Yesterday I made the grave mistake of drinking coffee after 12:00 PM. Being particularly sensative to caffeine, I should definitely know better, but I was feeling like I needed a boost to get my ass to the gym and Andy was making his afternoon coffee so....well, it seemed like a good idea at the time. Bed time comes, I take my nightly melatonin, and it makes me just drowsy enough to dose off but not really sleep deeply. I have a vague recollection of waking up, hunting down my phone, and pulling up a shop website I had been eyeing all day. Turns out they accept PayPal so after a few clicks, I had a full cart and I didn't even have to get out of bed to grab my credit card. Apparently I sleep shop now. Awesome. The things I bought I ended up still liking this morning so I guess all's well that ends well.
The shop I was obsessing over all day yesterday is Shop Rouche, a lovely vintage inspired online botique with beautiful clothes and jewelry and cute things for the home too. I'm in love with almost everything in their store. These are some of my favorites.
Life moves a little slower when you add a child to the family. I like to get my annual photo slideshow out right around the end of the year -- preferably a few days before, but usually shortly after. This year's took a little longer to get together, but the result is a pretty solid look at the first year of our larger Team Soell collective. Enjoy!
Oh my goodness, I'll admit when I saw these on Pinterest yesterday I got WAY too excited. Now, thanks to some lovely illustrations and ingenious writing, you can begin to foster an appreciation for classic literature in your wee one. I think they would make lovely birthday gifts for the littles or shower gifts for your mama friends. Pride and Prejudice and Romeo and Juliet are available for purchase now. Alice in Wonderland and Jane Eyre are available for pre-order. I am definitely putting them all on my Lucy Wish List.
We all get it. SOPA is bad. If you're unfamiliar with it, SOPA is the bill put before congress that, in an attempt to combat piracy, would have a hugely negative impact on the Internet. Today is the day that lots of sites, including Wikipedia and Reddit are apparently protesting this bill by going dark.
I appreciate a good protest, but this one seems somewhat poorly targetted to me, especially in light of the fact that the SOPA bill was officially shelved late last year.. But that's not the point of this post. I ran up against my first roadblock on Wikipedia this morning and was unable to view some content that I was looking up. I quickly found an easy way around it, and I wanted to share in case anyone else actually needed to use the Internet today.
So if you need to read something on Wikipedia today, just drag the bookmark below up to your toolbar. Whenever you run into one of the extraordinally annoying "SOPA is awful, please contact your congressman" messages, just click it and you'll have your content back.
Or, if you're a Google Chrome user, you can use this extension -- courtesty of Vivek Gupta -- to do the work automatically throughout the entire Wikpedia site. Enjoy. And, of course, be sure to contact your congressman.