DISCOVERIES

I’ll chalk this week up to another round of chaos. We all got hit with a cold in the middle of potty training. So I am completely ready for a new week. Although we have baseball every.day.this.weekend. Oye.

One thing that really brightened my week besides the bachelor + these snuggles, was this. My amazing, wonderful, talented friends, Friends of Lola, have released two new songs and a music video. I am head over heels for their new stuff. I may be biased, but they are so good. SO GOOD.

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SIMPLE SAVORY CHEESE BOARD

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Did you watch the finale of the Bachelor? I can’t tell you how much I enjoy watching the Bachelor/Bachelorette, I don’t know if it should admit that, but I’m gonna keep it real. Knowing a small amount of what goes on behind the scenes of a reality show, it’s basically people watching from your couch and that is GOLDEN. That might make me sound horrible, but it’s true. Plus, these people are signing up to be on a tv show, they must have some idea of what’s to come. So Monday nights Matt and I get the kids to bed, pour a glass of wine, and usually snack through our weekday guilty pleasure. This past season, my girlfriend Amelia joined us and occasionally I can coax Phil into watching too.

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SIMPLE WHITE RANUNCULUS + EUCALYPTUS BOUQUET

 

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I am not a red roses kind of gal. I never have been. I appreciate their significance in the history of romance, but they just aren’t for me. The first flower Matt ever gave me, hand delivered when picked me up for our first date, was a white gerber daisy. I still have the dried daisy in a box along with my wedding bouquet. So every Valentine’s Day (with the exception of this one), Matt stops by Blooms or Browne’s, the local floral shops owned the Browne Family who Matt grew up living on the same street with. He jokes how it’s easy to pick up flowers during the Valentine’s rush, because while most men are grabbing roses, he is picking ranunculus or hydrangea. You’re welcome, honey.

During our monthly trip to Costco, I always grab a bouquet of their greens if they have them. While picking them out I saw a bouquet of beautiful white ranunculus and couldn’t help myself.

That’s right, my favorite thing about Costco trips are the flowers.

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DISCOVERIES

Oh Friday, I am so glad you are here.

This week has been challenging to say the least. But we made it through. Fridays are always great, not only because it’s the start of the weekend, but Matt has a half day at work. Having him home early is like starting a three day weekend. I’m not gonna lie, I can’t wait to have an extra hand helping me with the twins potty training.

Having Henry and Ella running around without pants all week has me wishing for summer, in the strangest way. It might have a bit to do with the summer style browsing I have been doing all week while waiting for the kids to use their potties.

Serena and Lily released some of their summer line and I am loving their new Palisades Chair. Just hand me a mojito and towel and I’m on vacation.

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