Thank you to each and every one of you who left a comment, sent an email or text to check in on us during the aftermath of Hurricane Sandy. Most of our small town had no power for nearly 2 weeks and I've learned that I don't do very well when I'm cold. Everyone I know has their own story and it was one of the most trying times I've ever experienced. Yet, we realize that our journey was one of inconvenience and frustration. There are thousands of people who have had their homes damaged, destroyed or are still without power. I know your thoughts and prayers are with them, as are mine.
Talking about the holidays, which are literally around the corner, may seem trivial, but I find that whatever you fill your mind with is what it will reap. And, right now, I need happy and light!!
As a mom, one of my favorite online sites has been The Land of Nod. Toys, sheets, artwork....they just seem to have their pulse on what childhood should be. Bringing their world to life, they have opened their first NYC Pop Up Shop in Soho! They have shared their list of events with me, so if you live in or will be visiting the Big Apple this season, go visit their holiday fantasy land.
Their holiday shop is chock full of colorful, charming decorations and gifts. My TOP PICK for a holiday gift for little boys or girls is their wood carved checkers set and chess pieces. Perfect for those holiday vacation nights by the fire and tempting enough to lure them away from their xbox, wii or handheld devices. I've already got mine ready to wrap for my boys.
Most of all, I'm thankful for you!!