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Friday Favorites

Written on January 26, 2018 at 10:48 am, by

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1. My favorite sweet treat right now is almond M&Ms. I buy a sharing bag for the week and pop a few while I’m reading at night (though they are getting harder to find with all of the coffee / caramel flavors taking prominence right now).

2. I’m really … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on January 19, 2018 at 12:02 pm, by

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1. It’s just better when everyday things are cute. It’s been really cold here in Kansas City, so a little Ototo Nessie Ladle peeking out of my soup is making me very happy right now. I also love that the ladle is practical–it stands up, so no more ladle sliding … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on January 12, 2018 at 3:13 pm, by

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1. I was sick recently and binged myself a bunch of Crazy Ex-Girlfriend – and now I’m re-watching it agin from the beginning with Jake. Feminist musical comedy? Yes please. The first two seasons are on Netflix. (Kristin has been trying to get me into this for like a … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on January 5, 2018 at 10:50 am, by

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1. My best friend Paul’s band FACEFACE just released their first music video: “We Awesome” (NSFW language). The song won’t get unstuck from my head and the walk-through video is all the more amazing because it was all done in ONE TAKE.

2. So the Kallax from IKEA is a … Continue

Friday Favorites

Written on December 15, 2017 at 10:31 am, by

Here are some of the things I’m loving this week:

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1. My hands, especially my knuckles, have been very dry recently, thanks to the drop in humidity and constant hand washing after changing baby diapers and cleaning. I tried out Trader Joe’s Ultra Moisturizing hand cream trio and it is … Continue

November Reads

Written on February 16, 2016 at 2:40 pm, by

November Reads 2015 | The Nerd Nest

Last November I kept up with my giant 2015 sci-fi and fantasy kick and finished up a few spooky reads I started in October.

Books Read in November 2015 | The Nerd Nest

Here are the books I read in November:

Handling the Undead (2005) by John Ajvide Lindqvist

In Stockholm, thousands of recently deceased people rise again. Families Continue

Expanding Heart | One Little Word

Written on February 4, 2016 at 12:23 pm, by

Expanding Heart | One Little Word

This month in Ali Edwards’s workshop One Little Word, the assignment is to choose a daily practice relating to your word.

My word for this year is EXPAND.

I know this month is a going to be a little hectic–there will be lots of appointments and meetings related to … Continue

EXPAND | OLW 2016

Written on January 20, 2016 at 9:26 am, by

EXPAND - One Little Word 2016 | The Nerd Nest

For the fourth year, I’m taking Ali Edwards’s workshop One Little Word.

My word for 2016 is EXPAND.

I love that this word has practical and figurative meanings, so that it lends itself well to personal emotional growth as well as work and life goals.

I have some ideas … Continue

Da Vinci: The Exhibition

Written on January 13, 2016 at 9:14 am, by

Da Vinci - The Exhibition | The Nerd Nest

Last weekend Jake and I took Eliza to Da Vinci: The Exhibition, a traveling exhibit at Union Station.

It was a wonderful testament to Da Vinci’s genius, with exhibits separated into different areas of study: flight, physics, architecture and city planning, exploration, music, warfare, anatomy, and fine art.

Da Vinci - The Exhibition | The Nerd Nest

The … Continue

At 10 Eliza…

Written on January 8, 2016 at 11:04 am, by

Eliza at 10 | The Nerd Nest

Harley Quinn Child Cosplay | The Nerd Nest

Today is Eliza’s birthday! I think birthdays are a great time to capture a bit of what someone’s life is like in the moment, so I documented some of the things that really characterize her as she turns 10:

At 10 Eliza…

  • …is a total cat person and dreams of
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