Week in Review, Vol. 6

As we’re in the last stages of getting ready for our son’s arrival, I’ve been busy making sure the nursery is set up, placing last minute Amazon orders (thank goodness for free two-day shipping!), and making sure everything at work is squared away before I take some time off. I’m hoping to schedule some posts before the baby arrives, but if I don’t manage it, I’ll be back online when I can ???? Below are five things I loved this week!

While we’re not planning on traveling by air anytime soon, I loved this article on how to travel with kids via the New York Times. We are planning to drive down to Maryland in June for my ten-year boarding school reunion, and a lot of these tips will come in handy then!

One of my all-time favorite authors, Barbara Mertz aka Elizabeth Peters, passed away a few years ago. She was the creator of my favorite guilty pleasure reads, the Amelia Peabody series, which is a fantastic mystery series set in Egypt at the turn of the twentieth century. Amelia is an Egyptologist, and along with her husband and family seems to run into different crimes every year. Elizabeth Peters’ last book, The Painted Queen, was posthumously published last year and I finally managed to read it. It was wonderful and prompted me to begin a full re-read of the series! If you’re interested, the first book is The Crocodile on the Sandbank, and it comes highly recommended by me ????

My fantastic and creative aunt in Rhode Island recently launched a new website called Artisans List. Geared at connecting homeowners with resources to help them restore and repurpose homes, the comprehensive directory includes many artisans, project ideas, and home inspiration sources. I can’t wait to be able to use this website and its valuable resources for our future home!

I love this list of things to do in Manhattan to celebrate St. Patrick’s Day! While we won’t be celebrating in Manhattan, I look forward to making some soda bread and enjoying some delicious Irish food!

Finally, I’m eager to re-read Margaret Wise Brown’s biography In The Great Green Room, and read its predecessor, Awakened by the Moon. She not only lived nearby (there’s even a picture of her proudly framed at one of my favorite restaurants in town), but she was the author of two of my favorite children’s books, Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny.

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