five finds for friday

{source: corals + cognacs}

a few of my favorite finds from around the internet this week:

1) hallie from corals + cognacs rocking this look. makes me want to buy a striped blazer. i spotted this one at target, and might re-think my initial assessment that it was “too stripey-stripey”.

2) this piece about married life. so true. also, i love momastery.

3) an inspiring post about a journey to become foster parents/pre-adoptive family placement by jen loves kev 

4) i’m on the hunt for a new wedding ring since i developed an allergy to my current white-gold set. this one’s really pretty.

5) and 26 food things only a chicagoan would understand. particularly #5, #11, #12, #17, #20.

happy weekend, ya’ll.





I like to call L a “rascal” on days when he’s particularly mischievous & explorative. This photo is him protesting to one of the hundreds of kisses I place on his cheek each day.

finger painting

After a week of being sick and pretty much cooped up in the house, I was feeling desperate for an activity to do with L other than, “let’s play with toys & read books”. I found this recipe online for easy finger paints with ingredients I already had in the pantry.

So, I stripped L of his shirt, and plopped him in the highchair to give it a go. I think he got the general idea, other than taste-testing the paint and licking the paper. I hung the card stock to dry, and hope to use them to create cards for family or perhaps this to frame in his bedroom.

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This past week was pretty rough. The stomach bug ripped through our household, complete with middle-of-the-night wakings due to L being covered in vomit {add this to the list of things I never thought I’d say on the internet}. I’m happy to report that we survived.