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A rundown of what we're doing,
watching, reading, coveting.
Here's what's got our attention this week.
  • I’m not usually a ruffles person (although I have probably made that statement too many times now to have it serve as the disclaimer I think it is), but I think this is such a cute pillow for a baby or kids room! The striped version is so sweet too. 

  • We’re so excited to be participating in the Cup of Jo Spring Market on Saturday April 4th! SO many great brands in one beautiful spot in Brooklyn. You can purchase tickets here! (Tickets are $10 and can be fully redeemed with any vendor.) We’d love to see you there!

  • Have you had to talk to your kids about death? After a death in our family, my friend sent me this podcast (and article) about just that, and it’s full good tips (like the obvious but good reminder: “death is a part of life”) that were helpful to hear in the context of discussing the topic with our kids, but also for me and the way I think + talk about death. Most notably was the recommendation to be honest + concrete when talking to your kids about death. The person (or pet) did not go to sleep or pass away. They died. I’ve always said “pass away,” and when I think about why that is, I think it’s to protect myself from the very harsh reality of nevermore, never again, gone. Dead. But I can understand how that might be confusing for a child and leave them feeling a little unsettled. It was a good reminder that to be straightforward doesn’t mean to not be compassionate. You can read the entire article on how to talk to your kids about death here.

  • I visited a friend’s beautiful new/old home outside the city last weekend. She had done an amazing job of using historic but adventurous paint colors in all of the rooms (The original part of the house is hundreds of years old -- some rooms still aren’t wired for any lighting !). She used Farrow + Ball - a company both Liz and I have sung the praises of for their beautiful colors, light absorption, and finishes. Being in this house reminded me of this SNL skit a friend sent recently. It really is so accurate and hysterical, and makes me laugh every time. 

  • Longer days and warmer temperatures have me craving fresh. Excited to try this salad this weekend.

  • My due date is two weeks away (still don’t believe it!) and diapers, these, and this are the only things I can think of to order ! I’m also going to try renting the SNOO this time around. I’m so curious to see if it’s worth the hype. And of course this guy is all ready to go. I can’t wait to see Baby Ott #3 in his radishes !