We’re having another busy weekend of pumpkin patches, football games, baseball viewings, birthday parties, etc. It’s going to be hard to go back to the regular routine tomorrow, which is the problem with jam-packed weekends o’fun. I just keep reminding the kids that the end of every weekend brings us closer to Leah’s wedding and Halloween. Yay!
Around The ‘Net
~How Madewell Bought and Sold My Family’s History
~First baby born after womb transplant.
~Forty Portraits in Forty Years
~What it’s like to fly in an airplane’s suite. So much food..
~This is similar to how I name stuffed animals.
~My kids don’t have any allergies or asthma, but I still regularly read Scratch or Sniff because I want to do my part to keep kids with allergies safe.
~You’re probably using these words wrong.
~This was written in August but I think it’s fascinating – How The US Healthcare System Would Handle Ebola
~Annie wants to be one of the characters from The Lego Movie for Halloween (at least, that’s what she wants to be this week), and while I searched the internet and Amazon in vain to find a costume that does not exist (Wyldstyle…I’m going to have to make it), my searching uncovered the most random stuff. Like Unicorn Meat. Or a book on how to run your own unicorn farm. Or the most terrifying unicorn mask you’ve ever seen. I fell down a unicorn wormhole.
Stuff I Want
~I need a new doormat, and this etsy shop has fun options. Now I just have to pick one…maybe Hello/Goodbye?
~Someday it will stop being 100 degrees in Los Angeles and I’ll be able to pack away my sandals and tank tops…right? I bought some casual slip-on flats at Target a couple weeks ago but it’s just been too hot to wear them. I told myself I am not allowed to buy any more casual shoes (or really…shoes at all), but if I could break my rule I really like these pointy-toed flats. Maybe Santa will bring them.
~The Halloween decorations are coming out of the garage today, but Annie and I have been scoping out store decorations for the last two weeks. We picked up this light-up mummy and James has a love/hate relationship with it. He loves to run up and touch it, but then he shrieks and runs away…over…and over…and over.
~Annabel’s love/hate relationship is with this haunted phone that she picked out. She likes to play with it, but on HER terms, meaning we had to turn off the motion-activated ringing. I wasn’t sad about that, though…that damn thing gave me like 15 heart attacks.
~Someday I’m going to get an awesome inflatable like this and put it on my roof. I just have to do it when Mike isn’t home. My neighbors will LOVE me.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
ohmygosh! Just read the airplane story. That’s crazy! And silly! And wasteful! And, wouldn’t I love to try it.
That telephone gave me at heart attack at Target the other day!
My daughter wants to be Wyldstyle for Halloween also. I got her a black track suit so far, but am trying to decide between fabric paint or felt for the design. I’m not crafty at ALL and don’t own a sewing machine so I’m leaning towards the paint. Thoughts/suggestions?
I’m leaning towards fabric paint. I bought paint and ribbon but I’m going to mess around with it all this week. The rational part of me knows that I can just smear the paint on the clothes in any sort of pattern and that will be fine, but the perfectionist part of me is like, “Must…create…exact replica.” I’ll let you know which side wins, LOL.
I own a similar pair (same brand and almost same look) gray flats, and I LOVE them. I’m going to order the ones you linked just because I love them so much and am afraid they might fall apart at some point!
Jennifer L. says:
We got the haunted phone yesterday. I was already annoyed with it before we’d even left the Halloween department, but I let my girls sucker me into getting it. I didn’t last ten minutes at home before I had to turn off the sensor.
So many great reads – the Madewell story, forty portraits, airplane suites – thanks for sharing!
I’m REALLY surprised there is no Wildstyle costume, considering how popular the movie is/was. Can’t wait to see what you come up with!
Thanks for the doormat shop and the slip on flats link! Especially the flats, it’s about to be over flip flop weather here in Nashville (sad face) and need some non-summer shoes!
Saw this on buzzfeed and thought of you: http://www.buzzfeed.com/ryankincaid/sangrias-for-every-occasion
I don’t like alcohol, but I REALLY wanna try the gummy bears one.
Also: Mike’s article on cookie butter cracked me up this morning!
Heather, the link to the story that you shared about the womb transplant led me on brief search to this site:
I wanted to be a mom and have lots of babies at aged 3 and all my childhood I couldn’t wait to be pregnant but at age 16 1/2 I was formally diagnosed with an absent uterus. That was all I was told. I had intimacy problems with my first boyfriend and really all the way until age 20 but never knew why. (TMI a bit I know but it’s relevant to the poignancy for me.)
I am 40 now, and I just found out tonight that my infertility, my gender identity fears and concerns, the humiliating and emotional painful issues I had with intimacy when I was younger… it has a name. It has a name and other women have it and some of the stories are so very much like mine. My life will never be the same and I am very thankful. I’ve waited almost 24 years for this. (Thank you )
Oh my god! I have chills, I really can’t believe you didn’t have a name for it all this time. My heart! Karen, thank you for telling me, I so appreciate you opening up and confessing something so personal. xoxo
Ok the best part of all that unicorn stuff on Amazon is the hilarious reviews.
RIGHT? I was laughing out loud!