Sunday Morning Reads

A few of our favorite links from around the web this week:

Amazing round-up of fancy sweatshirts.

Love this public art display in the Bay Area.

Crime fighting Buffy style.  Because punning shouldn’t be just for slayers.

Great hair tutorial for getting natural looking curls – for those of of who are hair challenged, I know I am!

If I were crafty I would make this Ice Cream Cone Garland.  Maybe Triddles can make it!

An interesting approach to the glut of lawyers in America. Or you could take our routes and either leave the law or go back to grad-school.

The 90s are back. We think this looks just like Willow Rosenberg.  Yes, that’s two Buffy references in one post.  Nerd-alert.

Awesome infographic on London and New York (although, the absence of Prospect Park is bizarre).

Terrifying.

This looks like the perfect Sunday morning breakfast.

New issue of Matchbook Mag!

 

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Amazing Speech

Ash Beckham recently spoke in Bolder about not using the phrase “so gay” as an insult. Embarrassingly, when I was in college I once described someone as a c$@!-sucker in front of a gay friend. He calmly and kindly explained to me that the word was a slur for homosexual, explained why, and told me he found it offensive. I was horrified. I was also enlightened. I’m so grateful that he had the guts and heart to call me out. We are only in the rarest of Facebook contact ten years later, but he forever made me a better person. Ash says in her speech that “when you hear someone describe something pejoratively as ‘so gay’ it is an opportunity for connection and conversation not to be missed.” I hope that I, like my college friend, can be a source for continued understanding and acceptance in my community.

“Say what you mean and mean what you say because the words that you choose matter.”

(Thanks Joanna!)

Travel Find: The Perfect French Bakery

I’m spending the next few days in New Orleans visiting one of my best friends. I just adore this city. NOLA often feels like it’s own nation, complete with it’s own traditions, it’s own symbols, and even it’s own language, Who Dat?!? Lucky for us, they also have their own vibrant culinary tradition. Po-Boys, gumbo, beignets, crawfish and french pastries, oh my! I love wandering around the city, taking in the semi-tropical feel and eating, eating, eating. Today I had the perfect lunch at the perfect Frech Bakery, La Boulangerie on Magazine Street Uptown. Their selection of pastries cannot be beat. I treated myself to a quiche AND a lemon tart. Amazing.

LaBoulangerie

Sunday Morning Reads

A few of our favorite links from around the web:

If only life in NYC was as simple as landing a glamorous job and then a Park Avenue Penthouse. Oh Disney, you make us giggle.

Cake in a cup? Sign me up.

OMG, I’m obsessed with photos of North Korea (Triddles).

Tips for having a house guest – if only I had a guest room!

A happy story about an unusual family – We Found Our Son on the Subway.

There are a few things Iowa does really well. Raising the Perfect Pig is definitely one of them.

Sunday Morning Reads

Posts we’ve enjoyed this past week:

A beautiful ode to New York.

Spruce up your home with some fresh cut flowers. Awesome tips for arranging flowers at home.

Fun DIY Confetti Throwers. What a cool idea for a wedding or party!

Creative budgeting idea complete with a cute wallet card

Slate and the universal injustice that is reclining airplane seats.

Such a pretty roundup of blue and white china.

Bookcase hidden passageways at Bookriot, I would kill to have one of these in my home.

Yum! Banana Bars with Browned Butter Icing from Bake or Break.

For the crazy cat people – Round up of cats that just can’t handle it.  26 would TOTALLY happen at ColeyDi’s.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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Photograph taken by our out-of-this-word wedding photographer Rick Collins.

Andrew and I prefer to opt out of the New York restaurant scene on V-Day.  It’s not that we don’t love a good meal or this (slightly cheesy) holiday, it’s just that neither of us can stand paying $70 a person for a meal that would be $25 a person any other night.  Instead we plan to spend the night eating some delicious delivery or picking up something from the new Mexican food-cart turned restaurant down the block and snuggling on the couch.  Hopefully we’ll be able to finish up the final season of Big Love, nothing like watching a show about polygamy to make your marriage feel nice and uncomplicated!