Happy Saturday! Have you enjoyed some beautiful, spring-like weather this week like we have?!? Rumor has it that winter isn’t over yet, but, man, does this have me dreaming of warmer days!
Anyway, let’s do some Links & Likes!
Here’s what I’ve been into lately…
“50 Contemporary Books Every Woman’s Gotta Read” – I was surprised that I’d only read 10 of the titles on this list, but it does include both of the books I called “Must Reads” from 2017 on it… So, basically, it’s legit. 😉 I added tons to my TBR list, of course.
“Why Do You Like and/or Own a Gun?” – Hear me out… I try to keep this space pretty a-political, and I really don’t plan to change that any time soon, BUT, I’m sharing this post because – if you read the (726!!) comments with it – it actually takes a very fair and open-minded look at the issue from BOTH sides. Emily Henderson – who usually writes about style and decorating – did a similar post after Trump was elected, and I loved that too. This is worth a read – just make sure you read (some of) the comments too!
“When You’re in That Season of Tough Motherhood” AND “This Is Why Moms Are So Tired” – Finding Joy is totally nailing it right now.
“Two Minneapolis Families’ Weekly Commitment to Each Other, Over Dinner, Has Spanned 30 Years” – We have a mostly-regular dinner date out with friends (the same ones) every week, and it is one of my favorite things. This takes it to another level, and I love it.
Ikea fake plants (pictured on my front porch above) – I’ve killed every single live plant I’ve ever owned within days of bringing them home, so Jeff has totally cut me off on buying them. Instead, I have these suckers ALL OVER my house. Good enough is good enough. 🙂
Dax Shepard’s new podcast, Armchair Expert – especially the first episode with Kristen Bell and episode 2 when he and Ashton Kutcher talk about getting up with their kids in the middle of the night, their favorite parenting books/products, and going bald. So cute! Each episode is 2 hours long, so it’s basically like a mini-documentary / takes some commitment, but it’s really good: the perfect mix of humor and real, deep stuff. I’m actually embarrassed to admit that I’ve already listened to all four episodes he has released (That’s longer than some audiobooks.) Do be warned though: the language in this is really explicit. That usually doesn’t bother me, but it’s pretty intense in some parts/episodes. Like, I felt a little sheepish listening to it in my car with the windows down… Still, if you can get past that, I think the content is worth it.
Speaking of podcasts, I’m super excited about this one for Nora (and Sam) launching on March 6th!
Girl, Wash Your Face by Rachel Hollis – I already shared about this on Instagram, but I devoured this book (on Audible). Full review coming soon, but it is excellent!
I’m loving the Rose/Light Pink trend in clothing right now, but I’m just not sure about it with my pale skin. Like, this dress looks great, but would I appear to be naked?!?!
My sister had on this cardigan ($22 from Charlotte Russe, of all places) recently, and I thought it was amazing! (I’ll also take one of each of these please!)
I can’t get enough of these Mini Boden knock-off dresses for Nora. I just ordered two short-sleeved ones from a different brand than the one I posted about last time. Adorable. (P.S. Sam’s not going to have any clothes this summer because I HATE all the boys’ clothes I’m seeing everywhere… But Nora is going to be darling!)
Your turn…. What are your favorite links and likes these days?!?
Have a great weekend!
Rachel Marie Martin says
You’re the best. Thanks for sharing my links AND for giving me that sweet kindness.