Friday, February 17, 2012

Weekend links // Odds & Ends

enjoying a lazy morning with Henry - we put a huge blanket on the living room floor and got nice and cozy

Heeey weekend! I already wrote about my big plans yesterday in my Currently post, but tonight I'm getting tattooed and I'm really excited. And dreading it...but more so excited. My friend Natalie is going to come hang out too, so that makes it even better. Thank you Nat! It's kind of like a fun girl date without our kiddos, except I'll be getting continuously poked by a needle for a few hours. Luckily I'm just getting the top of my thigh tattooed so it won't be too horrible.

In other news, Henry's development is skyrocketing and he is changing every single day. He is SUCH a ham and the biggest chatterbox ever. He's basically running all over the house and getting into everything. It's pretty insane. On the shopping list for this weekend? Baby gates! I'm finishing up a Henry post so I'll talk more about all of this next week, and include some videos too.

Anyway, here are some links for you to check out. Happy weekend!
Do you want your very own personalized, monogram print? Well lucky for you the ladies over at The Wedding Chicks have made it possible with their free printable. Seriously, click on over. You can personalize it with a "loves" "and" or "+," and then of course with your initials. So cute.

Take a minute to check out Vanny's gorgeous redesign. Love it, Vanessa!

Congratulations to Mandy from Harper's Happenings for her fantastic Levis commerical! Awesome, right?! I absolutely love it. Yay, Mandy!

How to store fresh produce. Very helpful and I definitely learned a few things.

25 fonts for font snobs. I'm by no means a font snob, but I do enjoy a good font or two. This is a great list!

This would be an amazing and unique wedding gift (from one of my favorite Etsy artists).

Angela's baby shower was perfection. But really, did I expect anything else?

I loved Sara's round up of her Instagram photos

Make your own bowtie for you own little gentleman.

10 things not to say to a pregnant woman. Vanessa nailed it!

I'm pretty into this DIY rotating goals list. So simple yet so genius.

Loving Jen's "Weekly Parenting Ups & Downs."

Krista did a fun A-Z love post the day after Valentine's. 

I'm so excited to try this product out post-tattoo. Ink Butter is a new sponsor of mine and I've heard such good things about them from friends- looking forward to seeing for myself!

Little lemon souffles! YUM.

5 honest tips about growing your blog.

I just love Kristine's unique style- it may sound funny but visiting her site is such a treat!

Really enjoyed these 10 inspiring images of famous couples.

I'm such a sucker for a love story (I have one more to share later today!) and Aileen's is super sweet.

And finally, a new favorite and an old favorite.


  1. i love checking out your links Danielle, What a great way to wind down after a long day at work, thanks

  2. The Monogram heart names are beautiful! thank you for that link!

  3. I just discovered the "whole family fair" blog about a week ago and absolutely love it. I realized lately that I'm more and more attracted to food blogs actually. Thanks for sharing "not without salt" the food sounds fantastic, and love the photography!

    I really have to say danielle. You're blog is the only one I really never skip reading. I love your writing and how you talk about personal things. It really gets me inspired!

    Hope your tattoo appointment goes by in a spiffy and that the bugger needle wont be too hard on ya.

    Can't wait to see the piece! :)


  4. If you can, get some California Poppy tincture to help your body stay relaxed and calm (thus minimizing the pain) for your tattoo. I just used it on a medium-big piece and it helped (lower hip on my back, wrapping up to the inner ribs/flank.) I have another session, so will use the tincture again. Take the tincture about 30mins-1hr before you start, then again right before you start and every hour thereafter. Will really help. It doesn't get rid of the pain, just makes it more tolerable (ie, helped me focus on my breathing for the really difficult parts.)

  5. I can't wait to see your new tattoo! I've been wanting to get another one too. I can't wait to check out the list. There's so many things catching my eye. The monogram is awesome! :) Have a great weekend + I hope the tattoo pain isn't too bad.

  6. The list of things you shouldn't say to pregnant women is just genius. I especially love, “Can you believe that a baby’s going to come out of there? Sex will never be the same again!” I have heard that come out of people's mouths more than once.

  7. oh my gosh! that free printable is SO great. thank you for sharing xoxo

  8. Love them all. I love the font snob list. I'm becoming obsessed!


  9. that free print generator is amazing! thanks for sharing :)

  10. Good luck with the tattoo! And thanks for the free printable, it's great. I'd like to hear more about baby gates - we haven't needed them thus far, but we're moving and the new place will require at least two.

  11. Thank you for sharing my link, Danielle, and for always providing us with such great content.

  12. ah I can't wait to see the tattoo! Henry is such a little munchkin. Can I steal him? ;)

  13. Thank you so much for the free fonts; absolutely fantastic!

    I also love the link to the post of what not to say to a pregnant woman; i don't have any kids but my family own a shop selling baby items so i deal with pregnant women a lot and hear these grievances so often!

  14. thank you for your support always friend! love you!

  15. We all need a time for ourselves.That's the time we unwind.
    Girl friends hang out is great thing to take a deep breath.

  16. Wow thanks for all the fun links. Love the Whole Family Fare and can't wait to try a lot of her recipes. The free fonts and monogram are awesome. Hope your not too bummed about not getting tattooed. Have a great weekend.

  17. thanks again for all the links, it's a real treat,
    love from Belgium

  18. I am always so surprised when you feature me on your weekend links! Thank you so much, lady!!