Hello, Friends! It feels like such a fun weekend. I’m getting a kick out of all the royal wedding hype. Did you get up early to watch?

After work today, we are driving north for the second part of our Spring Break trip. We are staying tonight in Brugge, Belgium and then spending a few days in Amsterdam. I hope we’re not too late to see the tulips! Do have any Brugge/Amsterdam tips or recommendations? I’ve never visited either city and would love to know the don’t miss spots.

What about you? Any fun springtime plans?

While I make a packing list for our trip, here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share with you:
– Great vintage details.
So cute!
– Excited for summer.
– Are you a candle addict? (Most are too strong for me — but they’re so pretty.)
– Dying laughing.
Awakening joy.
Layered house.

I write for Babble. Here are this week’s posts:
– On my wishlist for Mother’s Day.
– A smart new site.
– My new favorite baby book.
– A clothing line just for boys.
– This Mom Jeans card is hilarious!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I’ll meet you back here next week. I miss you already!

kisses,
Gabrielle

P.S. — At the Easter Egg Hunt, all of the guests brought thoughtful gifts (a surprise to us). Local apple juice, small toys for the children and fresh flowers — like the lovely lilies of the valley, pictured. These photos were shot after the party by Paul Ferney.