Links That Light Us Up

15th Edition

Hi, Woman on Fire!

Can you believe it’s already October? We’ve been busy rounding up our favorite cozy sweaters, pumpkin-flavored coffee, and fall-scented candles (even if the temperature is still hovering in the low 70’s).  Either way, fall is here and we are ready to celebrate! Hope you’re starting to enjoy the signs of autumn, wherever you might be, and with that let’s get to the links!

Best Take on Work-Life Balance– You might remember when Debbie spoke about the topic of work-life balance here, and we thought this article from Mashable was the perfect followup.

3 beliefs that transform work-life balance via Mashable

Best Halloween Gear- If Halloween is your holiday, then we’ve got a list for you! Brit.Co has curated a list of spooky, gross, and scary products that are sure to give you chills.

25 Must Haves for Halloween via Brit.Co

Best ‘You Go, Girl’- Mayor Bloomberg is looking to empower the girls of New York City with the “I’m a Girl Project.” We think there’s nothing more powerful than a girl who feels good about herself, so two thumbs up for Bloomberg. Read more about the campaign here.

I'm a Girl Project NYC

Best SNL Skit- Speaking of girls…did you happen to catch Tina Fey’s guest appearance on Saturday Night Live last weekend? Just in case you missed it, we’ve included our favorite skit below.

Best iPhone Gadget- Have you ever grabbed just your ID, credit card, and phone in a mad dash to exit the house? Now you never have to worry about losing any of the three above, because Eyn Products has made it possible to carry them all at once. This new iPhone case is our new favorite all-in-one carrier that conceals your cards and ID while still protecting your phone.

Eyn Iphone holder and cards case

Best Quote- This made us laugh and we thought it might make you smile too! However, we might need more than just a day. Try 2 or 3 🙂


Best Roasted Side- We eat roasted Brussels sprouts around here like it’s our job, so imagine how excited we were to find this recipe for Honey Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts from Dashing Dish. Don’t worry, we’ve already taste tested the recipe for you twice.

Honey Parmesan Roasted Brussels Sprouts via Dashing DishDashing Dish

Best Happy Feet- Not thrilled about walking around your Yoga/Pilates studio barefoot? Try Toezies! They cover your feet while providing a great grip. These would be a great gift to give to your favorite yogi 🙂

Toezies- workout socks

We hope these links light up your day! We’ll see you back here next week for some more fun finds. Let us know if you have any links that you are loving lately!


The Women on Fire Team


Links That Light Us Up

Fifth Edition

Are you surviving in this massive heat wave?! We hope so. We’re just barely holding on over here at Women On Fire HQ. The A/C is on high while we’ve been glued to our computers. So what that really means is that we have some really fantastic links for you this week!

OK, here we go…

Best Faux BBQ- Our mouth’s are watering just looking at this. Deb from Smitten Kitchen never fails to disappoint  and her Slow and Low Dry Rub Oven Chicken is another winner!

[pinit]Slow and Low dry rub oven chicken via Smitten KitchenSmitten Kitchen

Best App- For those of you looking to get your OM on just about anywhere, Lululemon has saved the day again by offering you an app that does exactly that! Never miss another sun salutation with their om finder.

[pinit]Get your OM on with Lululemon's OM finder app

Best Thing We Have Ever Seen Period- Thought the Jungle Book was just make believe…think again. Tippi Benjamine Okanti Degre was born in Nambia and traveled the world with her photo journalist parents. Seriously, you HAVE to see these pictures.

[pinit]Real Life Mowgli- Tippi My Life In Africa - image via Sylvie RobertSylvie Roberts, Bancroft Media

Best Reminder to Rewind- This is an awesome article the New York Time’s did on the science behind nostalgia.

[pinit]science of nostalgia via NYTNew York Times

Best Gardens Around the Globe- Calling all green thumbs or anybody who wishes they could keep a plant alive longer than a week. These gardens gathered by Condé Nast are the ultimate escape.

[pinit]Jardim Botanico in Rio De Janeiro, Brazil- 14 best gardens worldwide by Conde NasteSouth America/Alamy

Best 911 Lifesaver- Have you ever needed a toothpick so bad that it hurt, or got a run in your stockings at the most inopportune time? Haven’t we all? Well Pinch has solved that problem and every other last minute 911 with their adorable purse sized minimergency kits. We are obsessed.

[pinit]Mini Emergency kits by Pinch

Best Sweet Treat- OH MY that’s one serious looking Pie. Thank you Oh Lady Cakes for setting the baking bar yet again with this Banoffee Pie 

[pinit]Banoffee-Pie by Oh Lady CakesOh Lady Cakes

Best Lunch Break- Need a breath of fresh air? Check out’s guided meditations that range from 2 min. to 20 min.

[pinit]Guided Meditation via

Best New Movie- Brought to you by the same people who did Little Miss Sunshine and Juno, The Way Way Back is a fun summer movie that just opened last week. It got an 84% on rotten tomatoes and we can personally vouch that it’s a must see!

Best Defense Against the Sun- We try to go Organic as often as possible, and thought you might appreciate 21 of the best natural sunscreens out there. There is nothing better than protecting your skin without chemicals!

[pinit]21 affordable natural sunscreens via the daily greenThe Daily Green


Here are some even more links in case you missed last week’s, or the the week before that!

As always we hope you are staying cool and that these links light up your week, like they did for us.