Big-headed Mamas, I found us a hat!!  It's J.Crew's Panama hat, and it comes in small-medium, medium-large and large-extra large (which is what I'm wearing. cringe).  I was looking for a new fedora after mine died a terrible death (#deathbyteething, thank your Mr. Pax) and so…yeah.  I ended up with a Panama hat.  I simply couldn't find a fedora large enough for, uh, my over-sized noggin…all of my hair.  But in the spirit of full disclosure, Mike doesn't love it.  "Babe, I love that you love it!"  Uh…wha????  But he was over-ruled.  Of course, since then, I've noticed that this darn hat is everywhere (here, here, here and here to name just a few).  That's what I get for hitting-up the world-beloved J.Crew. (psst – they now ship internationally).

We've been having all sorts 'o fun over here.  We visited dear friends in NY, then headed on over to MI for our annual summer trip.  (Meredith, so nice meeting you at the Botanic Gardens!!)  

And as much fun as we've been having in Grand Rapids….



….we've been melting in this heat.  But next week?  The BEACH.

What I'll be reading.

What I definetely won't be wearing.

A genius DIY for making your own denim cut-offs, which I will be wearing Every. Day. (I randomly hack at mine, but her method results in a very cool looking short with a bit more modesty.) 

The tee I can't stop giggling about. 

The most gorgeous updo for summer (can someone DIY that headband??  And then…uh…sell it to me?)

The hands-down most hysterical, raddest knit baby hat EVER.  Yay for boobs!

 And finally…a fun, yet easy pre-schooler activity for a rainy day…and one for a toddler.

 Mamas, I hope you had a wonderful 4th!  Stay cool!



ps.  M and I are kinda loving these easy little Friday posts.  It always takes a while to find your unique voice…and right now, mine is SO inspired by A Cup of Jo's weekend posts that I had to give credit where credit is due.  So yeah.  Imitation is the highest form of flattery?

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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 shorts known as denim-underwear, always.

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  1. Hi shana,i love your blog!
    Totally agree with you about jcrew,they always have something great and since they are shipping internationally(i am in germany)i can get my crew fix here too. Yeah!!!!

  2. haha I was just thinking that this post was like Jo’s on Fridays, and then you mention that at the end. Some other bloggers doing the same thing too.

  3. Oh good – glad I'm not the only one.  🙂  It's just a nice little way of sharing things that I think you guys would be interested in…but don't necessarily need their own big article.  Or…more accurately….I don't always have time to make into their own big article.  And after reading Jo for years, her Friday posts make me feel like I know her a little better.  Silly?  Yeah…but fun.

  4. Goorin Brothers (goorin.com) makes hats in sizes, too- the only way I can find a fedora that fits my *ahem* “hair.” Thanks for sharing the hat recommendation!

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