Blogging is surprisingly difficult while holding a baby. But I think that next week I'll have some good house progress to report (we are painting and purchasing right now). I also hope to report that Henry sleeps more than 30 minutes in his crib/bassinet/carseat/anything-remotely-safe.
|I have a lot of low concentration reading time on my hands....|
Besides compulsively searching for inspiration in periodicals, I packed up my maternity clothes and located my fat/nursing clothes, bought birth announcements and styled up a little family birthday party for Charlotte's 8th. "Styled" is the post-pinterest term for putting out birthday shit for your kids just like you always did. I used the party as an excuse to arrange flowers.
|(ps--sparkler candles are the best)|
Yeah, it looks a little like a clown threw up but I'm happy to try a new, more organic shape. PLUS, I got to tryout a trick I read about 5+ years ago....
Yep, fakes are hidden among $60+ of Fresh Market, Whole Foods, and Trade Joe's
finest last available floral offerings. I also hid some carnations in the little light pink peony arrangements inside, and it worked amazingly well.
|(Sorry, this is the best pic we got at dinner...but it worked in person)|
So if half your Fresh Market peonies looked haggard and partly dead after one day (I'm not bitter or anything, Fresh Market), you can fill in some holes with fully open carnations.