Sweet Stuff: January Link Roundup

Now that I’m back at work and feeling like an adult — ya know, wearing actual clothes instead of my pajamas every day, speaking real words at a normal pitch, joining the mob of commuters in my drive, answering email — I have time to do some things I’ve been missing like listening to the radio (I’ll be honest, for the past three months I’ve had no clue what was on the top charts) and my favorite men of the morning: Kevin and Bean, and also getting back into the routine of checking news sites and reading my favorite blogs.

Here are some fun links from around the web I enjoyed this month:

Good news for coffee lovers.

How cool is this? Chopsticks get a clever new design.

Did you watch the Golden Globes? Emma Thompson was fabulously boozy and here’s what hosts Tina Fey & Amy Poehler think about parenting

A quick, delicious recipe for Kale Walnut Pesto. Yum!

Need to break out of your shell? So did this chick

How to ask someone out on a first date.

Would you use an app that sends you a tweet when your kid needs a diaper change?

Watch this college marching band perform ‘Wrecking  Ball.’ I love how into it they are. Fantastic.

Jerry Seinfeld and George Costanza caught in cahoots on camera. Internet goes wild with speculation.

A rom-com spoof movie starring Amy Poehler and Paul Rudd? I’m in.

Would you eat a Jelly Belly that tastes like craft beer?

Get ready to make more music with your mouth. Elizabeth Banks will direct Pitch Perfect 2.

Budweiser does it again with sappy Clydesdale commercial, adding darling puppy. It doesn’t get any cuter than this:

What I’m Reading: Some Women Only Want a Third of It All

Remember this post about “Having It All?”

Having had a few weeks home before baby arrives, I’ve had leisure time to read, write, garden, watch tv, rest, organize, decorate, clean, play with Baxter…what a change of pace!  In that spirit, I really enjoyed this new perspective: Some Women Only Want, Like, a Third of It All.

Do you agree that “busyness” is now being used to competitively determine success?  


An Adoption Story

I was so moved by this couple’s story about how they came to decide to pursue adoption. I think it’s so amazing to hear and understand that her heart is in a similar place as mine as Mumbles and I look forward to welcoming our son this fall. And, I just love that they have chosen to adopt locally. How special.

And how awesome is their announcement photo?!

sara lucero adopting announcement

[image via andthatmakesthree.com…congrats!]

Sweet Stuff: Artifact Uprising

Dear Mumbles, if you’re reading this: stop. Thanks. Love you!

Friends, I just ordered some awesome prints and the wood block from Artifact Uprising for Mumbles for Father’s Day. (since the baby’s not here yet, the prints are of Baxter — who else?!)

artifact uprising wood block + prints

I can’t wait to receive them. I think they’ll look great in his office and I also ordered some extra prints of some of my Instagram photos (flowers, details, cityscapes) to be used as postcards and to hang in my office at work.  I really like their suggestion to use prints as postcards or note cards too — consider my office a revolving art gallery now!

The other day I read this blog post about how Artifact Uprising was founded and was particularly taken by these wise words:

Katie’s sage advice to creatives:Creativity on command is the most difficult kind to summon, yet it’s the very art expected from the working creative. So put space between it. Get out there and live a life away from that art, find spaces that widen your world. Let creativity be the symptom of a life well-lived.

P.S. I also plan to buy the wooden box once baby is born and fill it with photos from my pregnancy and keep adding to it with books and prints. so sweet, right?  I’d love to have a little collection of wooden boxes on the shelf to go through. good stuff!

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