…See what I did there, in my really cheesy title? While I don’t believe that this post will win an award in journalism and literature, I do believe it will win a gold star in your heart. Why? It’s filled with so much goodness.
Lilly Pulitzer just launched a limited time line, only available at Target, and the pieces are amazing, just as expected. There are picks for you, for your home, and for your little ones, making this the perfect place to prepare for summer. The best part? Everything is cost effective! (While I love me some Lilly, sometimes her stuff can be a bit out of reach for my city-gal budget.)
Below, I’ve compiled my top picks in a few key categories: Women’s clothing, Girl’s clothing, Accessories & Home. Hurry, because things will sell out soon. Happy shopping! (Need I remind you that Mother’s Day is just around the corner?)
Sure, there were the signs and symptoms of pregnancy. Things like a growing belly, occasional bouts of nausea and happy thoughts of a growing family. But, to be honest, the reality of raising a baby didn’t settle in until more recently. As I progress in my third trimester, this sometimes-intimidating notion is becoming more and more real as the days inch closer to my due date. After all, raising a child is much different than growing one.
What kind of parent will I be? What kind of parent should I be? As I ponder thing like parenting styles, how to teach colors and ABCs, and what my child will be when she grows up, I can’t help but reflect on one very important and sole notion. Above all, I just want her to be happy.
Yesterday on Wandeleur, we chatted about Danish parenting and how they as a society raise the happiest kids in the world. Side note: Did you know that Denmark has been home to the “happiest people on earth” for 40 years, according to the Organization for Economic Co-operation and Development? The article as a whole made me think a lot about what kind of parent I want to be, and how to handle important situations like discipline, teaching empathy in an effective way, and embracing playfulness.
I know I still have a lot to learn, but it’s safe to say that I know where to start. It’s with looking at generally happy people and cultures surrounding me, and exploring what factors have made them this way. I’d love to do my best to emulate these notions in my parenting style, because after all, what is life if it’s not filled with happiness?
When it rains it pours, and there’s nothing like curling up with a messy bun and your comfiest clothes to embrace a lazy day indoors. Unfortunately, the reality is that rain happens on days beyond the weekend, when taking things slow and simple isn’t always in the cards. Sometimes, we’ve gotta get up and go. We gotta power through the downfall to work and other such obligations. And those messy buns and sweats? They’re not so cute in important meetings. Your boss agrees.
On such days, you often need a little inspiration, particularly in the hair department. To bring you just that, Katie, Rachel, and I teamed up with the talented Maritza of Beauty for Bloggers, who did a style for each of us that was perfect for unavoidable springtime rainy days. We were so honored with Camille Styles picked up our fun photo shoot on her site! (Psst – A huge thanks to Cassandra Monroe for her amazing photography!)
Check out a quick and easy how-to for my style below, and be sure to swing by Katie and Rachel’s blogs for the low down on their looks as well! Continue reading →