Five Favorites (vol. 47)

by Hallie @ Moxie Wife on February 11, 2014

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QUICK NOTE for those of you planning on purchasing tickets to the Edel Gathering tomorrow:

We had to make a last minute change yesterday and are no longer using EventBrite. Tickets will still go on sale tomorrow at 10 AM Eastern but can now be purchased on our Order Tickets page.

Hope to see you there, cutie pies!


The Heart Bun

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So pretty and right in time for St. Valentine’s Day!


Melissa’s Maternity Photos

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These are some of the most beautiful maternity photos that I’ve ever had the pleasure of viewing. You really should go take a peek. It will do your heart and soul good.


A Good Day by Kate Rhodes

“He holds the baby with one arm and tries to close out jobs on his iPad with the other, and in frustration he says: “I know you didn’t see it, but I worked really hard today.”

I drag a toddler to his eighth time out of the evening and rush back to stir the onions on the stove, and in frustration I reply: “I know you didn’t see it, but I worked really hard today.”

And it’s not fun to be that wife. I don’t ever want to be that wife. But I have been before, and I certainly will be again.

As I talked about this with my dear friend, I remembered a day not too long ago – a day when the house was still in boxes and the weariness of moving still hung over every moment – when a mom-friend here in Houston texted and said she could get us into the zoo for free that morning if we wanted to come. I was lying on the bed nursing Lucy June, and I started my stock response of how we couldn’t because of all that we needed to get done blah blah blah, and then I thought: Jacob would love it if we went to the zoo. Jacob would love it if he came home tonight, and I said, we didn’t get a single box unpacked today, but we did see a VERY pregnant elephant. And we did it. We went to the zoo…

I always love the stories and insights Kate shares, but this has to be one of my all-time favorite The Rhodes Log posts.


Chelsea Crew Shoes


My friend Heather sent me a link to a Chelsea Crew retailers and I haven’t stopped swooning since. I just love the the pair above. I don’t know if they qualify as “crazy” but I might not be able to resist wearing a pair to the Edel Cocktail and Crazy Shoes event in July.


Love this song. LOVE it. The official video annoys me, though, so here’s a non-creepy-eyes version. I’m so tired of music video creators thinking that they’re adding something to the music by creating a disturbing music video. It’s not edgy, people, it’s lame. Anyway, the song is excellent, so I’ll wrap up the rant and let you enjoy it.


Take care, peaches!


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Sarah O @ Two Os Plus More February 12, 2014 at 1:01 am

Those maternity photographs are inspiring since I’m both pregnant and a photographer. So lovely! Thanks for sharing.

Oooooooh, love those shoes. Annnnnd pretty much all that ModCloth offers in the way of footwear. Hoping to grab a ticket tomorrow to be joining you in Austin!
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Cate February 12, 2014 at 2:30 am

Aw! Melissa is such a great photographer and one of my favorite ‘grammers, too! What a wonderful pick for the favs!
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Jennifer February 12, 2014 at 6:27 am

I totally agree with you about the song, I love it too. I orininally wondered whether they were N European with the pronunciation if the words but they’re English. Hate the video, it doesn’t match the song at all. Jen x
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Ann-Marie February 12, 2014 at 12:11 pm

Love the pictures. So excited because I just bought my ticket for the conference.

J.R. Baldwin February 12, 2014 at 5:21 pm

I’ve never understood maternity pictures, but that might be my shy side. Those are just lovely!!
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Bridget February 12, 2014 at 5:25 pm

I love those maternity pictures – thanks for sharing! And I always love seeing fun hair styles like that heart bun, but I never have the talent to replicate them in real life :)

Mary February 13, 2014 at 1:42 am

Yaaaay for linking to Katie’s post! I agree, that’s my favorite. I had never heard that view expressed, of saying that it does a husband good to hear his wife had a good day. Beautiful.
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Kayla February 13, 2014 at 5:04 pm

Love Pompeii, love that heart bun (hair! why won’t you grow longer?!), love Melissa’s photos. Happy Thursday!
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