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Laura

spring party prep.

Hello, spring! After two weeks of unseasonably freezing temps, it’s beginning to warm up again. The weather has us in the mood to entertain, so we’re sharing our spring party essentials today. Because who’s not in the mood to throw a little party at home?

sparkling glassware and blue and white plates

We like to serve wine in short old-fashioned glasses, like these and these. Colorful plates (mine are Blue Italian Spode Dinnerware) perfectly complement spring’s colorful blooms.

 

Antique table (similar here) paired with reproduction mid-century chairs

Ice down beer and wine in a blue and white planter. Mine is on loan (permanently? eek) from my mother-in-law, but this one is super similar.

colorful cocktail napkins // well-loved tray

Display glassware and cocktail napkins (these and these from H&M are adorable and stupid cheap) on a pewter tray. I received this one as a wedding gift almost twelve years ago – it’s still available on Wayfair! – and we also like this simple one. A reptile tray would add sophisticated texture to a lacquered table, and this cute little pineapple tray is perfect for a cheeseball and crackers.

I’ve been using a basic acrylic ice bucket forever. This one by Kate Spade would be a nice upgrade! I’d also love this gold corkscrew (Mother’s Day is coming up…right?).

these monogrammed drink stirrers by entertaining maven Emily McCarthy were a gift from Jennifer

Check out more of our loves here. What are your favorite entertaining essentials? Tag us in your pics on Insta!

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a bit o’ green for st. patrick’s day

Happy St. Patrick’s Day!

St Patrick's Day Outfit
i actually wore this last night…and again today. that’s okay, right?

Speaking of tonight, Jennifer, Jay and baby James are on their way to Statesboro as we speak. We’re all excited for the Schenkel Invitational Golf Tournament this weekend, which is happening right next door. We’ll be taking pics (hopefully less grainy than the above – the photo struggle is real!), so follow us on Insta to get in on the fun. Happy Friday, and try not to get pinched!

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and we’re back!

Um, hi? It’s been awhile…we’ve been BUSY (see: Baby Ed and Baby James). We’ve got a few things cooking right now, including a revamp of our website. In the meantime, we’re working on posting more regularly.

Sorel Boots The Glitter Life
don’t be fooled by this pic. the azaleas are blooming…but it’s 33 degrees. sorel boots // blank nyc skinnies // tory burch polo (old, but you can find a white one here) // utility jacket (similar) // toms shades

Supposedly it’s spring…but it’s f-f-freezing in Georgia this week! Not great for those of us wanting to bust out our new spring stuff. The upside is that we’re getting more wear out of our winter pieces, like these amazing Sorel “Cate the Great” boots (they have a hidden wedge heel – so comfy). View all the outfit details here. Or follow us on Insta and use the Emoticode app (what, you don’t have it already?) to view our outfit details in an easy-to-shop format.

 

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oh, baby 🍼

J: HI GUYS! Long time. Let’s catch up.

We blinked and Baby James is almost 4 months old! He’s the sweetest, happiest little boy (see instagram.)

I was thinking the other day about when I was pregnant and how I would comb pinterest and blogs looking for must-have items for baby. Now that James has arrived, I feel I have recommendations of my own to share! I’m a mom. It’s wild.

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the goods.

Diapering

We alternate between honest diapers and pampers swaddlers. They both work great for us, but honest diapers aren’t available on amazon. If you don’t have a prime membership, get on that.

Honest wipes are the only way to go. Buy them in bulk at Target.

Bath

Okay. Our bathtub. Kind of obsessed with it. The Aquascale 3 in 1 tub tells you the temp of your water before you put baby in, works for infants and toddlers, and the best feature… it has a built in scale. It may sound silly, but we love weighing him at bath time and tracking his growth!

Mustela products are by far the best. I keep their face wipes with me at all times for a quick spit up clean up. The foam shampoo is amazing (and great for clearing up cradle cap!) Just started using the hydra stick for forehead flakes. Game changer.

Bedtime

Swaddles. There are a million available and we bought most of them. WITH THAT, Halo Sleepsack Swaddles win the game. Period. We also used Swaddle Me swaddles prior to discovering Halo and they were good!

Toys

The ever so popular Sophie la Giraffe is loved in our house! James is also into O-Balls and the Noggin Stick.

Misc.

Out of everything, the one item I constantly recommend (especially to boy moms!) is the Keekaroo Peanut Changing Pad. No. Covers. To. Wash.

Some will say a wipe warmer isn’t worth purchasing, but I disagree. We love our Prince Lionheart Wipe Warmer! Be sure to buy the replacement pillows to keep the wipes fresh.

Trust me. You will have to change a dirty diaper on the go and need a place to put it. I keep Sassy Bags in the car and in my purse aka diaper bag. Must. Have.

 

I know what you’re wondering. Where are the CLOTHES? That deserves its own post. I’m obsessed with dressing this child. STAY TUNED. X0

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he’s here!

Drum roll, please…we’re so excited to announce the arrival of James Murray Baker V! This cutie came into the world on Sunday, May 15 at 7:08pm, weighing 7 lbs, 7 oz and measuring 20″.

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Baker, party of three, is now happily at home.

 

 

 

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Her Wish List

So Sunday is Mother’s Day. As a mom and a mom-to-be-very-soon, we’d love a new pair of Jacks…or a pair of TOMS sunglasses…or a Votivo candle…you get our drift. Pretty sure our moms would love these, too! They’re all available at our fave boutique, Sole Statesboro. Call 912-764-7463 to order – mention GLITTER and get 10% off.
Her Wish List

 

TOMS sandals
$83 – neimanmarcus.com

TOMS sandals
$53 – neimanmarcus.com

Jack Rogers sandals
$125 – bloomingdales.com

HOBO blue purse
nordstrom.com

TOMS tortoise shell glasses
$145 – nordstrom.com

TOMS sunglasses
nordstrom.com

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met roundup.

Is there really anything better than the Met Gala? The best, most unique fashion statements on our fave celebs. What’s not to love? This years theme was “Manus x Machina: Fashion in an Age of Technology.”An upcoming exhibition focusing on hand vs machine made fashion.

OUR TOP 5 IN NO PARTICULAR ORDER:

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Claire Danes | Zac Posen
MET ALICIA
Alicia Vikander | Louis Vuitton
MET BEY
Beyoncé | Givenchy
MET KATE
Kate Bosworth | Dolce & Gabbana
Tory Burch | Vintage Balenciaga
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fortify kitchen.

Before we went on our baby-moon, I did some research on local restaurants. Fortify Kitchen & Bar was at the very top of the list with rave reviews. Needless to say, it lived up to the hype.

photo c/o ATL intown.
photo c/o ATL intown. i was too eager to snap one when entering. woops.
Fortify
adorable from the get.
chicken breast | infused with smoked gouda pimento cheese served on buttermilk mashed potatoes with sherry-crimini mushroom sauce and brussel sprouts.
chicken breast | infused with smoked gouda pimento cheese served on buttermilk mashed potatoes with sherry-crimini mushroom sauce and brussel sprouts. to die.
strawberry creme brulee. it took everything I had not to order a second...
strawberry creme brulee. it took everything I had not to order a second serving…

Not pictured: Jay’s filet. Because it was instantly devoured. Highly recommend checking them out if you find yourself in the Clayton / Lake Burton, GA area. We will be back for SURE.

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knot upset.

Fridays are always CRAZY around here, so we usually take it easy in comfy basics.

Fedorable.
#fedorable

Here’s what we’ve got going on today (check out our Instagram @glitter_blog_xo for more real-life outfits!):

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The BCBGeneration knotted top is no longer available, so we linked to some similar options on Shopstyle. Check it all out here. Happy Friday!

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short stuff.

It’s been an unusually cool spring here in Georgia so far…but today the weather is perfect for debuting this cute pair of tribal shorts.

BCBGeneration Tribal Short

 

 

We also love this adorable tribal skort:

BCBGeneration skort

And we might try the Bermuda trend with this belted pair (sans weird sneakers):

BCBGeneration Bermuda Short

Freaking out about your pasty legs? Our self-tanning tips will get you shorts-ready in no time. Yay for summer!

 

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