Travel Attire

Packing for travel gives me such anxiety. I am the worst at fitting stuff into a carry-on and I always bring 6 outfits that I don’t need. Today I’m packing for a weekend trip to Chicago, and while hopping on a plane to the windy city is hardly world traveling (it’s a 30 minute flight) it’s still exciting to have a little weekend getaway! I’ll be in town for an event with EcoTools and I can’t wait to share more about it when I return!

Where to get it:  T by Alexander Wang Striped Linen Dress ($110.00), Acme Studios Elyse Long Cardigan ($460.00), Converse Chuck Taylors ($85.00), Giorgio Armani Fedora ($195.00), Kazan Ring ($75.00), Monki Hope Sunglasses ($14.00), Fujifilm Instax Camera ($82.00), So Posting This iPhone Case ($14.99), Lush Solid Perfume ($13.95), Diptyque Do Son Eau De Parfume ($145.00), Paul & Joe Hand Cream ($21.64), The Language of Flowers ($8.50), TravelMate Neck Pillow ($13.00), Mulberry Scotchgrain Luggage with Cognac Trim ($1300.00), Madewell Transport Tote ($168.00).

If there’s sunshine and warm temps you can usually find me out on our deck reading. I can plow through a lot of books at a somewhat impressive rate in the summer months although I try to be actively reading something all the time. The books above are a mixture of books I’ve recently read and really enjoyed—and books that are on my list for summer.  For synopsis and purchase information please click the links below:

1. Summer at Tiffany. 2. The Secret Life of CeeCee Wilkes. 3. The Language of Flowers.
4. Middlesex. 5. Before I Go to Sleep. 6. Reconstructing Amelia.
7. Dark Places. 8. Gone Girl. 9. Sharp Objects.
10. The Immortal Life of Henrietta Lacks. 11. Unbroken. 12. Contagious.
13. The Solder’s Farewell. 14. Monuments Men. 15. Mystic River.

Gifts for Mamas

Mother’s day is May 11th. I repeat….Mother’s Day is May 11th! That’s 24 days away, if you’re keeping track. I teamed up with Uncommon Goods to compile a list of unique, customized pieces that suit every lady on your list. I wanted to get the Whitney Mother + Child Necklace for my mom—-but the most kids you can have on it are 3! Way too small for our family. Instead, I got it for my sister, who has two little girls. The quality was beautiful and I loved the detail in the skirts! Uncommon Goods has so many great gifts for both guys and gals, we love getting their catalog in the mail! They were founded in 1999 and feature unique designs that are created in harmony with the environment and without harm to animals or people.  Be sure to browse their collection as well as some more great ideas for mom. Here are my picks for personalized gifts:

For a New Mom : Custom Baby Footprint Necklace ($220.00). Provide a picture of your baby’s footprints and the artist will create a one-of-a-kind necklace just for you! (this necklace takes 4-6 weeks to arrive…try printing off the product page and wrapping that up in a card!). Also a great gift for Moms-to-Be! Pay for the necklace and let them submit the image once baby arrives.

For the Adventurous Mama : Custom Map Bracelet ($160.00).  Does your mom love to travel, have a city she dearly misses, or a trip she is anxious to plan? Fuel her dreams to travel with a customized map bracelet.

For the Proud Mama : Whitney Mother + Child Necklace ($54.00-74.00). Customize the gender and number of children holding onto the mother figure.

For the Furbaby Mama : Custom Pet Nose Print Necklace ($210.00-$290.00). Includes a kit for taking a print of your pups nose to submit to the artist.

For a Mom Overcoming Her Fears : She Believed She Could Ring ($78.00). Is your mom going back to school, launching her own business, training for a marathon? Tell her you believe in her with this ring embossed with a quote.

For a Mama-to-Be : Personalized Love Birch Cuff ($100.00). Is your wife expecting? Remind her of the bond the two of you share with this bracelet that replicates initials carved into a birch tree. K-I-S-S-I-N-G.

Shop My Closet!

This is happening tomorrow morning at 9:00 AM CST on my facebook page. Pour yourself a cup of coffee and head over there to check out the goods. There’ll be a fair amount of anthro stuff (including one of my favorite felted wool jackets) lots of dresses and also some vintage items (floral midi skirt, anyone?). Here are some additional guidelines to read through before hitting up the Shop My Closet Sale:

I’ll post the items in the SHOP MY CLOSET album on the THYME IS HONEY facebook page one at a time starting at 9AM CST. Some of the items will be “FLAT PRICE”: First person to comment on these items will get them. Other items will be “BIDDING”: comment on them with a higher bid in order to win it. Other guidelines:

1. Preferred payment method is PayPal. If you win an item please comment again with your PayPal email address.
2. Items will not ship until payment is received.
3. If I’m unable to contact you for 3 days the item will be offered to the next bidder or may be re-listed.
4. Items will ship on or before April 21st USPS Priority unless otherwise noted.
5. Shipping charges are not included. You will be invoiced for the shipping charges. I’ll try to get all of your items in one box and send them flat rate.
6. I will post “Bidding Over” on each photo individually when the sale for that item has ended. Until then it is open for bids and the item will go to the highest bidder.

Does anyone else share this sentiment? This latest system hasn’t brought any snow to Madison, but I know some of you weren’t quite so lucky. Cheers: to the winter that just wouldn’t die!