Odds and Ends


1. I know I just left California, but I think my first vacation needs to be Big Sur. Maybe a little visit to here.

2. “I’ve heard it said that every day you need half an hour of quiet time for yourself, or your Self, unless you’re incredibly busy and stressed, in which case you need an hour. I promise you, it is there. Fight tooth and nail to find time, to make it. It is our true wealth, this moment, this hour, this day.” Preach, Anne Lamott.

3. A 7-day smartphone detox. Could you do it?

4. This is such a great idea. Friday night dinners FTW.

5. Mamas of the kindergarten crew, can you relate?


7. Yep, you’ve been doing wrong. Bring on the fat!

8. Confession, I had to google “Tinder.” Pretty funny.

9. Nice, Louboutin. “Nude” comes in all different shades.

10. Adam Levine KILLED these impressions. I’ve watched 11,000 times.

11. Fascinating look at ballerinas prepping their pointe shoes.

12. Tears running down my face – this is pure comedic GOLD. Tell me you haven’t read comments like these on recipe blogs.

13. Pssst – you’ve been cuffing your shirtsleeves ALL WRONG.

14. What’s the craziest way a Starbucks barista has spelled your name? Mind game!

photo credit: Kate Holstein

  1. angela

    September 12, 2014 at 12:09 pm

    Oh, how I’ve missed your Odds and Ends! Thanks, Sarah!

  2. Erica

    September 12, 2014 at 4:27 pm

    The ballerina video was sublime. So beautiful and dreamy. The article for kindergarten Mommy’s had me weeping at my screen. Had to get up and go get a tissue. And then the article about comments on recipe blogs absolutely killed me. I was cracking up and sharing it with everyone. Such great links – thank you so much for sharing!

  3. Mary

    September 22, 2014 at 5:51 pm

    As soon as I saw the photo of Big Sur (above), I said “Yesss”.
    And yes, the next time you come to California and you truly want to decompress, Big Sur is the place for you. I live just north of there on the Monterey Peninsula (Pacific Grove), and there’s a special kind of magic that can only be found in this part of California and Big Sur. There are way less people here, you can find a secluded beach or forest and actually hear yourself think. The beauty is almost out of this world, the ocean crashing down on the cliffs below and the intoxicating smell of the redwood trees as you walk through forests with rivers and beautiful smooth rocks you can sun yourself on. It’s tranquility at it’s finest with places to stay and good food to eat. Do yourself a favor and when you can, take a trip to California’s central coast and see Big Sur (as well as Carmel, Monterey, Pacific Grove & Carmel Valley). Your whole family will love it.