Friday Snacks {4.17.15}

April 17, 2015



Five Links To Read

The Worst Upstairs Neighbors + Yelp Reviews Of Newborn Babies + Annie Does It Again + 19 Emojis For 30-Somethings + 10 Odd Friendships You’re Probably A Part Of


One Thing To Love

This Etsy Shop.


Well I’ve found a new favorite Etsy shop. Olive The Things shop owner Kimberly has been designing clothes since she was six.  Over the years she’s traded Barbie clothes and staplers for toddler clothes and sewing machines.  Kimberly gave up the glamorous life of a high school interior design teacher to stay at home with her two babes, and sews during naps and after bed. Her shop specializes in organic cotton knit clothing in baby and toddler sizes. My favorite things include this tiger shirt (obviously), this soft and breezy summer outfit, and this sweet cotton dress. There is not one item I don’t want to ship directly to my kid’s dresser drawers.


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One Truth For The Week



Happy Friday


Thank you to everyone who shared Internet gems. You make Fridays better.


PS: 31 years ago today, a small boned Mennonite woman gave birth to her first baby in her bed with no doctor in sight. I’m so glad that baby was born so he could grow up to do things like take out the trash and binge watch Parks & Rec with me. A lover of Fall, a hater of grocery store baked goods, and the kind of guy who will get down to Jay-Z’s 99 problems like any other fool. Happy birthday babe.

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E + W


10 Beauty Tips From Smart Women

April 14, 2015

Lena Dunham

Confidence let’s you pull anything off, even Tevas with socks.
Lena Dunham

emma watson

I find the whole concept of being ‘sexy’ embarrassing and confusing. If I do an interview with photographs people desperately want to change me – dye my hair blonder, pluck my eyebrows, give me a fringe. Then there’s the choice of clothes. I know everyone wants a picture of me in a mini-skirt. But that’s not me. I feel uncomfortable. I’d never go out in a mini-skirt. It’s nothing to do with protecting the Hermione image. I wouldn’t do that. Personally, I don’t actually think it’s even that sexy. What’s sexy about saying, ‘I’m here with my boobs out and a short skirt, have a look at everything I’ve got?’ My idea of sexy is that less is more. The less you reveal the more people can wonder. 
Emma Watson


People should dress the way they want. Any rules for age or shape are silly.
Sarah Jessica Parker

mindy kaling

If someone called me chubby, it would no longer be something that kept me up late at night. Being called fat is not like being called stupid or unfunny, which is the worst thing you could ever say to me. Do I envy Jennifer Hudson for being able to lose all that weight and look smokin’ hot? Of course, yes. Do I sometimes look at Gisele Bundchen and wonder how awesome life would be if I never had to wear Spanx? Duh, of course. That’s kind of the point of Gisele Bundchen. And maybe I will, once or twice, for a very short period of time. But on the list of things I want to do in my lifetime, that’s not near the top. I mean, it’s not near the bottom either. I’d say it’s right above “Learn to drive a vespa,” but several notches below “film a chase scene for a movie.
Mindy Kaling

amy poehler

I had already made a decision early on that I would be a plain girl with lots of personality, and accepting it made everything a lot easier. If you are lucky, there is a moment in your life when you have some say as to what your currency is going to be. I decided early on it was not going to be my looks. I have spent a lifetime coming to terms with this idea and I would say I am about 15 to 20 percent there. Which is great progress. I am not underestimating the access I get as a BLOND, WHITE lady from AMERICA. Believe me, blond hair can take you really far, especially with the older men. It can really distract from the face.
Amy Poehler


I had to defend myself as an artist, but I found myself defending myself as a dark-skinned black woman in front of people who did not know my life. I took my wig off because I no longer wanted to apologize for who I am. There is not one woman in America who does not care about her hair, But we give it too much value. We deprive ourselves of things, we use it to destroy each other, we’ll look at a child and judge a mother and her sense of motherhood by the way the child’s hair looks. I am not going to traumatize my child about her hair. I want her to love her hair.
Viola Davis

olivia wilde

Take care of yourself now that you’re old enough to know how.
Drink water, sleep eight hours (I wish), and don’t go within 400 feet of a tanning booth or I’ll slap you. Hard.

Olivia Wilde

stevie Knicks

I said, ‘Instead of going in the direction that a lot of the women singers are going in [revealing], I’ll be very, very sexy under 18 pounds of chiffon and lace and velvet…I will have mystique.’
Stevie Nicks


The girls who were unanimously considered beautiful often rested on their beauty alone. I felt I had to do things, to be intelligent and develop a personality in order to be seen as attractive. By the time I realized maybe I wasn’t plain and might even possibly be pretty, I had already trained myself to be a little more interesting and informed.
Diane Von Furstenberg

tina fey

If you retain nothing else, always remember the most important rule of beauty, which is: who cares?
Tina Fey


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