Are you guys ready for Halloween? We are, relatively speaking. The kids are ready, and Mike has technically seen the costume I bought for him and I have typed “Cleopatra makeup video” into the search bar one time so yeah….ready.
How do you guys handle Halloween candy? The last couple of years we’ve just let the kids eat whatever they wanted on Halloween night, and then threw the rest away. And by threw the rest away I mean that Mike hid it and ate it for several days afterwards until I found the stash and put him out of his misery. True love, obvi. This year Raines has negotiated to keep 13 pieces to be eaten after Halloween. So we’ll go with that for now, but I’m genuinely curious how others handle Halloween candy?
It’s a Fall thing. The sales are nuts right now, so we created a Weekend Sales Round Up and picked the best pieces on sale from Nordstrom, J.Crew, Abercrombie and River Island. Let us know if there are any other good finds out there….
A nod to the original. In the photo above I’m wearing Madewell’s sweater – it has so far so good embroidered across the front, which is basically my life motto. However…..it just dawned on me (like, 10 seconds ago), that it could be a knock off of Lingua Franca. So let’s be clear: if you want the authentic version, the hand-embroidered one in 100% cashmere with a powerful/irreverent/empowering message across the front….stick with the original gangster.
Velvet for night. Madewell has a whole new line of pajamas and I LOVE them. You can see the little velvet set on me via the TME IG (@themomedit). NOTE – the color in our IG is much more true-to-life than the muted gray on madewell.com.
It’s called fashion, Brenda. These….pants?…are all over Amazon. Aptly titled, “fried chicken pants,” they’re also referred to as “solid loose fancy mid-length pants” as well as “carrot pants” or my personal favorite, “pleated closure ankle-length pants for Thanksgiving.” Well. There you go.
My Slow and Non-Glamorous Life. In the latest Do You Even Blog podcast, Pete interviews me about blogging, what I’ve learned over the years, and does a little behind-the-scenes Q&A on The Mom Edit if anyone is interested. We had so much fun chatting. He’s seriously great.
Hey Portland, Get Sweaty With Laura. <— not my best choice of words, but I’m tired, and I couldn’t think of a Barre3 pun. ANYWHO….Laura and Barre3 Portland have teamed up to offer Portland readers a free class and meet and greet (complete with FOOD and prizes). The class will be at 3PM on November 11. Sign up here – Laura’s excited, and dying to meet you guys!
Hey Philly, Come Watch My Friend’s Movie. My dear friend Amanda has made a movie. Not on her iPhone, but, like, a real one. Her movie is Love Means Zero, and Rolling Stone named it as one of The 10 Best Movies We Saw at the 2017 Toronto Film Festival. I’m over-the-moon excited, obviously. There’s a screening this Sunday as part of the Philly Film Festival, and if any of you can make it, please come and say hi. The film starts 2:20PM, and you can buy tickets here. (Mike and I are bringing the boys which may not be a great idea but, ya know, life…..)
200 Women. This book, 200 Women, asks women from a wide variety of backgrounds the same five questions. Chronicle has an excerpt from the book and it’s fascinating. Expect to see this one high on my holiday wishlist.
Enjoy your weekend!!