The Stanley Kiss

I thought Canadians were mild-mannered? Seems Vancouver got a little crazy after it lost the hockey finals to the Boston Bruins (burn - go Boston!). 

In the midst of a full-fledged street riot, a young couple was photographed having a sweet moment . .  

Okay, turns out the circumstances weren't that sweet. The police started beating everyone  in the vicinity with their shields (seen carried in the foreground) and the boy's girlfriend was knocked to the ground in the process. Trying to calm her, he leaned down and quickly kissed her. This little second was not only captured on film but in video, where you can see the whole thing go down. Go ahead and add this photo to the list of famous kisses - 



Urban Outfitters Fleur Embroidered Pouf for $69.00

So cute for a little girl's room.

Buy it here.


Newborn Necessities

Wow, life with a newborn. Let's call it . . . spontaneous. My day revolves around the little one and whatever version of a schedule she prefers. Here are the items that are worth their weight in gold for a new mom who most days can't remember if she's brushed her teeth:

Summer Infant BestView Digital Video Monitor
It's probably added hours to my precious sleep (allowing me to determine if Arden's really up and moving, or just making her standard pterodactyl noises as she dreams). Zooms, scans and has great sound. 

Miracle Swaddle Blanket
Recommended to us by numerous people and after testing out no less than 5 different swaddles (Wombie, standard folding blankets, MySwaddle, and more), this is the only one that keeps her arms in check. Girlfriend is squirmy! (Warning: it is a bit like a straight jacket . . . in a good way.) Also allows you to use on taller child, as you have the option not to enclose her legs.

The right size for a little newborn's mouth. Given to us at the hospital.

Petit Bateau Newborn Kimono-Style Onesies
The side-snap is the best - no over the head action. Also adorable. Wish I had bought more!

Pampers Swaddlers for Newborns
When you're on your 20th diaper change and it's 4 AM and you're supposed to keep track of all of your baby's wet ones, the urine stripe (turns blue if they went) is priceless. Trust me. Plus, the elastic legs on Pampers are stronger than Huggies. Also priceless. Really trust me.



Great Dress

Emma Watson in Marchesa at the 2011 MTV Movie Awards. Awesome. 

(And no, I didn't watch. I was asleep between feedings. Arden was furious she missed, but I told her she's got years of Justin Bieber ahead of her.)


Why Yes, Thank You

I'll take this, courtesy of Copy Cat Chic . . . 

Teva Living Trestle Table on sale for $995