Weekend Links

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This week has been busy with my sister leaving, a doctor appointment for Maddox's 4 month check-up, and catching up with friends. I'm so looking forward to the long weekend and relaxing with Dave. We're also hoping to go to Rhode Island to visit family and eat delicious foods. Do you have anything fun planned for Labor Day weekend?  

Beyoncé's loved ones dedicated songs to her for her birthday and it's beautiful. 

Skin care: how to prevent winter dryness.

This movie night party looks amazing!

With the heartbreaking stories of refugees crossing waters for safety, Tribe de Mama has started a fundraiser

Have you ever wondered what cartoon characters would look like in their elder years?

Stunning! Check out this capture of Sakura in full bloom

How beautiful and how true is this depression tattoo?

Here are 16 tips to help you sleep

Have you read this book yet? I've heard amazing reviews about it, I need to pick it up!

Ut oh. When you can't find the kids...

This father, husband, and photographer captured the tense moments of his wife's home birth. 

Mmmm. This lemon poppy seed & yogurt loaf cake sounds to die for. 

Oh & Asos is having a clearance sale. 

Weekend Links

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The weekend's here and my sister's back in town (yes.. again!) so I've been spending most of my time with her. It's consisted of running errands, spending time with our two boys, poking fun at each other, drinking coffee, eating, loving, and laughing. Sunday, Dave and I are hoping to make it out to the Hot Air Balloon Fest. I jokingly told Dave we should purchase one but apparently those suckers run anywhere from $10,000 to $50,000. Enjoy your weekend guys!

Last week, I told you about Star Wars Lipstick. Well.. check out these Harry Potter lipsticks.

Interesting study of Holocaust Survivors shows trauma is passed onto children's genes.

The one thing stay-at-home moms need: friends.

Have you ever wondered what Disney's couples looked like at humans?

The world's oldest message in a bottle has been found

If you breastfeed, read this article

Reasons going outside is the worst on this week's Whine About It. 

Mmm.. look at this pistachio cream cake with chocolate ganache

Not at all what I expected to happen at the end

Have you picked up a pair of Birkenstock's yet?


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.