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Round-Up Wednesday (June 17, 2015)

Round-Up Wednesday (June 17, 2015)

Sorry for missing last week’s post. Actually, as I was on holiday, I’m not all that sorry.


Am I the only one who has yet to see Jurassic World? It sure feels that way. Yes, I’m totally on the bandwagon that it’s ridiculous for women to be wearing high heels in movies when it is anything but practicable. You’re being chased by dinosaurs for goodness sakes. Don’t you think it’s time to ditch the high heels? They got the footwear right in Jurassic Park—Dr. Ellie Sattler wore boots.

Another thing the first movie got right. The theme song. By far, it is one of the most beautiful movie songs ever written. Those first few notes instantly transport me back to an 11-year-old girl who got so enthralled in the movie that she believed it was real. There was magic in that and a small amount of disappointment when I realized it wasn’t. If the song does the same for you, you’ll enjoy this haunting version from The Piano Guys.

If you want to shake things up a bit. Try listening to this 54 minute, . You’ll be pleasantly surprised at how beautiful it still is.


I was fascinated by this interactive map from the New York Times showing the best and worst places to grow up in terms of future earning potential. Do I believe there should be a mass exodus to some of these “statically” high areas? Of course not. I think that anybody with the right determination can defy the odds and privilege doesn’t alway equal success.


Every new mom knows all about Aden + Anais blankets as. Not only are they are celebrities favorites (even Duchess Kate is a fan), but mom’s love their lightness and versatility. There may be a new player in town giving Aden + Anais a run for their money. Introducing Buttermilk Babies. These guys have some of the most graphic prints out there and you know they’re going to be a hit with those parents who would never be caught dead using a Petunia Pickle Bottom. Where Aden + Anais blankets are 100% cotton,Buttermilk Babies are a blend of cotton and rayon that were created with sensitive skin babies in mind.


How can you not love a story like this. A charity shop (aka a thift store benefiting a specific charity) in England received a donated wedding dress. What caught the attention of the shop workers, and the world, was the note on the dress that read: “I wish any lady who takes this dress to have a life with her loved one 56 years like I did. Happy years. I was a lucky man to marry a lady like mine.” Aww! It makes you believe in love all over again. I hope whomever wins the bidding of the dress on ebay also gets 56 great years.