Weekend Links


This week was a rough one. Although Maddox has met two new milestones (he rolled back to tummy and has been eating his toes), he's been going through a bit of 4 month regression. We've had a little less sleep and a lot more fuss. Dave and I will be hanging out with a couple friends today, heading to the flea market tomorrow, and my sister will be back in town tomorrow night. Hope everyone has a relaxing weekend. Here are a few things from the web. 

Here's a list of annoying words cultivated in 2015.

Was there a difference in the way you breastfed your first and last babe?

Dangerous exhaustion in new mamas. 

Mindy Kaling's Guide to Confidence

Who knew Patti Smith was an Aqua Teen Hunger Force fan?

This chocolate salted almond ice cream will cool you down on a hot day. 

Gorgeous lace-up flats.

Halloween is coming. Pick up a book!

If you're anything like me, plants tend to die around you. Here are 10 low maintenance plants!


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.