Hazel made me laugh hard, twice, tonight. I am not sure it was on purpose, either. I. Haze had blackberries for dessert and she covered in dark berry juice. While wiping the stickiness out of her hair I called her a little piggy (one of her new favorite words) but she very matter-of-factly shook her head “no” and pointed to the Spotted Pig t-shirt that her dad was wearing as if to...
I look out the window and I see the lights and the skyline and the people on the...– Nora Ephron, Heartburn [via: quarterlifecoe:rachelelizj]
81st Annual Family Reunion
Summer is for watermelon and swimming pools and hot pink pedicures and FAMILY REUNIONS! 81 Summers (and counting) my great big (or short, as the case may be) Italian Family has been gathering at parks for an afternoon of togetherness and family celebration. At last year’s picnic, Hazel was no bigger than a minute…. but this year home-girl got right in there and played (and ok, ate)...
This week we had our team outing - our quarterly off-site fun event. Think of it as a grown-up field trip in the name of team bonding and letting off steam. These fun events are some of my favorite days of the year! The social-committee knows our group well and caters to our collective love of competition and play. Last quarter we had a trivia contest and this week, we had a full-blown...
Anonymous asked: Hi ! Have you ever posted pics of Hazels nursery? I have been following you for quite some time and don't recall ever seeing any. I think you have great style and can't wait to see what you design for your babes!
this probably goes without saying, but i’ve got to tell you…. I am so freaking psyched to meet H2! When we found out we were expecting, I kept having flashbacks to how utterly exhausting those first few weeks with a baby can be and mini freak-outs over how in the world I was going to wrestle two nuggets at once (let alone fit a double-wide through our front door) but I have reached...
"Jesus is coming! Look busy!"
- really great bumper sticker as spotted by fishy
15 Things Charles and Ray Eames Teach Us →
Keep good company Notice the ordinary Preserve the ephemeral Design not for the elite but for the masses Explain it to a child Get lost in the content Get to the heart of the matter Never tolerate “O.K. anything.” Remember your responsibility as a storyteller Zoom out Switch Prototype it Pun Make design your life… and life, your design. Leave something behind. [via: nevver]
Don’t ask for guarantees. And don’t look to be saved in any one thing, person,...– Ray Bradbury, Fahrenheit 451 (via fatgirlinohio)
Something sort of funny happened yesterday - my baby girl tried to be cool well, smart-girl cool. Hazel was at the bookstore (her happy place) and spotted a very chic 5 yr old prima ballerina. This Little Dancer Girl sat politely, with her handbag tucked neatly under her arm and legs crossed delicately. So sophisticated. Even I have to admit, this girl had it going-on… perfect bun,...
I am on a spending moratorium right now….but when Ms. Elizabeth shared a link for these cute Chloe shade featured on Groupon, I couldn’t resist (However, I used my credits, so technically I didn’t break my shopping freeze)! In any case, I felt like I ought to share the love: Get your own Chloe Sunnies for $85 dollas on Groupon today. [via:champagnetoasts]
Zoo Zoo Zoo
Our nanny is on vacation this week…. So Mom H. flew in to hang with Hazel (mom you are a lifesaver!) As a side note: Finding back-up day care is sort of stressful! Thankfully, our moms gladly volunteered to provide daytime coverage for Z so we didn’t have to miss any work…but I seriously have no idea how working-parents without readily available super-grandmas would handle...
Anonymous asked: What do you daydream about mostly?
he finished going through my work, and said into the phone, “janet, could you hold on for a moment?” he covered the receiver with his hand, and i leaned forward in my chair. “you know, frank, after looking at this…” my eyes widened. okay, here we go. finally, some honest feedback. something other than “looks great.” “needs more love,” he said to me. “okay, janet, i’m back. sorry for that, just...