Wednesday, September 17, 2014

I Officially Have a Toddler


As you can see from the above photos, I officially have a toddler. Myles took my shoes and threw them in the plant, then proceeded to try to eat them and throw dirt all over the dining room. He's on the move constantly! 

People keep saying "Enjoy this stage while you can, as soon as they start crawling/walking/moving it's crazy!" But both Patrick and I agree that we've yet to hit an age that we didn't like better than the last one. The older he gets the happier he seems and the more fun he is to be around. His little personality is emerging and it's a blast to see him constantly learning new things and discovering the world (even if it is at the expense of my blue suede flats!). 

Do any of you toddler parents out there have recommendations for shoes though?? My poor child has such chubby little feet that he hates wearing shoes because they are so uncomfortable. We've been fine all summer but now that fall is approaching he needs to start wearing shoes!

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Tuesday, September 16, 2014

Do you have a signature scent?


Do you have a signature perfume that you always wear? I've always wanted to be one of those ladies that has a specific signature aroma that my grand-kids can say, oh she always smelled like .... but what? Instead of sticking with one scent I end up spritzing on a bunch of those sample perfumes that come in my Birchbox or I pick up at Nordstrom. 

Have you seen the "Fragrance Wheel" above? It was developed in the 1980's to help women pick out perfumes that fit their personality. In the past I've drifted toward amber/oriental notes but lately I've been more into woody and fresh scents. I'm in LOVE with the new Jo Malone Wood Sage and Sea Salt Cologne, it's on my Christmas list already. 

What scents do you prefer? Would you rather wear a different perfume every day or have a signature scent?

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Friday, September 12, 2014

Friday Roundup


Happy Friday from the road! We're headed Nashville for the weekend and I'm loving the warm weather. Although I think I'm almost ready for the coziness of autumn- sweaters and hot drinks and such. I hope you have a lovely weekend wherever you are. 

One of my favorite things about this time of hear is new TV shows!  And some of these look promising.

This new book on the etymology of food looks super interesting, and yes, this is a link to an article from American Airline's inflight magazine. Don't judge, it's a good article!

Great story of a Yazid girl's escape from ISIS, from her perspective. It's a little long, but the best article I've read all week by far.


Loving this song right now, and this article about it.

I just learned about the Food Recovery Network, brilliant idea for a non-profit!

Gilmore Girls is coming to Netflix! 

This cat poster is the best. 



Photo, time exposure of the last time we were in Nashville AKA when we we're ghosts. :)







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Thursday, September 11, 2014

Music Video #tbt


Hello from a coffee shop in Charlotte aka my office for the day. If you were to walk in here, you'd notice me. I'm the crazy one on the barstool singing 90's hits to herself. So I invite you to join me and take a break from your Thursday grind and enjoy the vocal stylings of TLC. I still love this song and video and I'm pretty sure can still do all of Left Eye's rap part!

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Wednesday, September 10, 2014

Amazing Artist Transforms Daughter's Work Into Paintings


Isn't this amazing!? Canadian artists Ruth Oosterman takes her daughter's drawings and paints over them to transform them into beautiful works of art. I wish I could do something like this. People are so talented and creative.



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