It seems like everyone has a little getaway place outside the city these days. You know, a small cottage in the Hamptons or a house in the country. So Rick and I finally decided to rent a little something upstate (near the Bronx). And it’s modest (one room). Without much of a view (no windows). Oh fine. It’s a storage bin.
You see my mother is moving out of my childhood home in Connecticut and apparently she doesn’t want to take all my
crap keepsakes with her. Her loss. Because I unearthed some really valuable stuff in her attic.
My super rad jean jacket (with way cool buttons like, “Save the Alligator. Eat a Preppy). I can’t even remember why I stopped wearing this bad boy.
My junior prom dress. 1987 baby. 1987.
Will it fit?
Yes, it fits! No, I can’t breathe. Do you think my date is wearing his tux, with the matching purple iridescent bow tie and cumber-bun, right now?! God, I hope so.
Awesome records like Men at Work and Olivia Newton-John’s, “Let’s Get Physical.”
Nude pictures of Brad Pitt in Playgirl. I don’t know exactly how I acquired this but I’m sure I went to great efforts. I think it’s actually worth something now because it got pulled from the newsstands after a lawsuit. That Brad, he’s my shy guy.
And my class photo from 5th grade. I just happened to be sitting next to the love of my life (well, at least in 1981): Louie Permanente. Isn’t he dreamy?! That’s me. With the cool Dorothy Hamill cut. I cropped everyone else out of this picture. In my world, it’s just Louie and me.
And here is that super sweet Tara Moss. Louie LOVED Tara. I’m still not quite over it. Damn. She’s all happy, with her perfect, feathered hair.
And I stumbled on another photo. This one is from college. Yes, that’s contributing mama Daphne Biener. Of course, I got her permission first. Ok, maybe I didn’t.
Just goes to show, you can never have too much bang.
Rick ACTUALLY thought I might toss some of this stuff out. Come on. As if!
So we schlepped it all here…
I kind of feel all grown up now: a husband, 2 kids, a storage unit. Where did all the time go? Louie is probably thinking the same thing.
mama bird notes
We have another giveaway this week! Cheers to that. Fab stuff for your little one or great baby gifts! We are giving away…
An adorable “Made With Love” Footie Pajamas by Marie Chantal. $60 value. Beautifully made with the finest pima cotton fabric. Provided by the luxurious Posh Squeaks baby boutique.
The First Year Frame by Pottery Barn Kids. This beautiful wooden frame lets you you capture every detail, month by month, of that amazing first year. $44
This GENIUS waterproof, removable car seat cover from EmmaLu Designs. I mean, why don’t I have brilliant ideas like this? My car seat is so gross. Such a cute way to keep your child’s car seat stain free. $70 value.
And finally, something from another clever mama. Teething bling by Smart Mom. My 1 year-old has broken THREE necklaces of mine. Here is the answer. A cute teething toy that you wear around your neck. Pretty and practical. Plus, totally safe for your baby. The silicone material is non-toxic, latex-free and even dishwasher-friendly. $20
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