The boys were out of town last weekend, and, lacking energy for the kids, I took my honor niece at the playground. She was a little giddy with the heat until I remembered the Cup of Jo reader’s A+ wisdom Chloe“My favorite parenting advice is, ‘If they’re grumpy, add water.’ Run a bath, take a shower, water the garden, wash the dog, drink a hot drink, drink a cold drink… just add water. at the fountain. For the rest of the hour, she screamed and splashed. “Go home!” I finally texted her parents. “FYI, she’s soaked.”
Later that day my friend Ryan and I headed for dinner and ordered a prosciutto entrée. The board came with a ball of Giardiniera, aka Pickled Vegetables. The combo was SO delicious, and what an easy way to make a pre-dinner snack for friends, right?
Also, would it be cool to decorate a bedroom with a pattern you like? My friend Holly shared these pics of Hotel Duc de Saint-Simon in Paris, and I love how the room is wrapped in flowers. Also that bow hook, fainted. (Stolen version here.)
Finally, I finally figured out my swimsuit look. In the past I have worn dresses like this, which I still love, but it’s very hit or miss, and throughout the day I prefer to be able to mix things up. SO! My new address: a white linen shirt And track shorts (also in grooves). Easy, cool, done and done.
What funny things have you come across recently? Or simple pleasures? Please share below!
(Photo of the green van of Kule.)