Having a sick kid at home gives a lot more time for internet surfing… it was hard to pick our favorite links this week. Have a great weekend!
I love big clunky jewelry, especially as the weather gets warmer and our outfits get simpler and less layered. The exotic, unique jewelry of MaLi Beads is sure to feature in my wardrobe as spring approaches.
I love the stackable Erica and Maru beaded bracelets, and the Paola version which incorporates a little bling. The unique beads on Lillian totally caught my eye and the spunky spiked look of the Elijah will give your outfit an edge. As a Greek, I love the eclectic design incorporating the evil eye on the Juliette and Zain. MaLi’s pre-stacked ensemble bracelets are gorgeous and will be the perfect touch to your outfit. I can’t pick my favorite set! Don’t forget to pick a MaLi bracelet up for your little girl too.
What I love most about this brand is their commitment and tribute in design and color to Mali, a country founders Mallory and Lianne Lopez love. Fashion for a cause is something I can definitely get on board with. Check out their “From MaLi, for Mali” campaign!
Etiquette time! What’s the proper protocol when you are pregnant with your second, or third, or [gulp] fourth baby? Is it OK to register for baby gear again? What about baby showers?
Registry: When mamas ask us what we think about registering for a second baby, we say why the heck not? Nowadays, wish lists are perfectly acceptable and encouraged methods of helping your family and friends select birthday or holiday presents, and we see little difference in creating a “wish list” for your new munchkin. Rather than registering for everything under the sun, however, we recommend narrowly tailoring the list to those items you really want and need. Your family and friends will appreciate the help in buying a gift for your new baby!
Shower: We think it’s more than acceptable for your family or friends to throw you a “sprinkle,” a small celebration of your upcoming arrival. It’s probably advisable to keep it on the small side, perhaps a brunch or small gathering at someone’s house. We have been to sprinkles where, instead of gifts, the guests were encouraged to bring diapers and wipes. This works great, especially when the new baby is the same gender as the first.
Need a laugh after all of that etiquette talk? We love this post about the differences between a first and second child. Funny and so very true.
Like most mamas I know, I feel as if I need to have several forms of entertainment up my sleeve whenever we take my daughter out… coloring books, stickers, miscellaneous toys. And while we’re at it, I am really tired of finding stray crayons on the bottom of my handbags. Enter this genius Travel Art Packet by Etsy seller Gotta Doodle All Day.
This packet neatly organizes your kiddo’s art supplies in a nifty one-of-a-kind packet. Unroll it to find a little chalkboard, front and center, along with crayons, pencils, chalk, an eraser, a drawing pad and stickers. This is guaranteed to entertain your munchkin at least until the appetizers arrive, right?
Photo courtesy of Gotta Doodle All Day.
Who doesn’t love finding a way to make a normally annoying task easier? Uber is doing that for the car service industry. Having lived in New York City and all over New Jersey, I have found that it can be challenging to find a good car service that is both reasonable and reliable. Thankfully Uber is available is all over the country and seems to be growing like crazy.
When you need a car (airport ride, Saturday night out where you know drinsk are involved, etc.), hop on the app and see how many cars are close to you. You can then request a ride with one tap of a button. Uber finds you a driver and texts you when they are on their way. You also get your driver’s details so you can contact them with any questions. You know exactly how much the fare will be and it is all paid for through the app. You don’t need any cash! And this weekend, on Saturday night, we were able to get an affordable car in 5 minutes. The car cost about half of what it would have had I have called a service or hailed a car on the street. How awesome is that?
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