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From an Outsider’s POV

Olivia here, again - while Jordan is ruminating on the beauty she's seeing, I thought I'd come by and share an interesting POV; I met Jordan over ten years ago via her blogmates on NonSociety (fun fact: I designed the NonSociety t-shirts...weird) and when Jordan began Ramshackle Glam, I naturally journeyed over here and I've been a loyal reader ever since. There have been so, so many posts of Jordan's which have hit me in the feels, made me laugh, and taught me something; but, there have also been posts of Jordan's which have left me scratching my head or with my hands over my eyes. I'd thought I'd share some of my all-time favorite Ramshackle Glam posts, and a few which made me shake my head. What's your favorite post of Jordan's? Which Ramshackle Glam post made you laugh or cry? I'd love to know!

1. The Great Impossible is one of those posts I bookmarked on my computer and would read almost daily. I almost memorized these lines, "Because marriage is hard – so hard that sometimes it feels impossible. It’s so consuming that when it isn’t working, there’s no lonelier place to be than next to the person you promised to spend forever with." It felt so nice to know other women were having similar thoughts, but also could come back from the thoughts and grow and learn. I feel similar about this post, too. At the time of reading both of them, I felt so seen and heard. Marriage can be tough, and it's okay to talk about the valleys as well as the peaks. In fact, Jordan talks about the fact that 'we don't talk about it' in this post - another fave.

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Links & Love & Stuff

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Hi everyone, Olivia, Jordan's assistant here (fun fact: I've known Jordan since her NonSociety days, remember those?)! Jordan's still in Indonesia diving, reading, and completely off the grid, so I thought I'd pop in and share some of my favorite links&love&stuff from the 'net this week. You ready?

 

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Galentine’s Day Gift Ideas For The True Love Of Your Life

Alright, so I had planned to do a whole gift guide of suggestions for him, her, either, both, whatever...and then I remembered that Valentine's Day is kind of ridiculous. But you know what's not?

Galentine's Day.

So instead of spending $300 on a prix fixe dinner on the 14th, my recommendation is to celebrate on the 13th by throwing a little something special at the true love of you life: your BFF. Girls rule, boys drool. Am I right?

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How-To: Survive A Long Weekend With Many, Many Little Monsters

10AM and ready for a nap (oh my god, getting them out of the house, oh my god).

I spent the last three days in a house populated by four children, all of whom are equal parts lovely and awful, depending on the hour of the day and whether everyone can agree on the rules for playing "Hungry, Hungry Hippos" (spoiler: nobody can agree on the rules for playing "Hungry, Hungry Hippos," despite the fact that you'd think the game would be rather self-explanatory).

My friend Erin came down to visit from San Jose with her kids - who are my kids' best friends, and also, from time to time, their mortal enemies, as is par for the course for these kinds of almost sibling-like relationships - and it was...

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Please Tell Me What To Do In Hong Kong and Jakarta

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...So that I don't kill my father before we've even begun our 4,000 hour transcontinental flight. ...Please?

Because he is currently doing the Dad Thing where he sends me article after article after article on Ten Things To Do In X Location!, and for whatever reason this is making me react like a bratty 16-year-old (UGH DAAAAAAAD), and I literally cannot make myself read the articles, but he will not stop sending them to me. (I'm also super conflicted about the trip full-stop, which doesn't help.)


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