This month is the calm before the storm. The end of May or beginning of June with bring with it the entry of our baby boy and newborn chaos will ensue. May will be a time for last minute Target runs to stock up on diapers and clothes, and a time to launder and organize everything in preparation. With all of this in mind, I have given myself some extra leeway to relax the past couple of weeks. I have watched some of the most desired films on my “to watch” list, I have read my books and magazine, enjoyed taking the dog long walks while listening to podcasts, and even taken a bubble bath or two.
Iris – I have been dying to see this film for ages. Iris is a documentary about an interior designer who traveled the world with her husband, creating connections, building a business with their fabric company, and cultivating an insanely unique fashion collection. She reached world wide stardom in her late 80’s when a number of her outfits, which she styled herself, were put on display. Her style mixed with her vivacious personality spunky outlook on life make this one of my favorite films. Iris reminds me of my own grandmother, only with a far more ballsy fashion sense. Fashion isn’t your thing? Watch it anyway. Even if eclectic style isn’t your thing, watch it anyway.
Stuff You Missed in History Class – This podcast has been around for years (centuries in internet time) and I am a bit late to the party on this one. As a history minor this appeals to my scholarly side while a number of the salacious tales appeal to my inner Real Housewives fan. My favorites so far? Babuska Lady, The Disappearance of Judge Joseph Force Crater, The Iroquois Theater Fire, and The Disappearance of the Sodder Childern. Plus any ship wreck related stories.
Classic white bowls – we have a wonderful all white plate set from Williams Sonoma, however we were without bowls. These white cereal bowls from Williams Sonoma’s everyday line are awesome and easy on the wallet.
Fun printables – I have had my eye on one piece of wall decor for nearly a year, it’s my favorite quote from my favorite children’s book of all time “I Love You Forever”:
This is my favorite find from Etsy:
Tortellini Soup with Italian Sausage – While we had a brief warm spell, this weekend will be bringing a colder front. Tomorrow I will be picking up all the supplies to make a big pot of this soup. I may even make some homemade garlic bread to go with it. Yum!