So I’m home after spending a great week with my fam. Well, I suppose ‘great’ is relative these days but any time I have with my mum is time that I love so boom, I’m saying it was great! Plus I got to see some awesome cousins and take my mom yard sale-ing with them, which is my absolute worst nightmare, but they all made it tolerable which is saying a lot for their company! I bonded with my brother in law over chewbacca ring tones, adored my sister for watching my beasts while I conquered the J Crew outlet, and had an actual lunch with Troy that didn’t include hauling 14 coloring books, stickers and yelling at kids to stop bugging other diners … which was heaven.

Finn’s best time of the week was swimming with his second cousin (or third, or like twice removed, or really who can recall how we name kids of cousins?) and Wren was in a haze of polly pocket mayhem (which mom scored for 3 bucks) which was a GOD SEND for keeping her happy.

Got Cliff back from Camp Gunby today, my ‘absolutely grateful I have you to unload my dog on when I have to drop everything and leave town in a flurry friends!’ … and he is obviously currently depressed. I mean a week with 2 other dogs, on a farm, swimming in a pond every day and eating fucking fresh chicken eggs for every meal? I mean, I’m sorta depressed for him, but I’m so happy to hug his stinky body and kiss his equally stinky head.

But today is not about sadness or stinky dogs. It’s about shopping! Summer is right around the corner even though ‘horrible mom me’ sent her kids to school in wee sweat shirts when it was actually 7 degrees out but I told them to just run around the play ground to get warm so it’s all good.

I thought it would be a good post to get me rolling towards some summer purchases and inspiration to put a smile on my face. Here’s to quirky shit that I LOVE which will make me (and hopefully you) share a giggle during a time in which laughter could indeed be the best medicine.

OK so think Disney Land, Wonderland, or hell probably the park … who doesn’t need a little nip now and then when you are knee deep in hangry melt downs, relentless games of ’20 stupid questions’ and surrounded by exhausted, bitchy kids who are SOOOO BORED? A camera flask is a BRILLIANT addition to your summer repertoire. 

camera flask

I’m not sure you noticed but Pineapples are THE high fashion of the summer. I love this print from Fab.com.

Pineapple

Most are aware of my weird decor, but this pillow is my fav thing right now. A wee nudey Hello terrarium…I mean, this is amazing.

Nudey Pillow

I love things that light up. Prob you would get that if you saw the lights on my bed post, my living room mirror, my kitchen chalkboard, my bunkie walls … I guess twinkle lights are my thing. So this lightbox that you can design is like the heavens have opened up for me. You can post what’s for dinner (nothing), make jokes, use for party menus, list drink options, I mean, I love this.

Cinema Lightbox

My ‘buy me brunch‘ jesus tank is one of my go-to clothing options so obviously I would hop back to them, and see some new stuff while figuring out my summer wardrobe. Here are a few I love …

 

Buy Me Brunch

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So let’s not forget to ‘summer up’ your tech. A great resource is Design Love Fest which is one of my gurus and go to site for amazing decor/fashion inspiration. She offers up free wallpapers for your desktop, iPads, phones … whatever, so there is no excuse for a boring white background or pics of your kids. Ok that was harsh but you have enough of them on instagram, there is no need to plaster every device too. Enjoy!

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