Friday, May 17, 2013

Weekend Links

Making progress on the backyard. Next up, pretty lights! ✨
Lately we've been all about working on our backyard - our patio is completed and next up is grass. Tonight we put up some pretty lights too. I'm so happy that we're finally making some progress (slowly but surely) after owning our home for over 2 years. So exciting. :)

Hiii! I'm so happy it's the weekend. We're doing our Mother's Day celebration this Sunday because we were driving home for 7 hours last Sunday, and I'm really excited. I can't decide what we should do either- relax around the house? Take a day trip? Go downtown and hang out? We shall see!

I hope your week was awesome. I so appreciate all of you who stop by everyday, and I wish all of you the happiest of weekends too!

Here are some favorite things from around the web this week...

Do you use Jux? I've talked about it a ton over the past few months and for good reason- it's the way I document my every day stuff that's important, but doesn't always make it onto the blog! And good news, it's coming to your phone! Their mobile app is set to launch soon, and Jux is giving away a few Beta apps to a few of you. To win one, simply leave a comment below with your email, letting me know you'd like to try it. If you haven't tried Jux yet, but you're someone who loves telling your story, or even someone who just likes to try to new cool thing before anyone else does, you've gotta get this on your phone!

If you have little ones with a ton of cold-weather clothes, but maybe not a ton of warm-weather ones, check out this post on Small Fry for some inspiration.

An awesome playground workout.

Love/want/need this for C's room. And this print too!

Big news that I'm SO excited to be a part of! This summer is going to be amazing.

My friend Megan started a new project and I'm SO excited for her. If you've ever been interested in eating Paleo or even learning more about a healthy way of living, check this out!

100 rules of dinner.

2 amazingly delicious-looking quinoa recipes: one and two.

An interview with 16-year old Angelina Jolie.

So as you guys know I'm not a coffee drinker, but Hank is. And if you are anything like him, you HAVE to sign up for Tonx. He is loving it! Let me (us!) know if you give it a try, or get a subscription as a gift for someone. That's how he got hooked.

The cutest pouches I ever did see.

Feel like shopping? Also check out the vegan handbags at Claret, and use code "sometimessweet15" for 15% off your entire purchase.

If you click on one link, click on this: "Not Just a Girl." LOVE THIS.

Bee Sting Cake. Yum!

Etsy wishlist: this print, these outdoor cushions, this sweater (with an 'L' for Lucy), and this quilt for Charlie.

What's the deal with Apple Cider Vinegar?

You probably already downloaded it...but just in case, be sure to check out the A Beautiful Mess app. I'm loving it!

Go here and type in your Twitter name. Seriously, go.

Margo is giving me baby that even possible when you're already pregnant? And let's not even talk about Ms. Bee or little Gwen over here. Swoon.

These coconut oatmeal bars look so good. And now I want a cookie...

How great is this toy camera?

If you have a little guy in your life, he NEEDS one of these. Both Henry and Charlie have a matching pair and I can't wait to see them in them.

A list of detestable literary characters who aren't quite villians. Enjoyed this read.

Adored this funny clip over on Elizabeth's blog. 

30 abandoned places that look truly beautiful.

And finally, 24 painful things you must do to grow up.


  1. I was just on my jux today and was thinking how great it would be if they had an app for it! I can't wait, it's gonna be great!

  2. , I want to try it!!

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  4. OMG, typed in my twitter name and one of the things that popped up was our son's birth announcement!!! Hilarious.. Love it, thanks for sharing.

    Also, I started a jux account last summer! But I'm mostly on my ipad, and it didn't work so well, so I'm super excited to hear they're finally coming out with an app! I would looooooove to try it :)

  5. I started using Jux at your recommendation last summer, and it has been the best way to share our new baby with family that lives far away! We love it--I would love to try the mobile app! Happy gardening!

  6. i did the twitter name and at first i was like "this is stupi--HAHAHA" lol

  7. I would love to try the Jux mobile app :)

    1. oops you can cancel my entry - just got the invite to beta test the app so I'm already on it :) thanks anyways

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  12. I enjoy these links, thanks! :-)

  13. Id be super keen to try the Jux app!


  14. I love Jux and I used to use it regularly but found it was hard to keep up without having it on my phone. I am so glad they're creating a phone app for it! I can't wait!

    Also, I adored the "Not Just a Girl" post you shared. What a great way to teach young ladies about real women who have changed the way of life for women today. One of my favorite posts ever. Thanks for sharing!

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  16. The "Not Just A Girl" link made me really happy :) So did the abandoned places! The 24 Painful Things You Must Do To Grow Up, was an excellent read and I loved it. Thanks for sharing.

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  17. Love the pretty lights you are setting up outside. That is one of my dreams for my future home - a pretty peaceful back patio with twinkle lights.

    YOU are going to be part of American Blogger!?! That is so awesome. When I read Casey's post I think I squealed a bit. It is so cool. Excited to see the finished product. I think this is going to be an amazing thing for the blogger community.

    omg. the thing for our twitter name - I DIED. so darn funny!

    You had the best links this weekend! Hope you have an amazing week, lady! adore you!

  18. I love Jux! I always forget I have one it's a fun site!

  19. Happy belated mothers day. I had a nice meal with my mum...

    Thanks for all the super links.

    I love Jux too

  20. I love jux! But I got an email this morning that they don't have enough funds so the service will shut down August 31st.

    I'm so upset

  21. I've heard so many people talk about Jux! Would love to try it!
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