Friday, November 27, 2015

7 quick takes vol. 20: stuff i'm digging right now

It's been a while since I've done a quick takes. There hasn't been much going on over here besides bouncing babies, watching Curious George: A Halloween Boo Fest for the thousandth time, and enjoying the boxed Cabernet that Trader Joe's is now carrying. Yeah, we're real fancy.  Here are a few things that I've been digging lately, either in between, or while nursing my baby. Oh, and head on over to This Ain't the Lyceum for more quick takes.


Kidizen: It's an online children's consignment shop. And I love it! You create an account and either sell your own kids clothes, or buy other peoples gently used clothes. I've found so many good deals on name brands for both of my kids.  In fact, it's turned into kind of a game for me; how many Hanna Anderson jammies can I find? It's gotten a little out of hand

It's only available as a smartphone app, which it great because you can shop from your phone, but it's also really dangerous.....because you can shop from your phone. 


I know everyone's talking about Adele and I love her and her recent release, and all the sketches that have resulted from it. But I can't get enough of the new Glen Hansard album: Didn't He Ramble. I used to be really into music, but I can't seem to keep up with it anymore. So it's pretty remarkable that I was even aware of two new records coming out. But I was, and this one is amazing.


I've been re-reading Harry Potter and oh my, it has me crying like a baby. 
"Go on, have a pasty" said Harry, who had never had anything to share before or, indeed, any one to share with. It was a nice feeling. 
She was a very pretty woman. She had dark red hair, and her eyes - "her eyes are just like mine", Harry thought, edging a little closer to the glass. Bright green - exactly the same shape, but then he noticed that she was crying, smiling, but crying at the same time. The tall, thin, black-haired man standing next to her put his arm around her. He wore glasses, and his hair was very untidy. It stuck up at the back, just as Harry's did....Harry was looking at his family, for the first time in his life. 
Your mother died to save you. If there is one thing Voldemort cannot understand, it is love. He didn't realize that love as powerful as your mother's for you leaves its own mark. Not a scar, no visible have been loved so deeply, even though the person who loved us is gone, will give us some protection forever. It is in your very skin.....Dumbledore now became very interested in a bird out on the windowsill, which gave Harry time to dry his eyes on the sheet. 
So sweet, so delightful. I just can't say it enough. 


I participated in a blog hop last week called Home To Me, all about the concept of home and where or in what/whom we find that.  It was a delightful blog hop that just wrapped up on Thanksgiving.  All the posts were really sweet and inspiring, so you should check them out. 


And I'm participating in another series of guest postings over the next few months at Captive the Heart. This one's full of advice for soon to be brides from those of us who have been there and done that. So if you or someone you know needs that, you know where to look. 


Looking to support some small businesses whilst doing your Christmas shopping this year? Well, you should check out these Etsy shops. Whole Parenting Goods where you can find super cute handmade baby leggings and baby bonnets. Hatch Prints, beautiful wall art with inspirational quotes. Interior Castle Goods, amazing kid sized vestments for playing Mass. G. Sheller, the most beautiful hand-dyed yarn. 


Alex and I have never watched Late Night with Jimmy Fallon. I cannot even tell what channel, or what time it is on. But we love to watch the extra funny clips that people post on Facebook.  This has been a favorite that we watch over and over and keep laughing about and singing around the house. So I hope it makes you laugh and I hope you have a restful holiday weekend. 


keep in touch!




  1. Great round up! I gotta listen to that song. Thanks for the shout out, sweet sister!!

  2. These are great quick takes. I am definitely going to check out Kidizen and both of the series posts you mentioned.


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