Odds and Ends

1. We had such a fun weekend in Mammoth – plenty of snow, temps in the 50s…we couldn’t have asked for more. (We even got a family self portrait on the gondola. Miraculous, I say!) I’m sorting through the photos this weekend, and hope to have a post up Monday.

2. This week’s Beauty and the Beat column is taking a step back from cosmetics and focusing on the true ways to get glowing skin. (Which involves a photo of me at 5:50 a.m., 39 seconds after I woke up. Hot.)

3. This is EXACTLY why I am in the process of bikini laser hair removal right now – no more awkward (and painful) Brazilian waxes. Allison’s hilarious recount reminds me that I made the right decision.

4. I’m on my fourth year of using the Relish meal planning service, but sometimes I want even more simplification for weeknight dinners. Asha’s weekly plan hits the nail on the head. (Three words for you – ROTISSERIE CHICKEN CLUB. Awwww yeahhhhh.)

5. I’m clearly hormonal because these photos of little birds almost had me in tears. What? National Geographic sent me this book about a year ago, and I think it’s finally time to bust it out with the kiddos. Do you bird watch? Can you envision ME bird-watching?

6. Speaking of birds, one of my very favorite bloggers in the world, Miss James of Bleubird, has a series called Bird Food, in which she photographs her little one’s meals. If you find yourself needing a little toddler food inspiration, you must check out her posts. (Plus, little Birdie is about the most adorable toddler ever. I think she and Whoorlita would be fast friends.)

7. Did you see Shutterbean’s new web design? I don’t know how it’s even possible to love Tracy and her website more, but I do.

Happy weekend, everyone!

  1. tracy shutterbean

    April 13, 2012 at 10:14 am

    loooooooooooove to you and your beautiful family!!!! xoxoxoxo, my friend!

  2. Rachel

    April 13, 2012 at 12:40 pm

    I am crying because I am laughing so SO hard at Alison’s post on waxing. Holy heck, I am NEVER GETTING THAT DONE!

  3. Ninabi

    April 13, 2012 at 2:33 pm

    I’m glad you had a lovely time- vacations are so rejuvenating!

    I shuddered as I read the link about the first person account of waxing. I have to laugh at how much life has changed. When I was getting ready to have my first child, it was a hard won battle with the hospital not to go through with the ritual shaving. My small circle of new mothers rejoiced that as women, we were treated like women.

    Looking back on that, it makes typical suburban mothers seem like a bunch of hippies, doesn’t it?

    • whoorl

      April 14, 2012 at 7:28 am

      Haaaaaa. I would love to live my life as a completely hairless human. (Barring my head, of course!)

  4. Alice

    April 13, 2012 at 8:06 pm

    I finally saw you on the pantene commercial on tv today and was so excited! Go Sara!

    You have a beautiful family and a beautiful blog! Keep it comin’! :)

    • whoorl

      April 14, 2012 at 7:26 am

      Thank you, Alice. Comments like this truly make my day!

  5. mau

    April 14, 2012 at 1:53 am

    What a beautiful family! And I do follow Bleubird and love the food posts. Oh, did you see their latest news? :-)

    • whoorl

      April 14, 2012 at 7:25 am

      I did! I am SO excited for them!

  6. miss james

    April 15, 2012 at 9:40 am

    oh my goodness aren’t you just the sweetest! you made my morning. i think maybe a little arranged friendship may be in order for yours and mine. maybe us too. :)


  7. Asha Dornfest {Parent Hacks}

    April 15, 2012 at 1:40 pm

    Thank you, Sarah! I gotta say, the Rotisserie Chicken Club RULES. I made killer burrito bowls the other day, and next week I’m making chicken curry. Also, I’m never getting a Brazilian wax ever, and I’m wearing Clinique concealer and pink lip gloss because you told me to.