Happy Sunday! Welcome to our weekly wrapup of everything we’ve been up to in all corners of the internet!
First up, we need to shout out our feature on CNN! Yes, THAT CNN! No one was more surprised than we were when Faith Karimi of CNN reached out to say that she had read our post about pandemic holiday cards and wanted to talk to us about it.
Thanks to CNN for the feature! You know Megan will talk about the holidays any day!
This Week on the Podcast
In eight months, many of us have celebrated our birthdays in the shadow of a pandemic. While some things need to change, we can still have fun and celebratory birthday events! We shared our favorite ideas for Zoom birthday parties as well as socially distanced events that can make birthdays feel special, even in the weirdest times.
We are having so much fun with our holiday series of bonus episodes! Each week we’re talking about one of Hallmark’s new releases in the Countdown to Christmas series. We had a lot to say about this movie, and we aren’t alone in our thoughts!
Introducing: Approved with Megan and Wendy – Long Story Short with Megan and Wendy: The Podcast
What you missed on the blog
If you can’t get together with friends and family this year, we’ve got a great list of ideas for celebrating virtually. Yes, Zoom parties can be fun!
Your Thanksgiving guest list might be a little bit shorter this year, but your meal shouldn’t be any less delicious! Check out our simple menu for a small gathering.
As huge Disney fans, we’ve been saddened by the number of cast members who have been furloughed or laid off. We have a fun way to support them this holiday season!
Get in the holiday spirit with this roundup of adorable Christmas pajamas. Megan might even be wearing hers as she writes this!
What we’re reading
Wendy is reading the aptly titled Untangled in order to better understand her teen daughter and feels like this book is speaking directly to her. Since we’re both parents of teens, I imagine we’ll see a lot of books like this in our future.
I’m almost embarrassed to put this book here after Wendy’s more academic choice, but it’s the truth. This is the most recent book that I’ve read that I’ve enjoyed. While it’s probably obvious from the title that this is not the next great American novel, it was nonetheless entertaining. I have read a series of books that were a slog, so finding a funny and sweet book that I wanted to come back to throughout the day was a win!