Razzle. Dazzle.

Decorating small spaces. Baking for my husband. Becoming a city girl and figuring out my new home. And being the best mama I can be to my lil Boston baby girl!

Plus many things that I love or make me think.

by Ginny G.
Need me? ginny2222 {at} aol {dot} com

Mar 2
bostonianresolution:

Even if we could go back, we’d probably never end up back where we started

bostonianresolution:

Even if we could go back, we’d probably never end up back where we started


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Feb 21
emilyinternet:



Sonder
n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.


oh, i love this. (new york is a particularly good city for this.)
one of my favorite things to do when people watching is to picture couples at their weddings. i imagine what they looked like, how they glowed watching each each other take their vows, the smiles plastered to their faces all day. perhaps this is a very specific kind of sonder.

emilyinternet:

Sonder

n. the realization that each random passerby is living a life as vivid and complex as your own—populated with their own ambitions, friends, routines, worries and inherited craziness—an epic story that continues invisibly around you like an anthill sprawling deep underground, with elaborate passageways to thousands of other lives that you’ll never know existed, in which you might appear only once, as an extra sipping coffee in the background, as a blur of traffic passing on the highway, as a lighted window at dusk.

oh, i love this. (new york is a particularly good city for this.)

one of my favorite things to do when people watching is to picture couples at their weddings. i imagine what they looked like, how they glowed watching each each other take their vows, the smiles plastered to their faces all day. perhaps this is a very specific kind of sonder.

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Jan 31

Ack!

There’s so much I want to say…
To sum it all up quickly bc I need to be folding laundry and doing dishes right now…
1. Having a 2 year old is hard work. But I still think newborns are 100x harder.
2. We moved to Baltimore. I miss Boston. So badly.
3. I miss my deep, true, forever friends in Nashville. I miss Nashville’s houses, music, food, shopping, and its fabulous style. I don’t miss the feeling of trying to keep up, though.
4. Instagram is fun. Pinterest is still fun. Facebook is getting gross.
5. Tv comedies are so great right now: New Girl, Girls, Happy Endings, office. I never miss the Office! And where is Zach Braff these days?
6. I need new furniture. And play room, so my house doesn’t look like a daycare center.
7. I am going to be a bridesmaid in the most romantic wedding ever. So excited!
8. I am still nursing. Don’t know how that will ever end.
9. Why can’t nap time last a little bit longer?


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Dec 27
npr:


Now, Maya Rudolph is fulfilling a bit of a childhood fantasy. Together with her college friend Gretchen Lieberum, she’s formed a Prince cover band called — what else? — Princess. The duo had its television debut recently on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, with a little help from the show’s house band, The Roots.

(via This Is What It Sounds Like When Two Women Cover Prince)
Photo: NBC

npr:

Now, Maya Rudolph is fulfilling a bit of a childhood fantasy. Together with her college friend Gretchen Lieberum, she’s formed a Prince cover band called — what else? — Princess. The duo had its television debut recently on NBC’s Late Night With Jimmy Fallon, with a little help from the show’s house band, The Roots.

(via This Is What It Sounds Like When Two Women Cover Prince)

Photo: NBC


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Dec 22

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Dec 14
“When I was a boy and I would see scary things in the news, my mother would say to me, “Look for the helpers. You will always find people who are helping.” To this day, especially in times of “disaster,” I remember my mother’s words and I am always comforted by realizing that there are still so many helpers – so many caring people in this world.” Fred Rogers. (via bees-knees)

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Nov 28

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Sep 28
“Girls always wait for the world to give them things. To see what sweet, smart, obedient girls they are, then paste a star on their foreheads. It doesn’t work that way. The things you really want in life, you have to take.” The Flamenco Academy by Sarah Bird (via quote-book)

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Jul 9

Desiderata

Go placidly amid the noise and haste, and remember what peace there may be in silence.
As far as possible without surrender be on good terms with all persons.
Speak your truth quietly and clearly; and listen to others, even the dull and ignorant; they too have their story.
Avoid loud and aggressive persons, they are vexations to the spirit.
If you compare yourself with others, you may become vain and bitter;
for always there will be greater and lesser persons than yourself.

Enjoy your achievements as well as your plans.
Keep interested in your career, however humble; it is a real possession in the changing fortunes of time.
Exercise caution in your business affairs; for the world is full of trickery.
But let this not blind you to what virtue there is; many persons strive for high ideals;
and everywhere life is full of heroism.

Be yourself.
Especially, do not feign affection.
Neither be critical about love; for in the face of all aridity and disenchantment it is as perennial as the grass.

Take kindly the counsel of the years, gracefully surrendering the things of youth.
Nurture strength of spirit to shield you in sudden misfortune. But do not distress yourself with imaginings.
Many fears are born of fatigue and loneliness. Beyond a wholesome discipline, be gentle with yourself.

You are a child of the universe, no less than the trees and the stars;
you have a right to be here.
And whether or not it is clear to you, no doubt the universe is unfolding as it should.

Therefore be at peace with God, whatever you conceive Him to be,
and whatever your labors and aspirations, in the noisy confusion of life keep peace with your soul.
With all its sham, drudgery and broken dreams, it is still a beautiful world. Be careful. Strive to be happy.

© Max Ehrmann 1927

(Source: pregnantnotfat)


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Jul 5
npr:

cheatsheet:

discoverynews:

that back seat is pretty crazy!
gotagirlcrush:

Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike
Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—“I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do,” she admits. “I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening”.
But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).

In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.
It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, “Because I like chocolate!”


Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!


Moms are incredible! 

Yes! And they are all wearing their helmets. —Daisy 

That’s awesome.

npr:

cheatsheet:

discoverynews:

that back seat is pretty crazy!

gotagirlcrush:

Got a Girl Crush On: Emily Finch, mother of 6 with no car and 1 incredible bike

Call her crazy. Call her a Portland stereotype—although she claims she doesn’t do it to save the world—“I cancel out my bike riding every day with all the other terrible things I do,” she admits. “I don’t compost, I stink at vegetable gardening”.

But, Emily (34) traded in her SUV for a bakfiets (a traditional Dutch cargo tricycle) to haul her brood of six (ages 2 to 11).

In three years, Emily estimates she’s spent about $135 dollars maintaining her bike.

It also saves her money on exercise equipment or a gym membership. She’s lost 25 pounds since she got the bike in 2009 and says she never thought she’d get back to her pre-birth weight after having six kids. When I asked her why she doesn’t get an electric-assist system, she replied with a big smile, “Because I like chocolate!”

Talk about a POWER-FREAKIN-HOUSE!

Moms are incredible! 

Yes! And they are all wearing their helmets. 
—Daisy 

That’s awesome.


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Jun 29
boston:

THE BIG PICTURE
Extraordinary Microscope Photographs 
The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images and videos of biological subjects.

For Tay!!

boston:

THE BIG PICTURE

Extraordinary Microscope Photographs

The Olympus BioScapes Digital Imaging Competition honors the world’s most extraordinary microscope images and videos of biological subjects.

For Tay!!


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May 15
tallgirltales:

By Kristy Gammill
[via whiskeysoaked] 

Nice palette!

tallgirltales:

By Kristy Gammill

[via whiskeysoaked]

Nice palette!


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May 4

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Mar 1

xeno

emphasisadded:

n. the smallest measurable unit of human connection, typically exchanged between passing strangers—a flirtatious glance, a sympathetic nod, a shared laugh about some odd coincidence—moments that are fleeting and random but still contain powerful emotional nutrients that can alleviate the symptoms of feeling alone.

(Source: dictionaryofobscuresorrows)


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