Weekend Links.

Sunday, November 23, 2014

Good Morning! Hope you all are having a wonderfully, indulgent, and relaxing Sunday morning.  For the first time in about 7.5 years, both boys are upstairs watching a movie (Toy Story 3) and eating cereal together... alone!  All of a sudden yesterday, the two of them decided that they could actually play together for hours and not call out for one of us to come over every thirty seconds.  I'm sure it's just a wonderful, and short lived phase they are going through, but you can bet my husband and I didn't waste a second and have been spending as much time as we can drinking coffee in bed, and even snuck in a nap yesterday afternoon.  Crazy, I know!  The rest of our weekend has been full of excitement!  On Saturday, the LM had his first BIG skate competition and skated in the 14 and under group.  He looked so little out there, and despite being nervous, he was so brave and did a great job! This momma couldn't have been any prouder.  Today, I'm sneaking in a much needed yoga class and then it's off to another birthday party they go! 

Whatever you plans, I hope you have a great day! Here are a few fun links that caught my eye this week. 

The perfect song for a Sunday morning.

Jenna Lyons at Solange's wedding.  Stop it.  Stop it right now.  So, so, so good.

I am beyond impressed with this 13 year old yoga instructor... and she's from my hometown!

I finally caved and made my first (and only) holiday decor purchase.  I absolutely adore these little wreaths!  I like to hang one on top of another.

Why successful people wear the same thing every day.

Always late to the party, I am OBSESSED with Serial.  If you've been holding out, seriously give it a listen, you will be hooked!

... and of course, there are charts for people like me who can't get enough.

Loeffler Randall is having a big sale.  Right now I'm coveting these and these.

Why HGTV is nothing like real life... so true, and man this hits close to home after the week we've had!

Things you should always pick up at the flea market for your kitchen.

Speaking of kitchens, an incredible peek inside a legendary cookbook editor's kitchen.  What a warm space!

I just snapped these up (at 40% off) and plan on wearing them every. single. day. for the next five months.

While I don't strongly agree, or disagree, with this opinion piece, I did find the almost 500 comments to be a fascinating discussion on motherhood in this modern era.  If you are looking for a time suck, this is it.

Today, the little guy and I are going to make these healthy muffins for this week's breakfast.  I'll be sure to report back!

love all four of these 4 fall outfits.  Although, fall in New England is typically freezing, so I'm filing these away for spring (which seems really, really far away, doesn't it?)

I love this little holiday themed snack.

Finally, lately I can stop thinking about those kids from Newtown.  Maybe it's because another anniversary marking the tragedy is coming up, or maybe it's because I have a first grader and all I can see is how magical this age is, how perfect 6 and 7 year olds really are.  I have to say, after the shooting I really, truly believed something would be done to protect our children.  Clearly, that hasn't been the case.  Here is a list of all 91 (!!!!) school shootings in America SINCE Sandy Hook.  When will we say enough is enough?

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Lou said...

Hi! Fascinating mother article - comments are still growing - and I can safely say that I applaud her honesty. I am often stunned by how little opinion there is amongst mothers on anything of interest; so wrapped up they are in their kid's lives. The description of the mothers 40 years ago smoking and chatting about writers resonates with me. That is what has been lost. Although I loathe smoking!! Thanks for sharing; I wouldn't have seen this otherwise. Have a great Sunday - the kids playing together is a God send. L x

Valerie said...

Wow! I know when my children first played together (it's a little different with a 9 y/o girl and 4 y/o boy - they don't have much in common) but I kind of wandered aimlessly around the house for a while. I had no idea what to do with myself! I'm so used to constantly having a child by my side, or on my lap, or doing my hair, or pulling my sleeve - you know how it is. I finally realized I could actually do some cleaning during the day (instead of after bedtime) for a change and as soon as the cleaners had set enough to be wiped off, guess who was back on my back (litterally!) I'm glad you decided to just enjoy the time with your husband. That's great.
And thanks for the articles! Thought provoking. (and I love your style)