Row 1 – A curling iron incident that happened to me for the first time. I got some strands of hair stuck between the barrel and the flippy clip part. Needless to say I pulled those strands out quick because I was afraid of smelling burnt hair if I took longer than 30 seconds to do it. / I may have reverted back to my college days by putting this Marimekko scarf on the wall with just poster tape, but I’m eager to cover all our walls with art work of any kind. It feels more like a home when the walls are dressed up. I might make a “frame” with some gold glitter washi tape I have. Row 2 – Some days I carry books with me. You never know when you have to sit and wait for something. I’d like to note that I also have e-books on my iPhone if I don’t carry hardcovers in my tote. / I finally unwrapped and hung (right above the club chair, actually) a piece of artwork that Adam got last Summer. You can’t see it, but the subject in the forest scene looks like Little Red Riding Hood. Row 3 – Morning snuggles with my little love bug / My butt groove in the chair at work. I sit for long periods of time. I make up for it by doing jumping jacks during my lunch break.
I’m so excited to be hearing this group of all-female voices this weekend. As part of the regular performance season, the Chorus of Westerly hosts a Masters Series in the Spring. (Previous guests have included the Harvard Krokodiloes, Yale Whiffenpoofs, and the Dartmouth Aires) A professional vocal group comes to perform in our performance hall for one night only and it’s an honor to have such talented people grace us with their presence in little ol’ Westerly, Rhode Island. Especially when these groups usually only tour major cities here and abroad, we’re really grateful they would choose to include us in their touring schedule.
Dedicated to the expansion of repertoire for women’s voices, Lorelei Ensemble works to expose lesser-known early music from the Medieval through Baroque periods, while collaborating with living composers to produce innovative programming that speaks to a wider audience.
If you’re in the area on Saturday night and like what you hear in the introduction video, swing by the George Kent Performance Hall to listen to the Lorelei Ensemble live. It’s even better in person, trust me!
Not only has she won me over for looking absolutely stunning in practically every evening dress she’s worn, her words are even more moving and inspiring. (but really, a round of applause to her stylist, Micaela Erlanger!)
Here’s her speech after winning the Essence Magazine Black Women In Hollywood Breakthrough Performance Award:
And a nice interview with Conan O’Brien:
Also, see this collection of photos of Lupita from the night of the Oscars. It’s so nice to see the support from fellow actors and to how thankful she is for the recognition she’s received.
Row 1 – Bath! / I wore a Michael Kors capelet I haven’t used in a few years. It made me want to take a nap at work. Row 2 – Aiden turned 4! / Happy morning cartoon-watching face Row 3 – Dance party in mommy and daddy’s room / Aiden’s “bachelor pad”
I’ll be honest you guys. I’ve been doing so much at home and at work. I have no fun links to give you this week. I’m sure you can kill a lot of time on Upworthy or Reddit anyways.
Did you like the first season of the Netflix original series Orange is the New Black? I did. I’m very excited to see new episodes when season 2 premieres on June 6th. I also love that Regina Spektor sings the theme song. Listen to the full track…
And view the season 2 “teaser”…
I’m also very, very anxious waiting for new episodes of The Mindy Project. Who in their right mind decided to make me wait 2 months until the season resumes? What kind of sick joke is this?!
A few months ago Adam and I verbally set a rule that we’d stop bringing a lot of sweets into our home. This was a part of our fitness plan. The most candy we’ve eaten this year was a few pieces of markdown Valentine’s Day chocolates and pieces of Aiden’s birthday cake this week. Now I’m craving more chocolate. This recipe for a one-serving chocolate cake in a mug that you can cook in the microwave in two minutes is perfect.
Have you ever tried making a cake in a mug in the microwave?
P.S. Not every recipe you find on Google works. There’s a list of tips for mug cake baking.
If you’ve ever stumbled upon Pop Chart Lab‘s website, you probably found a flow chart of your favorite things (hi, coffee) beautifully illustrated for display on your home or office wall. I like to go back once in a while and see what is new. This print of the Grand Taxonomy of Rap Names is just begging to be put up in my future home office space. I’d probably pencil in my friend the17th into the alphanumeric section, hehe. $28
I was almost going to post a quote attributed to Abraham Lincoln but I had second thoughts about it. A part of me didn’t think Lincoln used the word “hustle” in the context of the quote I read. It helps to do a Google search and find out a lot of quotes are mistakenly attributed to Lincoln on the internet. The more you know!