Friday Five: Links to Love, Summer Vacation Edition

Yellow Cake with Chocolate Frosting
A Seat at the Table

Zucchini Blossoms
It’s after Memorial day, the Nuni has finished first grade (!) and summer vacation is in full swing around these parts.  I am kicking off the summer by breaking my pinky toe and going slowly insane because my children are whining.  You?

 

1. From the archives:  

I don’t know about you, but our zucchini plant is growing like crazy.  Instead of drowning under a bushel of zucchini come July, pick them while they’re tiny and make these fried zucchini blossoms.

2.  Fashion Find:

I bought two pairs of these shoes and they are super cute and super comfortable.  Yes, they are made of pleather, and yes, they will probably fall to pieces after about 3 months but for $23, what do you expect?  Red shoes!

3.  Let’s Get Serious for a Minute

I don’t know if you’ve been following the #YesAllWomen movement, but in the wake of the Isla Vista shooting and the misogynistic hate screed that accompanied it, women are stepping forward to tell their stories.  It’s both depressing (so much to be done!) and inspiring (women having a voice!)  It’s worth checking out the feed, and if you have something to add, posting.

4.  Best of the Blogs:

My friend Rachel Cedar runs a very successful parenting consulting business in New York. In February, she ran a great series with a bunch of talented writers on playing with your kids, called 28 Days of Play.  With the long days of summer vacation looming, the series is worth revisiting.  (Rachel is also a go-to for very sage parenting advice, so check out the rest of her blog, too).

5.  Funny of the day:

Mindy Kaling gave a commencement address at Harvard Law School and knocked it out of the park.   This pushes so many of my buttons:  Mindy Kaling (love her), lawyer jokes (funny because they’re true!, but I’m only allowed to say that because I’m a lawyer) and just a touch of anti-Harvard bias (go Bulldogs!).  So many good quotes, but I particularly love this one:
You wrote the Terms and Conditions that I scroll through quickly while I download the update for Candy Crush. Terms and Conditions are the only things keeping us from the purge, everybody. I don’t read them—I just hit Accept. iTunes may own my ovaries for all I know.”    (OK, this might only be funny to corporate lawyers)

 

Bonus #1:  Literary Endeavor

I have been enjoying the heck out of the Toast, and this made me chuckle.  How to Tell if You’re in a Jane Austen Novel

Have a great weekend!

XOXO, Kate

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