Posts Tagged With: motherhood

Surprising New Mom Luxury Item

My greatest luxury as a new mom? Bathrobes. I own two: a fleecy warm one and a cotton yukata from Japan. One for winter and one for summer. There is a hook in the bathroom right next to the shower that I appropriated for my robe. It’s perfect for quick changes – I can get from a shower to nursing in record time.

The best part of the bathrobe is that it makes me feel like an elegant lady, even when I’m slopping around the house doing chores. Is that silly? I’m not sure… but I know that elegance is a tough feeling to come by when you’re taking care of a newborn.

Do you have clothes that make you feel elegant, casual, and comfortable, all at the same time?

Cheers, Amy

PSb – The image is a sketch by Pablo Picasso. I found it on the always rad oldpainting.tumblr.com. Also, I own this fleecy robe. I purchased my yukata on a trip to Japan.

You may also enoy reading:

Beauty: Post Partum Bodies
Gabourey Sidibe on Beauty and Confidence
New Mom Essentials

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Initial Bracelet

Want a fresh spin on wearing your child’s initials? Here’s a cute brass version, crafted from old recycled locker tags.

Find it on SpoonSisters. Here’s how they describe the bracelet:

A couple of years ago, the artisans, who created these bracelets, found a treasure trove of vintage locker tags. They purchased all of them knowing someday they would turn them into a unique piece of jewelry. Here the tags have become the focal point of their version of an ID bracelet. The artisans engrave an initial in the center of a tag, and attach it to either a solid brass cuff or thread it through a thin piece of soft leather.

I totally want one.

Cheers, Amy

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Gifts that say ‘I Love You’

Looking for a gift that says ‘I love you’ every time it’s used? Here’s a handful of my favorite items. Perfect for Mother’s Day, Valentine’s Day, or just because. With each one, you could give as a present…or you could get creative…

I adore ban.do’s iphone case. It’s simple and chic, yet has a clear message. We use our phones all the time…wouldn’t you love to be reminded someone loves you multiple times every day? If you’d like to get creative, think about sneaking the case onto your loved one’s phone…then send a love note text message. She’ll find the phone, the case, and your note at the same time.

Another good everyday item is a tote bag. Perfect for going to the market, toting books to the library, or hanging out at the park. I love the message that wherever you go, whatever you’re doing, you’re loved. I could easily see myself using this bag as a pool tote for the summer. If you’re looking to get creative, think about filling the bag with picnic items and going on a spontaneous outing. That way, she’ll always have good memories associated with the present. Continue reading

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Grandma Moses: Amazing Mom

One of history’s most amazing moms? Grandma Moses. She raised five children on a farm. Then, in her 70s, she started painting for the first time and quickly became one of the most famous American artists.

I sometimes get a little stressed about how much of my time is taken up with my newborn son. Here’s proof that having kids doesn’t spell an end to your creative life. Grandma Moses is definitely good inspiration.

Interested in knowing more? Check out this NYTimes article on Grandma Moses’s life.

Cheers, Amy

(Images from here)

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Mother’s Day Gift: Handbag of Indulgences

What could be more luxurious for Mother’s Day than an evening clutch filled with indulgences…and tickets to an evening out on the town? Hmmm…

The Goods:

Evening clutch from Etsy shop FoxyVida

Colette solid perfume by TOCCA

Card case wallet by Etsy shop TheCuriousCase

OPI nail color

Moonstruck Chocolate

(Theater Tickets image found here)

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Favorite Links: Fashionable Mommies Edition

Since I’ve had a baby and become a mom, I’ve noticed my taste in blogs has shifted. For some time now, I’ve been trending more towards lifestyle posts than simply decorating or fashion blogs.

Here are three wonderful bloggers who manage to infuse motherhood with a sophisticated sense of international style: A Cup of Jo, Jordan at Oh Happy Day, and pia jane bijkerk I’m sure there are other inspirational and fashionable bloggers who happen to be mothers… Which ones am I missing? I’d love to add to my list.

Also, here’s a fun blog post on Etsy from Simone LeBlanc with suggestions on how to make a memorable Mother’s Day. (hint hint to my husband…)

Cheers, Amy

Image Source: Etsy shop bailey doesn’t bark

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