Well, I never thought I'd see the day. I bet the Academy didn't, either.
(Love this piece on Slate about how it deserves to win.)
There's been lots of red-carpeting lately. Last weekend we spent a lovely evening supporting the Art of Elysium. I posted a few pics on Instagram, but we were having such a great night that I forgot to take any good pictures of us all dressed up. But you get the gist.
On the HH facebook page this week, I asked you how I could be a better blogger, I told you what I really think about my messy house, and I posted a link to the next book I want to buy. (Except I'm not buying it right now, because I'm on a spending freeze.)
Speaking of my spending freeze, it's going okay. I'll have more to say about it as the month ends, but I've barely broken it. (Okay, twice. And for good reason. And there was no shopping involved, only purchasing.) Also, my friend Rachel from Mommy Greenest is doing her own version of No Shopping January - and hundreds have pledged to do it with her - but hers is for much better reasons.
Have you signed up for the HH secret posts yet? (AKA The Monthly Newsletter.) It goes out next week and you don't want to miss it. I'm going to start calling it The Secret Posts because that's exactly what they are: book reviews, beauty tips, and personal musings that you won't find on the blog or anywhere else. I'll also reveal what the challenge is for February. Hint: I'm dreading this one.
For your weekend reading pleasure:
- A good question to ask at the beginning of the year: What do I really want my life to look like? (...loveMaegan)
- This is one of the best little girl's rooms I've ever seen! Playfun, but stylish. (The Hunted Interior)
- This has been floating around facebook, but I have to share it here anyway, because the world needs to hear this message about the way jeans should fit: An Inconvenient Gap of Truth. (Grasping for Objectivity)
- Delusions of Grandeur from Jenni at Mommy Nani Boo Boo was hard to read. Dreams...motherhood, it's hard. I know. I'm living a certain version of it, probably you are, too. What she speaks about is something I've heard in LA a lot, but I know the bones of this story is common.
- This post & video changed my whole day, my whole weekend...and more. There's a lump in my throat hours later. Everything We Leave Behind: What a Life Looks Like in Tweets.
We have a friend coming for the weekend and tennis, football, writing, and playing on the agenda.
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