Little Discoveries

Last night I had the amazing honor of being invited to my first benefit - a reunion concert of Theatre Geek's A Capella group, Climbing the Mountain, to raise money to support the music program from my high school alma mater. Whoa, it feels so weird to be able to say that!

Anyways, the night was filled with laughter, catching up, seeing old teachers (quite a few of whom were forthcoming in their "Wow, Mikkaela, I didn't recognize you!"s), and beautiful A Capella music - and ended at In-N-Out burger because we girls were starving. And really, who can say "No" to milkshakes and fries?!

Jon Stewart Has Left the Building

Despite your opinion on Jon Stewart and the Daily Show, you can't argue that they brought more people into the conversation and encouraged people to pay more attention to the world. That being said, I love how Stewart phrased the beginning of his farewell: "Nothing ends, it's just a continuation, it's a pause in the conversation..."

Kaling's Guide to Killin' It (BTW: What Mindy Should Have Named Her Newest Book!)

I love Mindy Kaling, she's great. One of the things I love so much about her is her confidence! I've struggled with self-confidence for a long time, and I really loved this excerpt from her newest book where she doesn't just give three tips and call it quits - she actually takes the effort to explain confidence and the context it should exist in.

86 Year Old Grandma Does the Whip

It's Fri-YAY, have you laughed yet?! If you haven't yet or if you just want a happy day, then you need to watch this video. I cannot Whip or Nae Nae or do any of the other dance moves, but this adorable granny can and I love it. So cute, so funny: WATCH IT!

World Record for Longest Birthday Ever

46 hours is a long time, and while I love my birthday, I don't think spending such a long time on planes would make it a more enjoyable day! This guy flew from New Zealand to Australia to Hawaii to earn himself the Guinness World Record for the longest birthday ever!

TSP Turned 1

In case you missed the extra blog post yesterday, TSP celebrated its first Blogiversary yesterday! Thank you so much to everyone for their continued support - you can check out my post to read about the accomplishments that have been possible because of your support!

Catch you next time.


  1. Interesting news! Thanks for the updates (:

  2. These are great updates - definitely brightened my day :)


  3. I feel you on the Fri-YAY vibes! This week has felt so long. I am having a lazy night in tonight and can't wait to check out all of these links! Thanks for doing the searching for me :)

  4. Love Mindy Kaling! Great role model :)

  5. that video of the grandma is hilarious! x, kenz

  6. Haha that is going to an extreme to celebrate a birthday! Have a wonderful weekend!

  7. Oh my gosh that grandma is too funny!

    xoxo, Jenny || Breakfast at Lillys

  8. Love these, especially the longest birthday ever ha! Happy Blogiversary!

    Christine | DimesandDonuts.com

  9. Happy Blogaversary!
    xx, Lindsey

  10. Great round up! Happy Blogaversary, here's to many more! :)

    xo Paige

  11. I love In-n-Out!! DELICIOUS!

  12. That grandma was the cutest - congratulations on your one year mark!!

    Pick Your Beau

  13. That video of the grandma dancing just made my whole night- thank-you for sharing that!!! And love the tidbit about the longest birthday, that is so fun! Who would have thought- people think of everything! :-)

    xoxo A

  14. haha aww that grandma is way too cute! Reminds me of this video with the boy sing rack city and his grandma dancing in the background. haha Love it.
    Also, congrats on 1 year!!! :)

    My Pop of Color

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  16. First of all, congrats on the one year blogiversary! How exciting! & I loveeee Mindy Kaling. Her first book was such a joy to read, I'm sure her next one will be too!

  17. A grandma doing the whip...this is too good!!!

    Coming Up Roses

  18. I've really wanted to read Mindy's books! They seem so inspirational!

  19. Mindy Kaling is everything. I just adore her, and like you, I love her confidence! Her book was so hilarious, but also inspirational. And that grandma! Omg! Love!

  20. Thanks for sharing! I totally agree about Jon Stewart and I am THRILLED you shared this link for Mindy Kaling's guide. Such a good read!
    Cheers to the weekend!


  21. The last thing that I would want to do is spend my birthday on a plane. I once spent 4 hours in a car on my birthday, and the whole time I kept thinking about what a waste of a perfectly good birthday it was. Hahaha

    XX, SS || A Little Seersucker Sass

  22. Lol love this news and the video of the 80yr old doing the nae nae was so funny

  23. I loved Mindy's article! Can't wait for her book.

  24. I'm SO sad Jon Stewart left! He was so great and always delivered news with a little twist.. I'm definitely going to miss watching him!

  25. I'm so, so sad about Jon Stewart. It really is the end of an era! I wonder how well Trevor Noah will fare in his role!

    xo, Alicia | Alicia Tenise

  26. So proud of you for making it through your first year of blogging! And I have to admit, I totally cried at John Stewarts last show...preggo emotions! :)



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