June 28, 2009
bright red pedicures
the smell of sunscreen
ice cream cones (ice cream is all year long...cones are strictly summer only in my book)
my birthday :)
Yes, that's my transition..we're heading up north for a week, so this will likely be my last post until after we return on the 5th. Have a very happy Independence Day!!
June 26, 2009
That is all.
*Seriously, what is that about? I do not believe I am a fan of this "feature." If they introduce hypercolor** prints next, Lilly and I will need to be On A Break.
**If you remember hypercolor clothing, congrats on being ancient like me. If you have no idea what this is, read about it here.
June 24, 2009
Lands' End has a two day sale: 40% off Beach Living Swimwear + Free Shipping. Enter the Promotion Code SALE and the PIN 00006179 in the space provided.
June 23, 2009
I also just heard about a new Etsy shop that has some super cute stuff. The Trendy Tot has a preppy pink whale jumper, but my favorite is this navy Nantucket starfish jumper:
If only there was a lobster design!!
June 11, 2009
CWD Kids is having their semi-annual Lacoste sale...up to 35% off.
June 09, 2009
I'm taking the plunge and staying at home with the two tiny TCP boys. I feel incredibly fortunate to be able to do this, especially now, when so many are dealing with involuntary unemployment. Obviously, I will need to scale back (read: no new Bonannos for me this year) but I'm more than willing to sacrifice a little for this amazing opportunity.
I've always wanted to be able to stay at home with my kids...while searching through my desk recently, I came across a newspaper clipping. It was an editorial by Kathleen Parker* entitled "Giving Girls Another Career Choice: At-home Mom." I don't know when I clipped it out, but the article on the back of my clipping is about Elian Gonzales, so it's clearly been a while. It's a great editorial and I wish I could find an online version, but in a nutshell, she talks about how we as a society have been so focused on telling girls that they can do ANYTHING (be an astronaut! be an engineer! be president!) that we might overlook what they actually want to do, especially if it staying at home with children. I have an advanced degree. I have been an attorney for nearly a decade. But for me, right now, I find more satisfaction in listening to a slightly lispy alphabet song. I feel more accomplished knowing that I got my boys bathed and settled in bed, with their finger- and toenails trimmed, than I ever did when I "won" a motion.
I'm not saying it's what everyone should do. But it's what I need to do right now, and I am so grateful to Mr. TC for supporting me and our family while I take this time.
Now back to our regularly scheduled programming...
June 03, 2009
Thank goodness I got a cute new hat in the mail yesterday!! Thanks to Alyssa for the adorable cap...and if you want one too, A. Tierney is giving them away with your purchase this week, while supplies last. The cutest part is the little grosgrain ribbon in the back.
*Do you see how short my hair is??? Oy.