Sweet Stuff: August Link Roundup

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Gorgeous sleeping bags.

Cocoa farmers trying chocolate for the first time. What joy!

Ryan Reynolds’s cover letter application for position with wife Blake Lively’s new website.

This fur friend waits for his buddy at the bus stop every day and even carries his backpack home. I die.

I’m on a mission to fill my house with plants and love this DIY mid century inspired plant stand to show off the houseplants I haven’t killed!

How to do chaturanga the right way.

Recipes with enthusiastic profanity. Pre-order the book here.

A genius pizza cutter.

 Have a wonderful weekend, friends. 

 

Photo via Bob Chamberlin for the LA Times. You can still see the giant rubber duck in the Port of LA until September 6!

Sweet Stuff: July Link Roundup

coconut popsicles via hungry girl por vida

Enjoy these fun finds from around the web this month:

Meet Hands Solo, an injured pup who walks on his front two feet.

Never thought of wood as sunken treasure but it sure is pretty.

Made me laugh because that’s totally me whenever I drive Mumbles’s super fast car.

This in-car feature almost makes me want to become a minivan mom. Almost.

Would you ever sign a pre-pregnancy contract?

Children’s Hospital of Orange County needs blood.

The interior dividers in this weekender bag are genius. Adding it to my Dear Santa list.

How to focus.

Like wine + animals? Here’s the perfect event for you on August 2 in OC.

Speaking of wine…mmmm…sangria.

Still love this song.

A sneak peek of the 2015 Ikea catalog. Get ready.

And how sweet is this: some Ikea stores are advertising adoptable dogs in their stores.

These nannies know how to kick ass.

Re2pect. The Derek Jeter commercial that makes you tear up a little.

What does “like a girl” mean to you?

 

Image: boozy chocolate-dipped coconut popsicles via Hungry Girl Por Vida. Yum.

Sweet Stuff: June Link Roundup

 

la frap truck

This sweet ikat organic cotton swaddle blanket would be a perfect gender neutral gift for baby.  (Also, the best gift for new parents.)

CIA blows up Twitter with first tweet.  Who knew they’d be funny!

California license plates are going 1960s retro. Which would you choose: black, yellow or blue?

Butter in your coffee? I don’t know but it sounds delicious.

The Starbucks Frappuccino truck is sooo pretty!

Please be true.

This limited edition S’well bottle that holds a whole bottle of wine (discreetly!)…need it!

Frozen’ queen teen impersonator is truly inspiring (and gorgeous).

Just bought this outfit and can’t wait to wear it.

A pretty brilliant ad.

An adoption campaign where the dogs did the rescuing (5,000 of them to be exact!):

P.S. Do you ever think about how you might customize your license plate?  Like a tattoo, I don’t know that I can fully commit to something enough to go through with it. What would your custom license plate say? 

[map via Starbucks]

 

Bed Making

Do you make your bed?  I most certainly do not.  Mumbles and I always say that our marriage works because we’re equally messy and making the bed is something we definitely agree not to do.  Though, he kicks the covers off and I love to curl up all cozy in them so sometimes we make the bed just so he can freshly throw his side of the covers onto me and I can snuggle up just so.  Made for each other!

secrets to a messy bed via funky junk interiors

Anyway, it seems the making the bed issue has really struck a cord with lots of folks lately.

In the pro camp:

If you want to change the world, start by making your bed…one of 10 life lessons from Navy SEAL Admiral McRaven’s Amazing Commencement Speech

Make Your Bed! For Productivity, Profit and Peace

How Making Your Bed Every Morning Can Improve Your Life

Does it Really Matter if You Make Your Bed?

And only one lonely guy trying to convince everyone that making your bed is a waste of time:

Why You Should Never Make Your Bed

 

Will anyone stand in solidarity with me on the not making your bed front?  Or, do I need to get my life together a little more and start making my bed every morning?

 

P.S. Secrets to a messy bed.  I love it.