The Family Fang: A Novel is a strange yet engrossing story about the grown-up children of performance artists (sorry, JB, it’s not a vampire tale!) that I discovered via Karey Mackin’s Instagram feed. I could totally see this book translated to the big screen under the direction of Wes Anderson or Sofia Coppola.
I recently heard the very catchy “Recovery” by Frank Turner and now I’m anxious to learn more about the British singer-songwriter. I love discovering new-to-me artists (my iTunes playlists are terribly stale).
I’m tired all the time, a state of existence I attribute to being the mom of a toddler and to not sleeping well at night. Although I typically get what any medical professional would consider a full night’s sleep, I’m sure my quality of sleep is the pits. I’m prone to vivid action-packed dreams — plus, I’m sure I have one ear glued to the baby monitor, even while I’m asleep. Curious to learn more about my sleeping habits, I want to get a Jawbone UP, a wristband and app that tracks your movement and sleep (among other things). My friend Ari and his wife both have one; click here to read a review of the Jawbone UP on Ari’s blog.
The always-adorable Emily Henderson explaining how to design a kid’s room. I love her eclectic style and appreciate her “rules” on decorating (i.e. don’t mix more than 3 prints in a bedroom). Oh, and she was super nice to me when I met her at Alt.
When do I swap Levi’s sleep sacks for a crib blanket (and pillow)? He’s nearly outgrown his large HALO SleepSack and has figured out how to unzip it from the bottom! Do I go ahead and get him the extra-large anyway, or is it time to transition to a lightweight blanket?