Hi cutie pies ~ A few of you have expressed an interest in writing your own Five Favorites posts. I didn’t put up a link list this week but I’ll be happy to add one next week if you’d like. Just let me know. I’d love to hear all about your current favorite things! (Plus, I’m doing a lot of lying on the couch as this pregnancy wraps up and am dying to add a few new blogs to my Google Reader.)
Sometime in the last 5 years, perhaps more, we have seen the emergence of a new trend that says what we want from the world and public personalities, for some purposes, is a certain sweetness. Once disdained as sentimental, maudlin, mawkish, and when exhibited in public, embarrassing, sweetness is back. Sweetness is big. Sweetness, against all odds, and quite against character, is having a celebrity moment…
I’m hoping that by “sweetness,” the author means an authentic kindness rather than simply an insincere and saccharine approach to things. If so, I’m all over this new trend.
This stuff is awesome. It’s nothing fancy, but if you have trouble keeping your lipstick from “feathering” (when lipstick bleeds out into tiny depressions around the mouth), DuWop’s lip liner (which you can use with any shade of lipstick or gloss) is a life-saver. It also claims to plump, but I can’t say I’ve noticed a huge difference in that department.
I missed the Oscar’s this year but was tickled pink to hear that Paperman won for Best Animated Short. I just love the blend of traditional and computer animation. Plus, the love. I just can’t get enough of the love.
Jodi Picoult has long been one of my favorite authors but I have to admit her last release (Lone Wolf) left me a little cold. I just started her newest release (The Storyteller), though, and am finding it absolutely riveting. With a month left to go before Charlie’s arrival I covet nothing more than things that can make the time fly by. This book fits the bill and so it gets 5 stars from me.
With my last daughter, I gave birth in a little birth cottage that had the coziest Moses Basket for parents to use during their stay. I’ve been dreaming of having one for our home ever since. I’ve been eyeing the one. Isn’t it sweet?
Have a lovely week, girls!