This weekend has been dedicated to keeping my mind as busy as possible. We spent time with friends, had an at-home movie theatre, did some massive cleaning and purging, and threw myself into planning two upcoming parties. I’ll let myself slow down later today, but for now busy is my middle name.
~Eden is one of my favorite writers. This piece about addiction and Peaches Geldof hit me right in the gut.
~LOVE this post by Liz about how the world has changed since we were kids. I think about this a LOT. It makes me sad.
~Helen Jane has a way with words. This post about her mother’s gift of tears is beautiful.
Around The ‘Net
~I’ve been pronouncing Ikea wrong all this time. Everything I know is a lie.
~Samuel Beckett quotes over pictures of kittens…somehow, it makes perfect sense.
~I don’t use Facebook Messenger, but I definitely won’t start after reading the crazy terms of service. Realistically, these are broad for simple reasons (so you can use voice commands, attach pictures to contacts, etc.), but the way they’re worded really gives me pause.
~Awesome cruise souvenirs. I really want that hat.
~I’m a person on the internet, and even I forget sometimes that everyone on the internet is an actual person.
~I hate Kidz Bop.
~Annie has to wear closed-toe shoes to school, so the hunt is on for kicks. She will definitely wear the tulle shoes I made her, but I need to get her a pair that don’t have laces. I narrowed it down to these four and I’m letting her pick:
The image is clickable!
~BTW Gap/Gap Kids/Baby Gap has a HUUUGE sale going on until tomorrow, 35% off regular priced items with code BTSAVE.
~Unlike Annie, I have no rules about footwear. I kind of love these winged sandals, although I don’t know if I can pull them off!
~One of the parties I’m currently planning is my cousin’s wedding shower. We just finalized these beautiful invitations (thank you, Minted!), here’s a little preview:
~I’ve come across some really pretty wedding shower gift ideas on Etsy. This vase with the wedding date engraved on the side is classically pretty. An “Advice For The Bride” book would make a fun keepsake. This engraved ring box is gorgeous. The carved initials in this vase remind me of initials in a tree trunk (in the best possible way). I also really like this personalized bracelet set.
Happy Sunday, everyone!
Get the Pumas for her! My daughter just got those at the anniversary sale. SO cute!
Eden’s post made me cry when I read it earlier this week. Perspective changes everything.
That KidzBop article made is the best. My daycare kids alternate between two CDs every afternoon: Frozen (UGHHH ENOUGH ALREADY) and a KidzBop CD. I usually play the KidzBop CD and let them play freeze dance if we can’t go outside. The CD we have has their version of Moves Like Jagger, and I can’t help but laugh when I hear their kiddy version of it with the “clean” lyrics. SO BAD. But honestly, a LOT of my kids know (and sing) the original version, without having a clue of what they’re singing. Sigh. So many songs of my childhood have been ruined because now as an adult I know what they mean! LOL.
I’m also on a shoe hunt. I think I hate shoe shopping more than bra shopping. LOL. I have awful sized feet (my feet are super wide and can never find a pair of shoes that fit both feet.) but I HAVE to have new tennis shoes and some flats for school. Sigh.
Eden rocks! I use FB messenger – have for a while and don’t really know how I got started with it.
Thanks for including me Heather. So much goodness here. I absolutely loved the Buzzfeed link. Think it will make Buzzfeed stop running “The top 25 Instagram Selfie Fails?”
Eh, doubt it.
Susan Culver says:
Check out Savvy Deets Bridal’s blog/website.
I love the links you provide! I especially liked that reminder that we are all people on the internet…very easy to forget that, isn’t it?
I am a weeper too. I always feel slightly validated when I hear of others who are also weepers who aren’t ashamed of being that way.
And I can’t believe I’ve been pronouncing IKEA wrong all these years! LOL
Also, check out Juice Box Heroes for kids music. They cover hits from 80s and current stuff, but they totally change the words completely to be things kids find hilarious. I can’t help but laugh at them! Pretty funny stuff.
I loved all three of your good reads. Being in recovery … almost 10 years sober … I found Eden’s piece very moving. And I shared the facebook messenger. I will NOT be signing up. If someone needs to leave me a message that bad they can ring me on the telephone!
I’m thinking of you today, of Jackie!, of your friendship, of her bright smile, and I’m hoping you know how alive you’ve kept her (and Maddie) for all of us. Much love to you, Mike, and all of Jackie!’s friends and family.
That ikea thing is so weird! I kept hearing an advert on the radio with it pronounced the other way and wasn’t sure if it was ikea or a different place. I kept meaning to look it up so thanks for answering my question. Everyone I have ever met pronounces it the ‘wrong’ way though!
Eden’s read is good! Ok, sorry, the wing sandals definite thumbs down wait…double thumbs down!