Web Time Wasters

PicMonkey CollageI’m traveling for the next week, visiting my BFF in New Mexico and celebrating Dio de los Muertos. You can follow along on Instagram if you want to see photos of sugar skulls and cacti! I brought in my friend Desiree to curate this week’s Web Time Wasters for you!

Hello! I am Desiree Spinner from the blog La Petite Peach where I write about being a mama, fashion, food, travel, and life in New England with two littles (and one on the way!). I have a love affair with anything European, but especially Parisian. Finding balance between being a mindful and present mom but also a good friend, wife and writer (that’s my main gig!) is what I am striving for and the blog is the vessel for that journey.

Here is a round-up of all my favorite things lately. Enjoy!

I’m a sucker for knits, especially on cold New England days, Waddler Co. and Babaa are my go-to’s

Hands down, my favorite food blog is the Minimalist Baker. She creates the best vegetarian dishes, and recently debuted her cookbook.
One of my favorite podcasts, and you don’t need to be a parent to listen.
Want to learn French but have zero time? Learn from this AMAZING online course, I know what your thinking….online? YES! You won’ regret it!
Want to start a blog? Here is a super cool blog business plan download I recently discovered that helped me even though I have been in the box for years.
My favorite local coffee and cafe in Boston, a MUST if you are in the area! Check out their Instagram too it’s stunning.
This shoe shop for littles is the best. They are soft and comfy I think my girls have 4 pairs!
This local blogger has me dreaming of the days when I can fit into black skinny jeans again!
How to style a low bun..tres Parisian
This NYC pencil shop has me ready to make a city trip asap! Pencils are the old fashioned way of texting…great one liner NYT!
My all time favorite children’s shops you should be following
Local girl boss over on the Every Day Girl! Love seeing locals get exposure. Tara went from an idea on beauty products to a booming biz.
Through WWOOF, I found a family in the Southwest region of France, who put me up and fed me, in return for long days of tending to their lavender fields. Like any other farming, this was hard work that began at dawn and left me exhausted by the end of the day each day. I was there for a season—from planting through harvest—and saw how the lavender grew, and was then distilled into oils. The experience helped me appreciate every single one of the ingredients used in the products we sell at Follain. It helped me understand how terroir and love is so crucial to these ingredients, and how important it is that we support the people and planet that give us these ingredients.
My new local artist obsession…
I’ll be wearing these boots all winter a New England winter staple
Every writer needs a pretty journal to write in especially these onesHope you had a lovely weekend! Thanks for letting me meet your readers, Sarah!

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  1. lauren

    A bit disappointed this week- these were all products/things to spend money on! Would have loved some interesting or thought provoking articles to read as well.

    • Liz

      I’m disappointed for the same reasons, as well as the quality of the post. I really love Yes and Yes, but don’t feel this post is up to par grammar- and punctuation-wise as the usual posts, which really threw me for a loop.

      Mostly, though, I wish there was more personality instead of shopping recommendations. :/

  2. Noelle

    I love the article on the pencil shop! It makes me happy to see people doing quirky and magnificent things.

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