Happy (almost) Valentine’s/Gal-entines/Singles Awareness Day! Do you have anything special planned? Brad and I have a very romantic day of kid-schlepping and grocery shopping ahead of us. We are avoiding the crowds and staying in for Valentine’s Day. We have become big fans of rugby since moving to Ireland, and the Six Nations’ Tournament is going on right now. Ireland plays France tomorrow!
Your weekly dose of interesting weekend links from around the internet.
Have you heard of M.M. LaFleur? It’s a service that specializes in sophisticated clothes for professional women. You fill out a profile and survey, and they ship you a box of clothes based on your preferences. You’re only charged for the items you keep. I wish they had this service in Ireland!
Stumbled upon this website a few weeks ago. Love the aesthetic. Who says you can’t have great taste and kids at the same time?
Have you ever pumped at work? You’ll love this story.
Considering we got the largest butternut squash I have ever seen in our veg box today, I’m thinking about trying this recipe next week.
I loved this list of 10 “somethings” every child’s room needs.
It rained off and on all day today, but at least it wasn’t windy or as cold as it has been. Patrick enjoyed stomping in all the puddles, as I snapped this pic. I think he would be a great advertisement for Travelers Insurance.
Have a great weekend, and if all else fails, just think: all chocolate will be on sale on Sunday!
Happy Friday Friends!
This week has been full of ups and downs, and really crazy winter weather. It snowed yesterday, which is quite rare for Dublin, because we are on the coast. I am thankful that today it was at least sunny, even if it was bitterly cold. Fun fact: Sunday, February 1st is St. Brigid’s Day here in Ireland, and it marks the beginning of the Celtic Spring. Never mind it is supposed to snow again next week! Some weekend links for you:
Have you heard of #usemeinstead? I loved this response to gun violence and racial bias.
For everyone who knows someone selling essential oils. A good laugh!
Would you tell your kids how much money you make?
Food for thought: Why Women Stay Quiet at Work
Watching the Super Bowl on Sunday? What do you think of Marshawn Lynch’s decision not to speak at media events?
And finally, for anyone with a dog in their life.
Have a great weekend and enjoy the Super Bowl if you’re watching! (Sadly, it comes on too late to watch here in Ireland, unless you are a die-hard fan, which I am not.)
See you here on Monday!
Sorry for the radio silence this week. I had some tasks to take care of this week offline that demanded my attention. So while Brad makes yet another recipe out of the Irish Beef Book, and I sip red wine from a friend’s trip to France (thanks Nancy!), here are this week’s Friday Finds:
Did you read Goodnight Moon for the 1,593,254th time today? For a good laugh, be sure to read this too.
Short on time, but craving intellectual stimulation? Watch these.
Pleasantly surprised to find Dublin on here!
As someone who didn’t find out the gender of any of my kids before they were born, I loved this list.
I had read about the Finnish baby boxes awhile back. Have you heard of them?
Did I mention the roads in Ireland were tiny?
I snapped this picture in Castleknock Village earlier this week, as the late afternoon sun hit the village church. The days are getting a wee bit longer now. Here’s to sunnier days ahead!
How was your first week of 2015? Are you easing into the new year, or did you hit the ground running? It was a busy week here, but I managed to post twice, and get Friday Finds out on a Friday. Hurray for New Year Productivity! Given the shocking events happening in France this week, I have intentionally kept the links light-hearted this week.
The Daily Routines of Famous Creative People. I was really surprised with how there wasn’t a common routine among the group – they really seemed all over the place!
Eye-opening look at the population density of cities.
This is definitely the norm at our house. If only it were possible to get it all done in traditional ‘working’ hours.
What’s it Like Having 4 Kids, by Jim Gaffigan. This is good for a laugh. Thanks Erin!
Finally, a way to put those much-maligned skills to use! Thanks Mark!
Explanation of the flat white, the European coffee that is coming to America.
See you back here on Monday!