Have a Fun Weekend

What are you up to this weekend? I’m thinking about taking the boys to Beauty & the Beast, which they’ve been begging to see. Have you seen it? Did you love it? (Also, do you think it would be too intense for two slightly-easy-to-scare little guys?) Hope you have a wonderful weekend, and here are a few fun links from around the web…

How to pack for a trip. (Busted.)

This lovely film about a young girls’ questions made me smile, but this film about her little brother made my heart split open.

Whoa, a house completely covered in ice.

Friend idea: A nap hangout.

So, don’t kill the messenger, but… scrunchies are coming back.

Career questions from Friends, Jane Austen and Gilmore Girls.

Would LOVE to try this eucalyptus scent.

The surprising secret weapon of the best basketball players.

Scary things often don’t turn out to be that scary.

A secret to a happy relationship: Reinvent date night.

Digging this rug.

Plus, two great reader comments:

Says Emily on a very easy dinner party: “Anything looks fancy once you put it on a platter. I have a friend that sliced a Snickers bar and laid the small squares out on a silver plate – everyone went nuts for it.”

Says Katie on describing your family: “Jaclyn, I’m so glad you commented about your divorce – you are not alone, even though it might feel like it sometimes. I’m so sorry you’re going through this right now. My parents got divorced when I was 17, and it was very hard. We go through it, though, and I am happy to say 20 years later that my parents are happier apart and I am so close to each of them individually. That’s why I defined my family growing up with the words ‘passionate and perseverance.’ Surviving a divorce is no small feat, and hugely rewarding, sooner or later. Keep reaching out and staying kind to yourself. It’s okay to feel raw and tender. Sending you a big hug and lots of love from Oregon.”

(Photo by Jenna Park. Scary link via Swissmiss. Ice house via Girl of a Certain Age.)