Yes, I’ve been on a bit of a hiatus (thank you, Maui; I love you).
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Back to Fall!
There are a few things I’m pretty excited about lately. Although I’m kind of being a Scrooge about Facebook’s daily Thanksgiving status updates, I like me a good Top Ten list of awesomeness.
1. Embroidered Sweaters For Kids
I snagged this owl sweater for Ava for next to nothing at the thrifty, but you can find similar ones at Old Navy right now.
This reminds me of my favorite-ever movie, Home Alone. Kevin whined about how last year for Christmas his grandma sent him a sweater with a bird knitted on it. Not cool for a guy in the second grade, but little girls can pull them off. Also, Kevin, I think dinosaur pajamas are awesome — at least for toddler boys. They won’t get beat up.
My sis-in-law just bought these. I’m obsessed with dinosaur pajamas. Sorry, Kevin.
2. Fall Toddler Clothes in General
I actually said, “Omisgosh that is ADORBS,” out loud when I saw this toddler girl coat at Old Navy. I’ve always loved olive-colored everything. This gem is on sale for $20.
3. Candy Cane Hershey Kisses
I don’t have to explain this one. Let the Christmas-before-Thanksgiving goodness commence.
4. Disc Earrings
I found some hand-painted disc earrings at a little farmers’ market a couple weeks ago, and I am now obsessed. I love the cute geeky look of large, round, color-pop earrings. I bought a pair with green chevron stripes, and I really like these:
5. Chevron Jewelry
I know this is by no means a new trend, but I am still in awe at the beauty of this year’s angular metal jewelry. I can’t stop pinning triangle necklaces! There is no recovery group for it! Help. I love how this style feels so earthy and grown-up, yet not too glitzy. That sounded really weird.
6. Weslie Christensen
This mama writes a fab blog, which has grown largely in popularity since Jef Holm went on The Bachelor (Weslie’s husband Bronson is the Designer for People Water). I always look forward to her Instagram updates (@weslie_). She is one of the most beautiful people I have ever seen, but what I adore about her is how much she is a testament to how important one’s inner beauty — mentality, spirituality, and physical health — is to overall beauty and happiness. Read her blog.
7. Black and Gold
Black clothes. Gold earrings. The end.
8. Small Fry Blog
The extremely talented girls at Small Fry (a “children’s lifestyle blog”) are doing some great stuff. I love their design and photography.
9. Lying on the floor watching movies on a snowy day.
10. Cafe Rio Pork Salad and pellet ice in styrofoam cups.