Happy Weekend!

Friday, April 18, 2014

Happy Easter and happy Passover to boot. Are you celebrating either this weekend? We usually go up to the hubs' home town for a Passover seder, but this year, despite our best intentions, I couldn't handle a long car ride (just four weeks from our due date!) so we'll be close to home this year.

I hope you al have a great holiday weekend - see you monday! xo.

Our seder plate (and thoughts on an interfaith marriage).

"Perfect" bodies according to men and women.

Children's rooms from around the world.

Raising a moral child.

The important statistic we're not talking about.

Why women don't ask for more money.

Job interviews for the world's hardest job.

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It's friday - Good Friday in fact. Shall we toast to that?

Kiss of Light Margarita
via magnolia days

  • 2 ounces tequila
  • 1/2 ounce Licor 43
  • 1 ounce fresh lime juice
  • 1/4 blood orange
Add tequila, Licor 43, and lime juice to a cocktail shaker filled with ice. Shake well. Pour liquid into a rocks-type glass filled with ice. Squeeze and drop the 1/4 blood orange into the drink. 


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Friday's Find

Oh, how I wish this suit was in the budget.

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Wed Day

Wednesday, April 16, 2014

The one word that should never follow "I love you."

I think most of us do this from time to time, the "I love you, but." I love you, but I need you to pick up your socks, I love you, but sometimes you make me crazy, I love you, but ...

It's just a little word. What's the harm? I recently read a post about just this. You think the "I love you" part softens the blow of whatever you need to say - because it's true. Yet, the "but" only serves to negate the "I love you." It makes your love sound conditional. More like an "I'd love you if." It's amazing the power of one little word, huh?

The author started saying "I love you, and ..." instead, and that has worked really well for her and her partner. I might simply use a different preface all together, maybe a "honey, please." Honey, please pick up your socks, honey, please, sometimes you make me crazy, honey, please ... It could work.

Do any of you do this sort of think? It's amazing the difference little tweaks can make in your communication overall.

Image of Joanna McCormick and Colin Fox photographed by Jerry Schatzberg in New York, 1958.
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Tuesday's Tips & Tricks

Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Planning any sort of Easter gathering? If so, I love this idea for Bunny Peeps place card holders. This lovely DIY is for beautiful clay peeps you can use year after year (see the tutorial here). However, I don't see why you couldn't use the real thing if you're being lazy short on time - just make little slits in the ears with a knife for the place card, and maybe use honey to affix them to the plates if you have a hard time getting them to stand up on their own. You could even use the chick peeps for that matter.

Boom - place setting and dessert in one. I love multitasking.

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Weekend Wrap-up

Monday, April 14, 2014

It's been a while since I posted one of these weekend wrap-ups. Truth be told, weekends haven't too crazy round these part's lately - aside from the absolutely lovely baby shower my girl friends threw for me last weekend, it's been pretty quiet. The hubs has been working and traveling for said work, while I've been pretty focused on gestating. It takes more energy than you think. :-)

This weekend, however, had a few more highlights. My little sister came up to vist for a little one on one sister time before the baby arrives. Friday afternoon we went to Golden Gate Park, and wandered around the California Academy of Sciences. Saturday we (hubs included) took a mini road trip up to Tomales Bay to celebrate the engagement of one of our favorite couples and eat our weight in oysters (grilled ones for me). Such a beautiful part of the coast, I'd never been before and am officially smitten. Sunday by contrast was nice and lazy, my sister had to head home, and I had to get ready for the week.

What did you all do dolls? I'd love to hear.

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Monday's Mantra

Love yourself. Always.

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