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. 

Sweet Stuff: May Link Roundup

21 of Maya Angelou’s best quotes, and one of my favorites:

 “My great hope is to laugh as much as I cry; to get my work done and try to love somebody and have the courage to accept the love in return.”

How having a child expands your world.

Two college students anonymously “vandalize” school chalkboards with incredible illustrations every week. Check out their Etsy shop for prints and Behance for detailed shots. What talent!

Just bought my first pair of TOMS. I’m so late to that party but when I couldn’t stop thinking about these beauties and they sold out, I needed to fill the void in my closet immediately.

Daydreaming about spending my December birthday in Hawaii. With lots of friends. So we can afford to rent the Dolphin House.

The right way to apply bright lipstick.

Recline, don’t ‘Lean In’ — this woman says we need to fight for our right to lean back and put our feet up! (More on that here, here and here.)

If you’re in OC, check out the grand opening of the Anaheim Packing District this weekend. I’ve been hearing about this since my intern days working at the City of Anaheim — can’t wait to check out all the new eateries! There’s even an outdoor eating amphitheater – perfect for summer picnics!

This hat (below) for lounging poolside and lazy days on the lake.

lauren conrad in anthro hat

 

[image via Lauren Conrad]

Sweet Stuff: April Link Roundup

This sweatshirt.

Would you wait four months to get “the greatest hoodie ever made?” (I now must have one, simply because of the hype)

In Harry Potter news: 3 new spinoff movies + Hogwarts online courses now available. This muggle is excited!

Babies trying lemons for the first time. Ha!

Passengers get a treat when new Disney cast belts out “The Circle of Life” before takeoff.

An argument in support of the HIMYM finale (spoilers but it’s been a month, folks, get with it).

Cory & Topanga are back (but what’s up with his nose? Also, I heart Mr. Feeny)!

I cringe hearing wedding toasts but this maid of honor rap takes the cake!

These photos of snails up close are fascinating. The 4th one from the bottom looks like it’s got a face!

As the wife of an entrepreneur, yes.

Hooray for unsung heroes:

Do You Have a Collection?

As a kid, I had a rock collection. Whenever our family would go on vacations, I’d always check out the gift shop, picking out a piece of quartz or soapstone or obsidian, or maybe an arrowhead. I kept them in a wooden box with my name on it (hand painted with wooden letters) and I’d proudly pull it out of my desk drawer, open it up and marvel at my precious picks when friends came over. They probably couldn’t care less.

curio collector's box anthropologie

So, what is it with collecting stuff? I found this interesting article about why creatives tend to collect stuff and it turns out there’s actually some psychology behind it. Did you know that Tom Hanks collects vintage typewriters? How cool!

Mumbles and I buy Christmas ornaments whenever we go on trips, but I am usually less than enthused with my options and oftentimes must resort to a key chain that I later disassemble to turn into a suitable ornament. So now I’m thinking I definitely need to start a new rock collection…

What about you? Do you collect anything?
P.S. Isn’t it fascinating that the article also points out how some people use Pinterest to “digitally collect” things? Oh, and speaking of geology, here’s how Mumbles and I met.

 

[image via Anthropologie — isn’t it gorgeous?!!]