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Bonjour!

Thank you all for the kind emails and comments on my Grammy post. The service was beautiful, and giving the eulogy was one of the best/hardest/best things I have ever done. I got to spend more time with friends and family before running off to catch our flight- which honestly felt like something my Grandmother would have loved.

Pete and I spent the night in Paris and are heading south for the wedding festivities bright and early this morning. I am no francophile and I might be forced into blogger retirement just for saying this, but I have never really “gotten” Paris. The bread is amaze but otherwise I prefer Italian food, I am always overwhelmed by how big the city is, and I am just not enamored of French women and their style.

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But this? This, I get.

So excited to visit Provence, I have never been! And, to celebrate Stina and her marriage, les duh.

Weddings & Funerals

Y’all…My Grammy passed away.

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Grace’s first visit to Grammy’s apartment- check the wall of African masks collected from the many Safari’s she took in the 70s-80s.

We got a few weeks to spend with her and say goodbye, but this has still been one of the hardest times of my life.

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The word is overused, but she was a TRULY magical woman. That picture is from the 80th Birthday we threw her a few years ago. I wore her dress from the ’60s, just one of the many material and spiritual gifts she passed on to me.

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So fly, right? She had such style. I owe so much of my sparkle, my love of color and whimsy, and my sense of adventure to her.

One of these days I’ll tell y’all more about her. I am honored that my family asked me to give her eulogy at the service today. And then immediately afterwards, Pete and I are going straight to the airport to fly to Aix so I can be a bridesmaid in Christina’s wedding.

There is a whole lot of life going on around here. Weddings and funerals, big life moments on the opposite ends of the spectrum I am grateful to be a part of.

xoxo or as Grammy would say, 1-4-3

‘Cessory Game

Since I am not spending much money on clothes these days (thank you h&m for the $20 dress!) I am diverting those funds to stepping up my ‘cessory game. The thought being, who is going to pay attention to my large behind if my feet are looking fierce?

 

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Fancy Sh*t Kickers, Stevie ApprovesSpooky, SweetMetallic Skimmers, Ruby Red Skimmers, Rawr, Purr-fection

 

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 Flossin’. You say, “how much that cost me?” About a million dollars playa, she bossy! -Too $hort

TGIF

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Did y’all see Amber’s home tour on Style Me Pretty? So pure. I always love seeing pictures of our Biscuit bedding in peoples homes, and seeing our Amber inspired print in her little G’s room is some next level happy. The whole home was exactly the cure my weary eyes needed after a long, long week.

I could not be happier that it is Friday. We got back from New York and the gift show on Monday, Grace started school and graduated beds, the store and our design work are as busy as ever, and I have been dealing with some family stuff. I could also not be happier that we are home this weekend. Our crazy travel schedule is winding down- I only have two more big trips. Next weekend Pete and I are traveling to Aix en Provence for three days where I will be a bridesmaid in my college roommates wedding. FancyPants! And then for our anniversary (3 years!) we are taking Grace to my parents house in Colorado where we got married. But this weekend we will be happily spending some quality time in our own Biscuit, enjoying our backyard and catching up with friends.

What do y’all have planned?

Congratulations @emwest3 you are the winner of the map necklace! Email us at store [@] biscuit-home.com to collect!

Big Girl!

Grace had a pretty monumental day yesterday. It was her first day of school AND her first night in a big girl bed.Diptic

Top Row: Dropping Grace off at school. Do you die over her DVF for Gap baby wrap dress? Because I do. There were no tears but she was a little nervous. Luckily she had her magic “I-CWEEEMS” backpack, which I think gave her an extra boost of confidence. Once I got her in the classroom she was off!

Middle Row: Grace is doing a phase in schedule, so we picked her up before lunch and chicky was exhausted. Still we took her to our favorite diner for milkshakes and curly fries to celebrate. Then. Then. It was time for our young scholar to graduate to a big girl bed.

Bottom Row: I cannot even begin to tell you how much I have been dreading this transition. Way more than any other big baby change. I just haven’t been able to wrap my head around how she stays safe out of her jail/crib. How does she not get up and wander around and, I don’t know, set something on fire? We had baby proofers come back and bolt every single piece of furniture in the house to the walls. But still the whole thing has been v. stressful for me. When it came time to put her down last night I got in her BigGirlBed with her and we read for a bit, then I created a bunker of pillows around the edge and left to watch her obsessively on the monitor. It didn’t take long for that naughty little head to pop up, but luckily our monitor has a “talk” feature which Grace abides by like THE VOICE OF GOD HIMSELF, and as soon as she heard me tell her to go to bed she popped back down and didn’t move again until 6:30 this morning. No midnight exploring. No house fires. Quite an auspicious start.

AND her big girl room is almost finished!

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Rug and bed are in, wallpaper and switching out canopy/curtains coming soon!