Henry and I are headed to Kentucky this evening. We were supposed to go over the summer, but after sitting in BWI all day, our flight was cancelled and then we sadly drove home. I promptly used the voucher we were given to book flights for this week, as I just can’t go too long without some time in the Bluegrass. I always get ambitious when I travel, packing all sorts of dissertation reading and grading, imagining that I will get it done… when? On the flight, where I am holding a toddler on my lap, which is basically like wrestling an gorilla for 2 hours? Or at my parents, where I will certainly cloister myself away to work instead of basking in family time?
Of course, the best part of packing is when I pull the suitcase out of the closet, and Henry freaks out. His little body can’t actually handle the excitement that fills it when he sees any piece of luggage, which means he alternates between laughing and sobbing the entire time I am trying to fill it. As I write this, he is at my feat, trying to life the suitcase, laughing and crying all at once. Life at 16 months is never dull.
But anyways, here are some mid-week mindless links for your perusing pleasure.
I am beyond obsessed with this dress, as is evidenced by the obscene number of twirling photos in this post. (Sidenote: James and I watched You’ve Got Mail on Amazon prime last weekend and I had forgotten how good that movie is! I love when Meg Ryan just announces that she and her mother liked to spin, the way some people claim the like to partake in actual hobbies.)
We tweaked this to make it compliant while on the Whole30 and it will definitely be returning all winter long.
And I will probably need this cookbook, as her first one is total perfection.
The best restaurant in New York.
Real estate with a side of existential angst.
Did you know you can have jeans rewoven? If you did, how did I not know this??? My second pair of Madewell jeans, like my first, ripped down the thigh in under a year. They replaced the first pair, but I doubt they will for the second, and I was bummed until I saw I could have them rewoven.
My beloved concealer pencil was discontinued, and I tried this one and am happy to report that it is awesome, and cheap. Well done Target, as always.
If you follow along on Instagram, you know that I have been truly insufferable the last couple months in my search for a table. Almost all our furniture is Ikea via Craigslist and around 5 years old (in its second life with us), and as things start giving out, we decided to start investing in quality pieces. When I couldn’t find the farmhouse table of my dreams for our smaller space and needs, I had Kevin build me one. It came last Saturday and I can’t get over how much I love it. Now onto the couch!