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it’s friday i’m in love…..

April 24, 2015

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friday dark circles and breast pump blisters to you m’loves.

we are three weeks into parenthood, and cherishing whatever sleep we can get.

jones and priscilla, already on nanny-duty, insist on supervising every feed and diaper change. they, too, are grabbing naps at any opportunity.

besides the new little person and my loyal beasts {yes that includes my husband} here are some other things i’m LOVING this week:

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during our hospital stay, the one piece of advice we received over and over again was the importance of having ridiculously, clean hands. until my girl gets her shots {which she most certainly will—-please don’t go there with me,} her immune system is vulnerable to germs and other uglies lurking on door handles, faucets, and cell phones.

have you ever looked at how germy cell phones get?!?! blech. it’ll stop you in your tracks next time you grab your android to facebook post.

besides mandatory hand washing for all, the doctors and nurses encouraged us to have anti-bacterial gel throughout our house.

i’m actually still dealing with a rash i caught from the gel they used at the hospital—super harsh to my skin, with ingredients more irritating than anne hathaway. so i was happy to find this more natural version from bath + body works.

eucalyptus and spearmint scented, this gel kills germs, smells heavenly, and doesn’t irritate mine or baby’s skin.

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thank you to all who have offered me links for various “lactation cookies” to help with the breastfeeding; but the last thing this post-partum bitch needs is another cookie to eat–my pre-pregnancy weight is a long, 22lbs away and these maternity jeans aren’t getting any looser.

i’m sticking with {and luckily i LOVE} trader joe’s organic oatmeal.

super quick to make and it is perfectly delicious just on its own—no need to add sweetener or milk.

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are you guys watching lip sync battle!??!

my stretches of tv time are lately confined to 30 minute increments {usually with me attached to a breast pump.}

and i’m kind of over anything too heavy, involving kidnapping, murder, or the abuse of a child and or animal. even keeping up with the kardashians seems to border on child abuse for this hormonal mommy—-seriously? when did that sweet, little kylie turn into rupaul?

lip sync battle is the perfect, 22 minute, giggle-inducing, brain-cell diminishing, small-screen nibble.

anne hathaway’s version of “wrecking ball” officially shuts down all her haters……

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 and as if ll cool j. hosting isn’t reason enough to watch.

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so i’m on my third go-round of pamela druckerman’s bringing up bebe.

an american living in paris, druckerman investigates the intricacies of french parenting and how it leads to independent, self-sufficient, non-bratty, happy children.

hunkiest and i are trying to perfect “the pause”—-a tool in teaching your baby how to self-soothe without hysterics or leaving your baby feeling insecure or untrusting….no this is NOT letting your baby “cry it out” uncontrollably so back that opinon truck up right now.

the only crying-it-out taking place in this household is mine…..boo-hoo’ing over the fact that i still give a rat’s ass about grey’s anatomy {major spoiler in link….}

i’m actually trying to employ “the pause” in other areas of my life needing a little less reactivity: my neighbor’s 6:30am saturday tree-trimming, my portion control come mid-afternoon, and now ABC primetime television.

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i’ve pretty much stayed house-bound these last couple of weeks; any forray out into public becomes a drinking game opportunity where hunkiest and i take a shots every time someone tells me how tired i look…since i kind of want to avoid fetal alcohol disorder and we’ve run out of uber drivers,  i’m limiting my outings.

when i do have to venture past my front door i make sure i’m shellacked in urban decay’s illuminating beauty balm. this vegan sunscreen/moisturizer/dark eye circle disguise helps me look a little less zombie, a little more planet earth.

so that’s all i got.

care to share what’s in your friday pocket o’favorites?

see you on the other side of sunday m’loves.

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stay rad, read books…..

March 30, 2015

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in addition to crushing carbohydrates my vocation of late has been pummeling through books day and night.

i’m pretty much in bed 20 hours of the day, and there are only so many youtube videos a girl can watch before overdosing on dog fails.

i’ve been reading like i’ve made it to the final four of fiction.

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 most of the stuff has been good….some REALLY, REALLY bad. i am a big fan of goodreads.com; it’s a platform where my friends {most linked through facebook} and i can scope out, get recommendations, and anonymously judge each others’ reading likes and dislikes.

here are few reads i’ve found notable of late:

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one of my favorite books last year was kevin powers’ stark but beautiful yellow birds. it told the compelling story of an iraq deployment.

redeployment by phil klay {which just won the national book award} is similar in its gritty illustration of this war-torn region. told in a short story format, redeployment is war writing at some of its best. this is sure to go down as a classic.

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 now i’m only one-third of the way through this one, but the light between oceans by m.l. stedman has begrudgingly snatched me in.

most massive bestsellers let me down, but so far this soon-to-be dreamworks released blockbuster is an enthralling read about a world war I veteran, turned lighthouse keeper, living along the rugged, australian coast.

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if you’re fan of complex, family dynamics, anne tyler’s a spool of blue thread won’t let you down.

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 if you’re looking for a quick, easy, beach-read type, the sweetheart by angelina mirabella is a fun romp through the south during the 1950’s. i’m pretty much a sucker for any book with the description “coming of age” on the back cover; not terribly deep, but entertaining {kind of like me.}

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bret anthony johnston’s remember me like this stuck with me for a while. a story of a family’s experience with losing a child to a predator, only to have him returned years later, this is a dark, complicated read. the author does a great job of fleshing out a believable and compelling {often conflicted,} characters for each member of the afflicted family.
i loved this book.

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 david gilbert’s, & sons, was pretty much on everyone’s top ten list last year. i would add it to mine as well, and that’s pretty much the most detail i can give about this strange, wonderful, unexpected contemporary work of fiction.

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everything i never told you, celeste ng’s heart-wrenching debut about a mixed-race, chinese family living in ohio during the late 1970’s, nails the grind that takes place within a family where all the different members {gender, culture, age} strive to be understood and to understand one another.

i loved this book.

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ok. so yes this is a post about reading, but none of you should be reading anything until you’ve watched the newest and best show on tv right now:

 bloodline from netflix.

i haven’t been as excited about a show since true detective.

and because it’s a netflix show, you can pound through all 13 episodes in one sitting-hunkiest and i are currently saving the last episode; it’s more like a preservation actually, testing our self-control and delaying our propensity to instantly gratify ourselves—we’re hoping this makes up for us not taking any baby-prep, parenting courses.

so there you have it…what are your current favorite reads? any tv i’m missing?

 

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it’s friday, i’m in LOVE!

February 13, 2015

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happy candy-coated friday to you my kittens!

are you in the mood for love?

even if you’re a valentine’s day hater {to be honest i kind of am, too} i have rounded up a few things that i hope will make you smile, swoon, gratefully belch, and leave you rubbing your tummies with glee.

but first, if you prefer tear drops over cream in your coffee, read the story behind this heart-shaped meadow; this widower’s ode to his beloved wife had me boo-hooing all over my keyboard this morning.

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for reading a little less tragic, but still sweet, i ooohed and sighed over this article on how we all can learn from animal friendships.

…and just like that, i suddenly, now, have a hankering for a pet rhino.

i can personally attest; some of my truest, longest, + dearest love affairs have been with these four-legged angels.

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and speaking of celestial beings; who’s gonna make this heart-shaped pizza for me?

head on over to how sweet eats and dinner: a love story for the cutest recipes for your valentine’s day pizza party—i would much prefer pizza over any chocolate-covered strawberry or caviar dish…but i’m trashy that way.

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 champagne is off my valentine menu this year, but that doesn’t mean i’m not going to splurge on something sparkly. these aranciata rossa’s from san pelligrino are the perfect non-alcoholic, bubble-parties for your champagne flute.

flavored with REAL blood orange juice, these crisp, effervescent spritzers transport you right to the italian riviera; a nice little mid-february pick-me-up without the hangover.

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is anyone else addicted to these in-scent laundry boosters?

if your wardrobe is more lululemon that lanvin and you like your yoga hot, your spin class swampy, and barre dripping with sweat, then you must add these to your wash + dry repertoire.

bounce bursts + downey unstoppables have changed the game in our laundry room.

gone are the days of the double, triple wash….one-capful of these magic beads and your clothes come out smelling farmer’s market-fresh.

~update: i recently found out these are NOT cruelty-free so i do NOT recommend them.

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it’s no secret, i think the fifty shades of grey soundtrack is pretty banging! i’ve already overplayed the shit out of ellie goulding’s “love me like you do” in my classes, and the new beyoncé remake of “crazy in love” is hotter than georgia asphalt. but i think my new favorite track is AWOLnation’s remake of the bruce springsteen hit “i’m on fire.”

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finally, are you guys watching “the jinx?“—–SO good!! SO creepy!

it’s a serial documentary on HBO that started this week {you have plenty of time to catch the first episode before the next installment airs this sunday night.}

they made a movie about bob durst a while back, “all good things“,–it was more of an “okay” thing, but this new series is worth your time.

so that’s all i got…valentine love to you and yours.

see you on the other side of sunday.

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