I haven’t slept pretty much all week. One of my wee ones has had a fever since Monday night. Unlike normal feverish people, my girl can’t stop talking when her temperature gets high. I mean, she’s a non-stop chatterer normally, but when she has a fever she jumps from one topic to the next before I can even digest what she said first. With her brain in overdrive the girl can’t sleep, which means I can’t sleep since she needs to tell me everything that she’s thinking. I. am. exhausted.

So instead of putting together a regular post, I thought I’d collect some of my favorite links from the week into a little round up:

motherhood

This is so my life right now.

We shared this story about a couple going around the world having strangers pay for their weddings over on the Bijou Facebook page. I’m still laughing at this line: “The design of the blog features a strong sperm motif, though this may be unintentional.” Do you think they’re brilliant or horrifyingly excessive?

I don’t know about you, but I’m starting to get excited about this whole fall thing. Roasting vegetables, making some zucchini bread, picking apples. It’s starting to sound pretty fabulous after all.

My daughter has the most sensitive sense of smell I’ve ever come across (yet somehow, she likes the smell of the NYC subway system. Go figure). She routinely walks into the kitchen and scrunches up her face at the smell. She seems to be able to smell when the garbage is getting stinky before anyone else can. She then wants to immediately run to her room, grab a bottle of perfume (every six-year old needs it) and spray the kitchen. This results in a smell that isn’t masked but is suddenly garbage + Country Chic. Trust me, it’s not a good combo. I am most definitely going to try this DIY 2-ingredient air freshener  in hopes of beating her to the punch.

I need these for fall but now that they’re out of stock I might have to settle for these beauties instead.

Last but not least, I love this stud earrings DIY from Anna at In Honor of Design. I’m totally keeping these in mind for the holidays!

I hope you get out and enjoy the last bits of summer this weekend!

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Written by Jennifer Garry

Jen is a freelance writer and girl mom from New York. When she’s not knee-deep in glittery crafts and girl talk, you can probably find her sprawled across her couch in the middle of a Netflix marathon with dark chocolate smeared on her face. The struggle is real.