It's time for another edition of Five on Friday and I do hope you'll join along!
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Can I just say that my first "official" week of being a stay-at-home mom has been awesome?! And not because I've been able to catch up on Sex & The City reruns, sip mimosas, and nibble on bon-bons. I've definitely been busier in the past five days than I can say I was in a typical workweek (I'm serious, you want fast-paced? MEET MY CAMILLE). But, hard work aside, it has seriously been wonderful. She is so happy and silly during the day, and I love soaking that up. We have attended two library storytimes, we had my clankety car diagnosed with a $491 "illness" (ouch -- nice timing), we saw the pediatrician for the baby's 18mo checkup, we attended a luncheon/playdate, we have a park playdate at 10:15 today.....
..... and most importantly, we GIGGLED. We smelled flowers in the yard. We pointed at the busses going by. We colored. We sang "Itsy Bitsy Spider" a gazillion times. We read this, this, this, and this, and a dozen more from her bookshelf. We danced.
T W O
Speaking of that luncheon, my wonderful girlfriend Sarah hosted a beautiful lunch and playdate for me and some friends to celebrate this new little role I've taken on. She planned the menu perfectly and had the most beautiful flower arrangement on the table, which she gave to me at the end of the afternoon. I'm fairly positive that I went to bed dreaming of the delicious fresh strawberry cake she had for dessert, while Camille was in the next bedroom over dreaming of the little lemon petit fours that my friend Classic Annie brought. It was a great way to spend the afternoon, and the true highlight was just being upstairs in the playroom and watching all of the little girls having the time of their lives playing together.
T H R E E
Check. This. Out.
I NEED to make this heaven-sent dish before the weather turns cooler (recipe here).
Hmm... I guess I also need a melon baller.
Anyone have experience here? Can I go with this cheapie, or do I need this nicer one?
F O U R
On Wednesday night I was able to scoot over to a cute little sale going on at a girlfriend's house. I did leave with a little something for me ... this necklace from Teal House Collection in white (in fact, if you look really hard, you can see it below). I figured it was easier to put it right on rather than getting a bag for it. Plus, it coordinated well with my mother of pearl earrings. My ivory crochet shorts are from Target (here), if you can believe it, and looks like they are currently running a sale on them.
F I V E
Lastly, thank you all so much for the love yesterday on The Tipsy Bunny. We can't wait to get more items loaded to the shop. It would mean so much if you'd keep us in mind the next time you are gift-giving! We LOVED hearing all of your ideas for prints ... tartan plaids, pink and green, university colors, and some boy items. Got it! We love it!
And the winner of the $10 shop credit is ...
Lindsey, please email me! Congratulations! (And ivory shantung silk ... YES.)
TGIF y'all, and hope you will join in on Five on Friday this week! Cheers to the weekend!