joy in link form

what I’m doing/reading/enjoying elsewhere on the internet…

  • Emily Henderson is one of the contestants on HGTV’s Design Star, and I love reading her blog for behind-the-scenes commentary about each episode. Her writing voice is also so friendly and funny–you will love reading it.
  • The only way to have a truly offbeat wedding is to do what you like. Because if you’re keeping up or rebelling someone else’s status vision, you’re wasting your time and resources.” Ariel (of Offbeat Bride fame)’s take on being an offbeat consumer.

  • Anyone else ever dye their hair Cotton Candy Pink? I did right before our family photos when I was fourteen–my mom probably wasn’t pleased but she wisely brushed it off. Reading The Story Behind Manic Panic brought back lots of Cotton Candy Pink memories!
  • Alice’s favorite song

what are you into these days?
xo

p.s. giveaway tomorrow!

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  • Trish

    I’ve been following your blog for over a year now and have loved every single post. Your button and flower bouquets are fabulous and you have an amazing family. I just wanted to say thank you for the link of “20 things I wish I’d known at 20″. I just turned 20 yesterday and while I’ve learned a few of those, it’s really a great list and I can’t wait to share it with my friends. Also, I just wanted to say thank you for sharing your thoughts and talent with us in this online world. I wish you the best of luck with CAMP and all of your future endeavors. Hopefully someday I’ll get to order a bouquet from you!

  • http://www.geekdetails.com Amanda @geekdetails

    I heart cotton candy pink hair. Mine is currently purple but it’s also been all sorts of different shades of pink. I heart it. The manic panic story was an interesting read too.

    Currently in to making small details pop in my house. Painted and rewired a chandelier, made a bright pink bulletin board etc.

    And as always, Alice is freaking adorable!

  • shelby

    it was not cotton candy pink or my whole head but i did have magenta highlights on 2 separate occasions.

  • http://www.redmittens.com Megan’s Mom

    I don’t like the pink hair because you have the most beautiful hair color! Natural highlights, thick, and perfect.
    Pink?
    Not so much.

  • LuckyGirlAmy

    Lately I have been into…
    making galettes with yummy ripe, fragrant summer fruit esp. farmstand peaches & juicy blueberries…

    Gretchen Rubin’s book, “The Happiness Project” & the blogs accompanying it: http://www.happiness-project.com/ & http://www.happinessprojecttoolbox.com/

    staying caught up on the mundane activities by doing a little each day so I may enjoy the moments that matter with abandon & no worries…

    learning to make my own jewelry…I love the necklace you’re wearing in the photograph on the boat!

    have a beautiful blessed day…

    • http://princesslasertron.com Princess Lasertron

      I want to make a galette! Martha Stewart always makes a pear one on her show that looks really good.

      xo

  • http://circlesareforever.etsy.com kim*

    i never did my hair all pink but i did add high lights here and there. im not one to go full force with the brighties i am more of really dark and then here and there.

    oh whichgoose is deciding on her blog if she wants to or not.

    babytron is getting more and more adorable you are a blessed mama.

OOTD: Summer Sweater

That thing where it’s 420 degrees outside and 69 degrees inside. Chilly Day Soiree Dress :: Remember Spring Sweater :: Late Night Platforms :: Hollywoodland Tote

when you want to work as remotely as possible: traveling for business

A: Travel is important to me because it helps my morale. It recharges my spirit. Every month or two? I like to get away as often as I can…probably sometimes to the annoyance of my business partner and coworkers. It’s always important to me to find something to work on wherever I go–a reason to make it worth my while from a business perspective–but there are some places I go just to ONLY work.

OOTD: Office Hours

This summer instead of having our 4-year-old Alice go to her school’s summer program, Dave and I decided to get a nanny. Her name is Kylie and she’s been WONDERFUL over the past two months! I really wish we could keep her all year and just have Alice in this hybrid coparenting-learning-field tripping-coming to the office situation, but I’m not sure I’m up for all the coordination it would take. I’m definitely considering it because I’ve never seen Alice so engaged and happy–she plays all day, does art and science camps and activities all over town, and gets lots of time outside, which leads to nice early bedtimes. Smile. I love having her at work after 4 every day and all day on Fridays.

Letter from a reader: Changes and consistency

I am a long time reader of your blog and have seen it through its various incarnations. I wondered if you might find inspiration one day to discuss the changes, i.e., the changes in you. For example (and these are purely from memory, so I may very well be misremembering things or just plain getting things wrong):

A Long Day

1. Woke up and read Dril’s favstar to start my day off on the right foot. Dropped Alice off at her first day of summer art camp—sculpture making at the Joslyn Art Museum. 2. Quick shower and blow-dry before Rebecca Forsyth’s Vintage-Inspired Hairstyling salon training class. 3. Got my hair set with my good friend and former Princess Lasertron model Caitlin. 4. Snacks on Jonathan Adler dishes under beautiful boxes of hair color. 5-6. Rebecca setting and styling Caitlin’s hair. 7. The “after.”
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