Happy Halloween! Pigtail chose her birds of paradise costume and on the right is my little lion man. The kids are in such a sweet spot right now. I'm drinking it up.
I've been racing to finish the 30,000 words I set as a goal this month. By midnight tonight, I hope to be about 3,000 words short. I'm a little disappointed that I needed meet it entirely by October 31st (I will before next week, though), but I'm proud that I got as far as I did while blogging and hosting houseguests and having birthday celebrations for two kids.
It's been exhilarating.
Yesterday reader Nina reached out to me because the necklace I featured on the booties post happened to be part of a project her best friend Megan Runser has designed and collaborated with for Bauble Bar.
Megan Runser was diagnosed with Stage IV Hodgkins in the spring, and 100% of the proceeds from the jewelry in her collaboration with go to the Leukemia and Lymphoma society. In addition to that, if you show off what gives you strength on Instagram or twitter and use #AsGoodAsGold and @BaubleBar, they'll donate $1. I've already purchased the necklace (see all the jewelry here) and will be putting it on Instagram, too.
This week on the HH facebook page we talked about the new book I'm reading, and we all loved the new OKGO video (seriously, how do they do that?!). There was also good chatter about the Pope and y'all felt pretty strongly about my potential next purchase.
I also showed off the construction worker costume my mom sent for Pirate's birthday (you can find a similar one here if you're gift scouting).
For your weekend reading pleasure:
- How I Created True Office Hours as a Work-At-Home Mom (Art of Simple)
- This kickstarter campaign for a documentary on Joan Didion to be directed by her nephew Griffin Dunne (Dominick Dunne's son) is more than twice fully funded, but I gave to it anyway. I want it to be the best it can be to honor Ms. Didion. I wanted to be a part of it.
- The most important thing I've read on the internet in awhile: A Tale of two New York Cities: I was rich, my brother was down and out.
- Why Your Husband Isn't Doing You A Favor By Watching the Kids. This is a variation of a theory I agree with, and I think it touches on an angle that it's always address: how women feeeeel about it.
I'm headed to a spa getaway with a childhood girlfriend this weekend. Such decadance! We were set to go to Cabo this week, but the hurricane that hit Mexico in late September changed those plans. We've re-routed to Arizona for a few days and I can't wait.
Happy Halloween, everyone!
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