Sugar Plum and I looooove Misty Copeland and were very excited to see this video from Bazaar magazine on her recent photo shoot channeling the works of Edgar Degas:
I whipped through Colm Toibin's book, Brooklyn, this past week. The Oscar nominated movie based on the novel is set to be released on blu-ray/dvd in a few weeks, so I wanted to finish the novel before seeing it. Brooklyn is the story of a young woman who leaves Ireland for work in 1950's America. I felt empathetic toward the main character, Eilis Lacey, in the beginning of the novel. However, as the tale began to wrap up, I found myself to be frustrated with her penchant to just allow life to happen to her. Eilis refused to take an active role in making her own decisions and would never stand up for herself. I was, quite honestly, disappointed. Have you read it?
One of our goals this year is to try to attend several cultural events. To that end, we purchased tickets to the symphony! One of our first outings will be in mid-March for a performance of Peter and the Wolf. In preparation, we have been listening to our favorite recording of Prokofiev's famous work and have also been scouring YouTube for fun videos (our favorites are from 2006 and 1946).
I enjoy watching Jennifer L. Scott's weekly videos and today's was particularly good. I feel very strongly about teaching children to tidy and Jennifer's video really gives a good overview of how to begin the process of teaching young children to take pride in caring for their surroundings. Have a look:
Health and Beauty
The cold weather has been taking quite a toll on my skin and lips, so I have been positively slathering on my favorite moisturizing products on a daily basis: Eucerin Skin Calming Body Creme and Burt's Bees Pomegranate Lip Balm. What are your favorite products to fight parched skin?