My Latest Snag: Sunhouse Children’s Sale Pieces.
I logged on at 9:32 A.M. on Wednesday to avail myself of Sunhouse’s just-launched 40% off sale and they had already sold out on the swimsuit I’d wanted for mini, but I bought her this pattern instead and these trunks for micro! Can’t wait. I also bought the children matching sailboat jammies (going to hang onto these and save them for our big family reunion at the beach) this week and bought mini a few cotton everyday dresses, including this lemon one, this smocked crab one, and this lighthouse print one. I also just noticed that sometimes you can get really good deals on Magnolia Baby pieces on Amazon — usually the dresses retail for around $42-$46 but I found this smocked lobster one for $30 and this adorable bubble as a sister match for about the same.
You’re Soooo Popular: Early Summer Finds.
The most popular items on Magpie this week:
RAINBOW PATTERNED MORGANITE BEADED BRACELET WITH HEART CHARMS
BOTANICAL FACE SERUM FROM VINTNER’S DAUGHTER — LOVE THIS PRODUCT
CLASSIC MODERN OJAI MIRROR IN WHITE FROM SERENA & LILY
GIRLS’ LIGHTWEIGHT COTTON FLORAL SMOCKED DRESS WITH TIE STRAPS
CREWNECK CASHMERE SWEATER FOR THE LITTLES IN CAMEL…ON SALE AT J.CREW RIGHT NOW
LEATHER FLAT SANDALS WITH PLAYFUL HOLOGRAPHIC STRAPS
GAUZY BUTTON-FRONT LONG SLEEVE BLOUSE IN PASTEL PISTACHIO
WOVEN RATTAN HANDBAG WITH VEGAN LEATHER TRIM AND SILVER HARDWARE
STRAPLESS TIE-FRONT PINK GINGHAM BIKINI TOP
SET OF TEN FROSTED PLASTIC CHEERS CUPS — A WELCOME ALTERNATIVE TO THE RED SOLO CUP
WOVEN CYLINDRICAL OUTDOOR DECORATIVE BASKET…DOESN’T HURT THAT THIS PIECE IS ON SALE TOO
SALAD FREAK COOKBOOK — FROM JESS DAMUCK, THE ”BOB ROSS OF SALADS”
QUILTED ALL-SEASON TWIN SIZE DUVET
IT COSMETICS ILLUMINATING CC CREAM WITH 50 SPF…ONE OF MY BEAUTY ESSENTIALS FOR SUMMER
Weekend Musings: Do the Little Thing.
One of you brilliant Magpies has chimed a few times in the comments section over the past few months to share a parenting mantra: “Do the little thing.” By this she meant: we do not need to deplete ourselves in pursuit of the most extensive spread, or elaborate gift, or packed schedule. Children are often content with “the little thing.” I was reminded of this several times this past week in particular. Last Saturday, we took the children on a train ride in Cabin John Park. The train runs through a forested area, but there is not much to see, and in fact, the parking lot is visible for much of it. It is fifteen minutes of staring at leaves at a moderate pace. And yet the children — especially micro, just on the eve of three years old — were thrilled by it. They were thrilled even before they saw the train by the invocation that morning: “Should we go on a family adventure?”
A few days later, on his third birthday, I noticed that micro seemed to care more about a dinosaur balloon than he did his gifts. “Balloon!!!” he screamed, when he saw the big reveal of his new scooter, with a dino balloon attached to its handlebar, waiting outside the front door. (i.e., Never mind the $115 scooter.)
On Memorial Day, we had a couple of potential activities and gatherings planned, and Mr. Magpie was anxious to tackle a couple of home and garden projects. But we were also tired from the long weekend, and the previous day had been packed with visits, parties, activities, and so we looked at each other and decided to “do the little thing.” Which meant laying low, filling up the inflatable pool for the children, ordering tacos for lunch, and listening to country music on the lawn for most of the day.
I am convinced now that “doing the little thing” is going to be a key tool for achieving the slower pace I’m after this summer. Whenever I find myself contorting around logistics, fretting over how to keep the children busy, debating whether or not to participate in an activity, straining to coordinate something, I’m going to remind myself to “do the little thing.”
+Totally swooning over this necklace.
+The kind of dress I live in all summer long.
+A great running tank. Love the pale pink color.
+This cover up is adorable – love the embroidery at the sleeve!
+Can’t stop thinking about this FUN dress.
+These pajama-inspired shorts sets are trending this summer. Pair with chic leather slides or layer over a swimsuit.
+A perfect wedding guest shoe, currently on sale for $115.
+Easy striped linen shirtdress.
+Mi Golondrina vibes for $110.
+Adorable $18 seersucker swimsuit for a little one.
+Chic woven tray at a great price.