I have not lost my marbles. I know that it's Sunday and that my Friday Links are usually up by, you know, Friday. But as it happens, once you step away from the internet, it's really easy to be away from the internet. Huh. This is something to ponder.
But also it's been a full week without a break on the horizon. So I'm taking the pockets of time I find and am trying to use them wisely.
Thirdly, guess where I usually find links for my Friday roundups? On social media. Someone might link to one thing that leads me to another thing that has something super awesome in the sidebar and these rabbit holes are primarily how I find the good things to read each week. Without that I'm relying on my own feedly (which is great), but I hate to link to the same people over and over. This social media fast has all sorts of little tentacles, doesn't it?
(Speaking of the social media fast, FB now sends emails when you haven't been active, telling you that you're "missing notifications and friend requests." Like I wasn't already aware of it. But because a few people have followed up after trying to reach me through these channels, I've decided I'm going to check in on my social media accounts at the challenge's halfway point, which is Tuesday, March 18. I'm only giving you this banal detail because I believe in accountability and I know some of you are participating in the challenge, too.)
Heads up that the next round of Secret Posts go out this week. You can sign up to receive those monthly nuggets here. March's email will include a no-fail beauty trick, a book review of something I finally read after years of intention, and I'll announce the April make-or-break habits challenge (which is quite a doozy).
The Secret Posts have rapidly become one of my favorite projects. I hope you enjoy them!
In other HH news, I was happy to be featured with an interview over at MomSpark. Amy is a fellow Oklahoma girl that I've admired for awhile now. How fun to see my mug on her site.
For your weekend reading pleasure:
- A gruesome murder took place a few years ago in broad daylight not too far from where I live. This article shed some light on it, and made me re-think a few of the assumptions I'd heard about the crime. Speaking of Hollywood murders, did you see that police arrested someone in conjunction with the head-in-a-bag murder? This story terrifed our neighborhood for a bit, before they revealed that it was most likely a lovers quarrel.
- In four years of blogging, I have received very, very little of the intrusive internet behavior that some of my blog friends have described. I always brag that my readers have remained respectful and thoughtful through the best and worst of seasons in my writing and life. But this is not so on other sites. I think it is hugely important that Naomi from Taza wrote this piece: Are You Pregnant?
- Are you in southern California and need photos taken of your family or for your blog or for your engagement or anything else? My friend Kelly Sauer takes the most gorgeous photos. (She took the one of me in the sidebar here, and both the profile pictures on the HH facebook page.) Kelly is normally a Charleston-based photographer, but she's going to be in the LA/Orange County area in a few weeks and she's looking to book a few sessions. See this post for more details.
- As I mentioned on my Steven Gambrel gush-fest this week, we're embarking on a few home renos in the next few months, which basically means I've been scouring books, mags, and of course blogs for inspiration and tips. Five Free Things You Can Do Now To Create A Gorgeous Room. (Fieldstone Hill Design)
- I haven't picked up my good camera since we were on vacation in Colorado at the beginning of the year. This shameful! It's laziness, mostly, since my phone is always lying around. This kind of post always kicks me in gear: 21 Things I Learned My 2nd Year Shooting in Manual Mode. (Click It Up A Notch)
Hope you had a happy weekend!
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