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?!!]

Sweet Stuff: March Link Roundup

A few of my favorite finds from around the web this month:

How to wrangle a fitted sheet. Seriously, why is this always soooooo hard?

Give this kid a cupcake already!

The Milwaukee Brewers added a stray dog to their roster. Adorableness ensues.

The famous voice of the movies has passed away.

Do dogs react to magic?

I love when Humans of New York asks “”If you could give one piece of advice to a large group of people, what would it be?” (here’s one of the best answers)

Soldier carries Flat Stanley for 10 years before returning it to student.

Bruno, the police K9, is getting lots of love while recovering after being shot in line of duty.

I tried my first cronut (cresnut, dossant, whatever you want to call it). Crossants + Donuts + Custard + Strawberries…how is it that these have only just come to be in the last year? I’m hooked.

dks donut cresnut via yelp
For more fun finds, check out my Inspiration board (then proceed to get lost on Pinterest for hours).