SMILE!: Amazon.com has launched Amazon Smile. The premise is simple. Be sure that when you’re shopping from Amazon that the URL starts with smile.amazon.com, and .5% of your eligible purchases are donated to an approved charity of your choosing. I love this! The charity I picked? Code.org, which is promoting computer science education in grades K-12.
BRIDESMAID BAH HUMBUG: An interesting, very honest essay on banning bridesmaids. What’s your take?
HOW I MET YOUR MOTHER: So, I have to admit, I read a lot of TV recaps and analysis around here, so I kiiiind of suspected that the ending would be what the ending was. Did you watch the finale? Were you surprised slash disappointed with how the show closed out?
GET ME A LATTE: No, but really, I want to know who this essay is about. Don’t we all?
COTTONTAIL CANDY: How adorable are these little “bunny tail” donut confections? Perfect for any Easter/spring celebrations!
MMM…PESTO: Hello, yum. Herbed Dijon Potato Salad with Arugula Pistachio Pesto. I want this.
TOTALLY FOLLOWING: VSCO’s “journal” (aka blog). The most perfect place for photography inspiration. Let it speak to you!
SIMPLE SPRING CLEANING TIP: I’ve been slowly transitioning warm weather duds out of storage and packing away items worn during this sub-zero winter. I loved this tip from Clementine Daily on keeping drawers odor free. Easy.
OOH LA LA: I am in the market for some new bras. I am correspondingly intrigued by this company and their sizing app. The things the kids are coming up with these days!
FIVE BOOKS: to inspire your business and your life. I’ve read a bunch of these and can totally vouch for them. Hey, you should buy these through Amazon Smile!
It’s one of those weeks that because I was traveling, yesterday felt like Monday so today feels like Tuesday, but very, very conveniently (or perhaps not), it’s Friday. It would all be well and good, but this gal has some deadlines to meet, so all that work has been crunched into a few short days. I’ve been up for the challenge though — nothing like tight timelines to light a fire under your butt, right?
Texas was good. It’s always so strange to be back in my original hometown, when I visit more rarely these days than I care to admit and the city changes more every time I visit. It was a quick trip, but still nice to spend some time with family and friends, and we even managed to fit in a country drive to look at bluebonnets.
I mentioned it on Tuesday, but this weekend, we’re hoping to do some work outside on our terrace — temps are finally warming up, and with any luck, we’ll be able to snag some plants at the local nursery and get some new herbs and flowers in for the spring and summer! It’s kind of sad how excited I get to plant stuff on our little patio. Especially considering how much I detested yard work as a kid. But, as the fam very duly noted this past week when I happily watched Antiques Roadshow with them, it’s inevitable that the things you hate as a child end up being your loves later in life. It’s just how the universe works, no?
Hope you have a fab weekend!
Image: Lincoln Barbour for the New York Times, originally in this article; found via lark & linen