As we have mentioned before, in our nerd-tacular spare time, Jaime and I enjoy brainstorming “themes” (think party or nursery) that could use a makeover. Her eureka moment about “the farm” was the inspiration for Quinn’s first birthday party. This random link from my sister-in-law Elise is a stellar (ugh) theme for a party or nursery! Vintage Future is a little bit Tomorrowland, a little bit Jetsons. The “space” theme done right, I’m kind-of obsessed.
VHMcKenzie is a NYC artist who shares her paintings and stories about life married to a foreigner. She says “it’s amusing and sometimes it’s exposure to painful business.” Read A Reprise – “Who’s Your Daddy?” in honor of Father’s Day… and try not to tear up by the end. And don’t forget to stop by her shop to see her beautiful work.
We are obsessing over this gorgeous new travel & design blog, Design Trippers. FYI, the image above, from a Tuscan farmhouse inn, perfectly represents my home-decorating aesthetic. Modern Tuscan, I thought I was the only one!
And our friends at Merriment Design have been TEARING IT UP with fantastic DIYs. You have to check out this gorgeous ruffle sunhat, these so-smart chalkboard lid jars for storing baby food and kids eats, and the brilliant travel toy blanket featured above. I need some of that Snag Free Velcro!
Crunch Time shares a recipe for “Granolla” Bars from a recent trip to Africa along with some great photos and a cool placemat idea. These would be a fun snack for school! Also, why is everyone traveling but me?
Baby Jives has the most beautiful mobiles I’ve ever seen.
And I love this bunny.
la petite magazine has a gorgeous new issue.
And as so many of us send our babies off for the first day of school, 20 odd years later, this classic Dave Barry still resonates. tear.