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Fabulous Friday: Father’s Day Gift Guide

Posted by: Josh

If your dad threatened to hang himself with any tie he’s given this Father’s Day, you may be in the market for something a little more thoughtful. Here are some gift ideas for that weird guy sitting on the couch! These are decidedly skewed toward my own end of the dad spectrum (i.e. youngish & nerdy), but if that doesn’t fit your needs, at least we’ll get your brain working. Tip: dads like things that they like. What? Yes. What? Okay. Here we go!

Comics Dad – Jimmy Corrigan, The Smartest Kid on Earth$23 – By Chris Ware, the most beautiful & depressing graphic novel ever.

Photography Dad – GorillaPod , $20-90 – Little portable camera tri-pods.

Typography Dad – Ampersandwich Tee, $23 – Typography t-shirt!

Reading Dad – Amazon Kindle, $114 – My sister & sister-in-law gave me one of these for my birthday, and it’s pretty cool. Great for commuters (at least the public transit kind)!

Vegan Dad – Vegan Dress Shoes, $39+ – Delicious shoes made of tofu! Mmm, comfortable!

Sporty Dad – Klipsch Earbuds, $97 – Put these in your head while you’re jogging!

Toy-Loving Dad – Parrot AR.Drone, $300 – Its a flying helicopter you control with your iPhone. Whaaa?

Cycling Dad – Chamois BUTT’r, $12 – Grease up your bottom, cause, um, things get burny after a while.

Coffee Snob Dad – Hario v60 Cone, $19 – For the true coffee engineer. Hat tip to @mic_dee for this recommendation!

DVD Dad – RipIt, $25 – Okay, also need to be a Mac dad. DVD ripping software, for putting all your DVDs on your computer.

And if all else fails, and the dad you’re shopping for is your husband, you know what to do. YOU KNOW. Wink. Nudge. Nudge. Toot. Cough.

Fabulous Friday: The Reading Corner

Posted by: Maggie

The Spring always makes me want to redecorate and reorganize the house. I’ll post next week about the little changes I’ve been making around the house. But for now I wanted to show you my new reading corner. Not that I have time to read or anything, but if I did this is where I’d do it.

If you’ll remember, my two little armchairs used to live on either side of the couch and this corner is where Eleanor’s toy basket sat. I’ve moved her basket to one side of the couch and moved the armchairs into the corner with one of the end tables.

You may remember this pot as the one that held my Valentine’s Day Calla Lillies. Well, I killed those pretty quickly. I am just not capable of keeping plants alive.

After they died I brought my pot over to my mom’s where she helped me to replant it with cuttings of succulents from her yard. They started out fairly small in the pot and now have quickly taken root and are growing wild.

I just love succulents! They are so beautiful and easy to take care of. Although I won’t pretend I haven’t killed many a succulent, despite their drought tolerant nature.

Have a fabulous weekend everyone! I’ll be second shooting a wedding with Amy of Teegan Photography on Saturday! Very exciting and also a little terrifying!  I have no idea what I’m doing! Ha! Hopefully Amy has some faith in me though. Right? Right! Wish me luck! I’ll need it!