Workday Reading

The Edition: No. 201

Conflict cannot survive without your participation. // Wayne Dyer

+ How to deal with unemployment anxiety.

+ This black wrap blouse is an inexpensive stunner (petite and tall).

+ We expected a pandemic baby boom; we got an egg-freezing one.

+ Need a holiday sweater? This peplum sweater and this lace trim pullover are fab.

+ Money moves you should make before the end of 2020.

+ Urban Stems has amazing Christmas florals. I adore this pepperberry wreath.

+ Eight habits to reclaim unhealthy work from home boundaries.

+ MM LaFleur is having a big sale. The slate blue Adelaide dress is a stunner.

+ Taco night meets a bundt cake pan, and makes a really fun meal.

+ This hot pink sweater dress and grey sweater/skirt set are fun and comfortable.

+ Things you should straighten out before you move in with your partner.

+ Verishop bundles make fun gifts.  This Wilde House bundle is a great mentor gift.

Good Read. How to make this winter in quarantine a little less miserable.

One of the things that makes holiday presents extra special is homemade gift wrapping and cards.  This paper is made with ink and a twine-wrapped block.  This one is made with a cut potato, another with an ear of corn rolled across paper.

I also love these gifts with dried oranges and rosemary sprigs for decoration.  And this simple paper with splatter decoration is very simple and fun to make.

So if you’re trying to make your gifts a little more memorable this year, a DIY wrapping paper might be the way to go.  You just need a craft paper roll and your imagination.

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  1. Kris says:

    Off-topic, but could you link the fleece-lined leggings you recommended recently? I tried searching through past posts but couldn’t find them. Thank you!

    December 8, 2020/Reply
    • Anna says:

      I can’t remember the ones Abra recommended, but if you’re looking for leggings to run or workout outside in, Under Armour ColdGear are awesome. I just replaced a ten year old pair, and my new ones are even better than the old ones. Comfy, compressive, and stay up. Warm too. For something more low key, I just got a pair of Eddie Bauer Winter Trail Tights, and they’re great too. Also fleece lined, lots of pockets, and really comfy. Not compressive like UA, but I don’t want that all the time. They go on sale pretty often too.

      December 8, 2020/Reply
      • Kris says:

        Thank you, this is super helpful!

        December 8, 2020/Reply
  2. Sarah says:

    The black wrap blouse links to Wilde House Paper.

    December 8, 2020/Reply