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Vendredi! Hellooooooo! This week has gone by super-quickly for me & I am in the midst of a slight panic attack over the fact that it’s JULY on Sunday! Where does the year go?!

I ended up walking allllll over the city today & felt like I was going to pass out from sunstroke. Very glamorous!

Did you — or would you — take your partner’s name in marriage? Kat wrote a really insightful post about it, including the opinions from a bunch of people. I chipped in too, since I changed my name when I was 23 & didn’t take my husband’s name when we got married…

Beauty Bender interviewed me about my beauty routine!

I love Tina’s tips on how to take a good “selfie” (self-portrait!). Useful hints!

Next time someone pisses you off, be sure to send them this image! HA!

You can do that? Great. Go ahead is a piece from Chris Guillebeau about all the excuses people make.

It’s always fun to read about something which feels totally foreign. In my case, this article on food & prop styling for food bloggers was FASCINATING!

9 beliefs of remarkably successful people… This is brilliant. Success is based on action, indeed!

My amazing hairdresser Kristin just lost 30lbs & these photos of her are so so cute! I’m super-happy for her. Her blog is really inspiring for anyone else wanting to make the same kind of change!

If you wanna get your craft on, Creative Bug has video workshops for DAYS!

Missing The Boat: A Case For Marriage from the New York Times. Ouch. Also, I relate. I never believed in marriage, either… Until, all of a sudden, I did.

Kembra Pfahler is rad.

Do we fetishize “being offline”? This piece is interesting, though a little cynical (I think). It’s so true that the moments we cherish offline become fodder for our online lives, though! Isn’t that weird?!

One of my favourite people, Rachel Rabbit White, compiled a piece for The Frisky entitled 12 Famous Women Who’ve Used Their Sexuality To Get Ahead. I love when she says, “Why can’t a fantasy-driven femme, submissive, seemingly heterosexual display of female sexuality be a genuine one?”

“Live your life so well that death will tremble to take you.” (Bukowski)