We’re bracing for more thunderstorms here today, which is awesome because we desperately need the rain. This drought has been terrible, and while this isn’t going to even make a dent, at least our thirsty plants are getting some water. My poor fruit trees look so sad, while my grass is a “lovely gold” color. Mike snapped this picture of the kids staring out at the rain yesterday – James was very confused by it! I told the kids they could dance around in the rain today, so they keep running to the window to see if the rain has arrived yet.

watching the rain

Around The ‘Net

~Sweet Home Alabama: Harper Lee’s “Go Set a Watchman.”

~This academic study of people who post selfies confirms everything you suspect

~Can We Just, Like, Get Over The Way Women Talk?

~The Really Big One *Re-stocks earthquake kits, sits in corner, cries*

~Even the New York Times is body-shaming Serena Williams now: It’s time to break this absurd and insulting habit once and for all

~Prince George’s Secret Childhood: How A Little Royal Goes Incognito

~Virgin’s First Hotel Got Rid of Everything We Hate About Hotels I need to stay here!

~25 Famous Women on Childlessness

~Wax Is Weed’s Next Big Thing And No One Knows If It’s Safe

~Inside The Wonderful World Of Flight Attendant Internet

~Judd Apatow: The Rolling Stone Interview

Serging Forward

~Okay, sewing people. Talk to me about sergers. I’ve been playing around with simple clothing patterns and I know a serger would make the items look nice, more durable, etc. I’ve been looking at the Brother 3 or 4 Thread Serger for a while (the page has been open on my computer for a few weeks!), but I just can’t pull the trigger. For those of you who have one, what do you think?

Instant Photos

~My Father-in-Law’s birthday was last week. We always struggle with what to get him (just like with my dad, this must be a dad/grandpa thing), but this year we nailed it. He loves printing photos of his grandkids, so we got him a printer that’s just for pictures – and he can print directly from his phone! He was able to set it up right away and it has great quality prints. I highly recommend it!

Nordstrom Anniversary Sale

I’m still sitting on my birthday gift cards, trying to figure out how to spend them, and I’ve come across some good deals:

~If you’ve ever wanted Frye boots or bags, they’re on sale!
~Rebecca Minkoff is also on sale (I love these threader earrings).
~Tucker + Tate is on sale for the kids – I get lots of stuff for James and Annabel during this sale!
~Also Tea Collection! And Mini Boden! And Converse!

Who am I kidding, I’ll probably spend my gift certificates on my kids.

Happy Sunday, everyone!