Happy Sunday! Rowan and I are heading to California today to meet Edwin after he finished up a shoot in Tahoe. We’ll be in the golden state with family for a few days. It’s a treat because we were just there about a month ago. We didn’t know then that we’d be needing to take this trip now. So, we get to visit twice this winter/spring. This is my second time flying cross country alone with Rowan. While I dream of an extra set of hands, it is definitely manageable. I just get to smile at and bounce my favorite guy around in my lap all day long. Do wish us luck though… I’ll take all that I can get!
I read a quote this week by Dickens from Great Expectations that has completely stuck with me. It reads, “It was one of those March days when the sun shines hot and the wind blows cold: when it is summer in the light, and winter in the shade.” What a beautiful picture this paints in my head! It has stuck with me so because this is exactly how I would describe the weather we’ve been having in Charleston lately. I’m pinching myself constantly that we get to call Charleston home. I hope you’re enjoying some spring weather too, wherever you all are!
Keep reading for my Weekend Reads, No.147 complete with the brilliant new branding agency you need to know about, a swoon-worthy Maine wedding, Jenna Lyons’ life after J.Crew, a deliciously fresh citrus margarita recipe, career advice for those starting out in their 20s, thoughts on glass ceilings for working moms, a great book list for 2021, how to diversify your kids’ at home libraries, the mirror of my dreams, one of my favorite purses on sale, and more!
Weekend Reads, No.147
1. Currently obsessing over this wedding in Maine. (blog.overthemoon.com)
2. Jenna Lyons on life after J.Crew. (goop.com)
3. So excited for my friend Sally on the launch of her new company! She is such a bright light and a talented creative. Anyone would be wise to work with her. (roselindco.com)
4. It’s impossible to beat a fresh margarita… this citrus-forward margarita recipe is calling my name! (caitlinconfidential.com)
6. Best career advice for those starting out in their 20s. (stylecharade.com)
7. Casseroles to make every month in 2021. (southernliving.com)
8. A great book list for 2021. (witwhimsy.com)
9. An interesting read titled “Warning Working Moms: Your Partner Is Your Glass Ceiling.” (marieclaire.com)
10. What’s the easiest + most delicious way to support your local community? Buy Girl Scout cookies! Find your local troop here and buy a box of cookies to support their local endeavors and initiatives. (girlscuots.org)
Shopping & Sales
3. A tiny dose of Easter inso.
4. This stripe sweater is so cute and doesn’t break the bank either.
5. I just discovered this small polymer clay jewelry shop called PolymerCraze. How cute are their designs!?
6. I love this partnership created to help diversify libraries for your kids.
8. How precious is this bauble for a baby girl?
With Love from R&R
1. So many of my picks from this gift guide are beautiful all spring long, even after the holiday!
2. In my fourth trimester recap, I’m answering the questions y’all sent to me on Instagram, sharing my 4th trimester pits and peaks, thoughts on sleep schedules, breastfeeding woes, and more.
3. How to pamper a new mom and keep her spirits high!
4. Sweaters to wear now though spring.
5. How to pick a good baby name + the story behind Rowan’s name.
6. A dress lover’s guide to early spring dresses.
7. What to read, watch, follow, and listen to to get into the royals.
8. My last Weekend Reads: an amazing list of recently-published children’s books, your 2021 horoscope, an ode to Nancy Meyers, US national parks ranked best to worst, NYT Cooking’s 50 most popular recipes of 2020, anti-trends for 2021 that I’m obsessed with, the bralettes I want to try, and more.