Weekend Links + Reads

Weekend Links + Reads

I have neglected this section of my blog terribly. Which is sad because it’s one of my favorite sections. I’m a firm believer to read outside of social media. To actually take the time to scroll through various websites and read things that strike my eye rather than accept whatever pops up on a newsfeed. I come across so many interesting things I wouldn’t see if I never strayed from social media platforms.

Autumn is here so you may need this boucle funnel-neck coat.

Serial’s third season has started.

Anthropologie’s new autumn collection is something worth swooning over.

Shirley Jackson’s gothic horror novel from the 1950s, The Haunting of Hill House, is coming to life.

Interesting creature mash-ups in a pastel palette.

A cute (and funny) staycation romance.

How the word “OK” became one of the most popular phrases in our speech.

This gorgeous 2019 lunar calendar.

A canvas tote for all your market needs.

The deliberate awfulness of social media.

What have you read this week? Leave a comment below to let us now.


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.

Weekend Links


Break from the news and turn to novels instead.

How cool are these vegan bags made from sustainable & recycled materials?

Beauty & the Beast has always been one of my favorites so I was stoked seeing this trailer

Shia LaBeouf's art installation, which was supposed to run for 4 years, has been shut down.

If you have a fussy toddler that doesn't want to brush his teeth, turn on this video

Middle school me is happy about this From First to Last reunion

This sweet story

J.K. Rowling is a savage queen on the internet

Vegan Lavender Earl Grey Blackberry Ice Cream floats? Yes please. 

Weekend Links.

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(Source: anewall etsy)

I've renamed my blog to The Lovely Cicada. Although being a mother is eternal and is something I will always be - I want this blog to embody a multitude of subjects for all people to enjoy and find peace in. I will still be covering the subjects of motherhood & children but I want to avoid a sense a inclusion. And for me, personally, it helps to open more doors. I live motherhood where it's not what I want to constantly talk about. So here's to getting back on track with blogging. 

Let's start with some weekend links full of think pieces & goodies.

These murals & wall decor are absolutely stunning. 

Domestic violence survivor, Amber Heard, has made good on her promise (sadly this will surprise many) to donate her divorce settlement to charity. 

For my non-Trump supporters, you may not like him but be aware of your body shaming.

It's national dog day which means it's no different than any other day because dogs are great year round. How are you celebrating your pet today?

It's that time of year again: the back to school sadness.

The Dead Sea turned this dress into a beautiful crystal masterpiece.

Dave, our friends, and I got back from Gwar-BQ 2016 on Monday and this article completely nailed the experience. 

In 4th grade, over 15 years ago, I bought my first copy of Scary Stories to Tell in The Dark and finally it's being made into a movie by one of the best - Guillermo del Toro

Summer is officially winding down. Nights are becoming cooler and I swear I'm seeing leaves begin to turn. There's still so much left I want to do with Dave & Maddox before it completely ends: go to the beach one last time, go see the farm animals in Mass and grab an ice cream, go for more walks, and hit the pool a few more times. But I'm excited for the crisp air of Autumn. I can't wait to go to Salem, take Maddox on hay rides, carve pumpkins, dress up, go to haunted places with Dave, watch all the Halloween movies, and eat delicious foods. Soak up every last bit of summer while you can!