Worth Sharing

Have you heard about the new documentary coming out,  American Blogger? It has all sorts of controversy surrounding it and I have to admit, I thought the voiceover on the trailer was pretty hokey - and inflated. Here's a general overview of why people are ticked off about it and a link to the trailer.  I'd love to hear what you think and if you plan on seeing it!

Loved this article on the Oldest Tricks in the Book of Motherhood. I haven't really had to use too many of them yet, but I'm betting some of you more seasoned mommas are pretty familiar with them.

I'm a little obsessed with anything Nate Berkus creates - from T.V. shows, to his interiors, to his line for Target, he's got talent. AND THEN, I recently found out he's actually from the Twin Cities. He grew up in Hopkins! You know how when you learn someone is from the same area as you and all of the sudden you like them way more? Yeah, that happened. Just because I like him so much, here's an article from Design Sponge on his Spring 2014 line for Target and how he picks the pieces that go into the collection. That designer can do no wrong.

Mike and I used to always say that we don't want to be parents that argue in front of our kids. But this article made me think twice about that stance. What do you think?

Brass is all the rage these days, and sconces are pretty popular too. This roundup of affordable brass sconces is great - because usually when you combine two popular things, the price tag goes way up. Not the case here.

Over the past few years, I've found myself wanting to expand my vocabulary and I'm starting to have a slight obsession with words and how they weave together. This letter from a copywriter trying to make it in Hollywood is worth the 4 minutes it'll take to click over there and read. And yes, he did land a job from it.

Since I heard at least a few of you ask for makeup tips the other day, here's a "New Moms No Sleep Quick Fix" for you to check out. While I definitely won't be offering makeup tips because I wear exactly two things every morning, mascara and foundation, I do remember the first three months of Eli's life were the first times I EVER thought - oh my word, I need concealer. That's not to say I don't need it all the time, it's just that the area under my eyes were waaaay worse than normal. They were caverns. Deep, dark, abysses. Black holes. Insert anything dark and sorta circular here. Quick disclaimer. I didn't fully read this article. I didn't know what half the things were, so my eyes sorta glazed over, but I seriously wish I did and am always impressed by those that can do amazing makeup and still look natural and beautiful. Now that's talent. I do like this blog though for hair styling tips since I'm trying to up my game in that department. So if you're looking for a new one to add ... this is a good one.

Looking for some large-scale photography to add to your walls? Unsplash is a pretty cool website with high rez files from photographers that you can do whatever you want with. And the quality is really good. I spent 20 minutes just scrolling, scrolling, scrolling.
I'm still writing for Twin Cities Moms Blog and Rookie Moms, so here are a few post I've written in the past month or so if you want to check them out.

And finally, if you haven't yet, be sure to head on over to this post to introduce yourself - it's been so fun to learn more about all of you and you are are such an amazing group of women, so thanks to those of you who have commented. (Also, it's been confirmed that I have ZERO male readers. And that is just fine by me.) And remember, I'm taking a few of you out for a virtual cup of coffee just to make it worth your while because I know how annoying it can be to comment on a blog. I know I've said it before, but thank you, thank you, thank you for all your awesome support and love!


  1. I think you have to argue in front of kids, or your not being genuine about your relationship. You aren't showing them a true relationship. And, like he said, you should show them that disagreeing doesn't mean not loving. Also, I think it offers them the chance to see true heartfelt apologies.

  2. Well said Amelia - definitely important for kids to see that their parents are not perfect and need to apologize too and that there's a right and wrong way to resolve conflict!