Weekend Recap

My weekend started out with a bang—literally—as in me banging my head against the wall trying to get rid of the stinky skunk smell that Tyke brought into the house. He got sprayed right in the face in our garden and then proceeded to run through the entire house (stopping only to smear his skunkified self all across our cowhide rug) and all the way to the kitchen to snort at me, indicating he needed help. I've never smelled a skunk's spray so close up, so at first I was baffled as to what had happened. It all became clear though when I went to the backyard to look outside and saw the (otherwise cute) little white-striped critter waddle away. Three days later I'm sad to report that we can still smell remnants of Pépe Le Pew.

The weekend however ended on a high point. On Sunday during the day we ventured out to do our weekly grocery run and take a look at the City Mini stroller that was recommended to me by my new-mom guru and friend, Claudia. After seeing her stroller in action I was sold, and we went to the store to have a look for ourselves. It was pretty exciting, I think that's the first time I've been in a store dedicated solely to baby things. It was another milestone for us, making this baby thing a little more real.

But, the absolute highlight of the weekend was finding this gem on Saturday afternoon...

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A vintage map of Europe (en français) from our local flea market! It measures approximately 6' x 6', and if I tell you how much we payed for it... well, let's just say it was the deal of the century. Big Chuck and I have been admiring it ever since. We've propped it up in the living room for now, but I think we might give it a try in our bedroom too. I'll keep you posted!

Have a wonderful Monday!
xo bess


  1. believe it or not, i watched a pbs documentary about skunks a couple of weeks ago. they talked about how to remove the smell! here's the specific link...http://users.humboldt.edu/wfwood/deodorize.shtml
    good luck!

    p.s. here's the actual doc if you're interested. :) http://www.pbs.org/wnet/nature/episodes/is-that-skunk/video-full-episode/4581/

  2. I'm dreaming of this kind of map for my little appartement

  3. Ah,thank you so much! I'm so happy to help you a bit with your grand adventure in mom land :)

    How are you going to get rid of the skunk smell? How long will it last? This is pretty bad!

    And again, your map is awesome.


  4. Love your blog and that map is a great find! I'm a new Mom - my little one is 2 months old - and I can't say enough good things about my City Mini stroller. You will love it! Enjoy this special time.


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