la semana pasada

This past week was filled with beautiful sunsets, our eighth day in a row at the beach, and lots of cuddle time. I’ve already written about Evita turning 15 months old and my husband and I celebrating our 7th anniversary, so I’m afraid I don’t have much else to write about. Well, I guess I should mention this pretty neat documentary I watched yesterday evening. It was called “Waiting for Sugarman.” It’s about an American musician called Rodriguez who never sold any records in the United States. Somehow, however, his music made it all the way to South Africa, where he became bigger than the Rolling Stones or even Elvis. His music is actually credited with inspiring the anti-apartheid movement. South Africans never knew what became of him, and he never knew he was selling millions of records in some far off land. He was believed to have lit himself on fire on some forgotten stage in America after people told him how terrible he was… but you’ll just have to watch the documentary to find out what really happened. I’m not even sure if the documentary itself is popular in the United States, but it seems that everyone here has seen or heard of it. I found it to be very interesting even though I, myself, had never heard of the artist. He’s actually quite good… a little Bob Dylan-ish.
Anyway, since I don’t have much to write about I thought I’d share some articles I’ve enjoyed this week.
Yesterday I mentioned that Evita seems to be showing signs of knowing when she’s using the potty, which means it won’t be long before it’s time for potty training. I’ve been scouring the web for good articles, and this one popped up on my Bloglovin’ feed at just the right time. 
Jenna posted a recipe for Greek Yogurt Chocolate Chip Banana Bread, which I’m going to have to try since I’m obsessed with anything that has banana and/or chocolate in it. Or bread, for that matter.
Now that Evita is FINALLY letting me put bows and headband in her hair, I really want to try this DIY Hair Bow and/or Bow Tie tutorial from Christina. I think it’d be neat to do it with some of the Tanzanian fabrics available here.
I found Erica’s article about expatriation and homesickness to be pretty relatable, especially when dealing with your child’s health.
And speaking of expats, I’m stoked to report that Allison has finally made it to her new home… the Philippines! I can’t wait to read more about her adventures. 
This week I also discovered a new (to me) blog I look forward to following along.
Do you have any articles you’d like to share with me? Post them below!

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