Leave Hollywood – A story about a young couple who gave up all the glitz and glamour (and smog and traffic) of LA and moved to Mexico.

And last but not least, some shameless self-promoting: my guest post on Simply Fearless about getting over my fear of *gulp* speaking.

That’s all for today peeps. Have a beautiful weekend and Happy Mother’s Day to all my yummy mummies out there. And a special shout-out to my very own mother – Love you lots mum!

Nailah

 

 

Friday Wrap-up: The Get Your Arse In Gear Edition

23 Apr

Hello everyone! Welcome to another edition of my Friday Wrap-up. This week’s wrap-up is dedicated to getting over our fears, limiting beliefs, blocks, hang-ups and insecurities so that we can rock the house.

Insecurity Doesn’t Pay The Bills – Dave lets us in on a little secret – everyone you admire is just as screwed up as you are. The only thing is that they don’t let their fears, insecurities and hang-ups stop them and that is what makes them super successful. He followed this post up with Why Worry Keeps You Poor  , an equally good post

Your Back-up Plan is Your Plan – I referenced this post in my last post about struggling through my slump. Good insight on making sure your Plan B doesn’t throw a kink into your Plan A

So You Think You Can – Basic message of this post. Don’t wait for people to give you permission to do what you want to do. Love. It.

Five Tips For Improving Monday Mornings – I’m dreadfully bad with Mondays. I just despise them. And so this was the perfect post for me.

Are You Walking Your Talk – I had my own revelation that I was possibly not walking my talk. Here’s a great post on how to make sure you are doing just that.

Enjoy these links! I hope they’re as inspirational to you as they have been to me. A couple of announcements before I let you get on your way:

My guest spot on Untemplater was published on Thursday: Break Free of Expectations Please check it out and let me know what you think

I’m starting a new series called the Rock Star Squad where I’ll be featuring other 20 & 30-somethings who are working through their quarter life crisis. I know there are so many of you out there who fit into this category. Drop me a line so we can share your story with the world. 

Have an awesome weekend y’all!

Nailah

 

 

Friday Wrap-up: The Fun & Laughter Edition

9 Apr

Whew, it’s Friday. I’ve had a whirl-wind week but it’s all totally worth it because this weekend I’m heading up to Vegas for my Bachelorette Party. Woot, Woot! *does the running man* Anyhow, in honor of my upcoming weekend festivities here’s a wrap-up of the latest blog posts from this week focused on fun, laughter & happiness.

Weekend Wisdom #3 – Great, quckie wisdom about living life to its fullest. Plus it features a little cameo from my favorite movie of all time

Gross National Happiness – The country of Bhutan measures their Gross National Happiness along with their GDP. I wonder where our national happiness would rank?

Loving What Is and The Practice of Savoring – We all know the importance of savoring the moment. But it’s just as important to savor what has happened in the past as well as what is coming in the future. A full 360 savoring!

Karma Cards – Spread the love with these Karma Cards. Print them out (or buy them) and leave them where an unsuspecting stranger can stumble upon it.

6 Ideas For Brining More Laughter to your Life – I love to laugh – it’s fantastic. Here are 6 great tips to bring more laughter to your life.

The TV Treasure Chest Moment – First of all, I love this blog: 1000 Awesome Things. And I totally related to this awesome moment. You probably will too.

Have a fantastic weekend. I’m sure I’ll be having enough fun for all of us!

Until Next Time,

Nailah

Friday Wrap-up: The Free Spirit Edition

2 Apr

Hello, hello everyone! Well, it’s Friday which means it’s time for another edition of my Friday Wrap-up. Here are a few of my favorite links from around the net this week.

Make Life Thrilling Everyday -Advice for living a thrilling life – everyday!

What’s The Worst That Could Happen – Fear often paralyzes us from doing what we really want. Here’s a good way to eliminate your fears by showing yourself it won’t be that bad afterall

Interview with a Full-time Blogger: Holly Becker from decor8 – Great advice if you’re looking to become a successful full-time blogger

Eat Your Veggies! And Other Childhood Lessons – Amusing post showing how childhood lessons still apply to our adult life

Learn to Love Ignoring the Rules – It can be hard going against the grain. Here’s some inspiration for living life on your own terms.

Am I Arrogant For Pursuing a Different Path – Sean Ogle answers critics who claim he is arrogant and naive for pursuing the life of his dreams.

Not Under Your Mattress: What To Do With Your Tax Returns – My tax returns are already spoken for with my upcoming wedding but here are some good tips for what to do with your tax returns.

Have a great weekend, my loves. Happy Easter if you celebrate it. Happy Sunday if you don’t!

Until Next Time,

Nailah

 

 

 

 

Friday Wrap-up: The Unplugged Edition

19 Mar

March 20th is a pretty exciting day for me. It’s the first day of Spring – yay! My mum’s birthday – Happy Birthday Mum! and it’s also been declared National Day of Unplugging.  All of this technology is a blessing and a curse. We’re more connected than ever before but at what cost? Today’s Friday Wrap-up is dedicated to unplugging for a bit and reconnecting with the world around you.

How To Escape The Cubicle in Your Pocket – The title says it all. The author also has two great unplugging rules that I’m going to adopt for myself

A New (Old) Way to Create Calm in Your World – This post is all about instilling a Sabbath into your week. It’s an important concept whether you are religious or not

Help! Twitter is Ruining My Life – I’m sure a lot of you can identify with the cycle of tweet, refresh, tweet, facebook, check email, refresh twitter….

New Ways to Make A Difference – Different ways you can do your part to help out causes. This can give you something to do with all that free time you’ll have when you’re unplugged.

Have a lovely, unplugged weekend!

Until Next Time,

Nailah