Weekend Links


Maddox had his first dip in the pool this week and loved every second of it. It’s amazing how they have a sense of what to do (i.e. kicking their feet & legs). It’ll be even better when he can hold his head up stronger. I was a fish when I was younger and Dave grew up on a lake so hopefully he’ll love swimming, too.

Anyway, here are some enjoyable links from around the web to start your weekend with.

Wine fans! Have you tried this app yet? It’s a great way to track your wines and learn about different ones.

These interior designs are to die for.

I made this Mediterranean Baked Sweet Potato dish last night with tahini and it was incredibly delicious.

Happy Birthday Harry Potter & J.K. Rowling

I did a full hour of Ashtanga yoga for the first time since before Maddox was born. It felt good! My limbs feel refreshed.

See what Coca-Cola does to the body after an hour. 

Keep your energy up all day with this chart.

This powerful magazine cover.

The Gift of the Good Enough Mother.

A perfect explanation on Opinion vs. Fact.

Need a new tote? Check out this gorgeous, reversible vegan leather tote from Free People.

Maddox and I have been reading Little Blue Truck and we love it.

Have a lovely weekend! What are your plans?


Shayna Shattelroe

25 years old. Mama to Maddox. Word weaver. Lover of love. Coffee addict. Psychological science student. 

A woman of curious nature, my name is Shayna. I am wild & reserved. Humbled & proud. Quiet & clamorous. Strange & familiar. I live in the trees of New England typing away as lifestyle blogger. You can always find me with a coffee cup in one hand and a book in the other.

Blogging since 2005, I’ve had an innumerable amount of blogs on a vast number of platforms. Finally, I’ve found one to call home: The Lovely Cicada. This blog is a piece of myself I extend to you.