My Latest Snag: Hill’s Third Birthday Gifts.
I wrote last week about some fantastic gifts for little boys. Our final gift list for Hill’s big third birthday is below. I always end up holding back a couple of gifts and keeping in my gift closet for a random Saturday, so we’ll see what I actually end up presenting him with on his birthday. The scooter for sure though!
TUB OF KNIGHTS — IS IT JUST MY CHILDREN OR DO ALL LITTLE ONES LOVE LITTLE SETS OF FIGURINES?
SCHLEICH SAFARI SET — HE HAS A FEW OF THESE SETS AND REALLY LOVES THEM…THE QUALITY IS FANTASTIC AND THE ANIMALS ARE HAND PAINTED!
You’re Soooo Popular: Spring Patterns.
The most popular items on Magpie this week:
LONG SLEEVE BASIC TOP IN ROSE STRIPE
MATTE BLUE JELLY MARY JANES FOR THE LITTLES
HANDWOVEN SEAGRASS ROLLING ORGANIZER WITH THREE COMPARTMENTS
LIGHTWEIGHT FLORAL PRINTED SHIFT DRESS — THE RUCHED NECKLINE IS SUCH A CUTE DETAIL!
HALF ZIP FRENCH TERRY SWEATSHIRT
MONOGRAMMED NOTEPAD — A FUN ADDITION TO YOUR DESK
HIGH-WAISTED DENIM SHORTS WITH RAW HEM AND DISTRESSED DETAILS
GOLD BIRTH FLOWER NECKLACE WITH ENGRAVING, A TIMELESS LAYERING PIECE
LARGE DESK MAT IN A STUNNING BOTANICAL PRINT
FLORAL PAPER CAMEO SILHOUETTE
ACRYLIC RECTANGULAR CLUTCH WITH BEADED STATEMENT TRIM
CHUNKY KNIT CARDIGAN IN A RICH OLIVE COLOR
COLORFUL TIERED PUFF SLEEVE MAXI DRESS…THIS PIECE IS JUST BEGGING TO GO ON A TROPICAL VACATION
HIGH NECK RUCHED SLEEVELESS TOP WITH PEPLUM
HIGH-WAISTED STRAIGHT LEG JEANS IN WHITE — A SUMMER CLOSET STAPLE
LITTLES’ FLORAL PRINTED LINEN SUMMER DRESS
Weekend Musings: Familiar Things.
A great quote from Isabella Rossellini today:
“Imperfection charms me, familiar things move me… a celebration of what we have, instead of what we long for.”
We have talked a lot about this concept over the years on Magpie, in various forms: blooming where you are planted, living where your feet are, seeking slices of joy in the everyday, being happy in small ways. But I really love her framing, as I am also (always, abundantly) moved by the intimate. I value the way my husband knows how to prepare my coffee (down to the ounce – he uses a scale to measure sugar and cream) over nearly anything else because of its implied tenderness and familiarity. On Tuesday, my son sprinted to the door of his school, tripped, and lay flat out on the sidewalk with scraped knees and palms, and, between enormous crocodile tears, the only thing he managed was: “Mama, mama!” Every mother the world over is accustomed to this scene, but for some reason, on that random Tuesday morning, the immediacy of his need bowled me over. His instinctual, urgent cry for my arms: a gift.
+Adore this Loretta Caponi dress. Ultra chic.
+Love the seasonal colors Dagne Dover’s phone sling is available in — tangerine and lilac! So many Magpies love this little bag. It does seem like the perfect mom accessory while chasing children around a playground. Big enough for phone, key, credit card. Also good for solo travel. I realized this while taking the train to NYC — sometimes you need to leave your bags on your seat but want to keep essentials on your person!
+Perfect summer beach sweater.
+Sweet $120 dress. Reminds me of Self Portrait.
+OO! I love these statement earrings ($115). They look vintage!
+Speaking of chic earrings, my girlfriend wore these floral hoops to lunch the other week and they were SO adorable. I also realized they’d go with basically everything!
+Adorable napkin/placemat set.
+In love with these striped goblets.
+Oh my goodness. This smocked bloomer set. Jacadi was one of my favorite brands for mini when she was around 1-2. The most precious, classic pieces. I have so many good memories of her in this brand. If you are a first time buyer, I find Jacadi runs small and narrow. I also just noticed they have the perfect (!) flower girl or First Communion dress available!
+Anthro’s best selling dress is now available in a chic linen!
+Summer is just around the corner and I am starting to get organized. The children have a few camps/activities/guests/trips but besides that, I am aiming for a slow summer at home. I am going to stock my activity cabinet with sticker books and activity pads, though! Lots of great indoor/travel activities here.
+This $20 ribbed pajama/lounge set for littles is really nice. I’ve bought these in a few colorways — good for sending into school as backup clothes. I like how they look paired with vans! Check out this pastel colorblock pair. Cute!