Last night some friends and I went to the Hollywood Bowl to see the last stop on Idina Menzel’s world tour. She has such an amazing, powerful voice, and she did a great show in a very daunting venue – the Hollywood Bowl is ENORMOUS. It was great to hear her do some of my favorites, like Defying Gravity and No Day But Today, and, of course, Let It Go, but my favorite song she did was a rendition of Radiohead’s Creep. I love it when musicians do unexpected things at concerts. I highly recommend seeing Idina live if you’re a fan!


Around The ‘Net

~The Man Who Wouldn’t Sit Down

~Where The Children Sleep

~It’s Impossible to Have an Honest Conversation About Weight

~The Second Amendment Is a Gun-Control Amendment

~ASU Sorority Girls Teased For Taking Selfies at Diamondbacks Game These announcers should be ashamed of themselves – the entire stadium was taking selfies for a contest! And, when the Diamondbacks tried to make it up to the sorority by offering them free tickets, the sorority asked that the team donate to a local domestic violence organization instead.

~“I Reported My Rape, and They Told Me It Never Happened.”

~A tumor stole every memory I had. This is what happened when it all came back

~The Death of Evan Murray

~Donald Trump is Not Going Anywhere

~The Ultimate Crowdsourced Map of Punny Businesses in America


~One of the ways I take time to relax is to give myself a manicure. It’s a good way for me to sit still for 30 minutes and chill out! Anyway, I tried a new top coat this week and it’s so amazing I wanted to share – the Essie Gel Setter Top Coat. It has made my manicure last twice as long as usual. Normally I have chips in my nails after 24 hours, but I made it more than 72 before there was any noticeable wear on my fingers. That’s huge for me!

He Named Me Malala

~Last month I saw an advanced screening of the film, He Named Me Malala, and was blown away. It was fascinating to see footage of this young woman, who seems larger than life, interacting with friends at school and fighting with her brothers – you know, acting like a normal kid (she was only 17 when the movie was filmed). I definitely recommend seeing it if you can (it’s starting to be released nationwide). There is footage of the aftermath of her shooting, with some images of her bandaged head and the blood-stained bus where she was shot, so while I think it’s a very important film for kids to see, keep that in mind before you take them along.


Hatch for Kids giveaway

~A lot of you have commented on my kids’ shirts from a company called Hatch for Kids. I have been a huge HfK fan for a couple years now. They have great shirts, sweatshirts, and hats for kiddos – the clothes are SO soft and comfortable.

Hatch for Kids

The cool people at Hatch for Kids want to give one of my readers at $50 card to spend in their store! To enter, just leave a comment telling me your favorite thing they sell. I love Annabel’s Kindergarten sweatshirt (she had the Preschool sweatshirt, too!), and I love that their stuff is gender-neutral so James will be able to wear Annabel’s old stuff! Contest is open to US Residents only (but they do ship worldwide!). Winner will be chosen next Sunday by Good luck!

Happy Sunday, everyone!


hfk winner

The winner is Mel J! Congrats, Mel, look for an email from me.

Thanks to everyone who entered!