What the heck happened to this week? Did it go by super fast for you, too?

On Tuesday, I co-hosted an evening baby shower in my old neighborhood, Lake Vista, aka “God’s Country.”

For the gift, I headed to ZukaBaby and picked up Sofie the Giraffe. Have you been to ZukaBaby lately? It’s such a lovely space. Warning: It will make you want to keep having babies.

I fell in love with pretty much everything but these eco-crayon rocks especially caught my eye – perfect for my little 2yo artist:

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On Wednesday, I spent the day thinking about my long journey home in New York City on 9/11. It’s usually a very quiet day for me. You can read about my experience here and the important friendship that forever marks this day.

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On Thursday, I joined many of you at Sucre to celebrate Little Pnuts’ First Birthday, NOLA’s locally-launched, eco-friendly toy subscription company that has taken the toy world by storm.

Founder, Melissa Beese, is a top finalist in Red Tricycles Totally Awesome Awards and one of New Orleans Magazine’s 2013 Class of People to Watch.

I love these gorgeous French sweet treats that will be available at the Little Pnuts pop-up-shop coming this October:

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And I fell in love with this adorable little math dragon, who you can find in the Little Pnuts back-to-school preschool box:

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Melissa is an inspiration to all of us moms. She’s so creative and talented and has worked tirelessly (literally) to turn her dream of creating an eco-friendly toy company into a reality. So proud of you! P.S. She also designed my logo!

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After the birthday party, I headed to NOLA Brewing for the Touro Pints for Prostates taco/beer/music party. What an unbelievable turnout! Beer really is the universal language of men.

If you weren’t able to attend the party, please be sure to encourage the men in your life to sign up for their FREE PSA screening. My husband just did. It’s a simple blood test… no probes.

Some important facts to remember:

1in6     30percent

But most importantly, we all want the men in our lives…

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Have a wonderful weekend. Go Saints! 3pm @ Tamba Bay on FOX.

Written by Ashley Bond

Ashley Bond

Founder of parenting blog, entrepreneur, underestimated disorganized overachiever.

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