8 things of note

Enjoy a few of our favorite links from around the web this week!

Hi, Clementines—we hope you have a wonderful, festive weekend! As always, a few conversations from around the web we found particularly noteworthy—happy reading and happy weekend!

Happy 4th of July! A few DIY projects to help you celebrate.

One freelance writer on how she makes travel happen: “People think there's this magic formula out there. This one-size-fits-all-encompassing route that gives everyone an equal chance of seeing the world.”

Why we should all have our own personal board of directors.

Misty Copeland has been promoted to principal dancer at the American Ballet Theatre, the first African-American woman in the 75-year history of the company. Bravo!

Have you seen Inside Out? “Pixar’s new movie is an examination of our modern obsession with keeping our kids in a permanent state of delight. It could be the ultimate anti helicopter-parenting movie.” (We loved it!)

How to choose a color story for your home (and why it’s important).

If you have any guilt over being a working mom, read this and remind yourself that it’s not warranted—you’re amazing to juggle it all.

How to have a bad day (and then get over it).

p.s. If you decide to beat the heat by perusing online sales, some of our favorite brands are offering holiday discounts this weekend:  Rebecca Atwood has 20% off all pillows in the store from 7/1 – 7/6 with the code HappyIndependenceDay; the entire S.W. Basics site is on sale, with discounts ranging from 10-50% off, from July 3-5; Madewell is offering an extra 20% off all sale styles with code: META20. Happy (discount) shopping, friends!