the smell of my desperation has become a stench

Handmade bird by Ann Wood

I have wanted one of these birds for months ever since I heard about it on design*sponge, and when I was in Brooklyn on Wednesday I stopped in Cog & Pearl and found a few of them tucked away in a corner for sale. They’re handmade by the lovely Ann Wood with mostly vintage and antique fabric and then stuffed with wool. I could not believe I was seeing them in real life, so I chose my favorite one and told Jon that this would be his mother’s day gift to me. This and a giant plate of bacon served in bed while he scratched behind my ears. And maybe a Ferrari.

Heather B. Armstrong

Hi. I’m Heather B. Armstrong, and this used to be called mommy blogging. But then they started calling it Influencer Marketing: hashtag ad, hashtag sponsored, hashtag you know you want me to slap your product on my kid and exploit her for millions and millions of dollars. That’s how this shit works. Now? Well… sit back, buckle up, and enjoy the ride.

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