Weekend 12.8

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It’s the time of year when I start to turn introspective.  And every year about this time I decide three things:

  1. I need more travel in my life.
  2. I need more dance in my life.
  3. I need to drink more water.

That last one is from Gwen. And she’s right.  I went – well hydrated, thanks to Gwen –  to a fairly epic, bad-moms-style party last night and multiple glasses of Cava didn’t destroy me.  So we’re calling that a win.

I am also dressed in real clothes and wearing lipstick as I type this (as opposed to no-makeup and my pineapple sweatpants that A has nicknamed my “blogging sweatpants”) so YES.  That is ALSO a win.

Instacart is delivering coconut-milk eggnog so obviously my winning streak will continue into the weekend.  Haha.

Coffee Club. A friend of mine has been working with Backyard Beans, a local roaster in PA.  She sent over some coffee to try, and it’s delicious.  (And the founders – an adorable new mom and dad originally started the business in their backyard, hence the name.) I’m now eyeing up their coffee-of-the-month subscription as a potential gift idea….

The most perfect menswear pajama set EVER.  I love the idea of a crisp cotton menswear pj set….but it’s never cozy enough for winter.  This Cosabella jersey set is softer, cozier, but has alllll of the tomboyish sex appeal I was looking for.  BAM. (A few more sizes available at Zappos.)

Beige wanted, but perhaps pink.  I’ve been eyeing up this giant Free People sweater, and now it’s on sale.  Of course, the cream is sold out, but I could be talked into pink. (Or I might just get the full-priced cream, here.)

Team Jacket.  Almost all of the TME editors now own this gorgeous LOFT puffer.  I’ll have Gwen throw some group selfies up on IG (@themomedit) so you can see the various colors and sizes in action.

Prehistoric Woman vs. Serena Williams – It turns out that prehistoric women would win, at least in arm wrestling.  Apparently, the average prehistoric woman was stronger than today’s modern athletes.

Get away, you creepy Elf.  I hate Elf on the Shelf with a passion.  But I’m totally down with the Kindness Elves.  (Good find, Laura!)

This girl can. We all obsessed with the This Girl Can video series.  Here’s the latest that had us all cheering.


Enjoy your weekend!




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Shana founded The Mom Edit in 2008. She lives with the love of her life (his name's Mike) and their two crazy boys in downtown Philadelphia. She loves a good styling challenge (her engineering side shows eventually), appreciates kindness, and usually picks scotch over wine, sneakers over stilettos, and denim-underwear, always.

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  1. Yes! Finally, someone else hates Elf on a Shelf! My husband and I think it’s so creepy. The kindness shelf sounds great. We already do something similar. For our advent calendar, I print pictures from throughout the year, write a suggested act of kindness on the back, wrap them in a piece of paper, and clothes pin them to a row of string hung on the wall in the playroom. Then we leave the pictures up all year. I am the least crafty person I know, so it’s very simple. The kids love looking at their pictures all year and will even occasionally revisit the acts of kindness on the back. My favorite act I came up with this year was, “When screen time is over, instead of complaining, thank your mommy for letting you watch it.” …we’ll see if that one works 😉

  2. Ditto the Elf on the Shelf! It’s a visceral dislike- mostly because i feel like the whole thing is a way Instagram parents show off how crafty and funny they are. I feel the same way about the Elf on the Shelf folks that my four boys must feel about kids with clean white sneakers and non ripped jeans- we just want to beat them up. Just kidding ( kind of…)

  3. Hate Elf on the Shelf but do enjoy watching Busy Philips crazy elf antics each year. Love that Free People sweater. I have the blue and now want the pink. It’s so cozy.

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