here's this week's roundup of I Heart The Internet links :)
- Last week we did a lot around the house and I got a lot of comments about "woah, slow down mama! that baby is coming soon!" which made me laugh because that's exactly why I'm doing the things I love doing and that make me feel like ME. Because having a newborn doesn't always provide that. Loved hearing this mama's view on continuing to do the things that make her HER, though it's a busy season of parenting little ones.
- Home made PSL (pumpkin spiced latte)? PTL (praise the Lord!)
- This nursery = perfection.
- Giant games. What a fun idea!
- As a mom of many in the city, I dream of living on the first floor some day. Our first home was a third floor walk up and we feel spoiled in our second floor walk up. But a first floor condo!? With NO STAIRS to lug strollers and children up, and maybe even a yard? Insane. Great article talking about the pros and cons of first floor living.
- We recently found a local farmer who delivers her very affordable organic produce to your door without a minimum fee (our old CSA did this but cost $25/week). It's heaven. I often only spend $4-$10 and only buy her "dirty dozen" stuff, like zucchinis. I made this yummy zucchini salad recently and it was a big hit!
|From The Natos|
- This woman makes me laugh and think at the same time, and that makes her a terrific blogger. I'm sure many of you follow Jen Hatmaker already, but if not, check her out. Her post on the End Of Summer is gold, but I'm also riveted by her series on ethical adoption and her recent recap of their first two years after adopting.
- recently we did our own little Ikea hack (post coming), and it opened my world to all the hacking possibilities from everyone's favourite mega-store. I have the grey-brown dresser from Ikea in this post and love how they added gold rings as handles!
- I love this post responding to the blame on teenaged girls for immodesty in a sexualized culture. Parents are also responsible, boys and men are also responsible, abuse and neglect is also responsible, and the list goes on. Great read.
- I dare you to read this and not get misty eyed. This family has been through so much this year and I've loved reading along. Thankful for their hearts to adopt, especially a child considered "special needs".
- I'm using many of these ideas on our mixed media frame wall!
|6th Street Design School|