I get a ton of questions about the necklace I wear everyday so I figured I’d make a post here so I can refer back to it without having to search through my Etsy history every time, haha.
The necklace comes from Betsy Farmer Designs on Etsy and is the New Baby Necklace, in the lowercase bookman font. I received my “Holden” necklace as a gift (perfect gift!) and loved it so much that I reached out to Betsy for the matching “Gatsby” charm to add to it once he was born… and a replacement pearl for Holden because I, of course, lost it.
I wear my necklace every day and I absolutely love it.
Prediction: I myself will have to refer back to this post after one of my children (probably GB) breaks off one of the charms.
My friend Hilary, the super fashionable shop owner of Arthur & Daughters in York, PA, occasionally likes to stroke my ego and ask me to model for her. But when I get to wear gorgeous clothes and have my photo taken by The Susquehanna Photographic, how can I say no?
This time, I had the pleasure of wrapping A&D’s new private label cuff belt around my belly bump. The belt is handmade by Hilary’s dad, is $59 and is available in white or clear at her shop on Beaver Street in downtown York.
I had a few people comment on my scarecrow Halloween costume from last weekend. It was really easy to do, took very little time and I pulled it together solely using items I had in my house. In short, it’s a pretty perfect DIY mom costume.
red lipstick because I didn’t have a peachy orange color like she used
a flannel shirt
a floppy straw hat
My (gorgeous) friend Danielle did the makeup as well for her costume, and even used a color closer to the model’s. Danielle used an actual Halloween makeup kit for hers and she said she wished she’d used liquid liner instead because her makeup smeared throughout the day, despite using powder. Still looks pretty awesome, I must say.
Hit this easy costume up for Halloween next year, moms!
So, I’ve been in desperate need of new glasses for about three years now. My glasses-glasses are about that old; my prescription sunglasses are like six years old. Considering I legally need to wear glasses to drive, I figured I should suck it up and go get the eye exam for my new prescription.
My friend told me about Warby Parker, an online store for designer eye wear that starts at $95. Not only are their glasses hipster fabulous, which is what I’m obviously going for, they have a really cool Home Try On program.
You pick any five pairs of glasses and they ship them to you for free to try on at home. You keep ’em for five days, then put them back in the box and drop into any UPS drop box to return. They also have a Virtual Try On on their website where you can upload a photo of yourself and see how the glasses look on your face. This was imperative to help me narrow down the five for the Home Try On.
Another thing that’s pretty great about Warby Parker is that they have a Buy a Pair, Give a Pair program. Basically, for every pair of glasses purchased, they provide a pair to someone in need. And Warby Parker co-founder Neil Blumenthal previously pioneered a company called VisionSpring, which trains low-income women to sell affordable glasses in their communities. All good stuff.
ANNNND the name Warby Parker has literary roots: they found that two of Jack Kerouac’s earliest characters, recently uncovered in his personal journals, bore the names Zagg Parker and Warby Pepper. They combined ’em to make Warby Parker. So cool.
Do you like the company you buy YOUR glasses from this much?