Yesterday I surprised a certain husband of mine with a party for his 40th birthday. His birthday isn’t until December, so he wasn’t expecting anything so soon! It was a lot of fun celebrating Mike while he’s still in his thirties!


Around The ‘Net

~The women who fought to be war correspondents

~From Beirut, This Is Paris: In A World That Doesn’t Care About Arab Lives

~Living and Dying on Airbnb

~The Strange, True Story of How a Chairman at McKinsey Made Millions of Dollars off His Maid

~Race and the Free-Speech Diversion

~Could A Nail Art Printer Be Girls’ Gateway To The Tech World?

~Lost at sea: the man who vanished for 14 months

~It’s Way Too Easy to Hack the Hospital

~Caged: What Drives Ronda Rousey To Wake Up And Fight

~Once a Year at 11:11 am the Sun Shines Perfectly on this Memorial

~Alaska Mom Creates Special ‘Princess’ Wigs for Kids With Cancer

~Jagged Little Pill: An Essay

The Good Dinosaur

Mike and Annabel saw a preview of The Good Dinosaur with my brother yesterday. Mike wrote up a little review:

The plot follows Arlo, a young and awkward dinosaur who gets separated from his family and must somehow find his way home. The movie started a little slowly (making me briefly wonder if this was going to be the rare “just okay” Pixar movie), but it soon took off and in the end turned out to be one of their best.  It’s a surprisingly emotionally affecting movie (Annabel whispered to me afterward, “Daddy, I almost cried.”) and I think this one will make you cry even more than Inside Out. It’s also very exciting, but a little intense for little kids. Annabel was a little unsettled by a flood scene, and there were also some no-holds-barred dinosaur fights. But all in all, this is a beautiful movie!

Currently Obsessed With

~This cute plaid shirt from Anthropologie (I wore it to Mike’s party).
~A cozy open-front sweater from Target.
~Cashmere infinity scarf from!

Inkdot Giveaway

If you are looking for a unique gift (or you want something awesome for yourself), check out Inkdot. They take your photos (either images you upload, or you can link your Instagram account), and print them onto high-quality materials like wood, metal, coasters, iPhone cases, pillows, and tote bags. They also have square prints available, perfect for your Instagram masterpieces. All of their products are high-quality and UV resistant, so their prints will last for years. AND, they want to give one of my readers a $60 credit to their store. Lucky! To enter, just leave a comment letting me know what you’d print a photo on if you won. Winner will be chosen via and announced next weekend. Good luck!

Happy Sunday, everyone!


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Congratulations to Emily! Look for an email from me.

Thank you to everyone for reading and entering!