Friday, August 24, 2018

Links I Love, Right Now

Madewell x Karen Walker skirt

Right now is a very busy time for my husband's job (for those who don't know, he works in the music industry and is on the road about half the year for work), which means lots of nights of putting the kids to bed myself - and lots of early mornings getting them ready myself. A logical person would go to bed as early as possible for this reason, but for me, it somehow means staying up even later than usual to worry about things that deserve no worry and mindlessly browse the internet. It's a win for you though, friends, because it's one of those weeks where I get to share all of my random finds with you.

Plantains are one of my favorite foods. Need to try this baked plantain recipe, stat.

I lived in a school bus in Leadville, Colorado back in the late 90s. True story. And this tiny bus home is giving me all the nostalgic hippie feels.

Emmett starts preschool a week from Tuesday. While Essley was all, "BYEEEE" on her first day at his age, he's much shyer than she ever was, and I'm a little nervous about how he'll react. This article on how to deal with separation anxiety in little ones was helpful.

Interesting: what young women think about the midterm elections.

I've been eyeing a whole lot of denim skirts lately, but this one (seen in image above) takes the cake.

The late great Aretha Franklin was a truly incredible women. I learned so much about her life reading her obituary. (And did you know that she became a mother at the age of 12?!)

I just ordered these custom "first day of school" chalkboard signs for the kids and am excessively excited to get them, despite the nightmare that will undoubtedly occur when Emmett is expected to sit still and hold a sign for a picture.

Anybody else surprised by (but embracing) Birkenstock's unlikely rise back into fashion over the last few years? (While cleaning out boxes a few months ago I came across an almost unworn pair of mine from the late 90s that I have, for better or worse, been wearing all summer.)

I used to design eco-friendly clothes for a living, so I'm feeling super inspired by this woman's journey into remaking old clothes into new ones.

Guys, microplastics are being found in drinking water, fish, sea salt, and freaking beer. Scary.

I am nowhere near ready for fall (or fall clothes), but I'd be lying if I said I wasn't coveting these boots in a big way.

Love her or hate her (but really, how can you not love her?), here are 12 things we learned from Joanna Gaines.

This week dragged for me, but that means I'm especially grateful it's Friday. Emmett is getting his first ever haircut today you guys! His hair is shoulder length right now, so the chance of tears (from me, not him) is high. I'll try to share over on my Instagram Stories.

Do you have anything fun planned this weekend? I'm mainly going to be going through my kids' clothes and getting things organized for school to start (don't be jealous), but I think we'll plan for a few fun activities too. I sure wish summer didn't fly by so quickly...


1 comment:

  1. I cannot wait to see a picture of Emmett’s hair!!


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