Friday, September 8, 2017

Links I Love, Right Now

It's the elusive Links I Love post! These posts are few and far between these days, but since I'm no longer nursing Emmett 1746 times during the night, there is a lot less time to mindlessly peruse the internet at 3 AM. (Side note: I am, however, still nursing him. It's usually just before bed, but yeah. He turns 20 months tomorrow and would probably nurse for, like, 12 more years if I let it go that long. I genuinely love breastfeeding, but part of me is starting to feel slightly more than a little over it. But we'll save that for another post.) That said, I've happened to stumble upon some pretty cool links this week at the random times I have been online, and because I love you guys so much, I'm going to share them. Enjoy.

Have you guys seen the We Carry Kevan project? This (at least partially) restores my faith in humanity. This is true friendship.

This isn't a link I came across, but it includes 10 important links, and I'm sharing it again in case you missed it here on the blog last week: 10 Ways To Directly Help Those Affected By Harvey.

The embroidered denim jacket you see in the image at the top of this post is majorly on my fall wish list right now.

I love this digital guide to all the September issues of fashion magazines.

Oh man did I need this one this week. 8 ways to respond to toddler tantrums (without time-outs).

This little girls' dress is so cute (and only $12!).

A photographer visited and photographed sites from 1960s postcards, and the difference is intense.

I used to wear a Jawbone fitness band everyday until late last year when I decided it had broken one too many times. I am not a motivated person when it comes to exercise and need to be held accountable, so I broke down and get this Fitbit a couple days ago after spending way too much time looking at different models on line this week. Anyone else have it? Reviews?

So many good sales going on at H&M right now!

These photos of Barack Obama moving Malia into her Harvard dorm just make me love him even more than I already did.

As those of you follow me on Instagram know, I've been struggling with eczema on my eyelids and next for over two years. After numerous doctors and specialists couldn't figure out a solution, I finally had intensive allergy testing done and found out one of the biggest culprits was dust mites. I'm still having issues, but they have improved substantially, and I think part of the reason is this amazing air purifier I picked up. It wasn't cheap ($90), but I considered it a health investment. (And nope, this isn't a link I came across this week, but I still wanted to share since some of you are on the eczema journey as well!)

These beer-brewing monks are helping an rebuild earthquake-devastated town in Italy. So cool.

A glimmer of hope in the fight against school bullying.

It's an embroidered wireless speaker! Gimme!

Do you have anything fun planned this weekend? Robbie and I get to have a date night - woohoo! (Wish us luck... Last time we attempted this we had to leave in the middle of a movie because we got a call that Essley was vomiting. Good times.) We also registered Essley for a "tiny tots track meet" tomorrow morning and she is so excited. Robbie is a marathon runner and Essley has been talking about being in a race herself forever, so I think it will be really fun. (I'm sure there will be plenty of live action from it on my IG Stories.) Other than that, I'm hoping for some downtime. This was Essley's first week back at school, and she starts back at ballet and soccer this week, in addition to gymnastics, so in terms of work and regular life, the season of chaos has begun again. Did I also mention we have less than six weeks to finally find a house to buy and move into it (long story)? It's just intense in general right now. This is Robbie's first weekend home in forever, so it will be nice to have some such needed chill family time, even if just for an afternoon. I hope your weekend is everything you're wishing it will be! See you back here Monday.



  1. Oh gosh, the house hunt continues - fingers crossed the right thing will come along right when you need it! Also, I really do hope that denim jacket makes its way into your wardrobe because it's just so you. Happy Friday!

  2. The We Carry Kevan story is so amazing! I hope you have a great weekend, it sounds lke things are crazy for you rigt now!

  3. Those speakers look awesome. I love it when useful things look good too. I've heard about the We Carry Kevan story a while ago, amazing! Going to have a look at the Barack Obama photos now.


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