Sunday, July 8, 2012

Weekend Links

a little snack break while playing on the square 

It's the weekend! Yeah! We have had so much fun the past few days doing family stuff and hanging out with friends, so I thought I'd sneak away while Henry is napping (and before I take one too) and share some links and fun sites to check out.

This past week was good. Busy, but good. I hosted a playdate Friday morning, and then Amber came over for a bit. It's so nice having her home- even just being able to chat on the phone and knowing my good friend is just 5 minutes away makes me so happy. Then yesterday Erin also came up from Phoenix and that always means a few things: lots of Henry laughter (he loves her), lots of Hugo's (we always get it), and not a lot of sleep (we always stay up talking for hours). All of those things were checked right off the list.

On a side note did you know that I fell asleep at 8pm on the 4th of July? I had a cute evening planned, watching the fireworks with Hank from our front yard (we have the BEST view)...but instead I fell asleep, a book open on my stomach. Oops.

Anyway, whatever you had planned for the weekend, I hope it was wonderful (and you were able to stay up past 8pm).


Say hi to Rachel, who writes one of my very favorite blogs- and someone Hank has known for many, many years! She shares delicious recipes and pretty photos. Plus, she's local!

10 grocery shopping tips for a whole foods/healthy approach.

I never thought I'd say this, but I really, really want to visit Idaho. Look how beautiful!

This is such a neat idea for travel photos.

4 easy steps to deal with difficult people. Love this.

Loving these simple, beautiful photos.

Movie night snacks- Sriracha lime popcorn anyone?

From my wishlist: these mustard wedges from Lulu's and this anchor skirt. Too cute.

Cherry Almond Crumble Squares- vegan and they look so tasty! I can't wait to make these.

A lovely quote.

The Life Story of a Kitchen Table.

101 books to read this summer instead of 50 Shades of Grey. Ha!

7 parenting tips for raising a lifelong learner.

A neat video - "This is Our Planet."

MAME Candles are one of my sponsors, but even if they weren't I'd be gushing about their soy-based candles. Seriously, check them out.

And speaking of sponsors, have you tried out Pave Life yet?

A couple blogs I'm loving: one and two.

And finally, an old post from the archives: My Life as an English Teacher and How I Got Here.


  1. Hi Danielle, Just wanted to say I absolutely love your blog. I love the weekend links you share - even though it is a major, MAJOR contributor to my internet surfing and purchasing ; )

  2. AH! I was born in Pocatello, Idaho! Most of my family remains there. It truly is beautiful. I spent most of my childhood summers there. I miss the scenery and crisp, cool nights. Almost went back for college. Small town and country life at its best. I only wish I had appreciated it more when I was a kid!

  3. Also LOVE that quote. I need to show Bry.

  4. You're so sweet, thanks for always supporting me on my blogging adventure! Awesome links, they always keep me entertained!

  5. love it!


  6. Off to enjoy some of your links, but had to say that I love that picture! The pants and shoes on that kid are awesome!

  7. Before I check out all those great links I have to say the mini Vans, mustard jeans and striped top are classic fashion perfection on someone so mini! Well done!!!!!!


  8. I live in Victor, ID. It's truly beautiful here! I live just over the mountain pass from Jackson, WY. The living is cheaper over here so I commute to work.
    Places you SHOULD go in Idaho are: Sandpoint, ID- Lots of pretty lakes and breathtaking views, Couer d'alene, ID- Very interesting place, almost feels like a resort! I also recommend Glacier National park(in Montana) - I go every August! Last but no least Grand Teton National Park and Yellowstone of course!!
    -Victoria Pasquale

  9. Lovin' the links :) Great picks to share!

    ♥ Naomi {Starry Eyes + Coffee Cups}

  10. Thanks so much for featuring glad you catched up on some zzz's by passing out early.. how you did it is a mystery though, our neighborhood sounded like a war zone!

  11. love your picks and thanks for linking me:):)

  12. Yay! Thank you for reposting your post about being an English teacher, Danielle. I have been busy lesson planning for student teaching in the fall, and am feeling SO bogged down! Your post made me remember the reason I am doing this, for those awesome kids and incredible literature. I can't wait!
    Thanks again!

  13. I always look forward to your weekend links! I have found many great blogs from these. Thanks Danielle!

  14. I'm so glad that I saw this and that I saw your posts about becoming an English teacher. I haven't been to college yet, I've spent my out of high school years being a nanny. I so badly want to go to become a kindergarten teacher, I just need a little something to get me going. Your post has definitely done that for me. And to see that you have tattoos and are a teacher makes it even better. I have six tattoos and that is one thing that always worries me.

  15. Wow! I really enjoyed your post and I find those weekend links cool and worth visiting. You did an excellent work. Thank you.