Things That Thrill Me

Things That Thrill Me_May 5, 2016_Miss in the Midwest

1. 10 YouTube videos that actually get makeup right.

2. 10 blogging posts you don’t want to miss.

3. Recipe for Italian bread dipping oil sauce.

4. How to make Pinnable images for your blog.

5. Jimmy Fallon and Chris Evans play a (hilarious) game of “chilly willy.”

6. Nine new book releases to read in May.

7. Lemon gooey butter cookies from scratch.

8. Why you don’t need to quit your career to have a successful blog business.

9. List of best-paying work-from-home jobs.


  • Italian bread dipping oils are pretty much my favorite thing ever! And I would love to have a work from home job… it’d beat being up getting ready to leave for work right now! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

    • Haha, right?! Since I work from home, it’s not always the best thing, but some days it is nice to just roll out of bed and walk to the other room. 🙂

  • Biana Perez

    I just did a book post today so I need to check out that books to read link! xo, Biana –BlovedBoston

  • Jimmy Fallon continues to win at everything! And I definitely need that Italian bread dipping oil recipe in my life – YUM! Happy Friday Eve gurlie <3
    Green Fashionista

  • Debra Stachelski

    If I could, I would live on eating bread with dipping oil and cookies, haha! Jimmy Fallon is always doing something fun, and that game with Chris Evans didn’t disappoint! “LaRose” has been coming up on a lot of must-read lists, will be adding that to the pile of books waiting for me.

  • Christina Sotherden

    I always love the dipping oil! I need to check that out and make it!

  • Lemon butter cookies, yes ma’am! Need to make these STAT!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  • OMG that bread and dipping sauce looks soooo good right about now!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • I need to check out the pinnable images post & those cookies look delicious!

  • Mia- MakeMeUpMia

    Those lemon cookies! Mmmmm

  • I need to check out that career + blog post for sure. And I’ll take a couple of those lemon cookies.Yum! Have a great weekend girl!

  • Yeah!!! I always love when I make your list 🙂 That must read blog posts article just consumed a good hour of my life.

  • I loved Amanda’s post on how to make pinnable images for your blog! And that article on the nine best books for May has so many great options! I love that there’s one that’s based in Houston!

  • Jenn

    Yes to those yummy italian dipping sauces! One of my favorite parts of going to get Italian food! 🙂

  • Thank you for #8! This really hit home, and it’s definitely a struggle! It’s nice to highlight the reasons for having both a career and a blog!

  • I’ve been looking for an article like #4 and #7 looks delicious! Xo, Stephanie

  • off to check out that chris evans link. i don’t even know or care what it is haha. and yay more books to add to my list!