Seeing as I haven't done a Lovely Web Links post in nearly a month (whoops!) I've got a lot of goodies stored up for you. Have fun!
+ When do you tackle something important, but not urgent?
+ Great indie business resources from We Are Branch: Convey Your Value to Your Clients with a Process Sheet; and Business Plan Basics (here and here).
+ Why your job title is killing your credibility (yes you, you "Social Media Ninja").
+ One activity you should do on your blog every day.
+ Interesting! Why unpaid internships negatively impact women.
+ Love this quote about gratitude.
+ A fun decorating idea for renters - make over your bathroom using tape!
+ Domino magazine is FINALLY offering subscriptions! My sweet mom just bought me one as a birthday gift. (Don't you love how moms just get you?)
+ Beautiful words about 4 years of marriage. Also, The Modern Reject's view on women's roles in marriage.
+ Great thoughts on a birth plan from Emily Henderson. I like that this gal really keeps it real.
+ Kids are awesome. A 2nd grader found a way to fight loneliness by creating a playground "Buddy Bench".
+ Yum! I might be making these as Christmas presents this year.
+ A little Christmas humor.
Today, I turn 30. And so far, I like it. Doesn't life just keep getting better and better the older you get? I'm looking forward to the year ahead filled with family, friends, new parenthood (eek!), art, design, God, love, and life.
And cupcakes. Duh.
I've been a bad friend. Disappearing for 3 weeks with not even a peep? Pssh. I don't deserve your love.
This was not a planned blogging break, but apparently a much-needed one. Here's what's been happening since my last post:
+ November 12 marked one year since my brother passed away, so we went to Canada for a vacation - if you can even call it that, given the circumstances. It was a hard week, but a lovely week surrounded by amazing friends and family.
+ My dear friend Beth threw us our first baby shower, and it was such a special afternoon with old friends from high school, neighbors from the street I grew up on, and some of my nearest and dearest making an appearance. This lovely group of women all chipped in to purchase us our car seat, stroller, and crib, and I am so overwhelmed by their gratitude!
+ Upon returning to California, I got a nasty head cold. Two days off of worked helped kick that sucker out of my system, but definitely threw my productivity off. Almost two weeks later, I just now feel like I'm finally getting caught up and getting back in control.
+ I am getting huge! (See last photo above.) Baby Myrick is big, healthy, and strong, and I won't be surprised if he makes his entrance into the world a little earlier than his January 16th due date...
I hope you've all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Thanks for your patience and for sticking with me (and this blog). xox
Photos (from top): a fall walk with my husband and dad; a quick stop at Timmy's for a sour cream glazed donut and tea (yum!); adorable rainbow cupcakes that Beth made for my baby shower; Baby Myrick's new bassinet (we're in full-on nesting mode!); our living room all decked out for Thanksgiving dinner; and my ever-growing bump.
Hope you're having a lovely week! Here are a few of my favorite things from around the interwebs lately...
+ A neat tutorial to show and hide sidebar gadgets in Blogger.
+ Ever wondered how to put together a business plan?
+ I've been a fan of Erin Loechner and her many creative endeavors for years. Loved this profile on her.
+ Fascinating! Watch a master hand-letterer at work.
+ I want this for my baby.
+ Yes, I'm totally late to the party; and no, I've never actually seen Miley Cyrus' Wrecking Ball video - but this 7 second parody is the best ever. And it involves a kitten.
"The more talented somebody is, the less they need the props. Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece on the back of a deli menu would not surprise me. Meeting a person who wrote a masterpiece with a silver Cartier fountain pen on an antique writing table in an airy SoHo loft would seriously surprise me." - Hugh MacLeod, Ignore Everybody