Happy Weekend!


I know it’s been kind of blah blah boring around this here blog lately, but one upside of being unable to write or create here has been I have more time to get back to reading all of my favorite blogs. I just love reading blogs. People are so awesome and I love the whole community of amazing people who share their stories, photos, loves, and silliness on the world wide web. I feel a kinship with them and their stories are my stories. Here are some of my favorite posts from the last few weeks:

The Three Levels, by Glennon at Momastery
I feel like this could totally change how I communicate with people. In a good way! I think some days I’m at level three, but probably I spend most of my time at level two…here’s to level three all the time!

A Harry Potter Themed Birthday Party, by Michelle at So Wonderful, So Marvelous
O.M.G. Michelle knocked it out of the park, and is it weird I want this for MY next birthday instead of for one of my kids? That’s normal, right? Totally. Okie dokie.

Taza’s New York City Guide: Upper West Side, by Naomi at Love Taza
I dream of NYC more often then ever these days…for whatever reason, whenever I’m feeling stuck in my own head, NYC is where my brain wanders. This video takes me to my happy place.

Fashion Friday: Inspiration, by Lane at Misc.
I love the idea of looking at the people whose looks inspire you, and then finding some common themes. I need to do this, for sure. I think I might be surprised at what I find! (Lately my wardrobe has been exclusively jeans, a button down plaid shirt/grey t-shirt/grey sweatshit, saltwalter sandals or grey tennies…I think I may need to punch it up a notch…)

The Turn Around, by Rebecca at Girls Gone Child
Oh, my heart. I can already tell the moment is coming when I’m not my child’s favorite person anymore, and I know it’s gonna hurt. Even though I understand it’s all part of growing up, I’m really not looking forward to it. Ooof.

To Tell You The Dreams You Have Really Do Come True, by Nat at Hey Natalie Jean
On the opposite end of the parenting spectrum, three-year-old boys really are the best, you know? And learning the words to Frozen is imperative to a good parenting regimen.

Read anything awesome lately? I’d love to find a few new reads!

Happy weekend, friends! May it be full of sunshine, an ice cream cone or two, headbands made of dandelions and fizzy drinks!

CB Reads : Carry On, Warrior


A few months ago I was in a weird time in my life, and a good friend recommended I read the book Carry On, Warrior by Glennon Doyle Melton. I owe that friend a cookie. One of those giant cookies they sell at the mall with your name written in frosting on the top. That’s how much I truly loved this book.

Let’s be upfront here…yes, Carry On, Warrior is written by a blogger. Glennon is the voice behind the hugely successful blog Momastery, and that definitely influenced the book. In fact, several portions were originally posts on her blog. But (BUT!) this memoir is so much more. Glennon writes in a way that makes you feel like she’s sitting right next to you. She’s irreverent and funny, all the while being grateful and honest about her less than perfect life. Glennon has battled addiction and an eating disorder, along with Lyme’s Disease, and she is very upfront about her struggle. In fact, she shares the reason she started her blog in the first place was to show the world that being honest can be freeing. Her openness about her struggle with her marriage and being a wife and mother are heart wrenching and so real. We are not perfect, but we are amazing! Now, that’s a book I can get behind!

All this to say, read this book. It came out in paperback yesterday and it’s well worth the price. Let’s dance.


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