Oh and also, this article about Mr. McInnes: I was a Pro-Abortion Atheist Until My Children Were Born
Somehow upon googling for something new to watch on Netflix, I stumbled across this article from the Huffington Post about "Example Show." I am such a fiend for weird things like this, and it gave me such a good laugh. Especially once I found the show on Netflix and read all of the reviews.
This GQ article on naming your child
i want errrything from this shop
Babies riding Roombas is a thing
I don't tweet, I even have tried to delete my twitter account like 20 times but don't think its possible?? Daaaaannggg you twitter (*fist shake in the air*). But I ammmm into insane celebrity tweets. Like Jaden Smithizms and of course the recent Kanye West/Jimmy Kimmel debacle. And then there was the brilliant etsy shop that mixed two of my loves, 1.insane celebrity tweets with 2. embroidery. But I think what I would like is a coffee table book of insane tweets.. I smell a Christmas gift idea
This Australian artist.
Every once and a while, i read a book that absolutely shakes up the way I view the world. To me, it's a mixture of annoying (maybe due to new found responsibility and my contentment with "the way things are") and pure joy, with a dash of bafflement. In some weird way those emotions mix together to make something truly wonderful.
I've read heaps of good books, but only a handful of those would I consider life altering. And really, you couldn't read one truly life altering book after another, you almost need time and a few just "good" books to process what you've read.
I had that experience with the book I just finished, The Temperament God Gave You. The book, in short, helps to explain why people do what they do. Each of us has a different temperament (or mix of the 4 possible temperaments) that God gave us, that motivates us and becomes the source for our initial reaction to different stimuli. Temperaments are the reason why two different people react to the same situation, totally differently.
As part of the book you take a quiz to discover which of the temperaments you are (Sanguine, Choleric, Melancholic, Phlegmatic- I know they sound like diseases, but if you read the book you'll find out why). I discovered what Andy and I both were, and read through the chapters describing our temperaments and our strengths and weaknesses- it was as if someone had opened a door in my mind. I can't tell you how often we refer back to our different temperaments now and use them to analyze different situations we're in. For example, Andy is a total extraverted sanguine he thrives off of human interaction and even feels rejuvenated. I, however, am an introverted melancholic, although not a total wallflower in social situations, I leave most of them just exhausted lots of human interaction wears me out. I'll climb right into bed after a night with friends, and Andy will stay up working. That's just one example of the many things that became "lightbulb moments" for me. It's also helped us to see areas where we can help each other out. Melancholics tend to be "downers" and are personified by Eeyore, I've realized I can't spend my days watching the news (which is a high percentage of negative) or I'll spin into a "the world is a horrible place" mode. Sanguines are bubbly and high energy, personified by tigger, but a lot of times can start something and then be distracted by the next "shiny" thing.There's no doubt that "opposites attract" reigns true within our relationship!
To me this book has not only been great for our relationship but I've also used it to help understand family members, and one day I'm sure I'll pick it back up for insight into our Rosie girl.
Have you read it? Was it as insightful for you?
Linking up with Jen today
1. Thoughts on the fall oxblood color trend? I'm all in. And by all in, I mean I've officially bought a lipstick. I kind of feel like Chantal (or any of the LES chicks) from Gallery Girls. If I could bring myself to spend 6 dollas on a nailpolish I would snag this from the nearest drugstore. Also Andy says I'm way more emo with the lipstick on. So what if I want to jam out to some Hawthorne Heights while crying and painting my nails black...
2.This video of a father's reaction to his son passing math. Andy pointed out how his reaction is similar to God's love for us- beautiful.
3. Simple but i love, love, love this necklace idea
4. There are no self-made men. "I’m trying to say that the newborn human being is that type of creature who dies if he is not touched, that we are the cosmic height of poverty — born begging." And other thoughts on the subject here
5.Restaurant.com is running an INSANE promotion. For $5 you can get a $25 gift certificate! (for Oct. 24-25 only with the promo code CARVE). The website is super easy to navigate, just punch in your zip code for participating restaurants.
6. I know I have written about some really beautiful insights that Lauren has posted before, she's just one of those people I'd love to catch an early morning coffee with (on her amazing farmhouse porch please). This week I was inspired by this challenge she instagrammed and blogged about, and completed it with a few friends. Do it, you'll feel great!
7.Any Netflix recommendations? We've been all over the 30 for 30s that ESPN put out (we don't even like sports!) You Don't Know Bo on Bo Jackson, and Unguarded on Chris Herren have been my favey faves.