A (not always) weekly round-up of links or peeps or places or things around the interweb, that caught our eyes or ears and that we think is worth sharing!


Being an avid reader, I can’t help but get excited when a favorite author of mine releases a new book. And so I need to share the new collection of short stories by Junot Díaz, This is How You Lose Her. Centered around the powerful concept of love, This is How You Lose Her examines the pain that comes with falling in and out of love through poignant stories where not just the language, but, more importantly, the aesthetics and tone make the reader feel as lost at the characters they come to know. For a great example of how Díaz’s writing can truly smack you in the face, read the story “Otrivida, Otravez.”


These sculptures made from carving antique books with surgical tools by Brian Dettmer are just amazing. Each one is so intricate, that I imagine you could look for hours and still find new things.

Brian Dettmer Artwork


It’s just me and my boyfriend living together. With him being Italian and “cooking for 20 people” (when it’s just the two of us) and having most recipes tailored for “4 servings”, finding balance has been difficult.  That’s why I was so happy when I came across Reservation for Two.  This blog has some great recipes designed especially for two. Love it!


I love attention. I love to get all dressed up for a photo shoot. And I love a good rescue story. So it’s no surprise that when I came across the story of Cleo the cat, I immediately felt a bond with this feline friend from Houston. We share a lot of similar interests but differ in how we spend our days. While I’m home guarding the couch, Cleo is often out raising awareness and money for animal shelters and pets that need a home. That’s enough to make this pooch purr.