I made the mistake

I made the mistake of watching the National (international) news last night before going to bed. And it’s no wonder I had a hard time falling asleep. The images and stories of dead children in various forms was too much for me to handle, but was enough to remind myself that if the worst thing that happens to me and to my day is a long commute, I and my family are lucky, lucky, lucky, lucky.

We can take a walk without fears, my daughter can run down the sidewalk without worry. We can sit outside and enjoy summer just for what it is. We can grill out and eat ice cream. We can do a lot without thinking of it.

I don’t mean to lessen those hardships we do have that are indeed hardships. In my life, I’ve watched two people die, peacefully and not in front of my eyes in an explosion. I’ve attended the funeral of a baby niece, and it was anything but peaceful. But that memory makes my heart hurt for the families feeling that same feeling. And I don’t mean to minimize the battles that we are fight on a daily basis inside our hearts and heads that no one knows about.

But in general, consider this post my reminder to myself of how, by the sheer luck of where and how I was raised, how I am lucky, in GENERAL. And in GENERAL, I hope you take a moment to do the same.

If the worst thing that happens to you today is you realize all your dry cleaning pants are dirty, you are lucky today.

If the worst thing that happens to you today is you are late for work and you don’t get fired because of it, you are lucky today.

If the worst thing that happens to you today is that you are tired from watching a marathon of television, you are lucky.

hangover:

i love it when people pin or write about eating a “raw” this or that….raw spaghetti, raw pad thai, raw pizza, raw curry or whatever.

bitch, you’re eating salad. don’t try to play that tune any other way. you’re eating a fucking salad. be done.

etsyfindoftheday:

etsyfindoftheday | 7.26.14
STEAL OF THE WEEK: tina belcher stud earrings by sleepymountain

tina belcher is my spirit animal. if you are not familiar with bob’s burgers, GET WITH IT. MEOW. tina is the freaking best :D and you can wear her face as earrings for only $9!ps: read one of my fave tina buzzfeed articles here!



http://hangover.tumblr.com/
For you.

etsyfindoftheday:

etsyfindoftheday | 7.26.14

STEAL OF THE WEEK: tina belcher stud earrings by sleepymountain

tina belcher is my spirit animal. if you are not familiar with bob’s burgers, GET WITH IT. MEOW. tina is the freaking best :D and you can wear her face as earrings for only $9!

ps: read one of my fave tina buzzfeed articles here!

http://hangover.tumblr.com/ For you.
etsyfindoftheday:

etsyfindoftheday | 7.27.14
bandeau swimsuit top in navy by mimihammer

this bandeau top is so flattering <3 i love the retro look of the high-waisted bottom as well.



Just snickering to myself imagining how this would look on me or anyone else with a long waist, no torso.

etsyfindoftheday:

etsyfindoftheday | 7.27.14

bandeau swimsuit top in navy by mimihammer

this bandeau top is so flattering <3 i love the retro look of the high-waisted bottom as well.

Just snickering to myself imagining how this would look on me or anyone else with a long waist, no torso.

It is just so sweet to see my daughter with my mom. It always seems to hit me. For a moment I am in awe that I have a daughter and that she is hanging with her grandma, my mom. Crazy.

These are the best pics from the day because there was a toddler and a fountain involved.

Here&#8217;s a picture of a smoothie I made that I am surprised was so tasty and so am sharing.

Composed of: 
Teaspoon of chia seeds
Spinach
Greek yogurt
Almond coconut milk
Frozen blueberries
Fresh kiwi 
Half scoop of jay Robb chocolate protein powder

I always forget to add avocado!

Here’s a picture of a smoothie I made that I am surprised was so tasty and so am sharing.

Composed of:
Teaspoon of chia seeds
Spinach
Greek yogurt
Almond coconut milk
Frozen blueberries
Fresh kiwi
Half scoop of jay Robb chocolate protein powder

I always forget to add avocado!

buzzfeed:

10 Inspiring Cancer-Survivor Transformations

“I’m thankful for hair days because they are still hair days.” wow!

Congress Has Finally Found a Bill to Rally Around

honestlyashley:

emilyposts:

The Able Act (short for “Achieving a Better Life Experience”) would allow Americans with disabilities and their parents to open tax-free savings accounts to pay for such things as housing, education,transportation, and medical care.

While parents can save for their children who will attend college in tax-deferred accounts under current law, there is no such savings mechanism for children whose disabilities would prevent them from attending college. 

This is really important.

Wow, had never even thought of this. But yes, it is SO needed.

celebrities should not be allowed to have lifestyle blogs because their lifestyles are completely unattainable

HOW IT FEELS TO TAKE OFF MY BRA AFTER A LONG DAY