Friday, August 30, 2013

7 Quick Takes, Volume 27: Weekend Reading

{story of a soul, condensed}

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new-to-me, and new favorite, image of Mary and Joseph
We're off to visit a few friends for Labor Day weekend!  In the spirit of brevity and all that, seven links worth clicking that I stumbled upon this week:

{1} I can't stop listening...Dominican friars on the Brooklyn Bridge, in Grand Central Station, and in the streets and churches of New York, performing a hymn I've actually never heard before, "Come My Way," with the most beautiful accompaniment and the most striking images.  I'm pierced.  Go listen to it?  Please?  And visit the friars' site, Blackfriar Films, for more.

{2} Gorgeously designed graphics (you can order posters and an awesome rosary infographic) and a young, holistic, much-needed approach to new media from Coronation Media, the latest project by a few of my college friends.  Like them on Facebook for more images and meditations.

{3} Etiquette, decorating, recipes, and general charm from a brand new mama at this new-to-me blog.

{4} "Here are your words, the ones that make me think there could be a giant of holiness sleeping within you, under the flaws and vices.  It's your monologue at the end of 'Bold As Love.'"  An open letter to John Mayer (I can't be the only one who sometimes hates that I like him?).

{5} I've gotten super interested in Montessori-style learning for children in the last few years.  Here, a list of infant and toddler play suggestions that show so clearly a mom's appreciation for her son's personality and inclinations.  If you have any other resources similar to this, I'd love to know what they are!

{6} Wise, wise words about togetherness and prioritizing your spouse, especially when your schedules are pretty different, from Stacy at Catholic and Crunchy.

{7} The dressy sweatpants trend, if there is such a thing, on Ain't No Mom Jeans, which is quickly becoming a favorite of mine for maternity and, soon, nursing style.  I can't imagine cuter, comfier pants for late pregnancy and postpartum.

Happy long weekend!  I'd love to know what you're up to!


  1. So many people are posting awesome music links this week! I am loving it since I'm not very good at finding new music (besides what Pandora finds for me).Thanks for sharing! And thank you for linking to my post :). Hope you have a great long weekend!

  2. Oh wow! That "Come My Way" song is so beautiful! It really made my heart strings sing. I can't stop listening to it! Thanks for sharing. :)



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