Non-Consumer Mish-Mash — Media Saturation, Linky Love & Looking Forward to Happiness

by Katy on July 7, 2013 · 17 comments


It’s time again for Non-Consumer Mish-Mash, where I write a little bit about this and a little but about that.

Non-Consumer Media Saturation

Although I’ve given tons of interviews over the years, they always seem to come in fits and spurts. This moment in time is no exception.

I currently have an interview in the July 2013 edition of Redbook Magazine, as well as one in

I’d be hard pressed to pick a favorite, but if my arm were twisted, I’d have to say the Redbook one. Because c’mon, it’s a magazine and I’m a sucker for print media!

Click HERE to read the Redbook article.

Click HERE to read the Daily Worth article.


Non-Consumer Facebook Group Links

The Non-Consumer Advocate Facebook Group is currently rich with fantastic links to fantastic articles. I was just scrolling through them deciding on one to share in this blog post and and decided to share them all!



The Happiness of Looking Forward

I have enough self awareness to know that a big part of my happiness is to have something or things to look forward to. Luckily, it doesn’t have to be as elaborate as a trip to Hawaii or some such pricey endeavor to fill my happiness coffer.

This week I am looking forward to:

  • Coffee and a browse through Powells Books with The Happiness Project’s Gretchen Rubin who is in town for a speaking engagement.
  • Being able to sleep in tomorrow.
  • Hosting two Japanese exchange students over the weekend, even though we pick them up Friday evening and drop them off Sunday morning.
  • Payday on Friday and working both Wednesday and Thursday. It’s good to be employed in a challenging, satisfying and well paying job. (Even if it is physically exhausting.)
  • Sewing and installing my kitchen curtains from my Goodwill purchased tablecloth fabric.

Now you. What are you looking forward to?

Katy Wolk-Stanley

“Use it up, wear it out, make it do or do without.”

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{ 17 comments… read them below or add one }

Karen July 7, 2013 at 10:50 am

I am looking forward to a few days of peace and quiet. Had repairmen working on exterior of house last week.


Katy July 7, 2013 at 10:51 am

A few days of peace and quiet sound absolutely lovely!



cindy July 7, 2013 at 11:46 am

Looking forward to spending some time reading. I have been driving myself crazy lately and haven’t taken the time to stop and enjoy.


Leigh July 7, 2013 at 11:47 am

Where is Gretchen speaking in Portland?


Katy July 7, 2013 at 12:46 pm

She spoke this morning at the “World Domination Summit.”



Leigh July 7, 2013 at 12:52 pm

that’s what I figured. Too bad she is not speaking anywhere else. Have fun taking her to Powells…..


SarahN July 7, 2013 at 1:28 pm

OH I like thinking about what I have to look forward to in a week – I’m the same, I need ‘things to look forward to’ to be happy and content, otherwise life’s a bit of a drag. I have a fancy birthday dinner for friends on Saturday, which is the only time I’m breaking my ‘no eating out’ challenge for the month. I think I need to look for a few more things though…


JaneUlness July 7, 2013 at 1:55 pm

Looking forward to being well and free of antibiotics.
Looking forward to our happy hour group this week.
Looking forward to getting all the corn put up, safeways has it 5/1.00


Mama July 7, 2013 at 6:22 pm
Katy July 7, 2013 at 11:47 pm

I guess looking at wild kangaroos is just for Australians. 🙂



Mama July 8, 2013 at 3:03 pm

Yeh, that’s probably true. We saw dozens of them at the reservoir. Huge ones and tiny ones and ones in between. Our daughter was in total awe. Fun times.


lynda July 8, 2013 at 1:09 am

Well, we’re off to Stockport near Manchester for a long weekend. And I’m looking forward to being somewhere different! Oh, and finally getting to the Vintage Village that they hold once a month 🙂 The break from routine – perhaps that should say doing the same stuff in a different place? – will do me a power of good.


Katie July 8, 2013 at 3:20 am

I am looking forward to going to a bulk food grocery store I have not tried yet. Food and thrift stores give me a thrill.

I read your article in the waiting room at my son’s doctor appointment. I was like, ” hey! I read that blog! ” even though I never read “redbook”.



Jenny July 8, 2013 at 8:27 am

I am actually looking forward to a return to my usual routine and a productive week at work. With the holiday in the middle of last week and guests in and out and staff taking time off the last 2 weeks, it’s been chaotic! All fun, but ready for my routine back.
But I wish I could be looking for ward to coffee with Gretchen Rubin!


anexactinglife July 8, 2013 at 9:45 am

I like it that you like your job – there are some of us out there!


Katy July 8, 2013 at 12:22 pm

Being a labor and delivery nurse at a busy hospital is difficult and exhausting, but I really like it.



Kailey July 8, 2013 at 10:57 am

I’m looking forward to getting back on track eating wise. We had an awesome weekend filled with drinks and games and yummy snacks but it’s left me in desperate need of a salad.
I’m also looking forward to our weekend trip to the Okanagan in two weeks, I’ve been wanting to go for a long time and now it’s finally happening.
And lastly I’m looking forward to more lazy beach days with our dog.


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