Monday, February 4, 2013

Weekend Links, on a Monday

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Well, the weekend ran away from me and I wasn't able to get to this post until now. So Weekend Links on a Monday, sound good? I'll be posting a good old-fashioned update post (maybe a Currently?) in a bit too so I'll keep this section short and sweet, but it was such a fun weekend! Family, family and more family...just the way we like it.

Here are some links for your Monday, starting off with a review. <3



The lovely ladies at Jordana Paige contacted me about sending me one of their knitting bags a few weeks back, and my first thought was, "but I don't knit!" Still, I checked out their site, and realized that although their bags are geared for hip, crafty ladies (or men who like stylish handbags), they are also geared for ANYONE who has a love for pretty bags with pockets to hold all of their belongings. And who needs pockets and compartments in a bag more than a Mom? No one. So I told Jordana Paige that I would love to try out one of their bags, and they sent me over one of their new designs, the Cezanne, in gray. When it arrived I was immediately drawn to it's beautiful color and the rich leather. So pretty! Then I looked inside...and fell in love with how many little areas there were for all of my things. Knitting bag, Mom bag, school bag, whatever- it's the perfect accessory to keep all of your things organized. I've been carrying the bag all week and just adore it, and recommend Jordana Paige to all of you! Check them out here. And thanks again JP for sending such a lovely satchel my way.

Rachel's blog always makes me so happy, and this post reminds me of the East Coast where I grew up. Just lovely.

Marlyn is THE cutest. I especially like this outfit.

So fun being a part of this gift guide on Jordana's blog.


The Fault in Our Stars movie just might be my most-anticipated film coming up!

Looking for an easy way to export and download you Instagram photos? I just used and it's really wonderful, and easy to use.

Have you tried Hive products yet? They are one of my sponsors this month and I'm so obsessed with their soap!

Love this simple and pretty Valentine's cards.

And love this Love Lunch. Love, love! How many times can I say love in this post?

This apple tart looks amazing.

And more recipe goodness: vegan bananas foster baked oatmeal.

So into triangles lately. Weird thing to say, but it's true.

This afternoon I'll be making one of these photobooks- super excited to see how it turns out!

The end of courtship? Great article on the NY Times.

The Nature Lab: super neat.

And this pillow: super cute.

The main difference between Instagram and Vine. Yup.

Amazing photograph. And check out this post about the floating villages of Cambodia.

Adore this "Us" sign. Simple and sweet.

Pantheia is a partner of mine this month and they're the neatest company- "The Pantheia philosophy is simplicity. Our local artisans produce cool jewelry, different clothing, and fashion accessories for refined individuals with a fondness for simple, beautiful design." Check 'em out!

Thinking of how I'll be doing Henry's "big boy" room, and bookmarking all sorts of prints, including this cute little fox.

So much cute stuff I don't even know what to do.

Pretty pouches and amazing couches. Too bad the couch is a million dollars.

The most beautiful (free, downloadable) desktop background.

SO excited about this movie! Hank is not. 

Stopping Comparisons: Reclaim Reality and Raise Your Self-Esteem.

And finally, Sendak's 'Brother's Book': An Elegy, A Farewell.



  1. I just ordered three books from Artifact Uprising yesterday! Originally I was planning on making one book with one page for each week of my baby's first year, then I realized narrowing down my instagrams of her to just 1 or even 4 a week was an impossible task so I decided to make one for each month instead, oops.

  2. I actually have tried The Hive - love her lip balm - it's yummy. What great links (especially for a slow afternoon at work) ;) Have a lovely day! xo

  3. I laughed so hard at the Instagram vs. Vine thing, haha! And that black & white photo of the man feeding the birds is amazing. Also, the stopping comparisons post is so pertinent and I'm glad you shared it

    xo Ashley

  4. That dating article was interesting, but it made me kind of angry, too. If you don't want to have a relationship start that way, you don't need to accept that from someone. There were some good points raised, but I think I need to sit on this one for a bit. Hmm. (Also, I think it was terrifying for me to ask a dude for his number via Facebook, so I think I was brave for doing it)

  5. i would LOVE mae whitman to play hazel in the fault of our stars.

    also, your 'truth' link isn't working.

  6. AH! I think Mae Whitman would be perfect to play Hazel. I love her.

    And I am loving the desktop backgrounds.

  7. I can't wait to see Safe Haven too but I'm pretty sure I will have to drag my husband to go with me, haha :)

  8. First of all, love that bag. SO cute.

    Annndd I'm super excited about that movie too. I'm reading the book and should be done in time. Luckily B doesn't complain too much when I request we see movies like that. He likes You've Got Mail and When Harry Met Sally so... :)

  9. Oooh, I'm not sure about Mae Whitman playing Hazel (I can't believe that article calls her Hazel Grace, ONLY Gus can call her that ;) ). I think they need someone a little younger.

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  11. Ahhhh I love the bag! With tax returns on their way I've been trying to find a good, real leather bag for my camera, my projects, crocheting and mama to 3 boys and a girl on the way. I need lots of room and pockets :) I was wondering if they gave you a discount code for your followers by any chance?

    I also want to see Safe Haven. I'm not even really sure what it's about but the previews make it look like a good old tear jerker!

    Love your weekend links.


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