Friday, March 8, 2013

Weekend Links

Happy weekend friends! We are finally staying in town after what seems like a month of weekends away. Traveling and visiting family is so fun, but there comes a point where you just need to be at home. Grateful for a slow-paced weekend full of to-do list checks and good food.

This week I have a couple of fun things to share before we get into the links. The first thing is something I'm so excited about- my new bracelet gifted to me from Kendra Scott. They offer this neat service at their stores called The Color Bar, where you can go in and build your own jewelry (my pal Chelsea actually posted about it here). You can also do the same thing online which is what I did, since we live more than 100 miles from the nearest KS store. So awesome and the perfect Mother's Day gift. I also really connected with Kendra's story and was surprised to learn she actually started this business when she was pregnant and put on bed rest out of the spare bedroom of her house with only $500. Now, she's got a global jewelry brand...pretty inspiring right?

Here's the bracelet I designed, and I can't wait to go in with my Mom and have her design one too. So fun and I love that it's great on its own or can be worn layered too.

And now...some links!

One of my favorite people in the WORLD is blogging again! Go say hello!

Alissa's Currently for this week. And how adorable is her blog?

Love this necklace, as well as a ton of other things on this site (which I just discovered in the last five minutes- great prices too!).

And obsessed with these photos! Angela is amazing.

Okay if you have a little girl in your life you have GOT to get a set of the "Dani" headbands from Little HipSqueaks. Named after me! I love it!

A new shop to stalk love. So much cute vintage!

It's almost bikini season...and Bekah has completely inspired me.

Nora Ephron's Final Act. A must-read.

Wishlist: these sandals, this dress, and this handmade stationary set.

Two of my favorite things in one dessert- lemon and cheesecake!

Adore these house portraits.

9 passions, 9 ways to volunteer with them.

Pretty photos on Liz's blog.

Mermaid Lagoon Room. So cute!

Getting to know yourself, what you like and what you want in life.  

Say hello to Kellie and her stamp store- so excited to have her as a sponsor!

When traveling, are you a planner? Or is it your partner? Loved this post.

Okay, I want everything in this video.  

And speaking of videos, have you subscribed yet to Confessions of a Hair Stylist? Love her tutorials.

Advice for New Moms. A great read for Moms and non-Moms too!

What I Know About Fear, Now That I'm In My 20s.

Loving Jen's 5 Things.

Some wonderful blogs to check out: Forever Home and Old Brand New.

And finally, Dear Mom on the iPhone- It's Okay. Thoughts?

Which link was your favorite?



  1. I always love these posts from you! Gives me something to do on the weekends! Haha!

  2. Ahh, so much new stuff to check out! Thanks.

    Katie x
    And Katie // Beauty & Lifestyle

  3. "Dear Mom on the iPhone--It's OK" is one of the best things I've read in a long time! I linked to Megan's post today as well. She could've written that about a lot of things that moms get criticized for by others who make different choices ("Dear Mom who takes a day off work and still sends her kids to daycare--It's OK!" and so on).

  4. My experience with the "iPhone parents" has been very different. Less about a parent having so much to do because another parent is absent/working far away and more about socializing. I have seen parents completely ignore their child in the classroom in favor of gabbing to another parent about a social event or television show. Yes, we teach our students that they need to wait when someone is having a conversation, but when the conversations (or technological interactions) are so inconsequential, it mostly just seems unfair to the kid. Did I totally misinterpret this piece? Hmm.

    As for bikini's, the last time I wore one of those I was a pudgy baby. I grew up to be an equally pudgy adult, which I'm reasonably okay with. I don't think I'd be comfortable in a bikini and I've got too much going on upstairs that I don't trust that my girls would be secure in a bikini top!

  5. your links are my favorites to stalk 'cause you always pick out good stuff! happy weekend, dani!

  6. That jewelry by Kendra Scott is GORGEOUS. Great linking, as usual. :)

  7. I love the huffington post article. "Really?!"= my new parenting philosophy! haha!

  8. I gotta say, the "dear mom on the iphone" article really stirred up some stuff in me, but not in the way it did for 90% of the commenters. I still think most of the time, parents need to put their phones away.

    To me, that article was making people feel like it's totally ok for them to ignore their kids at the park, at home, or where ever and weirdly made it seem like a good thing to do. I'm sorry but I'm sure most of the time, parents aren't doing anything so saintly (i felt the entire post had a weird saintly vibe) and are just checking in obsessively with twitter, email, instagram and facebook. I know that's how it was for me before I got rid of my iphone anyway.

    Yes all parents need time out, breaks, some space to do something for themselves but I think the big issue not discussed at all in this article was that for most of us, smartphones are addictive and compulsive things in our lives. Surely it can't hurt to put the phone in your handbag and watch your kids for 30 minutes at the park?

    I felt from reading the comments, that most people were like "oh phew! it's not bad for me to tune out" because obviously they've all felt guilty about it at one point or another. Maybe if you're feeling guilty about your smart phone habit you should look objectively at what is going on, not search out articles that justify your addiction.

    Perhaps I'm looking at this far too seriously, but since switching off myself, I'm so sad to see so many people looking into their laps everywhere I go.

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  10. Beautiful jewelry!
    Jillian -

  11. I always love the tiny buddah links you post! It's a blog I plan to explore more because they're so inspiration and just great reminders!

    xo Sara from

  12. Love that jewelry--and what a great idea!
    Great links again…I'm half-way through them and have found a few for the first time! Thank you.
    Yes, the iPhone post is one to chew on--I think I agree with everyone at once. :)

  13. That bracelet is stunning, love the pale coral colours xoxo

  14. That bracelet is gorgeoous! What colors did you choose? I really am loving the mint they have.

  15. I read Nora Ephron's final act and I cried, and I cried, and I cried. And you know what, that cry felt pretty good. Thank you for sharing. What a beautiful piece.

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