Link Love 7.19.13

Have y’all seen this YouTube video that has gone viral? It’s a spoken word poetry by Holly McNish about having to breastfeed her sweet baby in a public restroom. It is very powerful, you gotta watch it!

I love using zucchini instead of pasta in pasta dishes.  This zucchini lasagna looks amazing!

My ten year anniversary is coming up with my husband.  I didn’t get to pick out my engagement or wedding rings, because we used family rings-my engagement ring was his Abuelita’s (that’s Granny en espanol) and my wedding ring was my paternal grandmother’s ring.  I love them, they are sweet and vintage, but sometimes I wish I would have been able to get a big ‘ole honking rock.  If I were to pick out a ring, I would definitely get something from this jewelry company.  All their jewelry is handcrafted in Philadelphia with reclaimed precious metals, ethically sourced stones, and low-impact, environmentally conscious practices.

Ooh, this is a cool new gardening product, perfect for newbies! 

The last several weekends I have been juicing fresh squeezed orange juice for my family.  I never give Penelope store bought juice (even with organic juice, if it’s pasteurized, it’s just organic sugar water so what’s the point?), but on occasion, I will give her fresh apple juice or orange juice as a treat-it’s still sugar, but she is at least getting vitamins and nutrients.  I came across this fermented orange juice recipe and I want to try it soon.  I love fermented drinks, kombucha (store bought, because I can not make kombucha at home to save my life) and lemonade.

These stats always blow my mind.  1 in 3 women will experience physical or sexual violence by an intimate partner at some point in her life.

This stat is actually pretty mind blowing too:  In 2012, there were over 6,000 reports of unintended exposures to highly-concentrated packets of laundry detergent by children 5 and younger?!  You know those little pouches of concentrated laundry detergent?  If left in kids reach, they grab them and think they are candy or a toy.   Be smart and keep them out of reach, or better yet, don’t even use them.   Try making your own homemade detergent.

Here’s a few recent Instagram shots, you can follow me over there if you like!

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We live right by the Juno Pier. I’ve been taking heavenly beach walks by myself at least once a week in the morning, I am so grateful for them.  I have been so close to the edge during this whole transition, but the ocean helps me from unraveling completely.

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We had our first official visitors last weekend,  Penelope was over the moon to have her friends come visit.

photo (24) Yes, that is a dog surfing.  The annual doggy surfing competition was the other weekend and it was so much fun!

Some archived M+BL posts you might enjoy:

Easy Blackberry Jam

Potty Time

Ten Habits that Make Me Happy and Healthy

Where I have been featured lately:

Grain-Free/Gluten-Free Baking 

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  1. I liked up today — just a post giving props to my husband who works very hard as a fire fighter, and do I want my sons to follow in daddy’s footsteps? I love your Link Love, by the way. Good stuff. Thank you :)

  2. Can I just say that I LOVED that youtube video! Empowering and truthful. I linked my recent post about my journey toward a VBAC. I’m pregnant with number 2 and want more than anything to have a normal, natural delivery which I didn’t get with my son.

    • I LOVED it too! I wish I could meet her or see her art in person. Ah. mazing. Congratulations on your pregnancy!! And let me know if I can do anything help with your VBAC.

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