On My Radar

I feel a little bit like I’m in a time warp right now. I felt like we had a LOT of time before Thanksgiving and it weirdly crept up on us?! And December starts next weekend?! Despite that, I have felt the least crazy about the holiday season from a work perspective. I’m not traveling and I’ve been making sure to stay sane with workouts, quick vent seshes with friends, and needlepointing or embroidering before bed.

J. Crew Tartan Pants

PS My J. Crew $150 gift card giveaway ends tonight! Be sure to enter if you haven’t already!

Here’s what was on my radar this week:

ONE // Family Heirloom Ornaments

You guys know that I have been all about a good DIY lately. How CUTE are these family heirloom photo ornaments? They look pretty straightforward and would be such a fun addition to a tree. This could be a fun project to do with family members too when everyone has been cooped up for too long.

TWO // Chanel Miller’s Poem at Glamour’s Woman of the Year Awards

I finished reading Chanel Miller’s memoir Know My Name earlier this month. I’ll talk more about it in my end of the month reading recap, but spoiler alert: it is, hands down, the best book I’ve read all year. Chanel Miller is a force. The poem she wrote and recited at Glamour’s Woman of the Year Awards is poignant and powerful. An absolute must-listen. 

THREE // Conversations with Creatives

I recorded a podcast A Podcast for Creatives. I kind of went into it blind, but thought it was an interesting conversation. I actually forgot I was recording a podcast at times because it felt like the three of us were just having a personal conversation. Since I’m in the social media industry both as a consumer and a creator, I have so many thoughts on the direction of where it’s heading and what I wish was different.

FOUR // Handknit Ornaments

After I put together a post about ornaments last week, a reader sent me her mom’s Etsy shop. I am BLOWN AWAY by how cute everything is. She handknits everything and, wow, pure talent! For obvious reasons, I think the little doodle sweater & stocking ornaments are the cutest ones. These would make a great gift for someone and you could even tie it with a bow on another wrapped gift as an extra surprise.

FIVE // Disney+

Has anyone else signed up for Disney+? Not going to lie, I had zero interest in ANOTHER subscription. I barely have enough time (er, patience) to figure out what to watch on Netflix. But I signed up for a free year through my Verizon phone plan because I ~could~. It’s FILLED with content. I don’t know what I was expecting but there is an insane amount of content for everyone… kids, families, teens, adults. There’s original content, classic movies, the shows my sister and I were obsessed with as kids, documentaries for days. All the Pixar, all the Marvel. I watched the High School Musical series this past weekend and it’s so good.

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I love the heirloom ornaments and the hand-knit ornaments! I don’t have enough skill to make the heirloom ones though and I’m a teacher so I probably can’t afford a $26 hand-made ornament lol. Still love them though!


I think you could totally do the heirloom! You could hand sew them or you could honestly even glue. I bet you could!


Where are your pants from in the picture above?! I’ve been looking for something like that for our Christmas Party! I assume J.Crew but I didn’t see them when I looked last. Thank you!

Brigid Devney-Rye

Love seeing those adorable ornaments. I like how into handmade items you are. Me too!


You are so great on podcasts, I really enjoy hearing your perspectives on life (like on the book podcast, you gave great advice based on your personal experience) and the industry! I hope you continue to do more, or even start your own!