What are you up to this weekend? We’re going to a holiday party tonight, and I’m planning to wear this velvet dress. We’re also deciding on our bedroom paint color once and for all! We actually started painting it dark gray and then panicked and are now switching back to pink, haha. Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…
How to throw a dinner party without a kitchen table.
The secret to marriage, work and life: turn toward instead of away.
Does Larry David never age? This made me laugh.
Found! The prettiest lipstick.
Realistic birth announcements. “On September 8th, my wife brought baby Jax into the world. I love him more than I have ever loved anything, but if you subbed him out with any baby from the nursery I honestly would not notice.”
Digging these scented tattoos.
Did you know that if you text 741741 when you are feeling depressed or suicidal, a crisis worker will text with you?
10 smart pieces of work advice.
This English home has such pretty paint colors.
Plus two reader comments…
Says Hilary on birthday rituals: “When I was growing up, on our half birthdays, my mom would give us half a small gift – like one sock – which made us laugh, and she sang half the ‘Happy Birthday’ song by singing every other syllable (‘Hap-[silence] Birth-[silence] to [silence]’). The singing part is tough, which I realize now that I’m a mom and the one responsible for this particular tradition. She was a pro! There’s value in celebrating the in-between times.”
Says Olivia on birthday rituals: “I have an identical twin sister and we were born 31 minutes apart — a long time compared to most twins! Without fail, every year on our birthday, my parents would light candles and sing for me at 7:35 p.m., and then do it again for my sister at 8:06 p.m. It was a small but meaningful way to let us each have our own moment of celebration — and cake twice.”