a simple lifestyle blog
I am still getting used to how much light we get in our new place.
When I wake up in the morning, I am struck with a burst of streaming light from our wide bedroom window. We never have to turn lights on in the house until after 8pm because our sliding glass door and near floor-to-ceiling living room window let in so much sunlight.
This could not be more different from our old place where it was small and cavernous having only two small windows towards the front of its longer layout. By the time you would get to the opposite end of the living room, you couldn’t even read the titles of the books on the shelf without a lamp or cell phone beam.
We made it work at the time, but I really had no idea what I was missing!
FLICKS: Father of the Bride Part II
George Banks (Steve Martin, Planes, Trains and Automobiles / Cheaper by the Dozen) is a family man who has just gotten settled in his new life with his daughter off in a successful career and new marriage and his son inching closer to the point where he’ll be flying the coop. He is caught off guard when his daughter announces she is pregnant leaving George in a state of panic and denial about where he, himself, is at in life. To add salt to his wound of age, his wife turns out to be pregnant as well and their lives are turned upside down.
It seems somewhat strange to jump to a sequel for my #FridayFavorites movie, but this one is just too good. The character dynamic between George and Frank is uproariously hilarious. I have vivid memories of watching this (and the prequel) with my family growing up and having romantic ideas about life in the ‘burbs and having children, etc. Nowadays, I am leaning closer to urban living and farther away from suburban life, but I still longingly fantasize about shooting hoops with my kid in the backyard and sitting around a lavish (yet hip) dining room table with my family being serenaded by Louis Armstrong or some other crooning king.
My favorite thing about this film is that it just makes you feel good inside. When I watch it, I am filled with warm fuzzy feelings about family and life in general.
Was I the only one who only recently found out that Juliette Lewis (Whip It / The Other Sister) has a band??
The band began with Lewis and Patty Schemel (drummer of Hole and Blondie) in 2003.
Dave Grohl (Foo Fighters) filled in their guitarist gap briefly for the recording of their second studio album and then invited the band to open for them at a show in Hyde Park in 2006.
Their other wildly successful singles include “Hot Kiss” and “You’re Speaking My Language.”
The broke up in 2009, but recently announced that they were coming back together for a show in LA on July 23rd.
That happened (and Juliette Lewis totally hurt herself being a bad ass on stage– nothing too serious according to her Instagram updates) yet the band appears to be continuing to play together.
Here’s to hoping…
They are just the punk-inspired rocking band my poor little heart has been yearning for. ❤
EATS: Oatmeal Molasses Bread
The basic ingredients in bread are so simple.
Flour, butter or oil, eggs or yeast, sugar and milk.
Num’s the Word has a super simple recipe for this Oatmeal Molasses bread that tastes like a hug for your tummy.
This the kind of bread that doesn’t even need toasting. Just a dollop of butter and you’re good to go.
I urge you to check this recipe out here!
The struggle is real, you guys.
Until next week, cheers!