Friday, April 18, 2014
Here are a few links to get us started:
Grown up Easter gifts. (Asparagus shaped chocolate?!)
Delicious and healthy Easter casserole. Or if you have a sweet tooth like me, Oatmeal Butterscotch Blondies.
This might be the best video ever. (ATTN JENNY)
Would you ever paint a door neon?
Awesome illustrated guide to NYC.
Hilarious spoof on The Newsroom staring my favorite, Will Gardner, er...Josh Charles.
This hotel in LA looks like an interesting and unique place to stay.
Am I the only one that is excited about this sequel?? Apparently.
Thursday, April 17, 2014
1. For all you Gmail users out there, have you enabled Google's Search Field Trial? It is THE BEST. No more frantically searching through emails on your iPhone to find your flight details. All you have to do is a google search for "my flights" and the top of the search will bring back ALL of the flights in your Gmail. It works on a computer as well, as long as your logged into Gmail.
Wednesday, April 16, 2014
In honor of National Library Week, I bring you wedding photos outside of the gothically gorgeous Suzzallo Library at the University of Washington. I love this spot for wedding photos, especially with a larger wedding party as there is a lot of space to spread out and a variety of backgrounds, even on a drizzly spring day like it was for Nick and Sarah's wedding a few years back.
I may have been a little to ambitious with my Lenten resolutions. Not consuming sugar proved to be a bit too much to handle with crazy times at work and baby at home. I did however scale back a lot and am happy to say that I'm no longer addicted.
I am proud to announce though that my resolution to watch no TV for the Lenten season has been a success! I only have five days to go and I can't say I've even missed it very much (although I'm VERY much looking forward to getting caught up on Game of Thrones). I've had more time to read, think, clean, exercise, cook....and play Candy Crush. Ha.
But in all seriousness I've been surprised how little I've missed binge watching television. Not to say I'm done with it forever but it does feel nice to scale back and get some perspective. More on the three books that I read later this week...
Tuesday, April 15, 2014
Did you see this post yesterday on Cup of Jo about how her baby sleeps in the bathroom?? I LOVE it. If there's one thing I've learned since becoming a mom it's that flexibility is key. I am a big researcher/reader so before Mylo was born I read tons of books and websites and I still enjoy reading what the "experts" recommend for different situations. But in the end it's all about what works for your own family and children. Mylo has always been a decent sleeper but he still wakes up occasionally in the night for a feeding. When he was four months old our pediatrician told me that "an 18 lb baby doesn't need to feed during the night." Which I promptly ignored. :)
Also, since he was a tiny baby he has always loved to sleep with a blanket on his face! When he was small it made all of us really nervous because you are advised not to let them sleep with anything in the crib. In the end I let him sleep with his small "lovey" blanket and every nap and bedtime he puts it directly over his face and drifts off to sleep. How do your kids sleep? I'd love to hear more quirky stories.
PS. I read this article yesterday about a new theory on why babies wake up during the night -- to avoid having another sibling!
Sunday, April 13, 2014
Happy Sunday! The Friday Roundup is a little late, oops. We didn't haven't exactly have internet these last few days, but Jason and I are having a lovely time shooting in Malawi. I hope you're enjoying your weekend, wherever you are. Here are some fun links from around the web…
For more info on the organizations Jason and I are currently shooting for, check out the websites for Partners in Health and Construction for Change. We be posting more on this project on the blog in the coming weeks too!
Where Seattle neighborhood names came from incase you were wondering why you lived on Capitol Hill or in Leshi, etc.
Kids reading to cats- really, this is a serious thing. And also incredibly cute.
New music for spring
Reminisce about Gap Dream and other smells from growing up a girl in the 90's
Interesting example of how much makeup can change a face.
Champagne cocktails, perfect for a spring brunch.
Supposedly the best oatmeal cookies, I might need to test this out...