Thursday Likes {In the Cafe}

I thought I’d try something new on Thursdays; instead of just posting a picture and linking to my flickr account, I thought I’d share a couple of things I’ve found while surfing the web. These may be links to products I think are cool, blog posts I find interesting, or outfits I absolutely love… I hope you’ll find these things as interesting as I do.

Thursday Likes {Living Outside the Stacks}

1. Coffitivity ~ When I work, I like having a bit of ambient noise to help get my mental motor going. I also used to like working in the coffee shop before I started working in the library. I liked the hum of conversation, the smell of freshly brewed coffee, and the warm comfy feel of that was my local coffee shop; this website evokes those feelings. All you do is play your music slightly louder than the sounds of the simulated coffee shop. So cool.

2. Kleinworth & Co. ~ I don’t know what’s more nom worthy, Gina’s pictures or her recipes but let me tell ya, you will be drooling when you look at her blog, so wear a bib. Her recipe for Blueberry Pie Bars will have you running out to the grocery store to pick up the ingredients.

3. Women Need to Say ‘No’ More ~ I shared this article from Christianity Today with one of my church groups because I think it’s important that women learn the power of the word “No” for their own spiritual, physical, and psychological protection. No one should feel pressured to take on more work than they can handle or accept unwanted help from a stranger because they don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings by saying “No”. That one word could save your life.

And a few things from me that you may have missed:

What did you find interesting this week?

Disclaimer: Unless explicitly stated, I don’t receive any compensation for anything I’ll be promoting on this post. I’m just sharing ‘cause that’s what I do.

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  • creole wisdom

    I love the concept of saying “no.” I need to blog about how that has revolutionized my life. It’s important for Christian women to understand that saying “no” means saying “yes” to other things: rest, service to family and friends and joy! God did not create us to be frazzled!

  • chandra

    congrats on having one of your post published! you go girl! enjoy your weekend;)

    • DaenelT

      Thank you, Chandra. I was pretty excited to get the email. Hope you have a great one as well.

  • Ellen Stewart Seaman

    When I first found my way back to God, one of the first sermon series was about words that count. Eager to go to church to learn, the “no” sermon left me cold. Why? I’m skilled at saying no. I know my limits, not to say I’m unwilling to expand them, and I am able to say no. Sometimes I listen to other women and wonder if they sleep…

    • DaenelT

      I’ve seen so many women get burned out because they don’t know how to say “no” or they don’t want to hurt someone’s feelings. I think it’s about knowing one’s limits and not getting pushed or bullied beyond that point. Women in the church especially have a hard time with this because we’ve been conditioned not to say “no” to the pastor but sometimes it has to be done. And there shouldn’t be guilt play or anything else.

      The same goes for women who accept help from strange men because they don’t want to hurt the guy’s feelings. I tell my students a real man will understand, accept it, and move on.

  • Whitney

    I’ve been contemplating writing for BlogHer, I’m ready to expand my writing and my interest. You had me scared there for a minute.

    • DaenelT

      It was a total surprise. But a pleasant one. I think you should give it a try. I would love to see more posts from women who are our age… I want to see the blog world start to reflect our opinions, experiences, tastes, etc.

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