Friday, February 26, 2010

This is Lovely

"What sort of diary should I like mine to be? Something loose-knit and yet not slovenly, so elastic that it will embrace anything, solemn, slight or beautiful, that comes into my mind. I should like it to resemble some deep old desk or capacious hold-all, in which one flings a mass of odds and ends without looking them through. I should like to come back, after a year or two, and find that the collection had sorted itself and refined itself and coalesced, as such deposits so mysteriously do, into a mould, transparent enough to reflect the light of our life, and yet steady, tranquil compounds with the aloofness of a work of art. The main requisite, I think, on reading my old volumes, is not to play the part of a censor, but to write as the mood comes or of anything whatever; since I was curious to find how I went for things put in haphazard, and found the significance to lie where I never saw it at the time."

V. Woolf

read here.

Monday, February 22, 2010

Stroller Shopping

We have yet to buy a stroller. Oliver is getting big enough and I am getting pregnant enough where I can't carry him everywhere, even in the Ergo. So, I've been shopping around online for something that we can use this summer with Oliver and later with the new baby when he/she is also too big to wear. So far, the Baby Jogger City Mini is my favorite option - it is reasonably priced (<$250), got great reviews and has lots of available accessories, including a glider board for Oliver to ride on. This solves the need for a true double stroller - I was dreading one of those, so that makes me very happy.

Friday, February 12, 2010

Remodelista: Utility Sinks

I love Remodelista and this recent post about utility sinks as bathrooom sinks. I actually think the look is more institutional. Perhaps that's why it appeals to me so much - they remind me of all those years spent in school.

Post here.

Thursday, February 11, 2010

Valentine's Day

We plan to spend the day with the kids on Sunday and then go to an early movie and dinner on Monday afternoon. So, for Sunday I plan to do some baking and whatever else Quinn has in mind for the day (sushi?, Benihana?). We decided that spending time together was more important than gifts, but I just can't help loving all of the red hearts and frilly packaging for simple little things this time of year. I am especially a sucker for soaps in pretty paper, like these -

from herehere, and here.

Wednesday, February 10, 2010

So late, but still worth it.


Oliver got his first haircut! He was a pro sitting quietly in the stylist's chair while she clipped away. There was a little bit of fussing when she sprayed water on his hair, but that's all. He was almost too serious - but look  how good it turned out! I was very hesitant to cut his locks, hoping they would turn into cute thick curls, but  instead he always had this frizzy bed-head look crusted over with whatever he ate for lunch. For now, I like seeing all of that sweet little face.



Now we're heading out to lunch with Grandma and Grandpa!