Update: I am so flattered to have been profiled by my friends at Cloud Montessori, a resource for parents seeking to bring the Montessori way into their homes. Please take a look! Cool tidbit: I first met one of the co-founders, Aliyya, at an executive program in social entrepreneurship at Stanford University a few years ago! So incredible that we crossed paths again in a totally different sphere.
My Latest Snag: Birthday Gear for Mini.
Mini is about to turn four and we are having her two best friends from school meet her at a playground for cupcakes, bubble wands, sidewalk chalk (also this style — too cute), kickball, and jump-roping. I’m running with a modified candy theme (can’t go all out because I just don’t know logistically how we’d get all that stuff out there…), and I bought most of this sprinkles collection, from hats to party favor boxes to balloons. I also had Erin Wallace design some similar stickers to attach to the boxes!
Mini perhaps unsurprisingly talks a lot about her third birthday, so I felt compelled to do it up as big as I could this year, too. One of the children’s mothers said to me: “This is the first thing I’ve put on my calendar in months.” Same, girl. Same.
You’re Sooooo Popular: Spring J. Crew Dress.
The most popular items on le blog this week:
+The versatile white top you will thank me for buying. This will go with everything, but I love layering this type of blouse under overalls and tucked into high-waisted denim.
+My cute sweatsuit (black?! who am I? — under $60 for set).
+Lacoste polos for boys as low as $20, depending on color and size. I bought micro the 2T in the pale blue for $20!!
Weekend Musings: Wedding Day Advice.
What advice would you give to a bride-to-be? Any sagacities your loved ones passed along prior to your own nuptials?
I cherished the message I received in various permutations from many friends and family members: to remember that, so long as I said “I do” to the love of my life, the rest was details.
But I have something specific and logistical to offer —
After we said our vows and took our wedding photos, our coordinator had arranged a private room for us with our favorite cocktails and an assortment of the appetizers that our guests were then enjoying during cocktail hour. We had ten minutes to just sit together — to enjoy being alone as newlyweds. I am not overstating when I say it was probably the best ten minutes of my life. Ten minutes to collect ourselves, take a breath, stare at one another with wide-eyed excitement.
I have recommended the same moment of quiet for every bride-to-be I’ve spoken with since!
What about you? What advice would you pass along?
P.P.S. Bride-to-be finds.
Post-Scripts: Clarins Serum.
+The kind of sandal that will go with everything in your summer wardrobe, from maxis to jeans to swimsuits.
+$10 jumpsuit for a little lady in the sweetest prints — the gingham! the floral!
+More embroidered floral finds here.
+This toy bin is amazing! And the price!!!
+This dress is in my cart. So good.
+$24 for four of these ultra-chic plates — perfect for summer picnics/dining al fresco/little hands.
+Hard to believe, but we aren’t too far out from the end of the school year…
+Cherry print shortalls for your little for only $24!
+Musings on pessimism. So many great comments!