December Link List

Around the Interwebs

No one cares! (It’s my new mantra. LOL)

Look at theses cool product designs.

Have you heard of main character syndrome

How to rekindle an old friendship.

Click through this if you don’t believe it: Being poor is expensive.

There is some truth to the saying “we work to live, we don’t live to work”. How to care less about work.

Gifts for book lovers. So fun!

Connections between viruses and mental health.

Around the blogosphere

I participated in this amazing cookie round-up, hosted by my friend Erin.

I loved this post by my (new) friend Elisabeth (hi!): Here’s A Thought: Evaluate Your Cart Before You Check Out.

3 things to do when you have shopping hangover (aka buyer’s remorse).

How to get your finances in order for 2022. Do you sit down and plan your finances for the upcoming year?


Do you like to give something homemade for the holidays? Homemade holiday gift ideas.

Here are more ideas: Make your own gifts.

Free printable gift tags 2021.

Super Cute DIY Felt Heart Hand Warmers. Love this.

72 Free Crochet Christmas Ornament Patterns. Some of these are really cute, but it’s a little late for this year.

For my runner friends

The 5 ways to lace your running shoes.

Protein Powder for Runners: Everything You Need to Know. I don’t use it consistently, but I’ve tried a few. Do you have a favorite?

Safety Tips for Runners. Better safe than sorry.

Do you use mantras when you’re running? Helpful Race Mantras and How To Use Them.


Oh my, these look so good. 38 Festive Holiday Bread Recipes.

Salt and Pepper Chicken. Not exactly holiday food, but yum!

Adding this to my list of winter soups! Creamy Vegan Potato Leek Soup.

Creamy Tomato Soup (Gluten-Free, Dairy-Free). I love tomato soup!

Chocolate Crinkle Cookies (Gluten-Free, Grain-Free).

Share a good link with me in the comments!

  1. You always have the best links! I love that first one, and I’ll make my way through the rest. Thanks San!

    1. Thank you – I always love to hear that others enjoy my link round-up :)

  2. Agreed. Such a great compilation of links (thanks for the shout-out, by the way!)!

    And I needed that Atlantic article by way of a reminder that “no one cares.”
    I’ve been beating myself up for a renovation decision. It’s tiny, insignificant but it’s irking me. I think I okayed the placement of a pot-light in the wrong location at the front of the house (it was complicated and very hard to visualize properly until they were in and turned on). I’ve been berating myself for almost a day now (it’s actually pretty easy to fix, and will get done without much expense or bother)…and one of the things I’ve been saying “Someone is going to drive by and say – why did the person living there put that light off-center?”
    1) No one is going to do that. It’s such a minor thing, and I don’t think I’d take a second look if it wasn’t my house and
    2) WHO CARES. Like really – WHO CARES if someone thinks I had a light put off-centre.

    Learning how to actually internalize the fact that people don’t care…now that’s the tricky bit.

    1. Oh Elisabeth, you don’t know how much I can relate to this…. I think we’re both people who hold ourselves up to high standards, and so we think that the “little things” we notice, everybody will notice (and care about), too. That is NOT the case (and I do have to remind myself of that all the time!).

  3. I love these links! I keep thinking about how expensive it is to be poor (a running theme through the book “Nickel and Dimed” which I read at least a decade ago and consistently comes to mind when I read things like this). I often hear people talking about savings pennies, but if you take away your splurges and there’s still no progress in your financial health, where is the joy in living? It’s so hard.

    I’m currently enjoying: You can type in a place in the world and it will give you a list of books set there. I didn’t know I needed this in my life until today!

  4. I need to read the No One Cares article. That was something a good friend from college often tells me. No one cares. And really, they don’t! Or if they do care, and it’s about a decision you know is the right one for you, then you shouldn’t care that they care – but that is easier said than done!

  5. No One Cares!!! What a great article. If we all could live by these ideas, we would be so much happier. On a completely different note, I enjoyed the 38 Festive Holiday Bread Recipes. I’m obviously going to have to continue baking through New Years- so many delicious things to make!

  6. Always fun to scroll through those links. Some of the product design are amazing. I love those kinda posts. The friendship post made me think. I tried to reconnect with an old friend right before covid. and while it was nice we never really hit it off. We don’t have much in common but I am hopeful that our childhood friendship is meaningful again one day.

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