Wednesday, August 22, 2012

love*birds: 8.22.12

things i am loving this week:
~ baby ben. duh. that's a no brainer. he is the cutest, sweetest, cuddliest newborn around.
~ chris. again, duh. he is the cutest, sweetest, cuddliest man around. plus, he's a regular mcgyver. seriously, give the guy a stick of gum and a paper clip and he can fix anything.
~ our soon to be new back yard. good ol' mcgyver took next week off to build our new patio and resod the yard. (see "what i love" just above this one.)
~ you guys. i want to thank you for all of your kind comments about how to discipline our kids. i will take it all to the bank!
~ camping. we are planning our (maybe) last camping trip of the season. as henry said, "every time i start school, we always go camping right after that!"
~ wild rice soup. i made a huge batch of vegetarian wild rice soup the other night. i have probably eaten my weight in wild rice.

and here are some other things we love this week.

megan bird

first knuckly bow and arrow ring set
i love the idea of a first knuckle ring. and the fact that these are bow and arrows make them even better!

vintage polka dot swing coat
is this coat for real? seriously, how cute is it? it's swing silhouette and big mid-century collar and polka dots, to boot??? for cute!

bathroom decor
speaking of childhood discipline...i couldn't think of a cuter way to tell your kids what they need to be doing in the bathroom! if only there were a "don't pee on the floor" and "put the seat down" for my son, we'd be set!

faux leather skinny jeans
i know i might be too old to try to rock a pair of these, but that has never stopped me before. i really want a pair of faux leather skinnies for the winter!

custom typewriter cufflinks
i like this idea. i think it would be cute to get chris some for the wedding with our kids' initials on them.

thank you, molly for writing this post about "plus-size" models and real life. you pretty much said what i think all the time. if i were being judged by hollywood standards, i would probably sit in my room and cry all day. and in answer to your question, yes, i do think bloggers can make a difference. maybe just a small one, but that counts for something!

my loves
i had a fun little day with the kiddos when i took last friday off. i sure do love them!

nora bird
black cuff bracelet

this geometric beaded cuff is so cool. it was hard to pick a favorite color, but i think the gold beads really pop against the glossy black background. gorgeous!

mod polka dot dress

this 60s, mod dress is just so cute! polka dots are my favorite. and i am just in love with the blue bow!

clear resin and pyrite ring

this clear resin ring would be cool on it's own, but the shiny fool's gold inside makes it truly unique. definitely a statement piece!

honey tan rising boots

with fall right around the corner i have definitely started thinking about boots. not that i need any more riding boots, but i don't have any this color (or do i? i have far too many boots...but i just love these!)

sheer peasant dress

more polka dots! i love the ruffled collar on this dress. and just imagine it with those boots above and a cute cardigan. perfect fall outfit!

milk drunk

here is my new little guy, totally passed out after a huge milk bender. how cute is that little face???!!!

what are you loving this week???

xoxo, two birds


  1. Aww, I love Baby Ben too, he's so cute!!

    I also love both the polka dot coat and polka dot dress you guys found, polka dots for all!

  2. Love the coat, and baby Ben is adorable!

  3. i love it all but milk drunk is totally my favorite. LOVELOVELOVE him!

  4. and ahhh i just noticed y'all mentioned my post from yesterday! thank you SO MUCH. you are seriously so sweet. thank you!!

  5. i'm totally amazed at those bow and arrow knuckle rings. fascinating, really. how do they stayyy?

  6. oh my God! Baby Ben is just fabulous and where did that blue/white duck romper come from. I have a picture of both my boys in that milk drunk pose and in fact I have them both framed on the mantel in the front room.

    Also if Elle Mcphearson can get away with leather skinny jeans then you certainly can xx

  7. he's SO CUTE! yay for baby ben!

    and all of these are such grat favorite - i especially want that ring just lovely

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails // current giveaway

  8. Polka dots - oh how I love them so.:)

    And Baby Ben... could he get any cuter? I think not!

  9. sweet baby ben and megan bird with her little ones too! holy cute polka dot dresses, & i can never get enough boots.

  10. LOVE that ring! And ohhhhhh how cute :) Look at that little guy! :)


  11. Aww Ben is such a cutie in his duck print! I'd loooove to get a pair of riding boots for the fall.

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  12. I am pretty much in love with everything on this post. Just saying. That mod poka dress is to die for.


  13. You've found some seriously cute items this week! The arrow rings are so pretty and delicate though I struggle with keeping normal rings on so I think these would actually drive me insane! I'd like that polka dot swing coat too- it's actually a similar shape to my white coat, but the dots add that certain something!
    What a cute cute baby, you must be so proud!

  14. OMG, he's SO cute! I totally want that polka dot jacket. I must have that polka dot jacket!!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  15. Top favorite of your pics--the milk drunk. The polka dot coat and the typewriter cuff links are true finds too.

  16. Love those leather jeans too! I think you'll look awesome in them. And more baby photos please - too cute :)

    Life etc