Hello Friends! Two things had me flash-backing to my teenage years today. First, the photo above. Did you soak up the sun as a teenager? I would lay out on our trampoline for hours with the sprinklers on below me. It felt cool and hot at the same time. Second, while Maude was at her ortho appointment this morning, I picked up a copy of Teen Vogue. They were offering a poster of Joe Jonas to subscribers. I remembered the poster of The Outsiders on my big sister’s bedroom wall. I thought C. Thomas Howell was beautiful.

While I think teen-agery thoughts, here are a few things I’ve been wanting to share with you:

-In a continuation of my growth chart obsession, I featured this amazing DIY tape measure on CaféMom. Thanks, Cathe!

-Holy cow! A 300 square foot apartment transforms into 24 rooms.

-Huge sale at Cambria Cove (70% off!). Now’s your chance to grab a set of my favorite serving trays — or this $7 tea towel.

-Susan’s before and after sofa pics will blow your mind + a time lapse video.

-I like this funny poster.

-Doesn’t this book look cool?

-Another darling pillowcase dress tutorial.

Tiny party.

Playing with food.

-Are you an entrepreneur? Cute shop Magpie Lovely is for sale.

I write a daily post for Babble’s Family Style blog. Here are my posts from this week:

-A diaper bag with a built-in drawer.

-Cheeky family tree poster.

-Old school Atari for your walls.

Embroidered growth chart.

Tea Collection (one of my favorite lines of children’s clothing) is growing!

I hope you have a wonderful weekend. I miss you already.

kisses,
Gabrielle

P.S. — My harddrive died last night. Boo! The Genius Bar has ordered a new one and will call me when it’s in. So today (and for the next week or so),  I am working on Ben Blair’s old, slow laptop. The one we gave to the kids. (Still. How lucky am I that I have a back up computer?). Ultimately it’s all for the best. My computer has 32 days left on its warranty so the hard drive is covered. And this will be a good opportunity to upgrade my OS. (I’m trying to have a good attitude.)