So, I'll be the first to admit I've been hiding under a rock lately as I try to adjust to being a full time working mother. I'm not going to lie, it's been a tough couple of months.
I haven't been able to spend as much time visiting my favourite places online, which is why I think I'm only just discovering The Conversation. It's an inspiring new television series featuring a range of amazing guests as they talk honestly about real issues that face women. (A big shout out goes to my sister, Kate for sending me the link tonight.)
Watching it is like spending the afternoon talking to your best friend. If your best friend was Gwenyth or Alicia or Eva. (A girl can dream, right?)
From a purely sartorial standpoint, I've kept my fingers crossed that they didn't need them until they are adults because I've always been underwhelmed by the optical options for kids.
But. But. I just came across a French website, Very French Gangsters, with cool frames for kids. Tres adorable, non?
This past week I started a new work contract and was home a lot less. On Friday morning, a weepy Charlotte asked me where I was going. "To work" I said, to which she replied "When will this stop?!"
A major mummy ouch moment. So this weekend is all about filling my kids up with the Mummy love they have been missing.
This morning, we talked about what they'd like to do and they both agreed they'd like to bake a cake. They'd like to bake a cake more than anything in this world. So we're baking a cake.
And not any type of cake. An unbirthday cake. Hunter's taken the role of creative director and is already imagining up some fantastical creations. (I'm hoping he lands on something a little less complicated than the "tiger drinking from a lake under a palm tree next to a group of baby penguins sitting on blocks of ice " birthday cake we made for his 4th birthday.)
While we're off baking a cake straight from the imaginations of a four and two and a half year old, you might like to check out this amazing Gotye cover. Five people playing one guitar? So clever.
[Image: Herriott Grace]
Sissy + Marley have created some of my favourite spaces for little people so I was delighted when I received another email from Chelsea with photos of one of their most recent projects. (Check out the stripes on the ceiling!)
Sissy + Marley selected Oeuf furniture and a Monte rocker to create the basis for the modern nursery. The elephant cushion is custom from Sissy + Marley to coordinate with the artwork featured over the change table.
The elephant and alphabet artwork are custom pieces by Sissy + Marley and the bookshelf features toys from LuckyBoySunday.
[Image Credit: Marco Ricca]