Sunday Blog Love // Weirdo Reading Habits Edition
Yesterday was quiet, slow and lovely and just the tiny vacation I needed with my schedule already loaded through the end of September (yay!). I only did things I truly wanted and only because they made me feel good.
I woke up around noon to texts from Nicole asking me to go running. I knew it would already be melty-hot outside so I declined and stayed in bed reading instead. I made tacos for lunch and sent Slayer outside with a piece of corn on the cob as delicious entertainment. I parked it on the couple to read for a while longer and then took Slayer for a long walk. Then it was back to the couch for more reading before I met up with Nicole and we walked a few blocks to get sushi for dinner. After a walk home through the beginnings of a thunderstorm and I decided to spend the evening reading as well.
Now I’m sure you’re all wondering what book has me so glued to my phone and my couch all day. And before I tell you, let me say, I fully realize this is a strange choice when I’m single and child-less, but I’m reading Bringing Up Bebe. Yes, I’m reading a book that discusses the difference between American and French parenting. Should I feel weird about this? Because I feel weird about this.
None the less – the book is funny and fascinating. The author, Pamela Druckerman, details her experience as an American with a British husband raising three children in France. She’s dumbfounded as to why they are the only couple in a restaurant full of families with a screaming tantrum-throwing toddler and goes on a fact-finding mission to figure it out. It spoke to the competitive go-getter in me to someday have polite, independent children while retaining my own self of self and my nice ass. It also left me with the slight urge to learn French and eat a lot of cheese. I recommend it to all you single, childless bloggers, not just because it will make me feel less alone and weird, but also because it’s pretty great.
Kathleen has been writing about her three week trip to eastern Europe >>>
Cinnamon, honey & nutmeg face mask – I tried this out yesterday and while it looked like I was smearing poop all over my face, it made my skin very happy and glowy >>>
Really loved Joanna’s post about blogging as a job. Especially how it speaks to following your gut even if it isn’t the most convenient or what other people expect you to do >>>
Amanda wrote about sticking to your guns when clients ask you to lower your prices >>>
I made this sangria recipe when I had a bunch of girlfriends over on Thursday night >>>
And these vegan chocolate chip cookies >>>08.05.12 in blog love, books