A few love announcements today!
-After the last IVF, my dear friend sent me a gift. I'm still blown away by her kindness. She sent some books that I just LOVED to pieces. I cannot recommend these enough: Gift from the Sea by Anne Morrow Lindbergh (I wish I could give this to every single one of you) and Help, Thanks, Wow by Anne Lamott. The dairy free / gluten free chocolate from Casa de Chocolates in the Bay Area wasn't bad one bit, either.
-Loved this idea to rent bins for a move. Genius. It's such a greener way to make it all happen.
-I got this Egyptian cotton duvet from Amazon recently (based on the reviews) and I have LOOOVED it. The cotton is so, so soft to the touch that it feels like you're sleeping in a cloud. We love it so much that we are taking it with us to Ecuador.
-Still thinking about purging so much of our stuff and how freeing it was and I can't help but say...Make it a tradition to have a stoop sale / yard sale / donation day EVERY YEAR! Also, if any Park Slopers want to help a hard working 15 year-old kid save for college, let me know. He has started his own stoop sale business and will come to your door to pick up all your donations. He came and picked up tons of stuff from us and it was such a relief.
-Will you be watching the Oscars? So excited that Ellen Degeneres is hosting - she makes me want to watch it. The only best picture nominations I saw were 12 Years a Slave (it was amazing, heart wrenching, and inspiring beyond words) and Captain Phillips (such an unbelievable true story of pirates attacking a shipping vessel). What other nominated films would you recommend?
Have a wonderful weekend, everyone!
With Love, Mara