Links That Light Us Up

44th Edition

Hello Women on Fire!

Are you in the ‘back-to-school’ spirit yet? Here are some fun finds from across the internet to get you going this weekend!

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Best Everything Organizer- This planner from the wonderful Emily Ley is a game-changer! Pre-order it for 2015 today 🙂

2013 Shay CochraneEmily Ley

Best Inbox Breather-  Do you ever wish you could just press pause on your inbox without disrupting the normal flow of emails? You’re welcome.



Best Small Talk Starters- Looking for a fun way to liven up conversations at your next gathering? Try these 🙂

Alexandra Franzen conversation startersAlexandra Franzen

Best Cookies Ever- White chocolate pumpkin snickerdoodles…enough said!

Best Money Motivator- These best friends challenged themselves not to spend any money for an entire year and the results will amaze you!


Best Laugh- Rest in peace Joan, you will always be our favorite funny lady.

Best Sunday Drive- These 35 drives will have you itching to hit the open road.

Best School Lunch Secrets- Start packing school lunches like a pro with these tips!

27 school lunch tips via RachelSandersRachel Sanders via BuzzFeed

Thanks for stopping by this week and we hope you have an amazing weekend!


The Women on Fire team

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 40th Edition

Hello, wonderful Women on Fire!

We are back with another round of links for you to browse your way into the weekend! 🙂

Links That Light Us UP 41st edition via Women on Fire

Best Travel Hack — There is nothing better than cheap plane tickets.

15 Ways to land Cheap Plane Tickets via Michelle Swift

Best Goodie Without Guilt — This recipe speaks for itself.

Best IKEA Overhaul — Just in case you ever find yourself running around in circles at an Ikea! 🙂

Ikea Hacks from LiveSimply By

Best Writing Resources — This is an amazing collection of tools, apps and sites that can help you take your writing to the next level.

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Best Swim Spots — Mother Nature will amaze you in this list of swimming holes across America.

Travel and Leisure- Americas best swimming

 Best LOL — 25 husbands who must be stopped!

Screenshot 2014-07-24 09.41.04BuzzFeed

Best Dance Montage EVER — Just press play! 🙂

 Best Way to Beat Procrastination — Bookmark today and you can read tomorrow (wink wink)!

Getting Over Procrastination by Maria Konnikova image Martin Parr:Magnum


We hope these links light up the end of your week! Let us know if you have any fun finds from across the Web! 🙂


The Women on Fire Team

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37th Edition

Welcome back, Women on Fire, to some of our favorite finds across the Web!

Best Breakfast Bites — Put some more pep in your step with these 28 healthy and quick breakfast recipes.

Deena Shanker 28 Healthy Breakfasts via BuzzfeedBuzzFeed

Best Travel Tools — Refinery 29 has collected their favorite on-the-go beauty products.

Toob Brush via Refinery 29 MUST HAVE Camping Beauty ProductsRefinery29

Best Work Wake-up Call — The New York Times is talking about “Why You Hate Work” in this MUST-read article.

Olivier Schrauwen New York TimesOlivier Schrauwen

Best Email Etiquette — These tips are so good that we just might print them out and pin them up!

Andrew Rich via Getty Images: Huffington PostHuffington Post

Best Love Song — Jason Mraz is making music again. Enough said!

Best Rare Photo Finds — Yes, that would be Audrey Hepburn shopping with her pet deer in Beverly Hills. 59 more fun photos here!
60 RARE photos from DistractifyDistractify

Best Time Calculator — We can’t decide if this is the most depressing article on the Internet or the coolest. You decide!

You're OLD


Best Donut 101 — In honor of National Donut Day, here are 13 fun facts from Parade about America’s favorite disk-shaped dessert.

Parade magazine 13 Facts about donutsParade Magazine


Hope you enjoy the links above! Have an amazing weekend wherever you might be!


The Women on Fire team

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27th Edition

TGIF Women on Fire! We hope you have a fun weekend planned! Wherever you might be, let these links help you sail smoothly into the end of your week.

Best Sochi Shot—Who says you have to go all the way to Sochi to experience the Olympics?

Best Olympics Accounts to follow- photo from @olympics@olympics

Best Rom-Com—Nothing says Valentine’s Day like a rom-com movie marathon.

The 50 Best Romantic Comedie by Josh Jackson Paste MagazineJosh Jackson via Paste Magazine

Best Grab & Go—Breakfast can get a bit hairy. Try cutting down the morning chaos with one of these quick and healthy recipes.

23 on the go breakfasts that are actually good for you from Christine Byrne via BuzzfeedChristine Byrne via Buzzfeed

Best Puzzle Pieces—Still need a thoughtful something for your valentine or “galentine”? Look no further!

Personalized where we met puzzle from RedEnvelopeSignals

Best Green Thumb Guide—Cure the winter blues with a little bit of green :).

The best plants for indoor use from Amber Interior DesignAmber Interior Design

Best Giggle—Stressed? Overwhelmed? Need a break? Watch this ASAP!

Best Sweet Treats—These recipes compiled by Brit.Co are sure to make your sweet tooth sing!

20 Valentine's Day Dessert Recipes via Brit.Co

Best Table Talk—Never have a boring dinner party again! These clever conversation starters not only make a fun gift, but they also can make a great meal even better.

Table Topics-Happiness EditionTable Topics

We hope these links light up your weekend, and we can’t wait to see you back here next week!


The Women on Fire Team

P.s. Do you know what love language you practice? Find out here with Women on Fire’s February Book to Live By.


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20th Edition

Hello Woman on Fire!

It’s been a busy week and we’re ready for the weekend to begin, how about you? Without wasting anymore time let’s get straight to it!

Best Marketplace- The tides seem to be shifting within the way we shop, and we absolutely love it. Check out TOMS latest endeavor, connecting it’s customers to other companies who are giving back. Women on Fire is on totally board with this ‘different way to shop’.

Toms MarketplaceTOMS

Best Mistake Ever- Listen to WNPR report Jeff Cohen interview his two little girls about the worst haircut ever. It’s so adorable, we listened to it twice. Thanks Gawker for the amazing find.

The best haircut you've ever heard of

Best One Pot Wonder- Cold weather calls for soup, soup, and more soup. Bev from Bev Cooks has crafted the most delicious, slurp worthy, Sausage, Kale and White Bean Soup. Women on Fire has already taste tested this one and it’s out of this world! (p.s. We added a splash of Chardonnay to ours)

Bev Cooks Soup with Sausage White Beans and KaleBev Cooks

Best #PowerWomen Roundup- This link was sent to us by Lizzie Bourque from Denver, CO and we loved it so much we wanted to share it. Check out this list from Business Insider of the top 28 women who are taking the NY tech world by storm. One word, WOW!

Women on Fire loves Beyonce

Best Invention Ever- Having a bad day? Just press play, because this is guaranteed to lift your mood. What could be better than a live Golden Retriever Puppy cam?
Live Golden Retriever Puppy Camo on

Best Morning Musts- Want to be more productive? Take a tip from this list of morning rituals from Dr. Samantha Boardman, and incorporate one into your wakeup routine.

Things to do to be more prodcutive in the morning

Best Gratitude Project- With Thanksgiving around the corner, Women on Fire has created the #21 Days to Give Thanks social project. Follow us on Instagram at @beawomanonfire and Pinterest to get in on the gratitude action. At the end of the month we are going to do a roundup of everything that we are thankful for, and we want to include you! All you have to do is take a picture of something that you are thankful for, post it on a social media platform, and tag it with #wofgivethanks. We can’t wait to see what you are cherishing within your life!

Women on Fire 21 Days To Give Thanks #wofgivethanks

We hope you have a fantastic weekend and have enjoyed the links. As always, let us know what you loved and what you’re loving online lately.


The Women on Fire Team

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19th Edition

Hello Woman on Fire!

This week absolutely flew by. Can you believe that it’s already November? Anyway, these links are on fire so let’s get straight to it!

Best New PSA- The United Nations is shedding some light on gender inequality in its  latest PSA. Crafted by Ogilvy and Mather, this campaign uses actual generated search results from Google. These disturbing statements are further proof that we’ve got more work to do globally and domestically to ensure the rights of women.

New Ad Campaign by The United Nations for Women EqualityUN WOMEN

Best Neck Warmer- On a cold night, what could be better than a faux fur infinity scarf?  The Women on Fire team went gaga over this new accessory from Anthropologie.

Fur Cowl Neck from AnthropologieAnthropologie

Best Fall Bite- We’re back with yet another delicious roasted veggie creation. Jessica from How Sweet It Is has done it again with her autumn arugula salad with caramelized squash + pomegranate ginger vinaigrette. This for sure has the Women on Fire stamp of approval 🙂

Autumn-Arugula-Salad-with-Caramelized-Squash-Spiced-Pecans-and-Pomegranate-Ginger-Vinaigrette-How Sweet It IsHow Sweet It Is

Best Glass Ceiling Break- It’s another historic moment for women. Check out the latest painting of the only four female U.S. Supreme Court justices in our history.  #notoriousRBG

The Female Supreme Court Justices are looking Sassy- Women on Fire couldn't love this painting more!

Best Spirit Lifter- We challenge you to watch this 1:30-minute video all the way through without smiling. There is truly nothing better than a simple act of kindness.

Best Baby Picture- Queenie Liao has turned her son’s nap time into a new photo project called Wengenn in Wonderland. We think these might win for cutest baby pictures.

Queenie Liao- Wengenn in WonderlandQueenie Lao

Best Way To Shop for Charity-  The ‘everything store’ has just changed the charity game big time. What if we told you that Amazon is now going to donate 0.5% of every purchase to the charity of your choice (of participating charities)? All you have to do is make sure to shop through the Amazon Smile link!

The best new way to shop for a good cause- Amazon Smile

Best Meal Plan- Nothing is worse than having to throw out spoiled groceries. Plan To Eat is a new online meal planning program that helps you combine your recipes from different sources, organizes them throughout the week, and then creates a grocery list. Sounds pretty genius to us. Let us know if you give it a try!

Plan To Eat- New Meal Planning ProgramPlan To Eat

Hope you enjoy the weekend ahead and we will see you back here next week with more links to light you up!


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Links That Light Us Up

16th Edition

Hello Woman on Fire!

We hope you are enjoying your week so far, here are some brand new links to make it that much better 🙂

Best Scrapbook 2.0- Digital cameras make it too easy to take pictures and forget about them. Try using one of these fantastic photo book services collected by Brit.Co to bring your memories back in print.

5 best ways to turn your photos into books via Brit.Co

Best Creative Juice- Do you ever notice that you work better in a coffee shop? There’s something about the calm commotion that makes it easier to stay on task and inspired. Coffitivity is a digital download of ‘coffee shop white noise’. Now you can feel like you’re in the midst of a bustling cafe no matter where you are.

Coffitivity- Background Coffee Shop Noise

Best Budget Wardrobe- We breezed through this amazing list of 100+ fall fashion items under $100 from Vogue. Leather, and jewel tones, and booties, OH MY!

100+ Fall Fashion Items under $100 from VOGUEVogue

Best Word Play- Over at Women on Fire we are HUGE fans of watching TEDTalks, and many of our women have even participated over the years. We stumbled across this one just yesterday from Sarah Kay, titled “If I Should Have A Daughter.” It’s absolutely beautiful and so is the mission for her education based non-profit, Project V.O.I.C.E!

Best Break- Need a break, a breath, a minute to just stop everything around you? Huffington Post created a list of 10 apps to help you relax your body and mind.

10 Apps to relax your body and mind via Huffington Post

Best Fall Photo- Our resident ‘Man on Fire’, Mr. Rob Berkley is a phenomenal photographer who never fails to capture the perfect shot. We’ve seen a lot of fall photos on Pinterest in the past couple weeks but nothing compares to the serenity of this photo. Check out his other work here, or follow him on google+ to keep track of his latest photo updates!

Fall from Rob BerkleyRob Berkley

Best Treat Without Bulge– Food allergies seem to be the new thing, and many of our Women on Fire team members swear by the Paleo Diet. One of our favorite websites Nom Nom Paleo has crafted a delicious treat that eliminates gluten and dairy, from Kelly Brozyna’s unreal cookbook– The Paleo Chocolate Lover’s Cookbook: 80 Gluten Free Treats for Breakfast & Dessert. Food allergies or not, we highly recommend you take a look.

Kelly Brozyna's Chocolate Pie + Raw Graham Cracker Crust from NomNom Paleo

Best New Books- We are always on the hunt for new books to cuddle up with. If you haven’t checked out our Book To Live By for October yet you can do that here 🙂 If you have, follow us over here for a list 12 new books for fall from Mashable.

12 new books to cozy up with this Fall from Mashable


We hope you continue to enjoy your week and don’t forget to let us know what’s lighting you up online!


The Women on Fire Team


Links That Light Us Up

12th Edition

Hello, Woman on Fire!

We took a break last week to tell you all about Debbie’s recent visit with Oprah, and we hope you enjoyed her fun, three-part series 🙂

So now… let’s get right to it!

Best Baby Animal- The newest member of the Atlanta Zoo wanted to pop in and say hello. Check out the article here on The Huffington Post.

Baby Panda via Huffington Post Caters News

Best Paper Products- Who doesn’t love receiving a card in the mail, and who wouldn’t love something as beautiful as the card below in their mailbox? One of our very own Women on Fire Julia McLemore owns Green Ink Gallery where she creates gorgeous, fine-art note cards like the one below. These are our go-to note cards for sending a little joy and thanks to the people we love! You also can purchase larger versions of the cards and frame for your walls.

Cards from Green Ink Gallery by Julia McLemoreJulia McLemore

Best Breakfast Ever- With fall on the horizon we are itching to re-introduce pumpkin back into the kitchen. If you haven’t yet met Kristen of the inspiring food blog Dine and Dish, she’s about to blow you away with her Banana Pumpkin Breakfast Shake. Who said you can’t have a milkshake for breakfast?

Banana Pumpkin Breakfast Milkshake by Dine and DishDine and Dish

Best Conversation Ice Breakers- If you have a fear of awkward silences and rooms filled with strangers, this article could come in handy. The Daily Muse assembled 30 great conversation starters that are perfect for connecting with others. (We prefer getting to know someone over the transactional “networking.”) Do try these and let us know how they worked for you!

30 Brilliant Networking Conversation Starters via The Daily Muse

Best New E-Zine- Did we mention that we are going to Paris next year in collaboration with Girls’ Guide to Paris creator and Woman on Fire, Doni Belau? Well, Girls’ Guide to Paris just released the first issue of their much-anticipated E-Zine, filled with gorgeous photos, in-depth guides, and fun articles. Très magnifique!

Girls Guide To Paris New E-Zine

Best Cleaning Checklist- At Women on Fire HQ we have a tradition of “back-to-school cleaning” (even though no one in the house goes back to school any longer!) This roundup of unexpected places to clean from BuzzFeed may surprise you. Oops! We’ve been overlooking some problem spots.

32 things you should be cleaning but aren't via buzzfeedBuzzFeed

Best New Book to Movie Adaptation- If you haven’t read The Book Thief by Markus Zusak yet, hurry over to Amazon and get your copy! This story about a young foster girl in the midst of Nazi Germany who risks everything for her love of reading, and an unexpected visitor who is kept hidden in the basement. This story is powerful beyond words and the trailer gave us chills!

Best Hotel Hunter- This is our absolute Number 1 best-kept travel secret, that’s not so much of a secret anymore. Airbnb is a service that allows you to book a room, or full apartment or home directly from its owner. They have listings literally all over the globe, for every price. It’s similar to Yelp in that the locations and their owners are rated, so you can check it out before you book. We’ve had people on our team use it everywhere from San Francisco to New York, and Hawaii to Paris. If you’re looking to feel like a local, no matter where you go, consider ditching your hotel room for a more authentic (and often times less expensive) experience.

Airbnb- best way to travel!

That’s what we’ve got for this week! We hope you love the links and check back here on Friday for the next Ask Debbie Anything video!

Stay inspired,


The Women on Fire Team

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7th Edition

Hello Women On Fire!!

Let’s get straight to it today, shall we?

Best Avocado Bite- We almost lost it over this spicy cheesy guacamole from What’s Gaby Cooking. If you aren’t familiar with Gaby Dalkin’s avocado infused cuisine yet, we highly suggest you check out her latest cookbook Absolutely Avocados, it’s absolutely delicious.

Spicy Cheesy Guacamole from Gaby Dalkin of What's Gaby CookingGaby Dalkin

Best Outdoor Spaces- Sunset Mag. featured some wonderful inspiration for your outdoor space. With one more month left of summer, it’s not too late to take the party outside!

Best Summer Retreat-  Who says that summer camp is just for the kids? Find out from The New York Times how to say goodbye to technology and hello to the kumbaya connection.

Get Grounded at camp for adults- photo courtesey of Scott Sporiedor featured in New York TImesScott Sporiedor

Best Pick Me Up- If you ever need to feel better in less than 3 min. we guarantee this song by Gotye will do the trick!

Best Double Take- Check out the photo project “I’m not a look alike” (featured in Messynessy Chic) of Francois Brunelle. He’s taken unrelated look alikes and photographed them side by side. It’s spooky and amazing at the same time.

Francois Brunelle "I'm not a look-alike!" ProjectFrancois Brunelle

Best Letter- Read what this first time stay at home dad has to say about being a parent. This will totally warm your heart.

Best Cool Down- Homemade Salty Honey Ice Cream…need we say more? Thank you A Cozy Kitchen.

Salty Honey Ice Cream from A Cozy KitchenAdrianna Adarme

Best Kitchen Accessory- We couldn’t give you an ice cream recipe without anything to put it in! Pull these out at your next dinner party and watch your guests swoon. Gluten-Free friendly too 🙂

ceramic Ice cream cone holders from AnthropologieAnthropologie

Let us know if you liked the links, and if anything is lighting up your week!


Women On Fire

P.S. Just in case you missed last week’s links – Links That Light Us Up 6th Edition