My Linky Life

February 5, 2010

Today, I have a couple of links that I'm itching to share with you guys. I think they'll be a little window into my life--and come now, who doesn't love a of smidge old-fashioned snooping every now and again?

For the Home Decorator:
We live fairly close to the flagship LL Bean store in Freeport, Maine. It's the store with the giant boot out front that stays open 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Seriously, they don't even have locks on the doors--or so I've heard. Maybe it's just a lie.

Anyhoo, we went to LL Bean last Friday and I bought this comforter. As hard as I try, I just can't learn to love the thing. In fact, I hate it. It's blah, and boring, and would do very well in the room of a person who struggles with visual over-stimulation. It's official...I'm a woman who needs pizazz.

For Baby Mamas Large and Small:
I went to a babywearing class this past Monday, and holy moly, this thing is awesome. Love it. Apparently it's super easy to make your own (just google it), or if you're a fan of the handmade scene, you can find 1,001 alternatives by searching for 'moby wrap' on Etsy.

For the Weekend Warrior:
Jared and I have discovered a new passion. Technically speaking, we haven't actually tried it yet...but we think about it all the time. And so far we're totally into it.

For the Health Conscious:
I appreciate this man's expose on the Twinkie, but really, all it does is make me want to run to Cumberland Farms and buy myself a package or three. I wonder if that's what Steve Ettinger intended. At the top of his site it asks, "Daddy, where does polysorbate-60 come from?" I wish I could add a blinking banner under his. It would say, "Son, it comes from the heavenly angels."

For Lovers of Cuteness:
I made this hat for Maggie all by myself. No help, no advice, no screaming, no tears. I made it two weeks ago and guess what? It's lost. If you happen across it, send me an email, okay?

For Lovers of Goodness:
I grew up with Justin Baker, and I've got to say, he's one of the quietest, most humble, and most powerful people I've ever met. Since he founded a local chapter of Food Not Bombs when we were in high school, this guy has devoted his life to doing great things--and I'm not talking about volunteering on the weekends. I'm talking about this. Have you seen Dave Matthews live? Have you seen Jack Johnson? If you're nodding your head, then you've probably come in contact with Justin.

Wow, huh?

So where is he now? I'll give you one guess. That's right, Justin's in Haiti. He makes me want to change the world.

For New England Runners:
I'm on a relay team for this race, which will be held on May 1st and 2nd in "the original land of the free thinkers, patriots, curse breakers and general bad ass-ery." If you're interested in filling a spot on the team, send me an email at I'm [thankfully] not the captain of this charade, so I'll forward your email to the man who is.

Have an awesome weekend!


Bahston Beans said...

Shaw's Dad is a super expert at geocaching! He'd probably looooove to talk/show you everything!

GeorgiaSnail said...

Speaking of "General Bad-Assery"...What's going on with the Fantastic, Asstastic Comp?

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Miranda said...

Geocaching is so fun! We've found some fun trinkets and exciting items on our adventures AND some not so exciting treasures but atleast the adventure on the way there was fun. Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I have a friend who geocaches and loves it!

Karen said...

The baby is adorable.

Krista said...

I have been as passionate as you and Jared about wanting to go geocaching since Katy was old enough to walk. She turned 7 in November, and I still can't wait to try it!

Oh, and Katy LIVED in her sling for the first year or two of her life - I highly recommend it.

Anonymous said...

I loved my Moby and then I got an Ergo and it is even more awesome. I thought it was overpriced, but once I tried it, I became a believer!

Mel said...

I LOVED my Moby wrap. Actually Katy has mine now. After I was done with it I sent it to her. It really is an amazing item!

Chelsea said...

Maggie is SO cute! She is getting big!

Grandma said...

looking at the moby thing...if I had that when you were little, I probably would've just driven the car w/ you in it:) (probably safer than the carseats we had)