14 March 2014

Love Announcements

A few love announcements today that I hope you'll enjoy as much as I do!
-My friend sent us these photos and we just melted over this darling girl, Mirai Chan. She has become quite famous in Japan. Read more of story here and see several more a-d-o-r-a-b-l-e photos. Thanks, Melissa!

-We watched the "Happy" dancing video on SwissMiss, then saw it again on Cup of Jo. LOOOVE IT!!! Danny and I have been dancing crazy to this song ever since. You can't help it. It's the best song ever for SPRING. You really, really need to hear this song! (Also, it should be noted that I'm jealous of all those creatives working at Studiomates in DUMBO. It would be a dream to work under the same roof as Tina Roth Eisenberg and Joanna Goddard, two women I admire.)

-Chris Cammock started "Inspired @ Snapdragon", a new series of inspired thoughts from bloggers, writers, artists and creative visitors to the Inn. See my inspired thought here on the Snapdragon blog.

(Photo by Chris Cammock)

-I absolutely LOVED what Amy Azzarito (of Design Sponge) had to say about facing your fears and learning a new language (she's learning Spanish and shared TONS of great resources.) I'm going to take her words to heart because - you know - speaking Spanish is going to be my world soon. I feel like I'm about to jump off the high dive. Anybody else want to take the plunge and learn a language with me? :)

-For anyone who loves New York, I think we all need to own this book, "Hello NY. An Illustrated  Love Letter to the Five Boroughs", illustrated by the famous Julia Rothman. Buy it here. (Thanks, Maquette)

-And, the words from this video are so perfectly said. Our experience of being human is, indeed, the most beautiful thing that we have. And being broken definitely was the beginning for me, too. I wouldn't trade it for anything.

Hope your weekend is FILLED with more love and kindness, more healing, a good walk, and lots of hope for your week ahead. We'll be back here next week. Danny and I have been on a roll with planning posts for you all lately.

Much love to all,



  1. I dig Glennon. She's got some great insights. And that photo of you two in front of the Snapdragon is lovely... I guess that's all I wanted to say? :) Have a good weekend you two.

  2. I love your shoes! Please let me know where they are from!

    1. They are Korkease. I got mine here: http://bit.ly/1fDoIdO. They are so, so comfortable for a heel. My friend and I both have them here in Brooklyn and we just love them.

  3. I just got back from a week in rural Costa Rica, and I also spend a week in Ecuador every November doing humanitarian work and I don't speak Spanish at all. BUT, every time I get immersed, my Spanish grows that much more. I also always return home with even more conviction to buckle down and start learning Spanish, so I'll join you in learning.
    Just to help ease your mind, you really do fall into it and one day you'll not even notice you're speaking Spanish.
    For example: when I got back stateside, I picked up dinner at PandaExpress and was responding to the workers with 'Si', and "Gracias" before I could stop myself. I just had to laugh.

  4. Where did you get your dress? I am thin, flat chested, and mormon. It is so hard to find cute modest dresses that fit my boy looking body type. Any dress and clothing/ style tips for a woman with a small bust that doesn't want to get an enhancement to fit culture norms? (Dare I say Utah Culture pressure on the big bust). I love your style!

    1. I got the dress at a vintage thrift shop in Brooklyn called Vice Versa (on 5th Ave. in Park Slope.) It was probably $7. I am ALL FOR shopping vintage when possible...you can get clothes that are much more unique plus they're so much cheaper. In Utah, I love Deseret Industries.

      And, THANK YOU my dear for embracing your body type and not getting a boob job just to fit culture norms. This isn't a cultural norm in NYC actually or on the east coast in general (I don't know of one single person) but I hear it is more common out west. Honestly, it makes me sick to hear that there is so much pressure on women to look a certain way in order to feel good about themselves. To women everywhere: Be happy and content with your body and if you're single, find a guy that is 100% happy with you as well. Danny doesn't mind my small boobs ONE BIT. :)

  5. It was validating to hear back from you. I have 3 sister-in-laws who have had breast augmentation work. A number of friends. One close friend came to me and said it was the best decision she ever made. She is thin and tall, and was once flat chested, but is now a very large busty DD. She recommended I do it. A year ago when I came home with my three little boys, I discovered my husband's pornography addiction. A year ago, all I could see were woman with fake boobs and thought it was something I would have to do. You can't drive on the interstate for more than 10 minutes without seeing a bilboard for breast augmentation on the Wasatch Front. It is a sickness here. They seemed to be talking to me and were making me go crazy in my mind every time I would pass them in the car. I have latched onto anything that seems to be rooted in the essence of who I really am and why I am here. A year has gone by and I am grateful for an experience to help me learn and grow like I would have never imagined. Your blog has been a source of comfort and strength for me.
    THANK YOU dear Mara. I feel like your honesty and positive energy have been the friend I needed.
    I can't wait to search the racks of Deseret Industries in hopes for a good find!

  6. One of my goals this year is to learn Spanish and I took the first steps this week. I found a great deal on Groupon for Rosetta Stone and have been working on it each night this week. It's humbling to realize you are at the level of a child when learning a new language but then it's kind of fun to revert back to your childhood. Especially the parts I have very little memory of...I have no recollection of learning the name of the color red but now I do! All that to say, I am on this journey with you.


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