Five [Awesome] Things I Read This Week, 10.17.2014

Five Things New

Five Awesome Links

Patience (Church in the Woods Day 15) by Esther Emery.

Women must ask for pay raises if we are to close the pay gap, by Catherine Rampell for the Washington Post.  This is in response to comments by Microsoft CEO [Mr.] Satya Nadella at the Grace Hooper Celebration of Women in Computing.  Mr. Nadella said, in shorthand, not to ask for a raise because the system will give qualified women raises.  To which women everywhere say:  Nope, nope, noppity nope.

Let’s Be Very Clear about the Goal, by Elizabeth Foss from In the Heart of my Home.  Elizabeth is running for her mental health and overall happiness and this is something I’ve been thinking about a lot, so it’s nice hearing someone else’s experience.  (Tip of the hat to Modern Mrs. Darcy.)

12 Words Even Smart People Get Wrong, from Joanna Goddard at Cup of Jo.

Challenge Yourself to be Positive [about your career], by Megan Graninetti for the Above the Law Career Files.  This seems forced and weird but it was also interesting to me.  I’m still forming an opinion.  (Tip of the Hat to CapHillStyle.)


Five Awesome Links for your Kitchen

Joy the Baker’s Favorite Autumn Bakes.  (Be sure to click-through because the photos are gorgeous.)

Here’s A Cozy Kitchen’s Classic Apple Pie.  But to be honest I do not enjoy apple pie.

This is beautiful but also seems a good resource:  Love and Lemons’ Produce Tips for Cleaning, Storing, & Using.

Sea Salt Cream Iced Coffee from White on Rice Couple.  They have a weird name but their blog is pretty.

Easy Almond Pear Tart with Shortbread Crust, by Angela Roberts at Spinach Tiger.  Any recipe that says “perfect dessert for a wine and cheese party” in the title is a winner.  I really want to try this.



  1. joanneviola

    I love these kind of posts which is why I do one every Saturday which I call The Random Five. There are so many wonderful posts out there & we truly can’t find them all on our own. So it’s fun to have others find them for me. I visited from the 31 Dayers FB thread & am glad that I did!

  2. sarahkerner

    You can send all your apple pie to me. The Above the Law article is interesting… especially since it’s written by someone who left the law to become a wellness coach! I guess the point is before you make any drastic changes like quitting your job, trying working on your attitude? But if its still horrible then I think it’s important to make a change so you can enjoy yourself and not be miserable at work!

    • Mary Beth

      Yes exactly — if your job is actually terrible and sucking happiness from your life, mind games and selective truths are not going to be a long term fix. But perhaps taking a minute to remember who you are and what you love will help you proactively find a path forward. Into a new career. :)

  3. shelbywrites63S

    I love that the post that brought me to your site is one that plugs other’s work. Now I want to dig into yours even more because I like your heart! And your blog truly IS beautiful.

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