1 - Five More Minutes: Work out, Work Up and Nutrition Inside and Out: Two Tips! (via thedaybookblog.com)
i've followed Sydney's blog for years, and while her posting has dwindled, the quality has not. Even when sponsored, she doesn't phone it in. Both these articles have great tips and tricks, and if you haven't followed her, please take a gander. She is one of those bloggers who just has perfect combination of both eloquency and humor.
2 - How Fashion Girls Find the Best Stuff at H&M, Forever 21, and Target (via refinery29)
seriously, i feel enlightened. These stores give me the sweats, well not Target, but any store with racks upon racks of different styles. It's like ordering food at Cheesecake Factory, too many choices, and either one, store or restaurant, most of the choices will probably just enhance my thighs.
3 - 7 Ingredients for a Well-Styled Kitchen (via Domino)
obviously from my IG photo dump posts, Studio McGee is one of my favorite interior designers. I found this article through their blog, and rushed over since we were right in the midst of our reno at the time. I was bit surprised that i actually had included a lot these tips. Either all the IG stalking is paying off, or I'm just a genius. Let's go with the former.
4 - 1 Simple Tip to Help You Stop Yelling (via Lemon Line Adventures)
an older article I found through pinterest when looking for ways to have my threenager actually listen to my requests and rules. If we are home and have nothing to do, she takes over to rule the roost. It's like two dogs battling for alpha between us. Thankfully, I know getting out and staying busy with plans each days helps keep her in line since behavior out is always different than in. But when in, challenging is putting it nicely. Anyway, this was simple and obvious, and a nice reminder since I too will try to hide in the kitchen to have a moment of silence for myself and it just turn into screaming from the playroom then yelling from the kitchen...
5 - Find Out What Your Name Would Be if You Were Born Today (via Time)
I actually got to this link through Cupcakes and Cashmere's weekly Links I Love, but I love this type of stuff. I would be "Chloe" if spelling Erin the traditional way, #18 on the list for my year of birth. Going by my actual spelling, I'd be "Avianna". Also, totally don't forget to scroll down for the names of the decades, i'm rocking Phyllis, Edna, Gertrude, and Myrtle in the first half of the 1900s.
And if you're not in the mood for reading (not sure why you are here?), then enjoy these little snippets of our life. You can find me hunting down ear plugs.... and plastic forks.
Check your volume, you've been warned.
Have a Great Weekend!