If you write a blog of any size, this post is a must-read on photo use. I used to assume it was perfectly legal to pull photos from anywhere on the internet as long as I attributed it and linked it to the original source. No. Not the case. Over the past year, I have been already working on trying to use all my own photography on the blog (a lot of work!), but this definitely motivates me to make sure everything is mine, or from a creative commons. So throughout the past few weeks, I've been going through three years of blog posts to make sure I don't land an unexpected bill in the mail some random day. If you're looking for free photos you can use, Flicker has a creative commons you can freely use, as long as you provide attribution.
You all know about my undying love for Ikea and every hack there ever was. Couldn't believe this was Ikea. Best. Hack. Ever.
Over the past couple of years, Mike and I have made a ton of progress in trying to eat a whole foods diet and I loved this Healthy + Whole series by A Couple Cooks. When trying to eat healthier, it's hard to know where to start, and to be honest, it has literally taken us four or five years to get where we are today. (Baby steps!) Scroll down to the bottom of that article to read the entire series. It's balanced, realistic and inspirational.
Loved this bloggers thoughts on only buying what I need, not what I want. Sometimes it's pretty tough for me to differentiate between the two.
Still looking for a 2014 calendar? It's okay, I'm late to the game too. Here's a pretty free one you can print. Oh, and here are 14 more. Options are always good.
This article, "Authenticity, Honesty and the Stay-At-Home Mother," was a good reminder for me. As the mommy wars continue to rage, it's less cool to be perfect and more cool to talk about the mess in the kitchen, the mess in the bathroom and the mess in our heads - because we're just "keepin' it real." But this article would say that sometimes, "It’s not “authentic” — it’s unkind."