Obsessing: Parenthood, the TV show. I started with season 1 a couple weeks ago (via netflix) and am currently in the middle of season 2. LOVE this show. Wouldn’t have likely loved it pre-parenthood, but love it now. The nuances, the still moments of reflection, the chaos – all good, all lovely. And the Bob Dylan theme song? Best song ever. Ever. Ever. There are these lyrics in the song that are exactly why we name True “True.” They go like this:
May you grow up to be true
May you always know the truth
And see the lights surrounding you
May you always be courageous
Stand upright and be strong
May you stay forever young
If you don’t know this song, stop what you are doing and listen
Reading: Daring Greatly
by Brene. She’s written another meaningful, important book. It’s already a bestseller, and for good reason. Because she’s my friend, I want to brag, and brag some more. But I’ll just say this: this book is a life changer. John and I are reading it together. We’re talking about what it means to be dare greatly in our everyday lives (hello parenting, hello marriage!), what it means (really) to show up and be seen, to share our hearts and our vulnerability (and how this is strength), and how we can bring all of this to our parenting, our relationship, our careers. The book reads as if Brene is talking to you. And if you’ve ever heard her talk, then you know this is GOOD. Really, really GOOD. Highly recommended
These stairs that belong to Michelle Allen.
I went for a studio visit at her home (it’s lovely) and fell in love with these stairs. So true, no? Dreams really don’t work unless you do 🙂
: I’ve joined the Pinterest craze and holy smokes, am I loving it. I’m collecting major inspiration
over there for all things house, DIY projects, art, and yep, even a whole folder dedicated to cool and artful stairs
. Come on over and join me
. I’d love to see you over there!
Loving my dear friend Andrea’s new superhero life website
. She’s been working on it a long, long time and let me just say. It’s perfection. I called her the minute I saw it and screamed in her ear about how big, big this is. Inspired. You have to go and see.
Amazed: Have you guys seen this new iPhone camera lens that snaps on your iPhones? Just got mine. Loving the macro, the wide lens, and the super fun fisheye – all in one lens. Amazing!
Getting in: Speaking of cameras, this article made me tear up. It’s all just so, so true (for you mamas).
Best Jeans Ever:
I’m thanking my lucky starts that I discovered the Not Your Daughters Jeans
. In the weeks since discovering them, I’ve bought three pairs and have not missed my old jeans one bit. These are the ones, friends. They hide the muffin top and make the bootie look good. Finally, a stylish (and cozy) jean I can wear since becoming a mom and holding onto some extra weight. I bought the skinny
(cute with boots over the jeans), these straight leg
ones, and these boot cut
. I’m all set and in love.
I think this
DIY project is brilliant and I think this
is super sweet (and it works).
Sending bright lights to each of you and hoping you find a bit of inspiration in your day. Hello, Inspiration!
ps: We’re about halfway through our stock of the signed 2013 calendars (and we just listed them!). Reserve yours now before they’re gone! (psst: they make awesome Christmas/New Years gifts 🙂