Sorry I ended up being MIA this week. I have a good excuse, I swear. And that excuse is the little face you see up there in all those photos. I took a mini trip out to Kansas City for a few days to see my sister and my little man, Liam.
The last time I saw him, he was only a few days old. Now, he holds my hand (kind of), is a big fan of his own feet (and his thumb), and can sit through an entire dinner out without crying (too much). Oh, and he still reeeeeally loves his puppy sister’s kisses. I know, the cuteness is a bit overwhelming.
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» Have you checked out Megan’s new pattern collection, Breakwater, yet? I’ve started to get to work on some variations and tutorials, so watch out for them throughout the month of May on Design Diary!
» This week I was interviewed and featured On Chictopia’s blog, Everybody Is Ugly. Check it out here!
» Last but not least - thank you all for your comments about our new baby kitty, Henry! We’re pretty smitten with the little monster :)
We’ve got a week of NEW things! So without further ado…
» NEW Boston bloggers to be added to my blog reader : Elissa of Style Wire, Katherine of Style Tab, Alyssa of Ruffle and Curl, Smita of Hogger & Co. And so many more! One of these days, I should do a round up of all the lovely Boston ladies that I’ve met.
» Lastly, I’ve done a tiny bit of an update to HollyDolly. Not much - just a few changes to the sidebar, and I’ve added a NEW shopHollyDolly page.
» I’m also excited to see all the girls (plus so many more!) again tomorrow for Blog Better Boston: Style Summit! I’ll have a recap of that event next week too, but you can follow along with me tomorrow on Instagram.
» I’m still eating lots of birthday cake. Funfetti birthday cake. And I never want it to end.
» Don’t forget - you can follow along with HollyDolly on Bloglovin’!
» It seems I find a new swimsuit every week that I think I need (can you tell I’m ready for summer?). This week, it is this one.
» I’m still at a lose for words for what happened here in Boston monday. I’ve been loving all the little bits of love for the city - little handwritten notes left in random spots, and my hockey team, the Buffalo Sabres, saluting the Boston fans alongside the Bruins after wednesday’s game. And that national anthem? Ugh, so good. UPDATE: THINGS HAVE GOTTEN CRAZY. IF YOU LIVE IN THE AREA, STAY INSIDE AND STAY SAFE. I’m not going anywhere today.
» No new projects this week on Design Diary (don’t worry - I’m saving them up for next week!). But I did talk about the importance of good packaging, and introduced April’s Featured Designer - Merl of Clyde’s Rebirth!
» I really, really want to make this lip scrub that Megan created. I love lip scrubs, and I bet it tastes so yummy!
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» The winners of the Firmoo giveaway have been announced and notified!
» Are you fashion or style blogger in the Boston / New England area? Have you gotten your ticket to the Blog Better Boston : Style Summit yet? You should get on that! It’s going to be a pretty awesome day :)
» Amanda of Indie Jane recently featured my outfit in her “things I love” post, and also introduce me to these teas. They have collections based around the Harry Potter and Hunger Games characters. And now I think I need all of them.
» In other news : there is still snow on the ground, and I am listening to JT’s 20/20 Experience on repeat (like everyone else on the planet, I’m pretty sure).