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links // happiness, hysterics, and hamilbros

This week I had a lot of thoughts about personal perception and the internet. It started with a great post from People of the Second Chance titled, Are Your Your Own Bully or Blessing? My roommate and I have a love of the mommy-bloggers. They are great, they live mostly happy lives, everything looks great, they own amazing shoes (that are often gifted from companies to blog about), and they are all about a size 2s. There is no size 2 in my house. That being said, in our house are people who suffer daily with P90x, run marathons, or if you’re me dance and take the most aggressive barre classes in D.C. (woot! Barre3 Union Station). But in the world of perfect bloggers who become models who become fashion designers, it’s easy to see why normal-sized America doesn’t want to put out photos of their #OOTD (Mom, that’s Outfit of the Day) or their “oh my gosh I’m having so much fun on the beach in my tiny swimsuit #embraceyourself” photos. This makes me …

links // cartoons, classical ballet, classic literature

I am one of those weird people who both needs to be the planner and organizer of trips, but also has severe anxiety about doing things, like booking hotels. So what happens is I have whole itineraries of places to go, things to see, all the foods we must eat, and no hotel. Mind you, I have a list of the top 10 hotels in a variety of price-ranges, but I can’t commit to one. This becomes obvious when, say next week, we are going to NYC for the weekend and we have theater tickets, I’ve mentally worked up a eating & drinking walking tour of Brooklyn, and I just booked my bus ticket yesterday. I hope to have our hotel picked before the bus pulls into the city. Or it could be apparent in my Memorial Day trip to Montana/Wyoming/Utah (though this one I’m super on top of the game). I mean, we have a rental car and 3 out of 4 hotels booked…we just might have to camp in Glacier National Park (which …

links // pineapples, panama, and puppies

Let’s go ahead and kick off this new feature, that no one needs and yet I am providing, with the realization that this is going to be a journey across the internet and into my brain. Two things most people could do without, but wait…the two things I’m providing. #ImSoSorry #Blessing Is the only thing about Panama that you pretend to know a canal? Well now there are the Papers and with the great genius of Reddit user and Vox, there is now a cartoon about Panama, shell corporations and piggy banks Puppies with save your brain or at least that is what Soul Pancake has led me to believe. And there are CORGI puppies!! Eek! Martha Stewart Weddings wonders if you want an adorable mobile-bar/coffee shop at your wedding? Is there anyone who would answer no to that question? Because everyone needs a pineapple cup for their summer beverages and parties Sometimes I wish it was 1940 still, and then I remember there were a few issues way back when. So instead, I will …

weekly links // 02

This week the girls at 100 Layer Cake did an awesome feature on wedding cocktail mixology featuring the dapper gentlemen at Pharmacie LA. I love that they are bringing mixology to the wedding world (and other events of course) and I would love a chance to sample a few of their specialties. Hint, hint, nudge, nudge…which really just means I’m going to have to find myself LA soon…preferably with an event to attend. Looking for a convenient way to gather addresses for your next party. Postable is for you. You Away Messages — via Twitter Sometimes you wonder do I need to be over the top when party planning. Then you find out Kate and Andy Spade like Triscuits, meatloaf and Duncan Hines cake…and all the sudden, the world is yours again. — Bon Appetit 50 Shades of Chicken, enough said. If you think that using photoshop to create art is tedious, imagine using salt. — the Kitchn Autumn Grilled Cheese Options — Design Sponge JetBlue and a GOTV campaign had a baby. It’s adorable. — JetBlue …

when all seems lost.

This week can be summarized by the following things: Tears. Lots of Tears. Memories. Loss. Disappointment at choices made. Sadness. Hurt. Rejection. Abandonment. Frustration. Confusion. The weekend can be summarized by something that is full of understanding: Life is full of light and shadow O the joy and O the sorrow O the sorrow And yet will He bring Dark to light And yet will He bring Day from night When shadows fall on us We will not fear We will remember When darkness falls on us We will not fear We will remember When all seems lost When we’re thrown and we’re tossed We remember the cost We rest in Him Shadow of the cross — “Shadows,” David Crowder Band This week’s mantra: “When shadows fall on us, we will not fear, we will remember.”