Category Archives: Internet Gems

Friday Snacks {8.14.15}

August 14, 2015

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Five Links To Read

Love For This Teacher + Five Reasons I’m Not Lucky To Have My Husband + Toddler Discipline Made Easy + How Well Meaning Non-Profits Perpetuate Poverty + Status Updates On Facebook

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One Thing To Love

This hotel alternative.

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One Truth For The Week

I Worried

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Happy Friday

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Thank you to everyone who shared Internet gems. You make Fridays better.

Back To School Clothes + Best Fitness Wear

Friday Snacks {6.05.15}

June 5, 2015

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IMG_8895 Five Links To Read

Finding Meaning After Tragedy + The Homework I Wish My Child Brought Home From School + Here’s Where You Should Live Based On Your Myers Briggs Personality Type + Julia & Jerry Of Course + Why We Can’t Expect Abuse Victims To Generate Instant Forgiveness

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Five Things For Summer Vacation

Summer

This book.
So unexpectedly great!

These birks.
Especially for flat feet. Every day guys.

These playlists.
Three months, no ads. 99 cents.

These keychains.
Great for moms. Can’t live without.

This device.
For your summer watchlist. Just installed!

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One Truth For The Week

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Happy Friday

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Thank you to everyone who shared Internet gems. You make Fridays better.

Evie + Waylon

Happy Galentine’s Day!

February 13, 2015

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Hello! Happy Galentine’s Day!

What’s Galentine’s Day you ask?

Only the greatest day of the year.

Every year on February 13th, Leslie Knope fans gather together with their girlfriends to celebrate friendship and eat all of the things. Even if you don’t watch Parks & Rec, it’s a great holiday to adopt just for the sake of chocolate covered fruit and margaritas.

This year I threw myself head first into the festivities because celebrating women is one of my very favorite things to do. Gift bag goodies included nail polish, candles, hand towels, magnets, pins, Galentine’s Day cards, and even a Galentine’s Day shirt.IMG_2002

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I read once that building a community around you is the best thing you can do for your health. I didn’t know how much this would be true until I had kids.

It takes a village to raise a child, but it also takes a village to raise a mother. Today I celebrate the women who have helped me be a better woman and mama. To the family and friends close and far away, and also to many of you. Your comments, emails, and hand-written letters have inspired me to be a more kind and thoughtful person.

From the bottom of my very happy, weepy heart– thank you.

Happy Galentine’s Day, friends. There is no better thing than women helping women.IMG_2737

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Celebrate women by supporting shops run by strong, creative female business leaders.

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Shirt –> Fourth Wave Apparel Twitter, Facebook, & Shop
Each of Fourth Wave’s designs are based on vignettes from women’s history and pay homage to courageous women who refused to know their place. Shop owners Noelle and Anna believe in honoring the legacy of women who insisted on their right to vote, own property, access education, ride a bicycle, wear pants, etc. by inspiring today’s generation of women to speak up, stand up, and shine. Everything they make is screenprinted by hand in Boise, Idaho and 5% of all profits are used to give back to other women through Women for Women International, an organization that supports women in eight countries where war and conflict have devastated lives and communities.

Towels –> Viva Sweet Love Facebook, Twitter, & Shop
After being a mosaic artist for nearly two decades, Amy Fancher longed to do something different. So in 2006, she started exploring screen printing and acrylic painting, beginning the journey to starting her own business. In her shop you’ll find a magical assortment of original illustrations that have been screen printed onto soft tee shirts, flour sack tea towels and napkins, messenger bags, his and hers pillow cases, cushion covers constructed from natural hemp and organic cotton, and more. And the arrow onesie? Yes please. Make sure to use coupon code “KATEJBAER” for 10% off the shop!

Cards –> Carly Reed Designs Instagram, Facebook, & Shop
Print designer Carly Reed is inspired by simple and beautiful things. From wedding invitations to everyday cards and stationery, she has everything you need to keep your paper needs classy and unique. In addition to the collections and custom options, her designs are also for sale at Minted and carlyreeddesigns.com. Make sure to also check out her stamps and t-shirts. One of everything, please!

Magnets –> Turtle’s Soup Instagram, Twitter, & Shop
Shop owner Melanie (and Christopher!)’s goal was to make eco friendly and totally awesome pop culture and original art products for all to enjoy. Lucky for them, they are succeeding while also going to school full time! I don’t think I’ve ever ordered something off off Etsy that has made me laugh harder. Uteruses before Duderuses forever. Check out their other magnets/pins for more happy mail ideas. 

 Candles –> HollyBeeez Instagram & Shop
Holly from HollyBeeez loves yoga, coffee, and creating. She especially loves making candles and specializes in bridal and baby shower candle gifts. She currently lives in a small town north of Pittsburgh with her husband, three teenagers, cats and dog. Use coupon code “love10” for 10% off the shop, and make sure to also check out her garlands!

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PS: Treat yo self to a free wardrobe for a year. 1,200 dollars worth of White Plum clothing, for free, in your closet. It’s a no brainer. All you have to do is join their mailing list. Easy peasy. Giveaway runs from February 11th to the 22nd.

WP Free Wardobe Giveaway

15 Things To Watch On Netflix Watch Instantly

January 27, 2015

Friends

Hello January, we are almost over you. Winter is zipping by, but some of these snow days are dragging us down.

Lucky for us, one of the 90s best sitcoms featuring six immature adults and Jennifer Aniston’s nipples is available to us night and day. I can hardly believe my glazed over eyes.

Following an equally gripping 10 Movies To Watch On Netflix Watch Instantly, here are fifteen more things to watch to get us through the rest of winter.

Happy couch dwelling. Spring will be here before we know it.

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1) Silver Linings Playbook

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If You’re Looking For: Quirky Romance Drama

If You Like: The Perks Of Being A Wallflower, Bradley Cooper, Jennifer Lawrence finally not being Katniss

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2) Friends

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If You’re Looking For: 90s Sitcoms, Laugh tracks, Nostalgia, Comedy, Binge watching

If You Like: Seinfeld, Everybody Loves Raymond, Gilmore Girls

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3) Gilmore Girls

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If You’re Looking For: 90s sitcoms, Sarcasm, Nostalgia, Comedy, Binge watching

If You Like: Friends, Lauren Graham, people talking really fast

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4) Notting Hill

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If You’re Looking For: 90s classic rom-com

If You Like: Runaway Bride, Pretty Woman, Everything I’ve ever loved

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5) Thanks For Sharing

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If You’re Looking For: Indie Drama, Mark Ruffalo

If You Like: Stuck In Love, Girl Most Likely, The Kids Are Alright

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6) Mystic Pizza

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If You’re Looking For: 80s classic rom-com, More Julia Roberts, Baby Matt Damon

If You Like: Steel Magnolias, Runaway Bride, Pretty Woman

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7) I Don’t Know How She Does It

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If You’re Looking For: No brainer rom-com, Cheap rom-com, SJP fix

If You Like: What To Expect When You’re Expecting, Valentines Day

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8) Girl Most Likely

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If You’re Looking For: Indie Drama, Kristen Wiig fix

If You Like: Skeleton Twins, Stuck In Love, Thanks For Sharing, Obvious Child

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9) Hook

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If You’re Looking For: 90s Kid Classic

If You Like: Home Alone, Mrs. Doubtfire, Jack

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10) The Stepford Wives

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If You’re Looking For: Satire, Comedy, Spoof

If You Like: Betwitched, Spin Offs 

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11) The Blue Lagoon

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If You’re Looking For: 1980s nostalgia, Movies that are so bad they are good

If You Like: 1980s nostalgia, The Notebook, The Lifetime Network

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12) Happy Christmas

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If You’re Looking For: Unscripted indie movies that appear to have been shot with an iPhone that make you cry into your margarita because you are the writer mom

If You Like: Tiny Furniture  

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13) Legends Of The Fall

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If You’re Looking For: Classic American Drama

If You Like: A River Runs Through It, Dances With Wolves, Brad Pitt’s baby face, Crying

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14) Sense And Sensibility

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If You’re Looking For: Classic Romantic Comedy

If You Like: Pride and Prejudice, Emma

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15) Sherlock

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If You’re Looking For: Suspense, Drama, TV, binge

If You Like: House Of Cards, Benedict Cumberbatch

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What are you watching?

Friday Snacks {8.22.14}

August 22, 2014

Friday-Snacks

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5 Links To Read

Great (and my unanimous) Decisions About Blogging.

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20 Things Learned About Traveling.

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Good Thoughts On The Ice Bucket Challenge.

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On Miscarriages.

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When Suits Become A Stumbling Block (lol).

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5 Things To Love

This about real life.

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This in honor of our new purchase.

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This hour with Jerry Seinfeld.

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This back to school message.

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This movie.

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One Truth For The Week

IMG_3245We worry about what a child will become tomorrow, yet we forget that he is someone today.”
-Stacia Tauscher

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Happy Friday

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Thank you to everyone who shared Internet gems. You make Fridays better.