If I am being honest, it sort of feels like Christmas was just yesterday. It might feel that way because I wanted it to last forever this year, which may have resulted in it actually moving along a lot quicker. Having a child that is now able to get excited and unwrap his own gifts (sorta) and light up when he saw Christmas lights and so on really makes that time of year that much more special.
With that said, it’s hard to believe that Valentines Day is right around the corner. And if there is anyone who deserves to be spoiled a little bit this year, it’s my wife. Her constant mothering is never ending. Last year at this time, I thought those first few months of motherhood were a lot of work for her, but that seriously does not compare to what all she has endured and done in the last year. So, this year, I know I am going to do something really special for her aside from just a gift. I can’t say here of course, since she’ll read it, but I will share this Valentines Day gift guide that includes most of my ideas for her.
Row One: Waffle Robe from Coyuchi ($98) | Calm + Detox Bath Salts by Herbivore ($36) | Classic Ladies’ Analog Watch by Braun ($63)
Row Two: Bergamot & Mahogany Candle from Paddywax ($12) | Good Vibes Sweatshirt from Lou & Grey ($139) | Planner Notebook in Plaid by Julia Kostreva ($32)
Row Three: Small Leaf Earrings by April Soderstrom ($30) | Molly On The Range by Molly Yeh ($20) | Glass Blooms Perfume from Régime des Fleurs ($200)
Row Four: Plaidbrush Jacket from Lou + Grey ($249) | Contour Key Ring Bend by Areaware ($20) | White Ceramic Clock by Beautiful Things Online ($28)
Row Five: Mini Eco Tote by Abacá ($16) | Queen Linen Duvet Cover in Charcoal from In Bed ($242) | Charleston City Guide by WILDSAM Field Guides ($18)
This weekend I was able to get out of the house with Forrest, just the two of us, to do some shopping for momma. It was great. We loaded up in his Mountain Buggy Nano and hit some of my favorite shops around town. I love it when I get to spend some one on one time with Forrest out of the house. And one thing I love about living in the city is the easy access to loads of great shops that we can walk to. With the way things are going these days, I sometimes feel like my son and his generation might miss completely out on what it’s like to support local shops, which is why we try to shop at them as much as possible. And one thing that Raleigh has going for it, is it’s urban boom, including so many amazing shops popping up left and right. If you live in Raleigh or plan on being in the area sometime soon, you should make sure to check out: