A group of chickadees is called a "banditry." I love that word, don't you? It's a little bit playful and mischievous - just how a weekend should be. On Friday, I round up (just for you) a veritable banditry of interesting reads, gifts, celebrations and things to love. Enjoy!
I can't help it. My deep and abiding love for Valentine's Day just can't be stopped. Every year I am re-inspired to do something fun and bright and happy. Remember the year Zach and I kissed under a shower of confetti? Or made heart-shaped mudpie with homemade coffee ice-cream (seriously, so good).
Tate and I have spent a lot of time over the years making classroom Valentine's. We pretty much always make them by hand, and this year was no exception. Except this- I had to work late last night. And today was his Valentine's party. Which means I got home after his bedtime and he stayed up two hours (two hours!) late finishing them. But we had so much fun. And this year, the Serena and Lily catalog saved the day- it was perfect for cutting out pretty red, pink, green and teal hearts.
While Zach and I celebrate Valentine's weekend (complete with a comedy show on Saturday night and a best friend visiting over the weekend), I hope you too get swept up in big feelings of love, cheezy Hallmark holiday or not.
Read: 50 Ways to Encourage a Child (scroll to page 2)
Celebrate: One of my best friends got engaged last weekend! Hooray! Predictably, this means I've been having fun scouring the web for inspiration. These semi-naked pink cakes- AMAZING.
Love: I think this was a beautiful idea, beautifully executed.