Heirloom Tiger Blanket by Roxy Marj

If you’re anything like me, you’ve watched the video clip of Declan learning to roar about 8 zillion times on Instagram. (If you haven’t, watch it here.) It might just be that I’m his mom and find it incredibly adorable and it breaks my heart because he’s so darn cute but then hearing him roar and giggle just puts all the tiny little pieces back together and I feel warm and fuzzy inside so I watch it again.

So now that we’ve established Declan is the cutest little roarer there ever was, I think he really needs one of these amazing tiger blankets by Roxy Marj. There’s also a lion and a bear. All animals that roar. Maybe he needs one of each? These things sell out so fast so I haven’t been able to get my paws on one (#seewhatididthere) yet but I can’t wait! Maybe it’ll be a Christmas gift for our little cub.

Heirloom Tiger Blanket by Roxy Marj

 

Which one is your favorite – the lion, tiger or bear?  Anything else ridicute that I need to know about right now? 

J.Crew Swim Sale

Happy Friday, friends! I’m finally wearing sweaters and layers to work now that it’s chilling up a bit (as much as it does in SoCal…) but I had to share that I’m super excited about scoring a bunch of J.Crew swimsuit pieces for about $5 each during their SHOPFALL sale right now. I also scooped up two rash guards for $10 each, which I’ve been wanting for those intensely sunny days on the lake. Now I’m all stocked up for next year!

Shop the sale here and have a great weekend!

jcrew swim

 

Sweet Stuff: September Link Roundup

Where are all the missing socks? In this dog’s stomach.

Celebrities you didn’t know were married.

The art of carving a pineapple.

The Flying V, reunited.

“We’re two years away from a Sugar Ray shirt being in an Urban Outfitters!” (Confession: I had a huge crush on him when I was young.)

It’s On Us.

The Pantone colors of beer.

The most effective anti-drunk driving PSA – because everyone loves puppies.

A dreamy house in the Hollywood Hills. Swoon.

Why you won’t see baby photos in your doctor’s office anymore.

The One With 236 Seconds:”

The Limited + Scandal

Everyone knows Olivia Pope’s got style. If you think you can handle copious amounts of red wine around a lot of cream, white and beige clothes, you’ll surely want to scoop up pieces from the new Scandal-inspired collection of womenswear later this month at The Limited.  The collaboration partnered leading lady Kerry Washington with her brilliant costume designer Lyn Paolo so you know it’s gonna be fierce.  I think it’s going to be a smashing success and can’t wait to see it. There’s gotta be an over-sized white coat, right?

The Limited Scandal Collection via ScandalABC

What’s your signature style? 

P.S. Season 4 Scandal teaser spoilers. And the most perfect dress Olivia Pope ever wore.

 

Image found via ScandalABC on Facebook.

Enough Said

Last weekend Mumbles and I stumbled upon the movie Enough Said.  We’ll watch anything with a good Rotten Tomatoes score and this one got a whopping 96%.  That’s a guaranteed good time, is what that is.  And it was.

enough said movie

Julia Louis-Dreyfus is so relatable and James Gandolfini was super lovable.  I feel like we’re watching all these grown up movies lately (like this one, which we LOVED and also starred Toni Collette) and even though this was labeled a romantic comedy, I didn’t feel sheepish wondering if Mumbles was hating it the entire time – it was smart and funny and we both laughed out loud more than once.

Have you watched anything good lately? 

 

Image and video via Fox Searchlight

Party Planning

In about a month, Mumbles is turning 30.  I’m so excited to celebrate and I’ve been busy pinning to a secret Pinterest board for months, perusing the interwebs for gift ideas, decor and inspiration while simultaneously planning Declan’s 1st birthday party for two weeks later (ahhhh)!  I decided that it’s now or never to pull off a “How I Met Your Mother” themed party since the show ended earlier this year — condolence high five.  Originally I was thinking that the invitations (womp womp…read about that goof here and then give me another condolence high five) could ask guests to help “stock the bar” as gifts for his birthday but being that the the main setting of the show is inside a pub, you can bet that our new bar, Clyde, will be center stage at this shindig.  Here he is, proudly showing off how handy he’s become:

pottery barn clyde bar stick girl jam

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