I'm going to start this post completely off topic because I just have to say something about the fact that today is, in my opinion, one of the best days of the year. This is because today is the first Friday in March, my friends. It goes without saying that Fridays are just great days. And the minute March begins I start to feel renewed (because I love spring with every ounce of my being). So when you combine the two, I feel like it's a day destined for greatness.
And now that I've gotten that out of the way, let's get to the links, man! This is actually not the kind of week I normally reserve for the Links I Love series. Robbie has been on the road all week, which means I've been on full time kid duty on top of working, which therefore means I've had a lot less time than usual for pretty much everything - especially for spending on the internet. That said, despite the fact that I'm so exhausted once the kids are finally asleep that I can barely keep my eyes open, I need a little time to myself to wind down. That time would much better be reserved for reading a book, of course, but instead, I end up online reading news and window shopping and checking out blogs. And when I find cool stuff, I mean I obviously have to share it with all of you. So here goes:
So, um, who else watched the Oscars? Yikes. I loved this NY Times piece titled ‘Moonlight,’ ‘La La Land’ and What an Epic Oscars Fail Really Says.
Have you guys seen this awesome post on the "X-Plan," or how to give kids (mainly teens) a way out when in uncomfortable situations where they're feeling peer pressure? It involves a simple text (one great thing about the fact that today's generations of teens have cell phones), and it makes a whole lot of sense.
I am officially an auntie to a 10 week old Husky named Laika. (My sister got a puppy!) It's given me some serious dog fever, I have to say, and got lost in this fun article on 27 things you need if your dog is your best friend. (I miss you forever Bubby dog!)
My friend and fellow mama Terra bravely shared her postpartum depression story on her blog on Tuesday. It's a raw, beautiful read, and it's so important. Please read and share.
I need to make myself a sangria tequila snow cone. Immediately.
Someone please design me a house that looks exactly like this.
One of our regular customers over at the Bubby & Bean Art shop named Emily, who is, in her words, a breast cancer thriver, is raising funds for a program called I Em Strong. Through this program she will volunteer with oncology centers, hospitals, and non-profits, create programs specifically geared towards women healing from breast cancer (and treatment), and help empower women through yoga and its philosophies. Please check out her inspiring story and campaign right here.
I was a major clog fan in the '90s and this seriously beautiful pair of clogs (also seen in top image) might just make me become one again.
I know I mentioned this in my last Links I Love post too, but I have to do it again because it's just that good. My friend Jessica's gorgeously photographed, all plant-based (!) cookbook 'One Part Plant' is now available to purchase. (I shared one of the recipes and gushed about why I love it in this post, in case you missed it.)
Another ICYMI - I was over on Prevention.com last week talking about how a sugar addict (me!) gave up all forms of sugar for 7 days. Check it out if you want to see what happened.
An architect turned an old cement factory into his home and the interior is AMAZING.
I don't eat meat, but aside from the beef and stuff, I'm all about these "authentic American taco" recipe ideas. Tacos forever.
This dress is so simple and beautiful, and best of all, looks like it would be really comfortable without being sloppy. I think I'm going to get it. (The $29.99 price tag is definitely helping my case.)
Enjoy the first Friday and weekend of the first month of spring. (Hurray!) We'll be at the park pretending it's 10 degrees warmer than it actually is. See you Monday!
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