// Things I Love Thursday v.279

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this! ♥
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this project is amazing ♥
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this by david schwen. clearly i love pantone. ♥
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this bath! ♥
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this is whoaaaa ♥
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this mural by lakwena macliver is amazeee ♥
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this cake ♥
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this is TRUTH
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these things have changed my life haha! ♥
I've started using these for *everything* - cleaning my makeup brushes
is my favorite use. but they're great for laundry, dishes, and even
brushing the dogs' fur. not even lying here.

// The day a friend corrected me. I feel very strongly about extended rear facing when it comes to toddlers in car seats, though I would never tell someone they were wrong for forward facing when complying with state law. I've also made a ton of car seat mistakes myself. This time next month I will be a CPST (barring any unforeseen happenings) - and my goal is to simply help equip families with the knowledge to safely transport their children.

// SunnyLife makes me want to move to Australia.

// Mom of 4 shows what life is like without TV and gadgets. I love this. I'm terrible about letting the boys play the iPad or video games when the weather is cold or yucky - Warm weather helps scoot those booties out of this house!

// Want help keeping up with marches, protests, and other acts of Resistance? The Resistance Calendar is all you need!

// ban.do just dropped some fun new pieces - including a glitter bomb water bottle!

// Fleeing to Canada from the US. Photos like these always bring me to tears. I don't want to believe this is the world we live in. (!!! Canada will now accept refugees who enter Canada illegally. Thank you Justin Trudeau and Canada for being the country we can't.)

// ICYMI: I shared a 10-track playlist that you can stream or subscribe to (via Spotify!)

xo KB

// M I X T A P E - v.1 February


♥ want to save/follow this playlist on spotify? here ya go!

I've had a few folks ask if I'd ever start my Mixtape Mondays back up again since I had been embedding songs randomly into my posts haha Well, here it is! I'm not sure how often I'll share them - monthly maybe? bi-weekly? Maybe just when the feeling strikes. I don't know, but I know they won't all be themed like they used to be so, hope you're cool with that.

Starting it off with these 10 tracks - They've been played over and over and over the past couple weeks so I'm working on getting sick of them ha! You do it too, right? Hopefully you'll find something you're digging up there. Let me know your favs if you get a chance!

xo KB

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// Things I Love Thursday v.278

♥ *mic drop* ♥
♥ this. #warren2020 ♥
♥ i would travel to philly just* to selfie with this mural (*+ see my bff shannon duh) ♥
♥ this is a great "cheat sheet" - use with compliment cards, too! ♥
♥ this makes me wanna go to an amusement park ♥
♥ all aboard the strugglebus! ♥
♥ loooooool ♥
this is where i want to be ♥
this etsy shop is filled with seriously incredible dresses ♥
this is some incredible taxidermy ♥
♥ xo ♥
♥ i would also gladly be here ♥

♥ #kbsigns are available, but i'm moving to a pre-order system ♥
feel free to email me if you'd like to grab one or three of your own!
and click here to browse a small sampling!

// Need a very last minute Valentine's Day gift? Shopbop offers free 2-day Amazon Prime shipping if you're a member (*details here)... and I'll gladly accept any of these ;)

// The true story of how Teen Vogue got mad, got woke, and began terrifying men like Donald Trump. THIS is the kind of stuff our young women need to be exposed to. THIS is the type of response and reaction that needs to be normalized. THIS is one small step in securing a future that truly is female.

// I've been lusting after a cowhide rug since Whitney got her blonde one. I'm loving this one especially. Unfortunately I just don't have anywhere it would work so I"ll dream from a distance.

// If you're into photography - professionally or just as a hobby - you can take this free strengths assessment! It only takes 5 minutes and it was actually incredibly helpful. I'm hoping to learn a lot and grow in 2017. And photography is on the list of things to polish up on!

// Society is creating a new crop of alpha women who are unable to love. LOOOOOOOOOL! Of course this piece is from Fox News. What a load of garbage. Keep being alpha, babe! and love YOU!

// Pennsylvania senator to Trump: "Come after me, you s**t-gibbon" HAHAHAHA Okay, after this and that mural, I'm moving to PA. But only in the summer. I shall winter in the south.

// Silencing Elizabeth Warren backfires on Senate GOP. Can't keep a strong woman down!

// Me trying to make friends. lololol The struggle is real, y'all.

// ICYMI: These are the 6 books I've lined up to read... Have any recommendations to add to my growing list? // Did you see This Charming Life got a little makeover?! If you're reading via RSS or Bloglovin', pop over to see it for yourself!

Leave a link to a recent blog or social media post that you're proud of! 
I'd love to pop over to check it out and give you some ♥.

xo KB

PS; I feel that it's worth noting... I won't ever stop sharing my* opinion and my beliefs on my blog, no matter who objects or tries to use it as a weapon against me. Don't want to read about how much Trump sucks or how we need feminism? Well, there are other blogs for that. (* emphasis on "my"... I speak for myself only.)

// On My Bookshelf: 6 Books I'm Reading (Eventually...)

The Life Changing Magic of Not Giving a F*ck and Get Your Sh*t Together by Sarah Knight //
You Don't Have To Like Me by Alida Nugent // Feminist Fight Club by Jessica Bennett //
Fat Girl Walking by Brittany Gibbons // Furiously Happy by Jenny Lawson

I managed to get in the habit of reading for a significant amount of time on a regular basis last Fall, but I just couldn't keep up with it once doula work and the holidays picked up. Now that the boys go to Mike's every other week I have a lot more free time on my hands. What better use of it than reading? These 6 books are what' I have lined up to tackle next. I've started 3 of the 6 previously, but only managed to get so far before having to shift priorities. I'm excited to finish them, and of course share my thoughts and ~review afterward.

The titles of Sarah Knight's books alone made me want them. A gal I interned with at BUST magazine had posted about them on Facebook and I ordered them without hesitation. They speak to me. Furiously Happy came by way of my sweet friend Rachael. She said she absolutely loved it and was sure I would too, so she sent me her copy and it's been waiting to be devoured. I read Alida Nugent's first book Don't Worry, It Gets Worse and it was so great (read my review here). I started You Don't Have To Like Me back before the holidays so I'm stoked to pick it back up again.

Have you read any of these? Or do you have any recommendations that you wanna share? I mean I guess I should wait until I make a dent in this pile... but I still wanna hear!

xo KB

// A Charming New Look!

Just trying to keep things kinda, sorta, a little bit fresh around here. Something a bit more subtle for spring. C'moooonnnnn green stuff! Grow! I'm working on wrapping up two client projects this week so naturally I needed to take a little breather to tinker with a personal project or three. Nothing major or fancy, but fresh for sure. If you're looking to have any design work done (blogs, print, logo, etc), drop me an email and let's chat!

xo KB