Spring Fling sprung even on such a cold, gray day with a lovely thank you lunch

volunteers with pre-auction baskets for newton Free Library Spring Fling fundraiserWe gathered at lovely artist friend’s home (so, so, so beautiful that it defies description except to say it is a perfect, perfect house) today to lunch and chat about the Spring Fling. I was (characteristically) late but (uncharacteristically) really late…on the upside, my hair looked really, really good (it only looks this nice when I have been to the salon and that was way past due).  So although I missed most of the lunch due to Boston streets tied up with pre-Marathon traffic, my lovely friend made me up a plate and I caught a few  minutes of the dessert and got the recipe for the chicken and wild rice that was incredible and just right for a raw, gray day. The fundraiser was a great success – we are sending out thank you notes – and it is put together by a few very trusty library employees, the Trustees of the Library and the sweetest volunteer committee ever.

Thank you to all who attended, helped and donated. It was a lot of fun and I am looking forward to working with this lovely group of women again next year.

Great positive article on Mommy Bloggers from Downtown Women’s Club

This is a great article (sent by a very sweet friend) about Mommy Bloggers and what they are accomplishing.


Nice to read something so positive.

Barbie Goes to the Dogs: To Messy, Not Housebroken Dogs | Psychology Today

psychology today article on mattel's barbi and pooping dogIt is a little early for WTF Wednesday but this absolutely cannot wait.

Barbie Goes to the Dogs: To Messy, Not Housebroken Dogs | Psychology Today.

I am too tired to snort laugh but promise that I will later. I also promise not to buy any of these toys for anyone I know. You are welcome.

Useful sites that I have found and like

Welcome to Seats3D. You can see where you would sit and you can buy tickets, too,  in several stadiums from Ballena Technology, Inc. My husband really liked this site. Clients include MLB, NFL,Nascar, NBA, and NCAA. It is cool technology.

http://www.ohjoyeats.com/ Gorgeous photos and inspiration from wonderful designer and foodie.  From the website: 

The Oh Joy Eats blog is the food lover’s version of the Oh Joy design blog. It chronicles my gastric Happy Lady adventures with a focus on design & dining style, taste tests, things I make, things I eat, and everything my belly fancies. The site is updated 1-2 times a day. All photos on the site that I have shot myself were taken with a Nikon D3000 DSLR.

http://www.kirtsy.com/ From the website:  kirtsy is a social media platform of pure goodness. A plaza for the peachy. A portal to the pretty. A place to find cool things. To read smart scoop. To connect with fab ideas, exceptional people, useful information, excellent products. All of it. And more.

kirtsy is just like that friend who always finds the best stuff. Only better.

 It was founded by the following designer/blogger with two other women, and is a great resource.

http://www.designmom.com/  From the site:  My name is Gabrielle Blair. I’m a designer and mother of five (almost 6!) in Denver, Colorado. I post on where design and motherhood intersect.

There is a great feature “Ask Design Mom” and her links are fun and informative. Check her out.

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