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The Pop Five

March 1, 2013

This is always a tough week for me. My father passed away 12 years ago today and the week leading up to the day of his death is always a bit melancholy. Margaret has changed some of that, for certain, since last year at this time I was just finding out that she was growing in my belly. It wasn’t all emo around my house – here are the things that topped my week.

Last night, one of my favorite food bloggers, Deb Perelman of Smitten Kitchen, held an event in Atlanta. She signed copies of her cookbook after an endearing Q&A session where she chatted about everything from organizing a tiny kitchen, to her creative process. So fun.

I’m obsessed with the new baby clothing line, Cradle & Thread, created by a couple in Atlanta. Not only are they making incredibly simple (yet adorable) separates (think back to basics oh-so soft cotton, hats, bibs, blankets, onesies, cardigans, and pants all in solid prints and sweet colors) it is so much more than that. For every $100 of merchandise sold, Cradle & Thread donates a full outfit of clothing to a family in need. How great is that?

Like many of you, my inbox is flooded with daily flash sales – Gilt, Zulily, Very Jane, and a slew of others. Well, now there’s one more that I’m likely the last person on the planet to discover … Joss & Main. The site is all about home furnishings and already I’ve spotted rugs, lighting, and outdoor seating that I’d love to have live in our little bungalow.

While I’ve loved every stage so far with Margaret (the dazed and confused, puffy newborn face that only lasted for a few days was particularly cute). I cannot wait for her to start talking because her sweet baby babble of late makes me think she just has so many interesting things to say. My friend, Kenn, clued me into this clip with Mister John and his mishap with sprinkles. He told me to be careful what I wish for because Margaret could start lying through her teeth (err sprinkle-filled mouth). Until that happens I’ll just stare at this photo of my lovely sleeping gal looking so very peaceful.

My favorite cocktail is a Pimm’s Cup and I have no idea why I never make them at home. This week, I finally bought a bottle to mix up something delicious for evening happy hours at our house.