link roundup / 29

July 10, 2015

photo credit >I love this idea from Miranda for teaching kids about healthy eating. We’ve started using it with Meredith and it seems to be clicking with her! >I’m in love with this girls’ room. Makes me want to really finish up the kids’ shared space. >Meredith turns four this month, and we are just having family meet us at the park for pizza and cake. But if I had it in me to do a themed party, I might choose one of these adorable literary ones. >A cool website that pairs a YA audiobook with an adult classic title and gives them both away each week during the summer. I haven’t heard of a lot of them, but hey,…
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instagram hashtags i use & love

July 8, 2015

Like the rest of the world, I’m in love with Instagram and it’s definitely my favorite social media platform. Over the past year I’ve realized the power of the hashtag. I don’t like it when there are more than a few hashtags used, but one or a few can be really helpful! Here are some that I personally use or love to look at. personal These are the hashtags I created myself so I can look back on certain categories of photos grouped together later on. #meredithforbes & #liamcforbes – The kids each have their own. #forbeskitties – It’s impossible to own a cat and not post pics to Instagram. #kapachinoreads – These are updates on what I’m currently reading or reviews of…
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project life 2015 : may 1

July 6, 2015

I’m trying to catch up on sharing my spreads with you! I have them printed through May, and I have them created (in the app) through June. This spread covers the first half of May. So this was kind of the beginning of summer. For this side of the spread I decided to number my photos and caption them all on one card. I stamped them and wrote the journaling after printing. On the right side, all I did after printing was handwrite some journaling and glue down a couple of movie tickets. One thing I notice is that I didn’t balance my handwritten journaling very much. I’m still getting the hang of creating these spreads in the app and…
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around here // worn out

July 3, 2015

I’m reporting to you after what felt like a very long week, and rarely have I been more grateful for a 3-day weekend with zero plans. Liam was sick with fever for two whole weeks. What started as a virus led to an ear infection and then to a stubborn sinus infection. I mean, 17-month-olds barely even have sinuses, but whatever Liam has wasn’t very happy. You can imagine that he also wasn’t sleeping well and was pretty fussy. Thanks to incredible support from my mom, mother-in-law, and of course my husband, I only missed one day of work and went in late another day. It’s stressful because I have already been “verbally warned” about unscheduled days off at work even though I’m…
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what i read : june 2015

July 1, 2015

The Magician’s Land by Lev Grossman – This was the third in the Magicians series, and the whole thing  was just so much fun to read, and each book was better than the last. Supremely satisfying conclusion. (5 stars) Me Before You by Jojo Moyes –  This one has had so much buzz and has been recommended highly, but I’d been avoiding it because everyone talked about how much they cried during it. Even though I believe in the idea of being present for suffering, I tend to avoid it in my personal reading because it can affect me strongly. Finally I read this for my postal book club, and although it definitely addressed a heavy topic and had an emotional ending the characters…
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