Weekend Reading: July 27, 2013

Playing in the Button Box

We don’t have a ton of antiques or family heirlooms in our home, although this little “corner” of our house (it’s actually right in the middle) holds most of what we do have — a piano that’s been passed down through 5 generations, a large painting that we were given after Sean’s grandmother passed away, and my favorite: the button box.

The button box belonged to my maternal great-grandmother (who has also generously shared her fiery Italian spirit with all of the women in our family) and it’s been played with by every generation, starting with my grandmother. With hundreds of buttons in various shapes, colors and sizes, it’s fun for sorting, stringing or just running your fingers through, and it’s our almost-four-year-old’s current obsession. Over the past couple of weeks, she’s spent hours and hours sorting through them, looking for the “aqua” ones and then dumping her collection back out again.

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Here are some of my favorite posts from this week. As always, check out what I’m reading and what I’m pinning to see the other posts that make me stop and think (or, you know, drool…). You’ll find new posts all week long!

Motherhood {Encouragement for the Weary}

  • I’m Really Crappy at Being Crunchy (A Confessional) | SortaCrunchy

Family {Gifts to Give Your Kids}

  • 35 Things I Want My Daughter to Know About Girlfriends | The House of Hendrix

Food {Bars and Brownies}

  • Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzel Bars | How To: Simplify

And for a way to get involved with an organization that’s making a tangible difference, be sure to read The Big Ask: How can I help fight human trafficking and slavery? from Jamie the Very Worst Missionary.

Have a great weekend!