I have always wanted to be a scrapbooker. Not the kind that has piles of beautiful scrapbook paper and special scissors and all that (I could never be that organized) but the kind that has a sketch pad tucked into her purse and occasionally glues memorable things inside along with beautifully scripted reflections and quotes and all that. I want to be a messy, spontaneous scrapbooker, I guess. I am 34-years-old and have yet to achieve this dream but I’m not giving up hope. Know why? Because clearly the people at SMASH feel me. And want to help. Isn’t that sweet of them? The next time you see me, be sure to ask about my SMASH book. There’s no way this could fail. (And watch the video above. It’s adorable.)
I’m so in love with this Lined Paper Notepad I can’t even tell you. Were it in my possession right now I’d be getting all the things done. I just know it. Instead I’m going to keep reading the Mama Knows, Honeychild archives because Heather feels me and my Charlie is teething and never sleeping pain. And because I am a girl without a Bomisch notepad.
How adorable is this chica? And how brilliant is this idea? A mobile vintage shoppe? LOVE. She has an Etsy shop, too, but oh, you have no idea how much I want to travel to New York to meet her. For now I guess I’ll just have to live vicariously through her pictures on Instagram. Le sigh.
“It’s a common problem when discussing vintage fashion: Just how different clothing was “back in the day” versus now. If you’re like me, you nearly start to turn into a one-off version of Andy Rooney, grumbling about the sloppy hems, plastic buttons and the rarity of natural fabrics in today’s shops.
Such was the case when I chatted with the fabulous Janie Bryant (@JanieBryant), who is the lucky person who gets to dress the cast of “Mad Men.” She’s not an Andy Rooney type — in fact, Bryant has the gift of being able to discuss vintage fashion through the context of the era, rather than through a lens of judgment.
“The priorities were different. I do love that about the period [the sixties] — people did dress for occasions, up until the 1990s. You’d dress for the theater, the grocery store, for dinner,” she says. “It wasn’t as casual as it is today. The priority today is more about comfort than it is on glamour.”
From my perch, I do think that, on the whole, people who grew up in the eras of my grandmother and mother had more style, despite us being more fashion-conscious today. Here are a seven key ways the fashion of our mothers and grandmothers’ eras differs from the present…”
You can read the rest of this fine article right over here! Much delicious food for thought.
So, we have five birthdays and one anniversary to celebrate between August and October. Few people love hosting parties more than I, but even for me, that’s kind of a lot. By the time we hit birthday #3 this season, I knew I needed a little help to create the magical wonderland that I knew my soon-to-be 3-year-old had been dreaming about. Enter Meri Meri, my most favorite of all party supply designers. Aren’t these dancing princesses precious? Yeah, I had to invest a bit more than I usually like to, but it was worth it. I got a little break from creating decorations and my sweet Zelie was over the moon. Oh, I do love you so, Meri Meri.
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