Author: Karrey

Summer Bucket List

Summer Bucket List

Kaity, the YouTube mama behind the channel Katulka2 (and one of my favorites), started a tradition last summer of creating a “bucket list” of things that she and her family wanted to accomplish over the course of the season. Rather than being a stern to-do […]

January

January

Again I reply to the triple winds running chromatic fifths of derision outside my window: Play louder. You will not succeed. I am bound more to my sentences the more you batter at me to follow you. And the wind, as before, fingers perfectly its […]

Sleep

Sleep

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Last night, Clare slept in her bed from bedtime (or “bednight”, as we affectionately call it) until 6am. It should have been a victory, but I have to admit that I missed her, that I felt her absence, that from about 5am on I laid there in bed, half-awake, listening for a cry or for that pitter-patter of her feet on the hardwood floors, of her running to join us in our bed until it’s time to get up. She finally did that at 6am, and we all snuggled under the covers for another hour, with me putting off getting up until a little later than I should have, just in order to hold her and listen to her breathe.

(That photo above is from when she was 9 months old. How crazy is it that that was eight months ago?)

You do not have to be good

You do not have to be good

You do not have to be good. You do not have to walk on your knees for a hundred miles through the desert, repenting. You only have to let the soft animal of your body love what it loves. Tell me about despair, yours, and […]

Birthday To-Do List

Birthday To-Do List

Today is my birthday! My 33rd birthday, to be exact. I don’t know if I feel 33 or not. What does 33 feel like, anyway? And who gives a shit? In honor of my birthday, I am doing what I do every year it falls […]

Friday Link Fling – June 28th

Friday Link Fling – June 28th

Best fucking name

  • This app, along with the others from its maker, looks super cute! I bet Clare will love them all.
  • I love all of these daguerreotypes of women breastfeeding their babies. I imagine it was hard keeping those babes still for the prints!
  • These look ridiculous. Nutella? And biscuits? I’m in.
  • I really love these huge astronomy prints. WANT.
  • Irish coffee ice cream? Holy crap. This is a good summer recipe. Perfect breakfast!
  • A feminist’s view on makeup. I like this.
  • This grilled poblano recipe is something I think Kevin would like.
  • I am extremely intrigued by the idea of roasted strawberries. In a milkshake? I’ll try it.
  • Chocolate. Stout. Cheesecake. Fudgesicle. YES.
  • A cronut? That’s ridiculous. I’d still eat it.

Today’s list is almost entirely food. NO REGRETS.

Trying SLS-free shampoo

Trying SLS-free shampoo

A couple of weeks ago, my bottles of my beloved Bumble&bumble Curl Conscious were running out, and taking a look at my budget, I decided that I might need to cut back on my haircare expenses for a while. I consulted with my stylist/bestie JoAnn, […]

Summer To-Do

Summer To-Do

I love lists. If you know me, you might have an idea of how much I love lists. I love making exhaustive lists. Sometimes I do this as a means of procrastination, but other times it’s because I need to motivate myself, and breaking tasks […]

Friday Link List

Friday Link List

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We got a new camera, and it is AWESOME

  • Kevin and I have been pretty terrible about getting grown-up stuff done since Clare was born, but this site should help. I like checklists, even if they’re for boring things like living wills and powers of attorney!
  • I’m sort of tentatively thinking of having Clare’s 1st birthday party be rainbow-themed, and these cupcakes would complement that nicely. Except I think I might want to do doughnuts instead of cake? We’ll see.
  • Note to self: next time it’s time to update your computer desktop wallpaper, change it to this. I’ve got some other nebula on my desktop here at work, and I’m not quite ready to switch it yet. APOD is a fucking goldmine for wallpaper.
  • My getaway house in the Wisconsin woods (someday, someday) is going to have lots of natural light and wide, wide plank floors. Yes.
  • I think my office is missing a mobile. Don’t you?
  • I’m kind of obsessed with Raspberry Pi computers, and somebody used one to keep track of their beers on tap at home. We could DEFINITELY use this.
  • It’s a little late to make it for St. Patty’s Day, but I would love to make this Jar of Luck to add a little greenery to my home office. Or anywhere in the house, really.
  • I’m so impatient for Clare to get older so she can play with cool things like this felt board over at A Life Sustained. Such a great idea!
  • Stuffed cheese buns? YES PLEASE!
Spring jacket lust

Spring jacket lust

I hate shopping for clothes for myself. Especially if they’re expensive clothes, regardless of whether they’ll last me forever or not. The last time I bought a new coat was from Target two springs ago, seen below: This coat is cute, and it still works, […]