from our newly lush life
free the space for creativity
from our newly lush life
anxious. overwhelmed. stressed. melancholy. no, this isn’t an advertisement for zoloft, it is my current mood, five days before we move from our brooklyn heights apartment to our new home in park slope. i am a bad mover – dramatic, uneasy and nervous – but i’m not turning to a pill to assuage my nerves. instead, i’m calming myself through chocolate and nostalgia. reminding myself to take a page from the berenstain bears’, my old fluffy childhood pals. “would brother bear like it? would he find new friends? he wasn’t sure until he got there.”
after this week, hot pink tops and yellow nails no longer fly. enjoy the summer brights before the cool autumn hues kick in.
from 5 inch and up
2 cups seedless watermelon cubed
1 cup orzo, cooked and cooled
1/2 cup feta cheese, crumbled
1/2 cup chopped parsley or basil
1 tablespoon extra virgin olive oil
s&p to taste
1. cook orzo, drain and let cool. 2. toss with watermelon, cheese and parsley. 3. drizzle with extra virgin olive oil and season with salt and pepper.
bracedlets are fun, durable bracelets, crafted entirely out of orthodontic materials. these colorful, stretchy chains, accented with metal brackets and contrasting elastic rubber bands are meant to be stacked and layered. bracedlets were created by new york orthodontists, marc lemchen and jennifer salzer with the creative help of jennifer’s sister and lulu frost designer, lisa salzer. i wore lulu frost for my wedding, and now that i have a 7 month year old, this may be a more appropriate accessory.
the photograph of mary mccartney peeking out from inside her father’s jacket is featured on the back cover of paul’s first solo album, mccartney. it’s such a sweet, intimate shot of father and baby. just as lovely as the one of john lennon and son that i posted in december.
the cambridge satchel company’s bags, originally limited to black and tan, are now in these bright, exciting colors.
cambridge satchel was founded in 2008 by julie deane, a new stay-at-home mom, looking for something to do. “i had a list of ideas, things like cake decorating, party planning, and satchels,” deane explains.
i am noticing the color orange this summer – from clothing to nails to the sun itself. my husband, who has an internal trend detector, bought me a lovely orange dress from steven alan for my birthday. when i’m not feeling as bold, i love an orange accent, like hourglass’ beautiful red-orange lipstick in muse or essie’s clambake polish. from tangerine to blood orange, this hue will be sure to brighten your mood.
photo from knight cat
from no mas
dear user, your domain ‘lateblooms.com’ will expire in 60 days time on august 3rd, 2011.
so goes the email i received last week – and the one 30 days prior. a gentle reminder that it’s been three whole months since i’ve posted on late blooms. yes, i had a baby. yes i’ve been busy being a working-pumping-nursing-nurturing-mama. but, now it’s time to visit my dear ole’ friend, late blooms; i’ve missed you.
of course all this time apart has filled me with anxiety about what my first post should be. another reason it’s taken so long to return. does it really matter? does it? this is my first post and i’m back.
from mystic mamma
photo from huffington post.
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