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my sons are bonkers for BUSYTOWN (and oh how I loved the Richard Scarry books when I was little).

(posted by aimee.)

my sons are bonkers for BUSYTOWN (and oh how I loved the Richard Scarry books when I was little).

(posted by aimee.)

Poetry Bandita Camille Dungy is lovin’ on Linda Hogan’s “INDIOS.”

Poetry Bandita Camille Dungy is lovin’ on Linda Hogan’s “INDIOS.”

10. “You are beautiful. You are enough. The world we live in is twisted and broken and for your entire life you will be subjected to all kinds of lies that tell you that you are not enough. You are not thin enough. You are not tan enough. You are not smooth, soft, shiny, firm, tight, fit, silky, blonde, hairless enough. Your teeth are not white enough. Your legs are not long enough. Your clothes are not stylish enough. You are not educated enough. You don’t have enough experience. You are not creative enough…[But] You are loved more than you could ever comprehend; it is mind-boggling how much you are adored. There has never been, and there will never be another you. Therefore, you have unique thoughts to offer the world. They are only yours, and we all lose out if you are too fearful to share them.

You are beautiful. You are valuable. You are enough.”

eeee! Indian elephants are my fave elephant (no bias, I know…;)) How to know if an elephant is an Indian elephant? Check out their lovely and perfectly petite ears!

headlikeanorange:

A few days old Indian elephant calf takes its first bath. (Natural World - BBC)

fave nailpolish of the moment: Mint Sprint! Dries in nanoseconds (perfect if you have wee ones running around like me) and rich, non-streaky color. And under 3 bucks, what?

(posted by aimee.)

fave nailpolish of the moment: Mint Sprint! Dries in nanoseconds (perfect if you have wee ones running around like me) and rich, non-streaky color. And under 3 bucks, what?

(posted by aimee.)

rats! these are sold out, but I just DIY’d a set of random envelopes I had (don’t even ASK about my embarrassing stationary habit. It’s a disease, really) with a big fat black marker. It makes the recipient look like they are holding a cartoon envelope!
(posted by aimee.)

rats! these are sold out, but I just DIY’d a set of random envelopes I had (don’t even ASK about my embarrassing stationary habit. It’s a disease, really) with a big fat black marker. It makes the recipient look like they are holding a cartoon envelope!

(posted by aimee.)

the first of my Poetry Bandits: Matt Mauch is lovin’ SPOILER ALERT by Laura Eve Engel & Adam Peterson

the first of my Poetry Bandits: Matt Mauch is lovin’ SPOILER ALERT by Laura Eve Engel & Adam Peterson

Yes. Back soon.

Yes. Back soon.

"I am not the kind of person who becomes so invested in a book or movie or television show that my interest becomes a hobby or intense obsession, one where I start to declare allegiances, or otherwise demonstrate a serious level of commitment to something fictional I had no hand in creating.

Or, I wasn’t that kind of person.
Let me be clear: Team Peeta.

—ROXANE GAY

probably the best piece of writing I’ve ever seen on THE HUNGER GAMES (don’t judge me!) from the formidably funny and talented ROXANE GAY.

(posted by aimee.)