Friday, February 5, 2016

Five on Friday

Birthday Numero Uno and some family medical dramz {gallbladders! more ear infections!} made this week sail by... Thankfully, we're celebrating Friday in relative good health {and with new antibiotics} and linking up with April for a little FoF action...

five.


I've jumped on the One Second Everyday bandwagon, and I'm super jazzed to record 2016 in true, millennial ADD fashion! I was late to the game so my January compilation is a bit weak on video footage, but I still love seeing a snapshot of each of our days.  I've remembered to bust out video mode everyday in February thus far, so hopefully I'll have something a bit more dynamic to share next month! 

four.


Another app that gets a major thumbs-up from me is ArtKive.  L {and to a lesser extent, B} come home every school day with several priceless art projects.  Eac,h and every scribble is a treasure...but our home only has space for so many masterpieces! The really, really spectacular offerings I save in an under-the-bed type Tupperware {or frame!}, but everything else gets a close-up headshot and then an upload to ArtKive {and, finally, recycled surreptitiously}.  I can add a date and caption {"almost 4" is the perfect age for hilarious art descriptions!}, as well as categorize each work by child and school year. Once each kiddo's digital portfolio is nice and fat, I'll order a book of it all as an End of the School Year gift. EZPZ -- and KonMari approved! 

three.


I meant to do some sort of Favorite Things of 2015 post but just never got my rear in gear.  If I'd been appropriately industrious, these LifeFactory stemless wine glasses would top my list!  I am absolutely obsessed with them -- they come in super fun colors, are practically unbreakable {fabulous for patios, rambunctious child-friendly zones, and butterfingers alike}, and are pleasurably ergonomical {if this isn't the most first-world description of all time, I don't know what is}.  Get you some.

two. 

I am totally okay with getting straight-up political in this space.  Embrace it or step aside. {That post is excellent and pretty much sums up my Hilary vs. Bernie ALL-CAPS, QUITE STRONG FEELINGS.} {I'm also going to drop this piece from last October's Elle here for shits and giggles and tortured feminist affiliations.}

one. 

I just purchased this dress, and it is super comfortable and flattering.  We're headed to Scottsdale for a partnership retreat soon, and I'm definitely tossing this one in my suitcase!

Cheers to the freakin' weekend, yes?! 

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28 comments:

  1. The Pajiba piece gave me ALL CAPS REDEMPTION this week. So perfect. The INCREASE in sexism that we're about to experience is going to have all of my feminist sirens going off, so it's nice to shout about the BS while Homegirl HRC cannot.

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    1. I am just not sure I'll make it through November without my head actually exploding.

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  2. Just downloaded ArtKive -- thank you! I feel guilty tossing the huge piles of artwork that come home every week and this is going to be a game changer.

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  3. The Hilary vs. Bernie article is fantastic. And it definitely made me tear up a little (just like after voting for her in the 2008 primary).

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    1. The part about her being one of the first female roll models of her kind definitely gave me a catch in my throat!

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  4. Yay 1 Second Everyday!! Also...I need to download Artkive...you're like the fourth person to mention it in the last few months and I need to jump on board and stop saving eeeeeeverything.

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    1. I still feel guilty throwing art away...but we'd be swimming in it otherwise!

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  5. I, too, am doing 1SE! I didn't realize I could upload photos for the days I missed video, though, and this makes me very happy! Thank you.

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    1. Also super excited about the photo feature! I totally dropped the video ball today (there goes my February "streak.").

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    2. How do you get the photos to come out normal? All of mine are coming out warped, even when I use the scale and crop feature. Note this only happens to iPhone photos, not DSLR photos that are on my phone. Hmm

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    3. I noticed if the photos were taken in portrait, they are warped. The landscape ones seem a lot better. But once they are loaded into the video, you really don't notice the warping so much!

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  6. The Pajiba piece is THE BEST THING I HAVE EVER READ!

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  7. As a long time reader, I know that we do not share the same political views. But it is still hard to believe that you would vote for Hillary. Yikes.

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    1. I say this without a trace of snark and simply out of sheer curiosity... why the heck not? Care to elaborate?

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    2. You know, the more I think about this comment, they more bothered I am by it. Not because a long time reader has different political leanings, but because apparently I haven't been flying my Liberal-Lady-in-a-Red-State flag high and/or hard enough.

      I guess I assumed it'd be clear to most anyone reading (or anyone I know slightly-more-than-superficially in person) that I'd be rooting wildly for Hillary. Or Bernie, I suppose -- I do enjoy Bernie; I think he's a brilliant senator and I admire his passion. And his ideals align quite nicely with Hillary's -- regardless what either's campiagn would like us to believe in the primaries. (Bernie Tangent: Complete)

      ANYHOO. I suppose this means I need to wave my Dem flag with a little more vigor!

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    3. Please keep waving that Liberal Lady Red State flag! I need to be reminded that there is more than 1 (2?) of us!

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    4. You're reply is nothing short of perfection. #hilary2016 As a longtime reader as well, it was always a parent that you were a lefty.

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  9. #2- YesYesYes!!! Thank you for linking that article. Love it!

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  10. Love the Hillary article so much. Also another Friday where you inspired me to buy something, this time Artkive!

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  11. Adore the Hillary article, adore the dress, adore you. I do not adore gall bladder issues - that weird little organ is no joke and can cause some serious ish, so I hope everyone is OK. Carry on, fine flag-waver, and how long before we get video of L and B dancing to Formation?

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    1. Yes, we're finding out that "unnecessary" organ can still fuck with you even after it's been diagnosed as icky and extracted. Fingers crossed this week brings some more healing vibes!

      I mean, what can I even say about my ultimate lady crush? I'm not sure if my kids will be dancing to Formation as it's possible I will sell them in exchange for tour tickets. Surely they'd understand?

      (Loved this NYT round-table article from Saturday: http://mobile.nytimes.com/2016/02/07/arts/music/beyonce-formation-super-bowl-video.html?_r=0&referer=https://www.google.com/ )

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  12. Also a long time reader albeit sporadically and really believe HRC is my home girl! Congrats to you on your husband's partnership- I too know it's not easy being a wife w. kids to a firm attorney so kudos to you as well!

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happy little comments!