A Few of My Favorite Links #4

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Hello everyone!

I’m back with the fourth edition of this bi-monthly (or is it every-other-month…ly?) series! This is where I share all of the inspirational, motivational, and helpful links I’ve been loving lately - videos, articles, TEDTalks, podcasts, websites, you name it.

I hope you find a helpful tidbit or something that makes you smile!

Have an amazing rest of your week,
Beatrice x

P.S. I am currently in the middle of the ocean! I’m on a cruise and it’s a sea day, which means I’m totally disconnected from the Internet (this post is brought you by the magic of scheduling. I’ll be posting and sharing lots from this trip, so be sure to follow along on Instagram!


Love to read self-improvement books but not sure how to go about applying all of that knowledge to your life? This article from WikiHow does a great job of explaining step-by-step how you can use self-improvement books to actually, well… improve yourself!

Rowena puts SO much effort and thought into her content it’s actually insane. Whenever she uploads a long video, I just know it’s time to learn a ton: How To Make & Save More Money: Mindsets and Side Hustles.

One of my favorite YouTubers (Krist Yu) has a new video about one of my current favorite trends (the KonMari cleaning method?). Yes, please.

Speaking of the KonMari method, I’m living for the Marie Kondo memes lately (especially this tweet).

@drawingolive is my new favorite Instagram account, and this post about upstairs neighbors is what got me to press “follow”

Words and Latte is one of those blogs that just brings me pure joy when I read it. Hannah’s photography and writing are so beautiful, and I loved her post “Small Things You Can Do To Improve Yourself”.

Every single @holyhealth recipe has me DROOLING. Brb while I go make these vegan twix bars.

Brief shameless self-promotion while we’re on the topic of sweet recipes - I made this coconut chip chocolate chunk trail mix and was actually so sad when I finished the jar.

I’ve probably mentioned it in one of these posts before, but I absolutely love the Duolingo Spanish podcast for helping me practice Spanish. You get to hear actual Spanish speakers telling fascinating, real-life stories.

I really loved this article from Huffington Post on how to maximize small pockets of time. I’ll be sharing my own ideas and tips on the topic very soon!

The caption of this Instagram post about the term “PMS” was just SO spot-on. While you’re at it, follow @ericachidicohen, she’s amazing.


That’s all for this edition! Let me know which one was your favorite, and I’ll see you over on Instagram.

Beatrice x

A Few of My Favorite Links #3

Hey hey hey, happy December! I’m back with the third edition of my series “A few of my favorite links” which shares my favorite things around the Internet recently and whose title MUST be read to the tune of “these are a few of my favorite things” from The Sound of Music.

Click around, explore, and enjoy!

In 2019 I want to record more of my daily life because this video from Lavendaire reminded of how precious memories are.

My favorite type of video transition? The cut (where one clip just changes to the next). For my Chicago video, though, I wanted to challenge myself to try new things, so I watched this tutorial to learn how to do a smooth zoom transition (it was a lot more involved than it looked!).

Tim Kellner’s (4k) clips from traveling in Asia are so stunningly woven with the music I felt like I was in a dream and was reminded of why Asia is at the top of my list for my gap year.

“A short animation about what love is” is the title of this video and there’s not much more I can say to describe it. Just grab a box of tissues, maybe?

Aileen from Lavendaire started a new series called “Get Your Life Together” (which I think we all need help with at one point or another). This particular video is on developing consistent habits. I love that she actually shows you how she’s implementing her tips into her own life. It’s a good reminder that everyone struggles, and no one has it all figured out.

This video, titled “How to Make Your Own Subway Sandwich” is basically a 6-minute roast of Subway and as someone who has gotten kind of sick of Subway sandwiches, I appreciate it. Also, it was filmed in one take. Legendary.

If you need a reminder to take a break, my new favorite band, Kero Kero Bonito, has you covered. They filmed this music video while on tour, setting up a pink little IKEA chair in random public places, donning a pair of sunglasses, and taking a break with a tropical drink in hand.

Need a handmade (AKA thoughtful and cheap) gift? Try these eye masks from A Beautiful Mess.

I need these sparkly tights that Aimee (@songofstyle) wore.

I am so making this cake from Samantha’s Instagram. As you can tell from the ingredients list, it’s not exactly the pinnacle of healthy baking, but hey, it’s my 18th birthday and I WANT IT.

And since I do need a healthy food option for my birthday dinner, I think I might have this healthy scotcheroos recipe from Fit Foodie Finds. Ice cream cake followed by scotcheroos bars - sounds like a balanced meal to me :)

A lot of people ask me what in the world my Boogie Board is and where I got it. I bought mine at Barnes & Noble but here it is on Amazon.

This song is so so beautiful. That’s all I have to say about it.

Here’s a tool that you can use to track where Santa is. I know it’s early, but you can bookmark it ahead of time. You’re never too old.

I’m such a sucker for Apple commercials. I will literally rewind an ad that’s just a bunch of shots of their new Macbook Air simply because I can’t get over how beautiful the pacing and music are. But this animation about sharing your talents with the world is on a whole other level. Cue the tears.

This is the best and most thorough argument I’ve seen against 30 common excuses that we all give when we’re faced with a challenge we don’t want to tackle.


That’s all for today! Which link was your favorite? What would you add?

Have an amazing week!
Beatrice x