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This week seemed like a particularly long week. Maybe it was the school projects that took over my kitchen, or the 100 degree temps that Southern California has endured all week, it was pretty insane. The kids couldn't even play outside at school it was so suffocating. But it's back to a glorious 80 degree day and all is right again. But I am pretty happy this weekend has made it's appearance. We are looking forward to a few days filled with visits from encouraging friends. What are you up to? 

Are you awaiting the arrival of your new iPhone today? I've had the same phone for 3 years and it's been sending me a very clear message the last few weeks. "I'M DYING" is what I've translated so far. My phone has been acting crazy and I think it's because it knows it's days are numbered. I'm pretty excited about the photo and video capabilities. If I don't have to lug my real camera around Disneyland or to the beach to get good quality photos, I'm all for it! 

I do not hide my love for the show, The Voice, nor do I hide my crush on Jimmy Fallon. Put it all together for a lip sync battle. Amazing. 

I also love Ira Glass and This American Life. This week's podcast left me speechless. So thought provoking. I think you can only download it for a few more days. Listen to it and tell me what you think. Wow. 

I feel so lame for accidentally leaving off the book Wonder from my book post this week. Sawyer's class was read this aloud by the teacher for a few minutes each day after lunch. Every day Sawyer came home and would tell me about it. Parts that really hurt him, and parts that made him sad and frustrated, and then as the book was making a turnaround he would come home so thrilled that the main character was feeling supported. They finished it this week and Sawyer absolutely loved it and it gave us a lot of opportunity for dialog about special needs, whether they be physical or mental. 

I've been on the hunt for some linen slash Turkish slash I don't know what you call them towels. I am ready to invest in some really great ones that last a long time. How gorgeous are these Anthropologie ones? 

I hit a fun milestone this past weekend. I don't know if you use Pinterest (if you don't, who are you? what are you waiting for?), but I've slowly built through the past year a following there and I just hit 10,000 followers! The significance? Well, there's actually companies and brands that hire Pinterest users for campaigns and to bring awareness to their products or programs. A few months ago I worked with a car brand and was paid to create an inspiration board for them. I would love to do it more in the future and first things first, gotta grow your influence. So that's why I am so elated to have hit the 10k number!

That's all for now friends. Hoping you have a restful or exciting, adventurous or peaceful weekend, depending on what you need. 

xo