Friday Favorites - Links I Love

I'm back!!! I have not disappeared off the face of the planet, just off the face of my blog for a few months.  Started a new job (yay!) that is very time consuming (not yay) but worth it (yay!).  Hope everyone is recovering from this election - or at least getting some rest before we have to deal with the next 4 years that start in January.  Hope everyone had a nice Thanksgiving, and are happily anticipating the holiday to come (whatever you may celebrate. Happy everything!!)  I got our holiday cards ordered in time to actually get them out before Christmas this year (I didn't get any out last year.)  

Picking back up on my old blog patterns, here are some favorite links I've found from the endless supply of material the web has to offer. Hope you enjoy these Friday Favorites.  There's something for everyone: beauty, travel, fashion and science. 

  1. Any woman who wears makeup knows that it's all about the perfect base, the perfect foundation.  It sometimes feels like a hunt for a mythical creature.  This article will save you the money and time and help you find the best/right foundation for you.  
  2. I travel a lot in my day dreams. No so much in real life, but I want to do it more.  This planet is full of spectacular sights and locals, and I think that it is important for us to see how others live in other parts of the world: we are all different, yet the same.  Here are 10 under rated travel spots you should consider for your next adventure.
  3. Diversity is what makes the world so amazing.  In industries that are about style, self expression, and often pushing boundaries, it is tragic that there is not a more diversity in the modeling and fashion world.  This model and photographer make a point with these beautiful images.
  4. This isn't your typical entry in a fashion/life style blog, but we are really in to dinosaurs in my house right now (I have a 3 year old son), and so I found this just really so cool.  I don't remember learning when I was a kid that dinosaurs had feathers, but now that we've been re-learning about them with our son, apparently this is a common thought about many of them, and now they have found actual feathers and flesh from 99 million years ago!

Simple Pattern Mixing

Simple Pattern Mixing

It's easy to mix prints in neutrals for a work appropriate look.

Didn't go in to Target looking for these, but who ever leaves Target with only the items on their list?  We ended up with some glow sticks and a bubble blower as well. ;)  I know mixing patterns and prints can sometimes be intimidating, because it's kind of counter-intuitive when you're looking at your wardrobe. But if want an easy tip that is hard to mess up: mix a floral print with a striped piece.  Florals and stripes pretty much always work together.  Especially when you go with neutrals like this.

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Happy Mother's Day

To my Mom: I get it. And while I was always appreciative of you, becoming a mom myself has made me in awe of you.  I can't say thank you enough.

To my son: You have changed my world and made me feel love in a whole new way.  You are like magic to me. I cherish every second with you.

To the other moms out there: No one said it was going to be easy, but isn't it so worth it? Happy Mother's Day to you.

Its Been a While: Insta-Reply

Its Been a While: Insta-Reply

Hope you had a great weekend.  As I mentioned Friday, my post-college roommate and her husband and son were in town from New Jersey, their first visit and her first time back to Cali in 10 years.  It was indeed like no time had passed, except that we both have husbands and toddlers now.  We couldn't have ordered nicer weather, and we spend Saturday morning in Santa Monica at the pier, and Sunday morning at a local park.  The boys had fun together, and it was great being able to catch up

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