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Weekend Vibes, Edition No. 201: Children’s Finds + The Best of Holiday 2020.

*First urgent order of business: my favorite house slippers are on sale and still available in a few sizes for $75! I literally have lived in these for the past month. Perfect pairing with a nap dress for evening happy hour.

My Latest Snag: Small Children’s Finds.

I scattered some of these discoveries across this week’s mezcla of postings, but this was a week of bits and bobs, a lot of which centered around the children:

TABLE TOPICS FOR KIDS (FUN LITTLE SWITCH UP TO OUR DINNER ROUTINE)

PLUS PLUS TUBE FOR MY GODSON

NEW TUBE OF FIGURINES FOR SENSORY PLAY THIS WEEKEND — WE HAVE BEEN USING DRIED RICE/BEANS AND PLAY DOH QUITE A BIT

SPEAKING OF, THESE LOLLIPOP-SHAPED PLAY DOHS WERE A HUGE HIT WITH THE KIDS — CLEVERLY PACKAGED SO THE “STEM” DOUBLES AS A ROLLER AND THE LID INCLUDES MOLDS! CUTE VALENTINE GIFT FOR CLASSMATES!*

MODEL JEEP KIT FOR MY NEPHEW

I BOUGHT THESE SHAPED ICE CUBE MOLDS TO MAKE MYRIAM’S FIZZY BLOCKS TO PLAY WITH THIS WEEKEND!*

I ALREADY HAD THESE, BUT THESE ARE GREAT FOR WHEN DOING THE ABOVE ACTIVITY OR ANY OF THE BAKING SODA – VINEGAR EXPERIMENT VARIATIONS!

*Myriam is THE BEST. Major girl crush on her.

**More Valentine’s finds here.

You’re Sooooo Popular: The White One-Piece.

The most popular items on le blog this week:

+A chic white one-piece from one of my favorite swimwear brands. (I guess many of us are dreaming of greener pastures / warmer times!)

+Reversible quilted popover!

+“It” mask of the moment.

+“It” cleanser of the moment. I am loving this stuff. It has a very strong botanical scent but people specifically cite its magic in combatting hormonal acne. Keep selling out!

+The sequin dress I wore on NYE is now $127 plus an extra 20% off…!!!! (Even more fantastic Saloni statements on serious sale here.)

+I swear by this as a diaper bag.

+My two favorite recent beauty buys: this highlighter (!!!!) and this serum (!!!!!)

+This darling wicker bag!

+This mock neck fleece is on serious sale!

Weekend Musings: The Best of Gift-Giving Season.

I feel as though everyone was extra generous and thoughtful in their gift-giving this year — we gave and received so many exceptional treasures! My favorite gifts I gave? These poplin Lake Pajamas to my MIL and her sister, who, when vacationing together, like to wear the same pajamas (how beyond adorable is that? — and now they can twin even when vacationing is out of the question), this dollhouse for mini (!!!!), and parcels of Misi goodies to local friends (who wouldn’t love an unexpected deposit of whipped ricotta, She-Wolf bread, fancy pickled goodies, and martinis on her doorstep on Saturday evening?) Truth be told, I was probably just as excited about giving those gifts as the recipients were receiving them! Ha! On my end, I received many lovely gifts this year, but my favorites were Chanel ballet flats from Mr. Magpie and Hill House nap dresses from my mom.

What about you? What were your favorite items to gift and receive this year?

P.S. Still some great ideas for upcoming birthdays / belated celebrations on offer here, here, and here.

Post-Scripts: 15% Off Beauty Products.

+Verishop is offering 15% off beauty products through Monday with code BESTYOU. Great time to stock up on staples you know you’ll buy regardless, like Tata Harper cleanser, Mad Hippie Vitamin C serum (really good for the price), and Marvis toothpaste.

+Get the grandmillennial vibe without spending a fortune by buying one of these on-trend bowood bolsters and layering over your white bedding!

+Also love this monogrammed white bolster.

+This top!!!!

+The question is: can I think of an excuse to buy this dress?

+Love the color paletting in J. Crew’s loungewear section. I want this sweatsuit!

+Related: I got a ton of wear out of my turtleneck sweatshirt from J. Crew this season, often layering over a tissue turtleneck — now they have a striped turtleneck sweatshirt and I think I need it!!! Too cute with white denim in the spring.

+This quilted pullover is now marked down to like $30 with promo.

+So splurgey, but dying to try Gucci’s lipstick.

+Good basics.

+My sister introduced me to the idea of Table Topics for Kids and I just ordered a set to test with mini. We sometimes have a hard time getting her to stay seated until she’s all the way done with dinner; maybe this will help? Cute way to stimulate interesting conversation, too!

+Another cute option for Valentine’s Day for your little one. Love the unusual color pairing! Mini owns a few pima dresses like these and they are just the best for easy, pulled-together schoolday outfits.

+A few of the dresses from this brand are on sale in tiny sizes here!

+This gingham sleep sack is so beyond adorable. I own a few items from this brand, and they are beautifully made. I have really loved the sleepsacks from Kyte and Woolino, which hold up well to infinity washings and are very soft, but it’s fun to get something splurgey for a new baby, isn’t it?

+Speaking of baby sleep — some really cute new Hanna Andersson for Amazon pajama prints here. I find that these are of inferior quality to actual Hanna pajamas (rougher cotton) but they are still nice and thick!

+And speaking of pajamas, a shortlist of the cutest Valentine’s Day pajamas for littles at all pricepoints here.

+Super chic outdoor patio chairs!

+Love all of the unique and style-concious fitness finds from new-to-me label The Upside!

+In case you are in search of new glassware

+Cute party idea for a little lady.

+My most recent Target shopping finds.

6 Comments

  1. The holidays now feel like eons ago (ha!) but I have to agree with the gift assessment — it felt like a really good year in that way. I loved the specificity of the gifts I gave my partner this year — all were well-received! — and after breaking my watch in early December (itself a college graduation gift from my parents), he bought me a new watch in a different style that I LOVE. I’m still going to fix my old watch, but I love that they’re completely different styles so it makes sense to keep both!

    On the topic of Table Topics cards: YES! These have been a game-changer for us. The kids absolutely love them! Have you tried them with mini yet? (Forgive me if you’ve written about them in recent weeks & I have not read about it yet!)

    xx

    1. Yes! Emory has been LOVING them. We burned through the whole set in record time and have had to put them away for a few months until we can revisit with fresh minds :). Now we need something else…

      xx

    2. Love it! I agree re: revisiting with fresh minds; we’ve had to do that, too. Emory might be a little young for this, but we’ve also loved the card sets from Ripley’s, particularly the “desert island dilemmas” set! Big hit with our older elementary-aged kids 🙂

      xx

    1. Love these and had to smile at their diversity — prepared, but decked out with diamonds!

      xx

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