Happy Weekend + Favorite Links

Happy Weekend + Favorite Links

I feel like we have some catching up to do, friends.  Aaron was traveling for the past 8 days for work and single mom life felt all encompassing.  Thus a little radio silence.  While holding down the fort here, I’ve been stocking up on baby snuggles by day and a glass of wine and a stack of magazines by night.  This chick goes down around 8 these days and I’ve been stockpiling inspiration and working on some really exciting summer collaborations in the evenings.  This weekend, though, I plan on catching up with my hubby and enjoying some outings with Parker– who is four weeks old, by the way!  Did you know she is no longer a newborn?  Yesterday was her 28th day meaning that today she is officially an infant, not a newborn.  Motherhood can be such a contradiction.  Sometimes I am just dying for her to take a nap and then a couple hours in I miss her and want her to wake up.  There are moments when I am so excited for the days when she can play with toys, enjoy books being read to her, or sit up, but then at the same time I want her to stay this precious, tiny babe.  The days sometimes feel like weeks, dragging on, but oh my gosh the weeks they feel like minutes!  In addition to all of that magazine perusing, here are some favorite links from around the web this week…

I’m a sucker for outdoor entertaining in the spring and summer, so this was a must read for me.

Because Cinco de Mayo is one of my three favorite holidays…

I love all things Serena & Lily, so naturally I loved Cassandra’s summer redecorating post

I always pack snacks when traveling, though I don’t think mine have ever looked this good!

Wishing my hair was long again so I could pull off this beauty tutorial

Are you following this gal on Instagram?  Her posts always make me smile!

We usually stick to pretty beginner DIYs over here (based solely on my own DIYing abilities), but I’m dying to try my hand at this one.

I rarely cook dinner when Aaron’s out of town, so I’m excited to get back in the kitchen this week and make this delicious looking salad!

Parker and I have been loving our Oh Joy for Feed diaper bag.  Read more about the cause and how it helps moms and children around the world here.

In a summer state of mind?  You might enjoy this board, this board, and especially this one!

This video from What’sUpMoms gave me a good laugh… and then stole thirty minutes of my evening when I couldn’t quit watching video after video.

Be sure to check out our interview with Mara from M Loves M if you missed it!

PS. We shot Parker’s nursery for the blog this week!  Stay tuned for the full reveal!

Image via Vintage Pretty

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  1. Love the instagram you featured (a new find). Happy weekend to you!

  2. rachel

    05/03/2014

    welcome back! everything you are going thru is NORMAL!!!! My hubby went to Hong Kong for a month 2 weeks after our son was born, great fun! My other baby is coming home for lunch tomorrow, aged 26 happy and in love, still feels like yesterday we were taking films and pics of every move and cute expression, glad you’re finding time to come up for air, keep breathing and all will be ok xx