the girls decorated our basement tree tonight - it’s the artificial white rainbow tree all my mid century dreams are made of ✨ also, have never been more proud of Frances than when she gracefully supervised even ornament distribution. #francesivahandeloise
had the best day yesterday with my boy. part of his birthday present was taking a pasta making class with me in the city and my oh my, was he in his element. I love watching my kids flourish in the things that make them so uniquely them. I also love eating pasta, so it was a win/win. #wecallhimgbizzle
THANK YOU. For the last 13 years I’ve worked for myself in some capacity. I did hair. I started an Etsy shop (that has evolved 14 different ways). I’ve shared my love of oils. Without my friends, family, and greater community, none of these things would’ve had the impact they’ve had on our family. In the era of social media, it may feel like your friends are constantly sharing things they’d like you to buy, but your support has meant so much to their families. Without these small businesses a lot wouldn’t be possible for our kids: sports, ballet, family trips, going to a school that we cherish, and so much more. So thank you for all the ways you’ve supported our ventures over the years - it means so much to us, especially on this “small business Saturday”. ❤️
today was the first time I was able to go to the kindergarten/first grade thanksgiving feast without a baby on my hip. it was so fun that the girls were able to do it together this year, and I got to hear every bit of their excitement and watch them make salad and churn butter and rave over pudding cups without chasing anyone around. happy turkey week! #francesandivah
hints of Christmas today. leaving out some of our sweater and paper mache pumpkins to let fall linger... but sometimes you just need a little holiday cheer sprinkled in, too.
ten years of George. my g-biz. I have yet to meet another human that can carry on a conversation like this kid, that is as fascinated by food as I am, that is as perceptive of needs around him and then tries to meet that need with love. I’m so grateful for you, and can’t wait to see all the ways you’re gonna change the world. #wecallhimgbizzle
six years ago a judge made it official - today is adoption day. definitely one of the best days ever ❤️ apparently that means extra treats, as do most things in our house. she also informed me that I should probably take her picture because her “hair looks SO cute.” #francesmarylee
when you accidentally time your Costco trip perfectly with the opening of the sample carts 🙌🏽 #eloiseglenda
sweater pumpkins are still out, real pumpkins are going to a better place today. I confess I’m 100% more into Christmas than anything harvest-y, but also I made a rule for myself that I can’t get any holiday stuff out until our next kid’s birthday in two weeks. I have already browsed Christmas stuff at at least three stores, but I’ve only bought one tiny thing, so I feel like I’m really mastering this self control thing. how about you? do you decorate early or hold out until December?