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]

What I’m Reading: An Interview with Sophia Amoruso

Sophia Amoruso Refinery 29 interview GIRLBOSS Nasty Gal Vintage founder
Need some motivation on this fine Monday?  Check out this interview with the founder (and “chief troublemaker”) of Nasty Gal Vintage, Sophia Amoruso. This quote really caught my attention:

My dad said at dinner the other night something that I really loved — he said, ‘Hope is not a strategy,’ which is so true. The best things happen with not only hope, but ingenuity, self-awareness, and a lot of elbow grease. That’s when the real magic happens.

Her book #GIRLBOSS comes out tomorrow. Looks like a fun read!

Have you read anything inspiring lately? 

 

The Year of 3

Today Mumbles and I celebrate our third wedding anniversary! I don’t know if we still qualify as newlyweds but the joy, bliss, love and happiness in our partnership astonishes me in the new ways it continues to grow.

“He is more myself than I am. Whatever our souls are made of, his and mine our the same.” –Emily Brontë

We’ve been together nine years now and in this third year of our marriage we will become a family of three (humans…Baxter makes four). We have so much to be grateful for, especially our family and friends who constantly fill us with laughter, support, encouragement and inspiration. Thank you.

Cheers to three years, Mumbles, and to many, many more!

wedding party

 

 

[photo: Brandon Kidd Photography]