Friends, it's officially Autumn! We have the windows open, letting all that glorious cool air rush into the house. I can hear the leaves outside crunching under cars and feet—it's a glorious sound. Now to the main event: this week's Sunday Link Roundup!
Food for Thought
Our lives our busy and full of things constantly attempting to thwart our productivity. Maybe some of these Simple Hacks That Make Our Lives Run Smoother from Cupcakes and Cashmere can help.
Are you a workaholic? Do you ever take time to completely remove yourself from your work (mentally as well as physically)? If these questions hit a nerve, you might be experiencing career burnout. Read this article from Refinery29 to see what you can do to help yourself now.
Around certain people, I'm not much of a hugger. I have friends that are non-huggers, and our unspoken agreement to never wrap our arms around one another makes life easier. Delve into the mindset of someone who prefers to keep her arms to herself here (Confessions of a Non-Hugger; Man Repeller).
Bad moods hit most of us often, and usually at the most inopportune times. This list from Higher Perspective offers five techniques to easily break out of your funk.
I've read another of Rob Bell's books, which was quickly devoured in one sitting. I'm looking forward to putting on my spirituality cap and diving into How to Be Here: A Guide to Creating a Life Worth Living one of these brisk fall days.
I am drooling over this Migdalia dress from Boutique 1861. All I need is a cappuccino and a pair of black tights to go with it and I'm set.
This mustard-colored sweater from Ann Taylor Loft is begging to be worn on a chilly autumn day with some knee-high boots, chunky glasses, and a cute scarf.
Things I Want to Eat
It's a rule universally acknowledged that Sundays in Fall call for soup. On my radar for today is this delectable Butternut Squash, Apple, and Cheddar Soup from Cooking for Keeps.
Also with Fall comes the beginning of the holiday baking season and endless amounts of sugar-filled goodies. Lest I fall into a sugar-induced coma, I might start with one of these bad boys first--Low-Carb Caramel Cheesecake-Stuffed Apples from Sugar-Free Mom.
I love anything with mozzarella, and caprese salads make me giddy. So when I saw this Roasted Eggplant Caprese Salad from the Mediterranean Dish, it was pinned SO quickly.
Just for Fun
Important Announcement for Harry Potter Fans: If you've lived under a rock these week, you haven't heard that Pottermore has introduced an official patronus test. Please go take it immediately. (And I'd love hear what your patronus is! I'm a wolf.)
The world is a scary, confusing place these days. Luckily, Buzzfeed assembled this beautiful post to make us feel warm and fuzzy again: 24 Pictures That Prove That Not Everything Is Completely Terrible.
In Case You Missed It
Catch up on this week's posts--Sunday Link Roundup: Issue #7, A Brief Commentary on Walking in the Rain, and Living Life in the Grey Area.
Line of the Week
"It looked like the world was covered in a cobbler crust of brown sugar and cinnamon." First Frost, Sarah Addison Allen
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