Friday, November 15, 2013

An Insane Range of Links

Happy Friday everyone! Here are some things that I am enjoying this week. Have a wonderful weekend!

This list of reasons to be a parent made me laugh so hard I was crying, then laugh that hard AGAIN when I was showing it to my husband. My favorite image from it is probably this one:

This brown butter icing is my new favorite thing on the planet. My sister-in-law and I made it for our babies' joint birthday party, and my life changed forever. Now that she has posted it, let it change your life as well.

I recently went to see a lecture by one of my favorite authors, Malcolm Gladwell, at Symphony Hall in Salt Lake City. The lecture was quite wonderful and largely concerned the story of how a woman named Alva Smith went from being an wealthy socialite with Kardashian-like spending habits to being one of the most avid supporters of the suffrage movement. You can listen to an abridged (but still great) version of the lecture here, as it was broadcast on the Hinckley Institute Radio Hour earlier this week.

I've been trying to teach myself how to make dolls recently, and my favorite place to look for inspiration and tutorials (especially for hair, which still baffles me) is the Wee Wonderfuls website. If you've never checked out Hillary Lang's work, do it. I get so sucked in trying to figure out how she makes so many beautiful handmade toys that I have to go to bed instead of actually trying to make toys myself.

Doctor Who fans, just in case you haven't seen it yet, you can watch the 50th Anniversary minisode that went up this week here. It probably won't make sense if you don't have at least a little bit of a background in Doctor Who history, but if you've been eagerly awaiting the 50th anniversary episode with me, it will make you drool with excitement.

1 comment:

Cara said...

I love that first link! Too funny!