We have just three weekends left in Omaha. Isn’t that crazy? I’m starting to feel anxious about moving and all that’s involved: packing, saying goodbyes, creating new routines.… READ MORE!
By the way, I’m totally hooked on Orphan Black and eager to start season 2. Do you watch it?
Here are some interesting links worth checking out this weekend:
An app (and well-designed neck pillow) to help you sleep anywhere.
Has anybody read this parenting book? Was it helpful?
Five new products for styling curly hair.
Turn yourself into an emoji.
How to be more photogenic in selfies.
Proof that basics can be beautiful.
Our Instagram life vs. reality.
What’s your opinion on minimalist fashion for kids?
(image via Elle)
This weekend we’ll be focusing our efforts on potty training Levi. That means he’ll be bare-bottomed or in big boy underwear all day except for naps and bedtime, so the plan is to stay home and close to the bathroom as much as possible. Here’s what I’ll be reading in between all those trips to the toilet…
I call bullshit, too. We may all have 24 hours in our day, but we definitely don’t have as much time as Beyonce, via Lisli.
You can’t talk about The West Wing without talking about Aaron Sorkin. Here, he, the cast, and executives look back at the show’s seven seasons, via The Hollywood Reporter.
Such beautiful illustrations of some of the most fabulous Met Gala gowns from this year, via Southern Living.
How to get Alexa Chung’s signature smokey eye, via Teen Vogue.
This new app will notify your emergency contact if you don’t make it to your destination safely. All women, especially city-dwelling ladies, should check it out, via Harpers Bazaar.
MoMA Design Store has launched a 24-piece collection of innovative Kickstarter products, via Design Milk.
(image via Pinterest; original source unknown)
That’s my mom and me back in 2012 when I had bangs and silky, smooth hair (thanks, Brazilian Blowout!) and she had…a variation of the same hairstyle she has now. We won’t be spending Mother’s Day together on Sunday because we live 1,500 miles apart, but I’ll be seeing her at the end of the month on our family vacation.
My mom lived with us for six weeks starting just before Asa was born, and we would not have survived the newborn stage with so few battle wounds without her help. Love you, Mom!
In between giving and receiving lots of motherly love this weekend, here are some links worth checking out:
If you’re handy with an X-Acto knife and freezer paper (or happen to own a Cricut Explore), you should probably make this “Motherboy” tee for your son, via And We Play. (Any Arrested Development fans out there?)
If you’re always the photographer and never the subject, read these tips for getting in the photo with your kids, via Pinhole Press.
Having a bad day? Here are six easy ways to bust out of your rut and improve your mood, via Yes and Yes.
A behind-the-scenes tour of Don Draper’s apartment and the agency’s office from the current season of Mad Men, via Interior Design.
Two-and-a-half hours of Billy Joel singing and reminiscing during his SiriusXM Town Hall hosted by Howard Stern, via YouTube.
101 places to find great coffee in New York City, via The New York Times.
Set your DVR: The Maya Rudolph Show, a modern-day The Carol Burnett Show featuring SNL alum (and Kristen Bell), aires Monday, May 19th on NBC, via Vulture.
It was a challenging week, that’s for sure, but we made it to Friday. As Levi would say, hooray! Here are some articles worth checking out if you find yourself with a few quiet minutes this weekend:
Buns and braid and stripes, oh my! The top left portrait resembles what my own top knot looks like. I wonder if we bloggers and our stereotypical “blogging uniform” were the inspiration for these lovely art prints by Elizabeth Mayville, via Honestly WTF.
Not sure whether you should text or email? Follow these simple communication guidelines, via 99u.
Grab a comb and discover the most flattering part for your face shape. I’m just not sure how a deep side part is supposed to work with curly hair, via Byrdie.
It might be worth planning a trip to London simply to pick up (and then use) the coolest guidebooks available only at the new J.Crew, via Conde Nast Traveler.
The hardest part of this pastry dessert might be peeling the apples (and even I can handle that!), via Babble.
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PS – Your words of encouragement yesterday lifted my spirits, so thank you for taking the time to leave such thoughtful comments!
It’s finally starting to feel like spring here in Omaha! I took the kids to Village Pointe, an outdoor shopping center, after nap time last week so we could all get some sunshine and fresh air. While browsing around Sephora, I tried on this bright red-orange lip gloss from Bite Beauty (the color is called “Spice”) that I’m thinking of going back to buy. If you’re in the mood to go bold too, here are the best orange lipsticks for every skin tone, via Harper’s Bazaar.
Do you have the urge to constantly change your cell phone case? Create a collection of customizable iPhone cases for just a couple bucks, via Dream Green DIY.
Should you shop at Trader Joe’s or Whole Foods? This infographic will clear up any food-shopping confusion, via The Washington Post.
Don’t be a bad tipper, via Wait But Why.
In honor of Keep America Beautiful month, here are simple ways you and your kids can help the environment, via The Neighborhood.
This Toffee Chocolate Matzoh Crunch looks so delicious that you should probably make it even if you aren’t celebrating Passover next week, via Raincoast Creative Salon.
Give your sofa a spring makeover with these no-sew decorative pillow covers, via Creature Comforts.
And don’t forget: Mad Men begins the first half of its final season tonight, via Variety.