I cannot even tell you how much I love this company. It’s not cheap to outfit six kiddos and as much as I once loved searching the thrift stores for treasures I really don’t have the time these days. ThredUp is such a gift because I can shop from the comfort of my own home, the prices can’t be beat, and they have seriously cute stuff. Oh, and they only stock things that are in very good condition. Everything I’ve received from them has looked almost new. See that Tea Collection outfit above? Not even $10 total. How crazy is that?
That sounded a lot like an ad, didn’t it? I promise no one paid me to say those things. (Though if you click-through from my site I believe they will give you a $10 credit to use!) I just really love this site. So much.
Rio Beach Cart
One of the things I learned when we moved to Charleston is that apparently I’m the last person on earth to know of the magic that is this beach cart. I am not even kidding when I tell you that basically every single person who lives here has one. As they should. These things are such lifesavers. Should you, like me, have missed the beach cart memo and happen to live near the water, add to cart stat.
Speaking of Edel, Lily Jade (Lily Jade!!!) has offered to send us some of their gorgeous designer diaper bags to give away at the gathering. How unbelievably generous is that? I am so excited about this, I can’t even tell you. These bags are the bee’s knees.
Naptime for Mama
“As mamas, sometimes it’s hard to do things to take care of ourselves. I’ve never thought about napping, unless I was very, very pregnant or postpartum. But I noticed that I had more energy for the rest of the afternoon with my children than I would have had with another cup of coffee. It falls into line with taking the time to go to the Y in the mornings starts me off in a good mood, and boosts my ability to be the best mom and wife I can be, or putting on some mascara, earrings, and shoes gives my important work dignity.
I don’t want my girls to grow up to be women with unbalanced ideas of self-care. I don’t want them to feel entitled to constantly whine about how they “need me-time” and neglect their duties, neither do I want them to be “martyrs” that make the people around them think they are door mats. A healthy balance is so necessary, and it’s my job to show them how, both for their sake, and mine…”
Andrea is one of my favorite bloggers and I love most everything she writes but this post (written almost a year ago) pops into my head on a regular basis. If you have a chance, you really should read the whole thing.
Oh, and lucky duck me gets to meet her this summer at Edel! We’ve been online friends for years. I can’t believe I’ll finally get to give her a real hug!
These guys are awesome. I just love their covers. Doo wop, doo wop.
Kisses and hugs and all the ooey gooey lovey stuff,
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