Links That Light Us Up

45th Edition

Women on Fire’s latest link roundup, full of festive fall-themed fun!

44th edition Links That Light Us Up

Best 48-hour DIY — Have a free weekend coming up and a room that needs some love? Check this out!

7 Home Improvement Projects You Can Do In Just  weekend via BabbleBabble

Best Organic Beauty Buys — Let your beauty routine go au naturel!


Best Fright Flicks — Scary movie fan? Here’s a roundup of every single scary movie that will be playing on television for the month of October.

The Shining- Every Scary Movie on TV this October

Best Fall Foliage — Planning a trip this fall? Check out the top 12 spots to behold the changing leaves.

Mike Norton Via ShutterstockFodors

Best Fall Recipe Roundup — These 25 recipes will have you busy until winter (because you will, without a doubt, want to make them all.)

25 Favorite Fall Recipes via Half Baked HarvestHalf Baked Harvest

Best Furry Costume — That would be a Pomeranian Spiced Latte, and that’s just the beginning.

Pomeranian Spiced Latte via BuzzfeedBuzzFeed

Best Introduction — Do you have trouble introducing yourself, your business and your passion? Never struggle to find the right words again.

Alexandra Franzen- How to explain what you doAlexandra Franzen


The Women on Fire team

P.S. Did you catch our last Links That Light Us Up?

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Links That Light Us Up

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!


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Links That Light Us Up

34th Edition

Hello Women on Fire!

We’ve got some good ones this week so let’s get to it…

Best TGIF- What could be better than setting yourself up for an amazing Monday?

Make Monday Awesome via Inc.jpg

Best Truth Facts– These graphic (literally) jokes had us laughing out loud.

33 Painfully true graphs- Mikael Wulff, Anders

Truth Facts at the

Best Spring Salad- Gina from Skinnytaste is taking your salad to the next level.

Sea Scallops and Arugula Beet Salad via Skinny Taste

Best Beauty Rest- Say goodbye to sleep aides.

7 ways to fall asleep naturally

Best Talent Show- This video is too cute not to share.

Best Stain Support- Real Simple has got you covered for any and every type of stain.

Real Simple Stain Remoal 101 Real Simple

Best Feel Good Fashion-Every purchase you make from fashionABLE, helps to create sustainable business opportunities for women in Africa. #WomenOnFireFashion

Tigist FashionABLE clutchfashionABLE

We hope that you have a wonderful weekend, and we’ll see you again next week with more links!


The Women on Fire team

Links That Light Us Up

25th Edition

Hello Woman on Fire!

Welcome to 2014 and a brand new year of links. Here we go…

Best Treat– We could literally eat this coconut crepe cake every day for the rest of the year.

Coconut Crepe Cake by Michelle from Hummingbird High blog Hummingbird High

Best Tote- Nothing makes grocery shopping more enjoyable than a ‘punny’ tote bag.

Oh Kale Yeah tote bag by West Elm West Elm

Best Snow Tracks- This is not your average snow shoe expedition.

Simon Beck snow artSimon Beck

Best Travel Buddy- 16 books to devour from cover to cover on your next big trip.

16 Little Books To Read by Arianna Rebolini_ Image by Chris Ritter via BuzzfeedArianna Rebolini, Image Chris Ritter

 Best 8min. Documentary- Answer the question #BeautyIs ? HERE

p.s. We also want to congratulate member Linda Neff for her great #selfieadventure2014 where she posts a new #selfieforacause every day!

Best Boost- If you still feel like you’re stuck in 2013, tune into one of these TED talks to kickstart the new year.

6 Ted Talks to make 2014 your best year yet

Best ‘Fakeout’- Meet the 21st century’s version of a private chef Plated.

Plated food delivery servicePlated

Best Intimate Apparel-  The idea of innerwear for women sounds absolutely genius!! (Thanks Alessandra Chiareli for the heads up)

autrepeau innerwear for womenautrepeau

Have a fantastic weekend and let us know if anything is lighting you up!


The Women on Fire team

P.S. Did you miss our last Links That Light Us Up?

Links That Light Us Up

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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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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Links That Light Us Up

3rd Edition

We’re back with more link lovin this week!

These are so good we aren’t going to waste any time getting into it. Here we go…

Best Icy Treat- What could be better than an “ice cream” made completely of cold brewed cinnamon coffee? (the infamous Blue Bottle coffee from San Francisco, might we add)  Absolutely nothing could be better than Steve’s Ice Cream on a hot summer day, or any day for that matter. Non Dairy too!

Steve's Ice Cream- VEGAN, GLUTEN FREE Cinnamon Coffee Flavored[pinit]

Best View- We wouldn’t mind taking the rest of the month off to just sit and admire the view below. Welcome to Lake Garda, Italy.

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Best New Age Stationery- We’ve got our sites set on a more economical, and more eco-friendly way to embrace the art of letter writing. See ya later snail mail, with Paperless Post you can send the prettiest e-cards that exist on the web within an instant.

Kate Spade for Paperless Post[pinit]

Best Appetizer-  Say hello to The Pioneer Woman‘s Watermelon Pico De Gallo. This looks so refreshing and delicious, we want to make this by the gallon.

Watermelon Pico De Gallo from The Pioneer Woman[pinit]

Best PSA- This gem came to us from Women On Fire member- Elle Celeste. It all starts with a question, “ I need feminism because...” One minute we had chills and the next we were laughing hysterically.

Powerful message about Feminism[pinit]

Best Bath- WOW that’s cute.

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Best Summertime Sips- Leave it to Cupcakes and Cashmere to design a tasty menu of summertime cocktails that are chic enough for any outdoor soiree and easy enough for just about anybody (over 21) to make.

3 Summertime Cocktails from Cupcakes and Cashmere[pinit]

Best Tunes- Have you heard of Pigpen Theatre Co. yet? They are a set of seriously talented young guys, singing Adele’s ( we LOVE her) hit song Someone Like You.

p.s. if you live in Chicago, we encourage you to check out their theater performance that’s coming to the windy city this fall!

Best Photo Blog- What happens when you take 14 photographers (that all happen to be moms), present them with a different theme each week, and add in their families? Spilled Milk, heartwarming and hillarious.

Spilled Milk Blog[pinit]


We hope these light up your week and your web surfing!

Until next time- xo