Some Distractions: Puffins, TJ’s, Aziz Ansari, Etc.

Chubby cheeks Marina Weishaupt Flickr 2017-08-08

Happy hump day, friends! How’s your week going? I feel like my family is battling through its thousandth consecutive week of  sickness. Fay’s adventures in daycare, which started back in October, could be subtitled “Tales of a Perpetually Runny Nose.” We’ve been so caught up in taking care of ourselves, Jonathan and I nearly forgot our 8-year anniversary on Sunday! (Luckily we had already celebrated.)

For those interested, here are some distractions to take your mind off that cold you’re probably fighting against…

Have you seen this adorable Netflix show about a puffin named Oona? We’ve started showing Fay more TV and she loves it!

New year, same deal. (Totally guilty of this!)

After months of feeling wishy-washy, I finally used ThredUP, spending about $50 on a pair of Eileen Fisher tops normally worth over $600! I’m officially hooked.

Building a log cabin from scratch. Amazing!!

Top Trader Joe’s products of 2017. What are your favorites? (Mine is this!)

Officially going to start doing yoga again. This writer’s sweet and funny account of her 30-day yoga challenge reminds me why I loved and need it.

Eyelash icicles in the “coldest village in the world.”

My trusty pair of black jeans officially kicked the bucket last week (RIP: cheap Old Navy jeans). Thinking of taking my jean game up a notch and investing in this high-waisted pair designed for curvy girls.

Today’s New Yorker cartoon made me snort-laugh!

and finally…

A two-sided compendium of articles and opinions, thoughtfully compiled by my favorite blogger who echoes my complicated feelings on Aziz Ansari and the “gray area” surrounding sex, assault, and consent. The Cut also has a great reading list to go through if you are, like me, still working through conflicting thoughts on the matter. (I’d like to add this one and this one to the mix as well.)

(Photo by Marina Weishaupt — and check out her stunning Instagram)

One thought on “Some Distractions: Puffins, TJ’s, Aziz Ansari, Etc.

  1. I’m so feeling this list!
    1st – PUFFIN ROCK! <3
    2nd – Yoga is my lifeblood, and every year I take a multi-months long break from it (for various lazy reasons), and every year I regret it. Let 2018 be the year of consistent yoga!
    3rd – John has been talking about wanting to build a log cabin from scratch for years. One day I should let him do it. ;)


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