i’ve been wandering around words all week. devouring them and now trying to find a place for them to go.
the words that have made my week, likely month, is that LA LA LOVEY was featured in the NEW YORK TIMES. i was interviewed a few months back and it is pretty great to see the piece come together and in print. i’m a huge proponent of print and i come from a newspaper family (ink is the blood), so to me, this pretty exciting.
but, beyond my excitement, the article, Mommy Blog or Glossy Fashion Magazine?, is really interesting. a conversation, if you will. the piece talks about the different waves of mommy blogs and that these days they are looking more like glossy mags as opposed to originally being a place for family updates and confessional rantings. the piece includes some of my favorite bloggers and some new to me blogs, that i can’t wait to add to my reading list.
“balance,” the word that can’t escape most of our minds and conversations is mentioned by Violet Gaynor of The Glow (one of my faves) and her thoughts on the sticky subject are, “ It’s not about having it all, but having as much as you can all at once.” would you agree?
in any case, it is is a honor to be listed among these ladies and to make the paper. you can read the full article here.
AND . . . i’m curious, do you consider la la lovely a mommy blog?
i have to say, i never considered myself a mommy blogger or la la lovely a mommy blog. i’ve always considered myself a lifesyle blogger with a bent towards decor and design. lately, i find photos of my little ones sneaking in more and writing posts that pertain to matters of life. it’s life for me and i’m just capturing it and including it, i suppose. i’m not a fan of labels, but i’d love to know what type of blog you’d label or shall we say catorgize la la as? and thank you…. thank you for reading, commenting and joining the conversation and making this space what it is.
NOW, if you like words than i have to tell you about the words that are haunting me….that made me cry.
(and some links for your weekend)
i just finished reading the paris wife and i just can’t shake it.
you guys, i cried at the end of the book. i’ve never cried at the end of a book, like that. i feel like my mind is trapped in the 20’s with these writers and i just have to know more. i’ve seen midnight in paris, yes, but i have to watch it again. i saw gatsby last week and now this book. i hate to admit i’ve never read hemingway, but now i must. i didn’t know the story of his life and although the book is fiction it is based on facts and is supposed to be pretty right on. the book is written in the voice of hemingway’s first wife, hadley, in their early years of marriage in paris, where it all begin. i knew he had a mistress so i knew there had to be heartache but i didn’t know anything else about his life. her life. their life. it’s just one of those books where i felt so connected to the character that i just felt it all in such a big way. i’m going to try for A Moveable Feast. it was hemingway’s last book and sort of a memoir of his young years in paris, starting out as a writer with hadley. in it he wrote, “i wished i had died before i ever loved anyone but her.” sigh. i haven’t read the book yet but i have a feeling him writing it was his way of making ammends with hadley and his past. i’m sure after the hemingway’s i may be moving on to the fitzgerald’s. i just heard the book Z : A Novel for Zelda Fitzgerald is supposed to be great. All of these people where such characters themselves. thats the thing of it. although, i have to say hadley didn’t feel like a character at all, she felt real. like a good friend. or a sister. and maybe that is why she won’t leave me alone.
A FEW OF MY FAVES THIS WEEK +
01 / are you a goal getter?
02 / ok, girls, this video is hilarious and sadly true.
03 / i’m loving the layers of this cozy, bohemian space.
04 / the healthiest cookies i’ve ever made + over ate this week.
05 / a new (to me) blog i’m hoping to peruse this weekend.