What have you been wearing lately? This winter, one look I’ve been loving is a black or white outfit with a deep red lip. For example, I’ve been wearing this super soft sweater (it feels like a teddy bear), paired with this lipstick in Charlotte. Here are a few more pretty pieces to wear on rotation…
Mabo is one of our favorite places to find beautiful, long-lasting children’s clothes. Designed by a mother of two, the line is made in America with natural materials, like cotton and linen. Toby and Anton have worn their leggings and striped tees for years, and these spotted pajamas are my go-to gift for new babies.
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This past fall, I found myself stuck in bumper-to-bumper traffic on the way to go apple picking with a carful of kids, some of whom were repeating, “Apple pick your nose!” at the top of their lungs. In an attempt to keep the peace, I quickly downloaded a Charlotte’s Web audiobook (read by E.B. White himself), and here’s what happened…
What are you up to this weekend? Alex and I are going on a daytime date tomorrow. Maybe we’ll ride bikes, maybe we’ll have brunch, who knows?!! As Pilar Guzman once said, “Nothing like walking around on a Saturday to make you feel unencumbered. There’s a lot of pressure at night not to yawn.” Hope you have a good one, and here are a few fun links from around the web…
Says Megan on a fun birthday present: “For my mom’s 60th, my dad flew my husband, our six-month-old daughter and me to Kansas to surprise her. My sister picked us up at the airport, and we drove to my parents’ house. We put the baby, in her car seat, on the front steps, rang the bell and hid behind the bushes. I will never forget my heart pounding as I watched my mom open the front door at 9 p.m., and look around very confused, until she finally saw the baby. Then, of course, she burst into tears and we jumped out of the bushes yelling, ‘Surprise!’ It is a golden memory.”
Says Meg on the best parenting advice: “One evening, I was driving home with my three-year-old in the backseat. In the quiet car, my mind was racing with the worries of today and task lists of tomorrow. Suddenly he shrieked with delight, laughed and cheered with his arms above his head. Scared the crap out of me, at first! But then I realized we’d just gone through a tunnel on the freeway, and he thought it was the most thrilling thing that had ever happened to us. I spent the rest of the evening with gratitude in my heart for that little guy. It was many years ago now, and I still think of that moment often – reminding myself to look up to notice the good around us. Freeway tunnels, ice cream cones, hugs and all the rest.”
Says Allison on Nicole Bruno’s week of outfits: “Now Cup of Jo readers will forever recognize each other in public by our Nicole Bruno haircuts! It’ll be like a secret handshake. (I, too, showed this post to my hairstylist and promptly got an appointment on the books.)”
Do you have any plans for Valentine’s Day? We usually skip the crowded restaurants and make a cozy dinner at home, but it’s still nice to dress up a bit. To set the mood, we teamed up with Burt’s Bees and Amazon.com to try three beautiful lipsticks. Which would suit your personality best?