Five Finds Friday // Oct. 30

There are two people in this Internet world that I just can't get enough of lately...and their names are Holly and Taylor. They're my assistant editors for The Rising (I'll never stop bragging about them) and two of the most talented, genuine, hilarious, and sweet people I know. They host this Five Finds Friday link up every week, and I love it! Join in-- it's fun and easy and great!


This otter is all of us in the morning

Posted by MiNDFOOD on Tuesday, October 20, 2015

My mom sent me this video this week because I am not at ALL a morning person, and I loved it. Who knew otters made that noise and had such personality?!


I have a major crush on this coat. I do not, however, have a crush on its $200 price tag. WHY, MADEWELL, WHY.

"This superwarm parka is perfect for woodsy walks and urban strolls—and has a bold buffalo-check lining that can be found here and only here."

And I swoon.


Best cup of alllllllmost black coffee I've probably ever had. Thanks, Shockoe Espresso and Roastery! (Also, shameless plug: I shared a post reviewing the 10 new Richmond coffee shops I tried this year-- find it here!)


We confess how most of the time we would choose to offer advice, answers, expertise or solutions than we would to offer ourselves.

But you didn’t come as an expert. You came as a baby.

You didn’t come to solve our problems. You came to save our life.
— Emily P. Freeman

This post from Emily Freeman is beautiful: "A Prayer for When We Want Answers"


It might be cheating because she's one of the hosts of this little link up...but THIS POST from Taylor just floored me this week. After the latest video of violence against a student from a police officer, I was shocked and sickened and speechless. I didn't know what to say, but I knew I had so many strong feelings in response. Taylor found words to wrap around all of that, and it's everything I needed to hear and wanted to say but didn't know how. Find that post on The Rising here.


Bonus Feels 

Hope is what holds a breaking heart together.
Hope in a Big God is what frees from big fears.
Hope is a thing with keys….
— Ann Voskamp

If there's somebody who can make you feel all the feels with their writing, it's Ann Voskamp, hands down. This post is heartfelt and raw and so stunning.

Read it here: "how to keep hoping when you really just want to give up"

What have you found online lately that you're loving? Share it in the comments!