wisdom is nothing more than healed pain.

And for the boys…

Recently, I have been diagnosed with sciatic nerve pain (thank the G-man that it wasn’t a blood clot my hypochondriac mind led me to believe it was). Basically this means I got me a bum leg that I can barely walk on. MRI’s and physical therapy aside, what the hell am I supposed to do on a day to day basis living in NYC and using my stems to walk everywhere?

Well, summertime is here and regular old flips flops for the commute were totally not cutting it. Did a lil’ research and found myself at the Walking Store. Shop Zealand (exclusively sold at the Walking Store) for both foot and leg pain issues. I mean they could be cuter, but this is a matter of life or death. I’d prefer to live while looking semi-cuteskis. ๐Ÿ˜‰

the cure to the summer flu.

It’s March, finally, but it’s still so collllldddd. I left the house once this morning and have no intentions of going back out. This spring fever I’ve been feeling is very quickly turning into a full blown summer flu. So what can we do but to transplant ourselves(metaphorically of course) to a warm July afternoon on the beach somewhere (west coast, east coast-take your pick).

You’ve been in and out of the waves all day, and you are ready to sit back and relax on the sand with a cold beer and your besties and this super so-cal poncho from Stussy’s spring/summer 2011 collection. There’s nothing wrong with planning ahead people. It may not feel like it, but this fabulous weather is creeping somewhere just around the corner.

ahhhhhhh… only 100 some-odd days to go;)

day dreams of spring.

one of our favorite spring ad campaigns for 2011.. close your eyes and you can hear the birds sing…

It’s spring fever. That is what the name of it is. And when you’ve got it, you want – oh, you don’t quite know what it is you do want, but it just fairly makes your heart ache, you want it so!

~Mark Twain

how we stay summer soft when everyone else is winter dry…

In this season of chapped lips, hands, elbows… you name it… a good lotion is a must. This is an old favorite of Flaxen’s from before, during and after baby:

I’ve been using this lotion daily after the shower for years, but the solid formula is perfect for dry, chapped hands, cracked cuticles, feet, scars, and was my go-to cream throughout my entire pregnancy. I went nowhere without it…

So try it.. we promise you will love. Oh, and the best part? You won’t spend more than 10 dollars on any of their items. They’re good like that:)

see palmers.com for complete product line

when i reminisce over you, my love.

We’ve been reminiscing a lot lately about all the people, places, music, and things that we once possessed or loved or cared for or yearned for.

But today, there are just two tangible items that both of us had, that provided us some serious nostalgia. And out of nowhere, really, as you know we tend to be quite the random duo. Psych!

First up? Banana Clips.

Those things never held your hair quite right, and you would be in the middle of Social Studies with that baby loosening up between the explanation of each Crusade War. How could you be focusing on which general did what while that little cutie Ralph A. was thinking/seeing what a hot mess you were?

Here’s how to make it work:

Next up? T-Shirt Clips.

Mom’s always had to double check the tightness of the clip, or it could like totally be lost. If loose shirts, flourescent nail polish, and legwarmers can come back, like why can’t these?

They can, especially when they look like this

or this.

So take a chill pill and look totally gnarly. You are indeed all that and a bag of chips;)

find the minimalist in you.

Temperatures are dropping, and the morning and evening commutes are beginning to feel a bit uncomfortable. Even those quick cab rides out on a friday night are requiring more than just your light-weight leather jacket. And we all know that carrying around your jacket along with a cardigan is the last thing you want to be worried about when packed into a sweat-infused basement venue in east williamsburg. Fret not, friends.. once again, FT comes up with the answers to life’s little quandaries…

 

Minimalist Effort Gloves-$47.99

These gloves are a blend of cotton, acrylic and wool, cover the full length of most anyone’s arms. They truly embody the minimalist title they’re given- they can fit perfectly into even the smallest of handbags and are the ideal replacement for a frumpy cardigan on those frosty fall evenings.

Find at modcloth.com

kisses; the autograph of love

Tis the season for lips.. lips and more lips. Our tans have faded a bit, our hair perhaps gone a shade darker(or lighter), the skies have been gray and uninviting, and we are in desperate need of a little color in our lives. The answer: lispstick, right?? ehhh… The problem is this is also the season for keeping warm avec des bisous… and there isn’t anything worse to most men out there than kissing a super hot girl with a super red lip. Unless his secret fetish is coming straight outta the Crying Game, your hot lip color is nothing more than a major turn-off.

Solution? Lipstain. Our new fave? revlon’s just bitten.

The stain is super easy to apply, and the balm is awesomely moisturizing. We’ve even tried applying one of our own clear glosses instead of the balm for a shiny effect, and it does do the same trick. The color palette carries just about every shade your little heart could desire, and the color really does last a good couple of hours,through kisses, candy apples, glasses of wine, and perhaps a few more intimate activites;)

Flaxen’s favorite shade right now is flame. She’s loving it even with her freshly colored auburn locks. But her favorite part about it? She can give all of the kisses all she wants without painting her man or her baby girl in red.

xoxo