Links That Light Us Up

36th Edition

Hello, Women on Fire!

We are back with some more fabulous links to get your weekend started!  🙂

Best Spuds—These potato skins have an Italian twist, thanks to Kristin Porter of Iowa Girl Eats, and we couldn’t be more excited to make these all summer long. Girl Eats

Best Brain Food—The key to success is lifelong learning, so why not dabble in one of these Top 10 free online course sites?

Top 10 free education websites to expand your horizons via Goodnet

Best Life Changing Product—If you aren’t on the coconut train just yet, this article will convince you to hop on!

76 Genius Ways to use Coconut Oil via GreatistGreatist

Best Indoor Plants—Cupcakes and Cashmere has created another genius how-to guide for succulents!

Succulent Tips from Cupcakes and CashmereCupcakes and Cashmere

Best Painted Ladies—If you appreciate fine art, this clip is a must watch!

Best Inspirational Instagrams—Besides our own Instagram account 🙂 we think @aoadnow has really got this inspiration thing down!

Acting on A Dream instagram #aoadnow@aoadnow

Best Vocabulary Lesson—Anjana Iyer has illustrated 23 words that don’t exist in the English language, and we think you are going to have as much fun with this list as we did.

23 Illustrations of untraslatable word from other language by Anjana Iyer

Best Fun Facts—Any SNL fans still out there? We loved getting to know the leading ladies with this fun article from Cosmopolitan Magazine.

32 things you didn't know about the Women of SNLCosmopolitan

We hope these links light up your weekend, and make sure to let us know what’s lighting you up lately online!  🙂


The Women on Fire Team

Links That Light Us Up

30th Edition

Hello Women on Fire!

We are BACK with some more fabulous links this week. Take a look! 🙂

Best Breakfast Bite—Who said you can’t have cookies for breakfast? Kristin Porter proves the naysayers wrong with these delicious Lemon Blackberry Breakfast Cookies! (They’re gluten-, dairy- and egg-free too!)

Iowa Girl Eats- Lemon Blackberry breakfast cookiesIowa Girl Eats

Best Mood Boost—Check out these 64 unbelievable facts that will have you smiling ear to ear by the time you’re done.

64 Mind Blowing facts that will made you happy- Tanner Ringerud

Best Spring View—Although you may not be the hiking type, we doubt that you’ll be able to resist these views! Try one of the top 10 hikes for Spring 2014.

Canada, Alberta, Rockies, Waterton Lake Park, Colorful Boats Along Pier.Education Images via Getty Images

Best Happy Hour—Are alcohol and appetizers coming to a Starbucks near you?

Starbucks to start serving AlcoholStarbucks

Best Adventure EVER—Welcome to COSMOS—your new Sunday night!

Best Upgrade—This list will have you daydreaming about your next remodeling project.

33 Insanely Clever Upgrades to Make in Your Home- via BuzzfeedBuzzFeed

Best New Do—Why not welcome Spring with a fresh new cut?

5 New cuts to try this spring from Elle Mag.Elle Magazine

Best Brag—Learn how to master the art of self-promotion with these 6 quick tips!

6 Tips to master the art of self promotion and getting your work discovered- Jessica Grose

We hope these links light up your weekend, and we look forward to seeing you back here next week!


The Women on Fire Team

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Links That Light Us Up

26th Edition

Happy Friday, Women on Fire!! We hope you’re surviving the polar vortex! But whether you’re holed up inside or engaging in some serious R&R, let these links make your weekend that much better!

Best Snooze Spot—These cozy spots will have you counting down the minutes to your next nap.

44 Amazing Places you wish you could nap in right now from Tommy BlazeTommy Blaze

Best Biz Advice—Inc. magazine is going to teach you how to turn a no into a yes, Yes, YES!!!

How to turn a No into a YES

Best Bowl Bites—Leave it to Iowa Girl Eats to round up a knockout collection of her tastiest game-day goodies!

15 Super Bowl Recipes from Iowa Girl EatsIowa Girl Eats

Best “Now & Then”—What could be better than peeking in on some of our favorite past Olympic figure skating stars….

Your Favorite olympic ice skaters Then and Now- via Huffington PostHuffingtonPost

Best Super Bowl Ads—This is one of our absolute favorite Super Bowl ads ever to air, but check out some other favorites here!

Best Kept Secret—This could be the weirdest thing we’ve ever posted, but trust us when we say that Poo- Pourri 100% WORKS (really, it does)!

Poo- Pourri

Best Quiz—Flower child? Disco diva? Renaissance queen? Find out which decade you really belong in.

Which Decade Do you belong in Take the quiz from Buzzfeed

Best Sous Chef—Chopping herbs could possibly be the worst part of cooking. But not anymore with the Microplane Herb Mill!

Herb Mill From Microplane

Have a fantastic weekend, and let us know what’s lighting you up lately!


The Women on Fire team

p.s. Did you miss the greatest dessert recipe we’ve ever featured in last week’s Links? Check it out here!

Links That Light Us Up

Welcome to our new feature “Links That Light Us Up.”

At Women on Fire, we are so fortunate to hear about or experience the latest in — practically everything!  From new recipes, restaurants and products to blogs, articles and books.  If it has a link, and we love it and think you would, too, we’ll be sharing here.

Let us know what you think and please feel free to send us any links that “light up” your life. 🙂

So, here we go …let’s start with something yummy!

Best Dessert — We’re ready to ditch the traditional campfire and say YES to S’mores any day (maybe every day). This S’mores Sundae was created by our own Woman On Fire member Phoebe Lapine.  Phoebe is a cookbook author and writes one of our all-time favorite blogs — Feed Me Phoebe.

Feed Me Phoebe's Smore's SUNDAES[pinit]

Best Desk Accessory — These Paris-themed pencils from Amanda Catherine Designs have us inspired to break out our stationery and communicate the old-fashioned way. Can anyone say Women On Fire Paris 2014?? (We are going…so stay tuned for a link on that in the future!) In the meantime, scribble away, mon amies.

Paris Pencils via Amanda Catherine Designs[pinit]

Best Summer Movie Guide – Congratulations to a Women on Fire favorite — author Judy Blume for her first movie release, based on one of her beloved books, Tiger Eyes. It’s terrific family entertainment! Head to the theater or rent it on iTunes. For all your summer movie watching, here’s a great guide to the blockbusters of Summer 2013.

Tiger Eyes Movie from Judy Blume[pinit]

Best New Travel App — What screams Summer louder than the idea of a ROAD TRIP!? Roadtrippers allows you to plan a road trip from start to finish, including best route, projected gas cost, restaurants, points of interest, scenic viewpoints, accommodations, etc. They also have hundreds of pre-planned routes for every part of the country. We’re sold! And we didn’t even have to be: it’s free! best free roadtrip app[pinit]

Best Smoothie — This Tropical Pineapple, Mango & Orange Smoothie from Iowa Girl Eats looked so good, we ran to the store as fast as we could for the ingredients. How could we say no that gorgeous color!? (And, it was as heavenly tasting as it looks!)

Tropical Pineapple Mango Smoothie via Iowa Girl Eats[pinit]

Best Spot to Sit — How about a little virtual vacation? Check out these 30 places you’d rather be sitting right now. Jaw-dropping would be an understatement.

30 spots we would rather be sitting right now via Buzzfeed[pinit]

Best Puppy Picture — We just want to squeeeeze this little fur ball.

frenchie pup[pinit]

Best Print — Don’t these wine prints just make you happy?! Perfectly charming in any kitchen, they also would make an amazing gift. We think our resident wine expert Laurie Forster, The Wine Coach, would certainly approve!

Anatomy of Wine Prints[pinit]

Best ‘You Go, Girl’ Documentary — If you haven’t yet heard of MAKERS, be prepared to drop everything to watch these mesmerizing videos of illuminating women. These stories of trailblazing women will inspire you on your own journey. Here’s an example:


Let us know what you liked. Until next time, we hope these links light you up!


Women On Fire