Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Thursday, October 9, 2014

some days

As I start to write this it's not even 9 a.m. and if I have to clean up one more pile of poop, hear one more whine, or get one more snack/drink/thing, I think I will scream.  It's some days, not every day, and I know it comes with the territory, and it will pass.  I know that.

So, I look in my phone and find this,

and this,

and this,

and I think, "You can do this."

Plus, I'm going to An Evening of Truth-Telling & Hope Spreading with Glennon Doyle Melton tonight and that's something.  Momastery, y'all, Momastery.

(The photo of Ziggy needs some explaining.  Here's what I put with it on Instagram, "Ziggy thinks this frozen glove experiment he came up with is so impressive that y'all will share this photo and he will become famous. #kidsoftodayproblems #99problemsbutagloveaintone)

Wednesday, October 8, 2014

closet prep

I am loving The Ultimate Preppy College Reading List that Town & Country put together.  One of the books has been a favorite of mine for over twenty years, one book is my ABSOLUTE MOST FAVORITE book of all time, and one is the book I am reading right now (and just might happen to be based on the book shop at my alma mater).

Can you guess which title is which?

Tuesday, October 7, 2014

tuesday's ten: books from my (evergrowing & everloving) reading list

1. Yes Please by Amy Poehler

2. Say Goodbye to Survival Mode: 9 Simple Strategies to Stress Less, Sleep More, and Restore Your Passion for Life by Crystal Paine

3. City of Mirrors by Justin Cronin

4. Not That Kind of Girl: A Young Woman Tells You What She's "Learned" by Lena Dunham

5. Hands Free Mama: A Guide to Putting Down the Phone, Burning the To-Do List, and Letting Go of Perfection to Grasp What Really Matters! by Rachel Macy Stafford

6. Darkly Dreaming Dexter by Jeff Lindsay

7. The Artist's Daughter: A Memoir by Alexandra Kuykendall

8. Pretty Little Liars by Sara Shephard

9. Neil Patrick Harris: Choose Your Own Autobiography by Neil Patrick Harris

10. Nightmares!  by Jason Segel & Kirsten Miller

If I were a good little blogger, I would have Amazon affiliate links for all these books...but I don't.

Sunday, October 5, 2014

sunday confessional: brand rep obsession (desperation?)

I discovered that there's this thing on Instagram where indie businesses will run brand rep competitions, and I am obsessed.  Most of the ones I've found are for children's clothing lines.  Basically you tag the business in some of your photos and if they like what they see, and select you to be a brand rep, they send you free merchandise, and you take a crap load of pictures with said merchandise.

I really, really, really want to be someone's brand rep.  Really.

It's not about the free stuff (though that is pretty cool), and it's not about the validation of my kids' cuteness (I know they are super adorable), it's about...and here's the confession...the validation of my photography skills.  I would be over the moon to know that some small business owner thinks my pictures are good enough to represent their brand.

So, if you need me and you can't find me, I'm on Instagram.  Fingers crossed.