Odds and Ends


1. This is a fantastic article on how positivity/negativity can benefit/wreck a marriage.

2. I just knew Luvvie would take on the George Dubya news of this week. Hilarious.

3. One of the best posts I’ve read regarding racism in quite some time.

4. Speaking of racism, if you are looking at ways to help further your education regarding racism in this country, here are some great resources.

5. Um, early access to the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale just started. My favorite bra is on sale. Adore these jeans. The color of this handbag is beyond. These yoga leggings too.

6. Trump, His Virus, and the Dark Age of Unreason.

7. Well, THIS is spot on.

8. I can’t wait to start this book!

9. Awkward family travel photos. Good Lord, these are good.

10. Okay, Nintendo’s new console is hella adorable. #oldschool

11. Sometimes, you gotta know when to fold ’em.

Happy Friday, everyone! We are heading to California next week to hang with friends at our old haunts. Can’t wait!

image credit: josh welch



My Summer Must-Haves for Little Girls


Two things I can’t live without this summer. These barrettes. (You guys, we are deeeeep into Whoorlita’s bang-growing-out phase, and those clips stay put, don’t slide around the hair, and the bows are nice and simple and NOT TOO LARGE.)

The second thing? Denim shorts from Target. Not ashamed to admit that we have almost all of the below pairs, and Wita wears them to her summer camp every. single. day. The denim makes them a bit more rugged than traditional cotton shorts, and, well, look at them…so cute!

I’m telling you about them today because Target has a 30% off promotion on these shorts today only with the code FIREWORKS. Do it. You won’t regret it, and your daughter will thank you.

Happy Fourth of July to you all! We are road-tripping this week – can’t wait to head out.


Odds and Ends


1. If politicians had man buns. OMG.

2. If you let the internet name animals, chances are you’ll get some doozies. Hahaaa, Danger Noodle.

3. The downsides of growth. “I want an awesome audience, not a huge one.” Amen to that.

4. Beautiful post on what real love entails.

5. This is what happens when you reply to spam email. Hilarious.

6. Quit worrying about fat and get really freaked out by sugar. A rigorous study just proved it.

7. The price of being single. Do you agree that single people are discriminated against?

8. “It’s with a heavy heart that I announce I am having my parents pick me up early from this sleepover.” Ahhhh, this is a good one. Haven’t we all been there?

9. Universal parenting struggles. Spot on – photo #2 just happened this morning.

10. 4 questions to ask your kid everyday. I’m on board.

11. Is addiction a learning disorder? Absolutely fascinating read on addiction.

12. I linked to a piece on high-functioning depression a few weeks ago, now let’s talk about high-functioning anxiety.

13. What the what?! This scarf is wicked.

14. Buy these shoes, okay?

image credit: helene delmaire