Quick request before I share links with you… I’m looking for some new non-wedding blog reads and I want your input. Help me out and leave a comment with up to 10 of your very favorite blogs (design, food, baby, mommy, DIY, etc.) – I can’t tell you how much I appreciate it!

This weekend is jam packed for us… tonight is my friend’s birthday party (Happy 30th Susie!), we have another friend in town visiting, and then I’m hosting a baby shower for a third friend on Sunday. It seems like a lot after barely leaving the house all summer, but I’m really looking forward to all of these things – I love spending my days with baby, but it also is so nice to be social again! And, since it’s been awhile, I hope you’ll forgive me posting a pic of my Caroline who is almost three months old. (Thanks to my friend Samantha for the super cute bandana bib!)

 

What an exciting week this was for us with the launch of Snippet & Ink Select!

Meaningful relationship advice for newlyweds.

I love it when fashion doesn’t take itself too seriously.

How about a father-daughter first look?

If it weren’t sold out, I think this straw fedora might have been the hat to make me start wearing hats.

Pretty, modern enamelware.

Loving this series of vintage beach pics, via A Cup of Jo.

Gold foil stripe coasters will make any day a party!

And finally, a shameless pitch: My soon-to-be brother-in-law set up a t-shirt fundraiser for my 6 year old nephew fighting cancer. Help us reach the goal of 50 t-shirt sales!

 

Have a lovely weekend, everyone!

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I haven’t been to the farmers market since Caroline was born, which means I’ve missed an entire summer’s worth of incredible fruits and vegetables. And after having some of the best peach pie of my life last weekend, I’m thinking I need to remedy this situation pronto. So that’s my big plan for the weekend… what about you?

Brooklyn Supper | Peach Slab Pie Brooklyn Supper | Peach Slab Pie

Southern shandy - perfect for the dog days of summer.

Maybe along with a slice of peach slab pie (pictured above, obviously).

Pretty new font from Tart Workshop.

Experiments in chocolate chip cookies.

Loving this millinery Pinterest board.

Glittery diamond drusy earrings.

Great use of chalkboards.

These simple baby pics make me think of all our old family albums, which makes me smile.

Caroline really wants this little bear. She told me.

Pretty naked cake from Matchbox Kitchen.

Wallpaper for your nails.

 

Have a happy weekend, everyone!

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Today’s links are dedicated to two of the bravest people I know: my nephew Bode, and my big sister Abigail. Sending big, big love to you both.


Bode Bear

 

Totally rad treehouses (#3 is my fave).

Treadmills don’t have to be boring.

On kindness, via A Cup of Jo.

Cream, chocolate, salted caramel tart.

Sandbox on wheels.

Daft Punk’d.

The world’s largest swimming pool.

Work like a captain, play like a pirate.

Mini cactus garden.

Every day of your life is a special occasion.

 

Have a lovely weekend, friends.

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Gosh you guys, I can’t believe it’s already been two months since miss Caroline came into my life. All the cliche, cheesy things people say about having a baby have held true for me. And certainly some of the challenges, too. Needless to say, Ryan and I are just in love with this little person who has flipped our whole world upside down. This weekend we’re flying to San Diego for a short visit with my big sister and her boys – our first trip as a family of three! I consider a drive to the drugstore sort of exciting these days, so wish us luck on the short flight…

Our Caroline.

Shanley did an awesome job with weekend links while I was on maternity leave, but I’m excited to pick them up again – I really missed doing these posts while I was out!

Balloons for pups.

How to set a table from Antiquaria.

Retro picnic!

How to make any fruit crisp in 5 steps.

Or how to make s’mores pie, hello!

Farmers market bouquets by Lynn Karling, via Jill’s Pinterest.

Celebrate summer with strawberry rhubarb tea lemonade and grilled green tomatoes.

Saying goodbye is the hardest part… of an email.

Daily dishonesty, via Creature Comforts.

Lovely family tree.

Loving sweet cross stitch baby quilt from my little sister.

 

Have a happy weekend, friends!

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Sometimes I have to remind myself that it is okay to have absolutely no plans over the weekend! We totally tend to overload ourselves, don’t we? I think I’ll indulge and spend a few hours at my favorite bookstore downtown and maybe make myself a gourmet brunch… What do you love to do when you have absolutely no plans at all?

Speaking of brunch… lemon ricotta waffles with poppyseed. They look heavenly, right?

Planning an outdoor wedding?

Do you love old books as much as I do? Check out this fun shop.

This made me laugh.

I love how these kids react to a controversial Cheerios commercial.

A napkin ring roundup.

Like Vs. Love (in card format)

Who doesn’t love a good treehouse?

This is how Vera does it…

Can’t you see this DIY card inspiring a bright modern wedding?

Two takes on embroidery: star calendar and love is…

The 50 United…Plates?

In case you missed our fabulous guest bloggers this week:

Creative Flower Girl Ideas from Christina McNeill and Naked Bouquet
Bridesmaid Style from Lox Papers
Timeless and Wearable Wedding Gowns from Frolic
Getting Ready Playlist from Dart DJ
Wedding Lingerie from Faire Frou Frou
18 Favorite Cakes from Shira at Martha Stewart Weddings

Have a lovely weekend friends! XO, Shanley

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