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Side by side stills from our lives, this week at the lake and walking down to the beach.

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A rundown of what we're doing,
watching, reading, coveting.
Here's what's got our attention this week.
  • Lizzie Fortunato is a beautiful line of jewelry + accessories founded by twin sisters Lizzie and Kathryn Fortunato, who are both due with their first babies within days of each other this month! They interviewed each of us for their Motherboard series if you want to check it out. It was fun to reminisce about pregnancy. Even though it was only four years ago, it feels like it’s been so long! (That’s probably why I see it through rose-colored-glasses!! haha)

  • Louise’s friend had a virtual birthday party this week hosted by Sloomoo Institute, a place dedicated to sensory slime play in NYC. They sent a box of supplies out to everyone ahead of time, which included a pre-made slime base (TG!), activator, glue, scented oil + decorations. Really cute idea for a virtual kids party.

  • We’ll be making these cute finger puppet butterflies this weekend. Everything Fair Play Projects does is so sweet! We especially love their bracelet kits--which would be fun to do virtually with a friend!

  • I was recently introduced to the work of Clementine Hunter and I’m obsessed with her beautiful paintings, and her history as an artist. “Hunter lived and worked most of her life on the Melrose cotton plantation near Natchitoches, Louisiana. She did not start painting until the 1940s when she was already a grandmother. Her first painting, executed on a window shade using paints left behind by a plantation visitor, depicts a baptism in Cane River. Hunter painted at night, after working all day in the plantation house. She used whatever surfaces she could find, drawing and painting on canvas, wood, gourds, paper, snuff boxes, wine bottles, iron pots, cutting boards, and plastic milk jugs” (source here).

  • The ceramics by Tracie Hervy are truly stunning. I could fill a room, just to stare at their delicate and simple forms. 

  • Major has a serious problem with the bath. For the last six months or so he hates sitting in it and lets out blood curdling screams when I try to wash his hair. I reached out to a mom listserv for ideas on how to make him stop hating baths. Some of the best ideas were goggles, this visor, bath crayons, this floating light, and also only rinsing the top of the head with a wet washcloth, while giving him a dry washcloth to wipe his eyes and ears. I’ll be trying it all !