Thursday, September 11, 2014

I Compared All The Nail Wraps So You Don't Have To

If you've read the title, you should already know what you're getting into, and you only get one warning.  I am going to spend a lot of time talking about nail art and there are no apologies.  

Monday, September 8, 2014

Monday Morning Roundup 9.8.14

Happy Monday, Friends!  I'm sensing a bit of fall crispness in the air.  It makes me want to curl up in a sweater and watch When Harry Met Sally with a cup of cocoa.  Except then I'd be dripping with sweat.  It's not actually that cold out yet, and I'm counting on another 6 weeks of Fummer (Fall + Summer).  

School has started again.  Boo is in 1st Grade this year, and gets on the bus at an ungodly hour.  Since Punky and I are already awake, we've been using the morning hours to tackle housecleaning and errand-running.  It's a fact that the early bird catches the race car before all the other kids get to Home Depot.


Here are some inspiring, thought-provoking links.  I'm not just saying that.  Every one of these articles gave me hope that we still want to unplug and connect with other human beings in our technology-driven world.  I feel like my week is off to a fresh start after reading these.

I Sent All My Text Messages in Calligraphy for a Week 

Why We Humblebrag About Being Busy

I Quit Liking Things on Facebook for Two Weeks

Friday Night Meatballs: How To Change Your Life With Pasta 

What I Instagrammed Vs. What Was Really Happening 

Have a great week!

Friday, August 8, 2014

It Takes A Team. The Super Awesome Food Allergy Super Team

As we faced our childrens' diagnoses of food allergies and FPIES, we found ourselves overwhelmed by the responsibilities of keeping them safe, making sure they are getting what they need, and pursuing the right medical care.  We learned early on that we needed to round up some pretty awesome people to make up our support team.  Like superheroes, they all have their own special superpowers and are just a call or email away.

Tuesday, July 22, 2014

Best Kids Clearance Sales Right Now (Part II)

Hey, friends!  I promised one more installment of my favorite kids' clearance deals going on right now.  I've found some more awesome things that I'm seriously thinking about buying ahead in the next size up.

Monday, July 21, 2014

Monday Morning Roundup: Best kids clearance sales right now (Part I)

Happy Monday, Friends

This week I'm looking online for fantastic clearance kids' clothes.  I admit, my habit of buying ahead means my kids wardrobes are pretty much stocked for the next 12 months.  But some of these sales are just too tempting.  Most retailers are busy getting rid of their summer stock, so it's not hard to come up with cheap shorts, tanks, and swimwear.  But I did see a surprising amount of clothes that can easily transition into Back-to-school and Fall.

Here are a sampling of my favorite online finds, with shipping info as well.  Keep in mind that sizes and colors are limited in many of these styles.

Monday, June 30, 2014

Monday Morning Round-up: A Few Favorite Apps, Websites, and Blogs.

Morning, people!

This week for my Monday Morning Round-up, I wanted to tell you about a few apps, websites, and blogs that I use frequently.  Some of these are pretty old (at least to me), but they're the kinds of things I like so much I want to make sure everyone knows about them.  And there are no pictures this week.  You actually have to read through all this.  Sorry!

Monday, June 23, 2014

Monday Morning Round Up 6.23.14

Happy Monday friends!  Did you have a fabulous weekend?  Here in Minneapolis, we had the first sunny weekend in quite a while, and it was lovely.  

Our family celebrated Boo turning six with a Minecraft-themed party.  What can I say?  Nothing I made for the party was Pinterest-worthy, but he loved it and had a great time.  


Here are some links:

Another gem from McSweeney's: I Regret To Inform You That My Wedding To Captain Von Trapp Has Been Cancelled.

Stop Saving Your Stickers

What you can use to pit cherries if you don't have a cherry pitter

Photographs of the Last Women Footbinders of China 

Look at this breathtaking picture of a delta in Iceland.

Travelling with food allergies this summer?  Look at this chart Comparing Airlines' Allergy Policies.  And then, if you're like me, shake your head in wonder that ANY of them still hold on to the ridiculous peanut tradition.