Wicky-wow, wicky-wow: Vinyl Record Day

From the invention of the first phonograph in 1877 up to the creation of Apple and Google music memberships today, recording and playing music can range from a highly technical, involved process to an unconscious, daily habit. And for those who prefer tickling their ears with the sound of vinyl records specifically, this day is…

Name Day, Birthday, You Name It!

So, Matt and I finally took the plunge and started watching Game of Thrones. Yes, we realize we’re six years late to this party, but hey, we finally found our way. Over the course of two weeks, we’ve moved with lightning speed from season one all the way to season four. It’s like we’ve got…

Real Talk

This past Wednesday, July 12th marked Simplicity Day. Originally, when I contemplated what to post for this Everyday Holiday, I thought about how sweet and simple it would be to share a picture of blossoming flowers or a flowing river. I mean, the holiday was originally created to honor Henry David Thoreau #fastfacts. Suffice to…

Graham Crackers Galore

Happy Graham Cracker Day! Whether camping in the woods or crashing at home, I always enjoy a good, old-fashioned graham cracker, primarily, in s’more form. To make the day a little sweeter, here are a few recommendations for some tasty combinations with crunchy grahams: [PB&A S’mores] Take one part graham cracker, a spread of peanut…

Celebrate: International Handstand Day

Guest post by Vanessa Newton // Instagram: @vlnewt // Twitter: @vlnewt It’s June 24th, and do you know what that means?? It’s International Handstand Day! Like most holidays, why this holiday was created who knows? But I am active participant in anything that means I get to stand on my hands. I started out tumbling as a little…

Fresh Veggies Day à la Summer Solstice

In perfect summer fashion, last Friday marked Fresh Veggies Day. Admittedly, I enjoyed a few of my vegetables on pizza that day (I’m loving SPIN! Pizza’s Melanzane pie with roasted eggplant, caramelized onions, and goat cheese), and I’m still keeping the spirit of this everyday holiday alive in both my home cooking and restaurant dining…

Don’t Call it a Comeback

It’s been three years. Holidays were celebrated. Merriment was made. And, dare I say, a few balloons were unfurled. At some point during this time, I decided to sequester The Everyday Holiday into the secrecy of “private” mode on the interwebs, leaving the site to collect virtual dust. Simply put, I lost perspective regarding what…

Celebrating Heritage

The three generations who came before. Thankful for a heritage of joy, affection, and voluminous hair. Remembering my dear G.G. (stage left) who passed away four years ago yesterday and lived with more fervor and flair than any woman I’ve ever met. And though death brings mourning, there is comfort for those who bear sorrow,…

Taking Risks Will Ruin Your Life (In a Good Way)

Guest post by John Weirick  Years ago, when I was a college freshman living happily in a comfortable Minnesota life, I stepped into one of the biggest risks I had ever taken. I agreed to join a team of complete strangers, drive around the country for two months, and work at events to connect students…

How Little Questions Lead to Big Changes

Some days, I feel a little noisy—a bit like an inquisitive, four-year-old child. More or less, I make a living out of asking questions. Who, what, when, where, why, and how combine to form an infinite roadmap of exciting possibilities and deep-seated truths. I am a career coach. From reviewing resumes to interpreting career assessments…

An Impromptu Song

In the middle of a massive, potentially foreboding city, my mom and I discovered a slice of unadulterated joy…at the Times Square Starbucks, no less. After artfully navigating through a sea of people, we finally reached the front of the line for coffee, pastries, and trinkets. As I gently passed over my souvenir mug to…

The Question that Changes Everything

“So I heard there’s this test…” Nine times out of ten, that’s where the conversation veers when I start discussing calling and career. Generally, we know what we like. We know what we’re good at. However, we often look for a neutral third party, an expert, a formula, or something more statistically reliable than inclination…