Friday, February 5, 2016

Links I Love, Right Now

It's Friday! It's Friday! I'll admit that with two tiny children and a husband on the road, Fridays don't mean much to me this time of year in terms of, like, raging the night away (or even relaxing). But regardless of the situation, Fridays just don't possess the ability to suck, so I'm celebrating right along with the rest of you.

One positive aspect of repeated middle-of-the-night nursing sessions is lots of time to mindlessly browse the internet, which in turns means finding all sorts of cool things that I can then share with all of you. And that brings us to a new Links I Love post. May these interesting/fun/thought-provoking/silly findings from this week bring you as much bleary-eyed, 3 AM joy as they have me.

Twitter user @Daurmoth shows what it would be like if male scientists were written about like women. Pretty interesting.

I must be living under a rock, because I just discovered H&M Home. This patterned cushion cover (also seen in top image) shall soon be mine (for $9.99!). Also way into these "Let's Stay in Bed" pillowcases and these cool copper wire baskets.

So into this tour of Chip and Joanna Gaines' farmhouse. (By the way, I want to be BFFs with these two. I freaking love them. Killer style and great personalities.)

This piece, titled 10 Amazing Things That Start Happening When You Stop Giving a Shit About Being Weird, seriously rocks.

These gorgeous paintings by David Bowie made me tear up a little. That man epitomized the term creative genius.

If you buy me this dress I will love you forever. Or this one. Okay, or this one.

I absolutely love this article that talks about how in the '70s and '80s, Sesame Street often showed nursing mothers. These days, instead of breastfeeding, they choose to show only bottle feeding. I will never judge mothers for how they choose to feed their babies, whether by breast or bottle, breastmilk or formula, but it makes me sad that today's society often chooses to censor something so natural and healthy.

According to Time, emotional intelligence is a huge driver of success. Check out these 18 behaviors of emotionally intelligent people.

How cool is this? 19 photos that accidentally look like renaissance art.

I just discovered Piggy Paint non-toxic nail polish and immediately ordered this set for Essley. She is currently sporting her very first mani/pedi and can't stop showing everyone her little fingers and toes. I can't wait to get her a bunch more colors.

This mom donated her 7 month old son's organs after he died. In doing so, she and her son saved three lives. (Get out your box of tissues for this one. It's pretty incredible.)

I find this so interesting: scientists say the moon really does impact rainfall on earth.

Have you come across any particularly cool links this week? What are your plans for the weekend? I'll likely be spending it cleaning spit-up breastmilk off my clothing and/or removing chewed crayon from my toddler's mouth. Don't be jealous. Oh yeah, and I'm getting my hair cut tomorrow afternoon, which means a whole hour of responsibility-free bliss. I'm sure I'll share some sort of picture of the experience on Instagram and/or Snapchat (@bubbyandbean), if you're curious to see how excited I get about that sort of stuff lately. It's the little things, guys.



  1. Cool links! Finally a great article that appreciates EQ above IQ! I cut off my hair two months ago, but it's grown back pretty fast :) Have fun!

  2. H&M Home is my jam! I recommend it to clients who need some affordable finishing touches, but are unwilling to try IKEA (which is silly, but that's another story for another day). Also, I've never seen Chip and Joanna's real house before and I'm so jealous of their mega-open concept floor plan.

  3. I want all of those free people dresses too please! =) Oh and I'm crying over that video. So beautiful. Happy weekend, I hope you can get some sleep!

  4. Yes to yassss about embracing your weirdness. That video of the donor mom has me in tears. <3 Your posts are always wonderful. Lots of love and light to you and your home while your husband is away.

  5. So cool about the moon and rainfall. Love the h & m home stuff, I had no idea either!


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