3/8/12

Too good not to share - a window from the third trimester

The little things populating my world recently...

Late nights...

My Tumblr. In odd, anxious, restless moments late at night when I should be in bed, I Tumblr instead. The images I latch onto instinctively, when words don't seem to come. I also like to randomly snoop round other people's Pinterest boards.

Thinking about names...

Marginamia - it is hard to explain this blog, exactly. Except to say that all of her ideas for names are too cool for school. I mean too cool for me. I am unlikely to have a child named Poppy Li or Alba Joy. I'm just not that cool. But it contains lots of inspiration if you are trying to name something (or someone)


I would love to give a baby a name inspired by Jane Austen. Yes, Jane means that much to me. But I don't think it's in the cards this go-round.

Deep thoughts... 

We've been told not to burn bridges, but what about boats? Burning boats. Interesting thoughts on future, change and no looking back from Danielle Laporte.

And a quote on the flickering nature of Joy on A Beautiful Ripple Effect.

Little whimsies...


I want to make something like this. I probably never will. But I want to. Doesn't that count?


Tie dye hair ties. I always have a hair band around my wrist and so I love these - they are soft and pretty and boho at the same time.



Chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars. OMG Good. I made these after craving cheesecake. Totally hit the spot.

What I am currently listening to: Going back through favorite tunes trying to build a birth playlist. It feels strange since I don't really know what I'll be in the mood for, if anything. I'm just cobbling things together.


What I am currently reading: Harry Potter, book 7, to finally seal the deal on the series. A good selection for lazy evenings. Have been told I must read Unbroken by Laura Hillenbrand, so I am adding that to the list for a little serious reading (which is the perfect antidote for...)

What I am currrently watching on the tele: The Bachelor - yes I am perverse for watching this, because I love to hate to love this show (wait, did that make sense?). The bachelor is inevitably a sleaze who claims to be falling in love with five girls at once and I never know what they see in him. But the girls have been so much fun to watch this time that it has sucked me in. So I guess you know what I'll be doing come Monday night.

Happy weekend, friends!

8 comments:

  1. Yes, please don't name your little boy "Poppy" or "Joy". ;-)

    I've been told recently I NEED to read several WWII/Holocaust books, including Unbroken - they seem to be "trending" right now - but I'm just not up for them. Holocaust stuff is so hard sometimes!

    I'm on the cookie bars, though! Will report back when I get them done.

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  2. loved the burning boat post, V! I'll also happily come over to tie dye hair bands or ties with you - super easy and fun :)

    As far as tunes go, check out the U2 lullabies here:

    http://www.amazon.com/Rockabye-Baby-Lullaby-Renditions-U2/dp/B000L22TAG%3FSubscriptionId%3D19BAZMZQFZJ6G2QYGCG2%26tag%3Dsquid803173-20%26linkCode%3Dxm2%26camp%3D2025%26creative%3D165953%26creativeASIN%3DB000L22TAG

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  3. Ah, my serious friend Amy, you are always so much more seriouser than I. I can't believe you're not up for a dose of seriousness. ;-)

    Heather... you know how to make the hair ties?

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  4. Great post Valerie. All the best in the coming weeks.

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  5. There is lot of happiness and thinking happening in your world at the moment, and it made for a lovely read. :)

    PS. Those chocolate chip cookie dough cheesecake bars look AMAZING!! :)

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  6. really interesting post...the burning boat theory is very interesting as we always tend to burn bridges....I am always looking for a good book so I will have to check out Unbroken...

    Have a great week...

    :)

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  7. Val,

    Guess that's what having a newborn in the house can do to you - out with serious, in with the thing that make me laugh or feel happy.

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  8. Hi I’m Heather! Please email me when you get a chance! I have a question about your blog. HeatherVonsj(at)gmail(dot)com

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