Thursday, October 8, 2015

Is Thursday Too Late for a Weekend Recap? (and a Winner!)

I'm still on a high from Wayfair's Heart Home conference and had a flash giveaway running on Facebook that was a lot of fun! It was great meeting Maxwell Ryan from Apartment Therapy and I appreciate his generosity to sign not only one copy of Complete + Happy Home for me but one for one of my readers. Head over to my Facebook wall to see who won!

Being a part of Wayfair's Homemaker blogger program has been a fantastic opportunity; not only do they give us the access to their awesomeness, but they also help us grow our platforms as bloggers. From SEO to sewing to pitching your brand, they dropped serious knowledge during the conference and there was a wealth of amazing tips and strategies that were shared (I have to say I'm most proudest of my pillow slipcover, though!).

Beyond the awesomeness of Wayfair last week here's what else we've been up to:

1st lost tooth with one ready to fill in the spot!
Wish I could've stayed longer, but so glad to see these stories being shared here in NH
We don't know where the dimple came from, but I like it!
Nia's fairy garden she and her classmates made (8K+ people showed up to this year's Fairy House Tour)
And just like that I'm already looking ahead to the weekend! Nia's off from school tomorrow and Monday (Lord, help me and we just might end up back at Chuck E. Cheese for the 3rd time in under a week O_o) and I'm excited for a major hair overhaul thanks to wonky weaning hormones that have left my mane in awful shape as well as hitting up the Topsfield Fair and getting our car detailed in time for my BFF Julie who's flying in from Ohio next weekend (nothing like having company for making you get your act together!).

I'll leave you with a few things I've been paying attention to online lately:
  • Do you cringe when non-parents tell you how to parent? If so, you'll relate to this
  • This forever home is making me swoon 
  • Luvvie speaks the truth on the gentle way the media covered the cocaine overdose death of the mom of three kids recently in the news 
  • For those of you in NYC-metro check out Circle of Sisters happening next weekend 
  • Mr. Lovebird and I always debate over which questions are and aren't OK to ask in casual conversation (his list of OKed questions is much longer than mine!), but this post kinda settles the argument
  • This American Life is one of my favorite radio programs and this episode proves why
  • I read this and it made me post this
  • Have you met the latest Disney princess
Are your kids off tomorrow too in addition to Monday? I never had it like that as a kid; we only got Columbus Day off!