Friday, February 27, 2015

happy weekend to you!

  • t-minus 8 days until Paris!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!

  • $9 + $14 for shipping for kids SOCKS. But they might be the cutest things I've ever seen.

Wednesday, February 25, 2015

a desk of one's own

I need a desk. Can you help me? I need a desk that is pretty, functional, reasonably priced, can double as a nightstand and doesn't have a bunch of drawers for me to fill up with nonsense.  Now that I have both girls sharing a bedroom, there is an extra bedroom in our house that needs to function as a guest room slash-office, and since I have an actual work-from-home-job, I desperately need a space that I can work from that is not the kitchen counter or the dining room table.
I also like the idea of closing the door and not working while I'm trying to do my other very important MOM duties.  Conversely,  having a space where I can focus on work and not be distracted by everything going on in the house will be fab. Lastly, I think my waistline will benefit from me not being stationed in the kitchen all day long.
Here are some desks I'm considering:

Friday, February 20, 2015

Hands up for the Weekend + links

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  • Forget morality, religion and the sketchy depiction of women and relationships, here's what really irks me about 50 Shades of Grey.

  • Pulling really hard for Boyhood, but I haven't seen Birdman (maybe tomorrow). Making this for Oscar watching regardless.

  • Want this for my Paris trip.

Wednesday, February 18, 2015


I've read some pretty great books so far this year, as well as one stinker. Here's my recent Kindle history plus the books I hope to read in the next few months:

Friday, February 13, 2015

Happy Valentine's Day

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  • A completely unsubstantiated Serial theory that explains everything.

  • Sweet potato avocado tacos for Taco Tuesday.

  • I just started reading this, and it makes a lot of sense.

  • I am secretly excited about culottes

Wednesday, February 11, 2015

Paris Plans

photo credit Mike O'Bryon
This time next month I! I can hardly believe it. I am going with my mom and older daughter for a week, and words cannot even begin to describe my enthusiasm. I have a stack of Paris guidebooks, a stack of Paris-with-kids guidebooks, a huge number of Paris travel articles Evernote, and a list of about 500 restaurants I'd I'd love to try to cram into 6 days. 
Here are some odds and ends I'll be thinking about these next few weeks before our trip.

Friday, February 6, 2015

Internet Wisdom

image FYSURF

Sometimes, the Internet just gets me. Here are some of my favorite links.
  • This makes me want to have a Friends marathon, and also buy a denim vest.
  • Do your kids love growing weird stuff as much as mine do? Try this.
  • I love Mrs. Clooney and her style before and after her wedding, but the first comment on this post is perfect. 
  • If you think your fridge is in bad shape; well, it could always be worse
  • I had no idea there were so many Downton Abbey- inspired cookbooks! Might have to add this one to my collection.
  • Sneakers are the new flip flops. I'll take one of each of these. 
I'm sorry for any email subscribers who received a random post from 2013. I have a feed-burner issue that I'm trying to get to the bottom of; in the meantime- posts will not go out via email. They'll just live here, on the blog.
Have a fun weekend!