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Quick Parenting PSA

As mentioned in my previous post, I really know nothing about babies.  But I’m a quick learner.  And one of my favorite -to-date parenting hacks: BLUETOOTH HEADPHONES.

Whether I’m out for a walk around the block or trying to not let the mind-numbing screeches of the Children’s Museum drive me to day-drink, my bluetooth headphones have saved the day.  I’m not zoning out to ultra chill beats, but rather making my brain a little more wrinkled by listening to podcasts!  These four have been in heavy rotation:

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(I also love Joanna Goddard’s recommendations too.)

So when you see in my eyes that “thousand-yard stare”, it’s not just because I’m the mother of a busy 15 month old, but mostly because I’m listening to something really interesting!

Interesting Things

Color & Texture

I’m hanging out with family this weekend, but I’ll also check out these other links too:

This is a hilarious way to identify an artist by his work.

True stories of sultry, southern women…I’ll read it.

This takes “…stop touching me!” to a whole new level.

Wow — So this is why I feel like a failure!

Even as just a hobby graphic designer I can learn from this great list.

Great…now I want to knit again.

Another Brene Brown interview to watch.

On the more serious side of economic things

Enjoy the weekend!

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my new jam

For the last several weeks I have had one app open almost nonstop on my phone and/or computer: Songza!  Goodbye Pandora, I have faithfully listened to you for at least 5 years, but your mixes don’t hold a candle to the concierge service on Songza.  (Oh yeah.. and no ads!)

What I love the most about Songza is that you get to choose music by mood (or genre, or activity, or decade, or record store clerk!).  And with stations with titles like: Lush Electronic Yoga, 3am Airport, Sadcore Hibernation, Ride Around Shining, & High Heel Power Walk how could I not be intrigued.  

Some stations in heavy rotation these days are: Indie Roots Rock, Solo Jazz Guitar, In the Euro Hotel Lounge, Singer-Songwriter Christmas, & Shredding The Slopes (for demo in the studio!).  I have already discovered new music that will become a permanent part of my collection.  Go download it right now!

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onward and upward

Wow, what a week.  My dad is finally home and on the mend.  I think the entire family could use a good long sleep now.  Also, the hubs and I have been working hard every night at the studio (save last night though when we cut loose and partied with this guy).  There have also been some adjustments to our work schedules as well and we’re going to have to find a new rhythm.  Oh yeah… and the holidays are here.  I really wish that I could just cuddle up under a blanket (it’s freezing here!) and catch up on blogs, magazines, and movies.  But there is work to be done, parties to be planned, gifts to be purchased, and life to be lived.  And I’m looking forward to every bit of it!

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In the mean time though, here are a few things that have caught my eye over the last couple of weeks:

My next book purchase.  I’m so excited to read it (thank you best-therapist-in-the-world).

Speaking of books, this one looks interesting too.

I found this after thinking of something special for the studio.  It just affirmed my idea.

Even our government is lazy with passwords.

I can feel a little less guilty shopping with these 7 companies.

And I probably shouldn’t be supporting these 90 companies.

I will fully support art though.

I found this article very interesting about a young New Zealand artist being compared to Nirvana.

Happy Weekend.

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a well-penned (imaginary) toddler

I love the internet for all sorts of reasons.  But last week, I loved it a whole lot more when I saw some quick wit and a sharp tongue being put to good use on Pinterest.  Tiffany Beveridge has created a board called “My Imaginary Well-Dressed Toddler Daughter“.  Her page utilizes the now ubiquitous high-fashion editorials for children as documentation of her fictional toddler daughter, Quinoa.  Hitting on just about every upper-class white person trend, Quinoa is living the high-life.  She is the perfectly curated organic-eating, vinyl-listening, photo-styling, sartorial little girl… with damn funny satire to boot.  Kudos Mrs. Beveridge… kudos, indeed.

Here are a few of my favorites!

Imaginary Toddler

re-evaluating

I just had the LONGEST post written and ready to go.  But I’ve changed my mind about sharing so much.  Suffice it to say that in light of some recent intellectual property rights issues (i.e. folks taking work that’s not theirs and not crediting the author) I’m re-evaluating this space (and Pinterest).  Posting may be a little light around here because of that.

the future of the camera?

It seems that I’m using my phone for many more pics than I thought I would.  And why not.  It’s super convenient and much lighter (and less conspicuous) than my DSLR.  I just wish there was a way to combine the two.  Looks like someone is already working on that.  This is a camera, WVIL, from Artefact.  I sure hope that I get to see a reality of this nature sooner than later.