These are the sweetest most amazing records I have ever seen. Pretty much a 50’s version of books on tape, but with amazing pictures &for little kiddos! I am seriously so in love &cannot wait until Marlowe is old enough to read &not eat the books!

Alice In Wonderland is one of my all time favorite stories. Ever ever ever. 
I didn’t really realize how awesome these were when John first handed them to me. When I opened them up to find whole illustrated stories my mouth dropped with an “oh dear!” and I was beyond pleased. 
I know I’ve mentioned my local record store before, Top 5. It is amazing, and the owner is incredible. I randomly walked into his store the very first day it opened. I was with my friend Christine and her little one. That day she mentioned she would love more pregnant mama friends. Welp, what do you know, now here I am, me and my little one, walking into the record to say hello to my (now) good friend, John. Because of John, Marlowe has one of the most kick-butt record collections ever. If you haven’t followed my blog from the beginning, check out THIS record he gave us a while back: gorgeous!

A few questions I’ve been getting lately via comments &email:
My sling: Looma. It’s a Swedish ring sling, but I don’t think it is available for purchase in the U.S. It was a hand-me-down from previously mentioned, Christine. It is pretty comfortable, my main complaint is the fabric is heavy and not breathable. It’s not a warm-weather sling by any means. If you are thinking of purchasing a sling, I would aim for a woven one, they tend to be pricer, but I imagine the comfort is worth it.
My floppy hat: no idea. My mom bought it for herself. Didn’t want it anymore &it ended up in my closet. She has no idea where she bought it either.
My camera: Panasonic Lumix G1.
&A recent comment from a reader, jamjam:
“Has anyone ever told you that you look like Audrey Tautou?”:  Er, um… no. Maybe once? But I’m not sure, so Ill go with “no”. I’ve heard I look like a fair amount of different people. The one I get the most (or used to anyway &was once mistaken for) is: the Olsen twins.

Also: Portia De Rossi, Rogue from the X-men movie, & “the chick from Meet Joe Black”
Some I understand, some I dont.


  1. love these record books! such gems! my kids have a nice record collection too, and a vintage record player by fisher price i think 1976? anyways.. she will be so happy to have these records once she's old enough to appreciate it. and i never thought you looked like an olsen twin until you put your picture next to hers. crazy-awesome!

  2. What a treasure trove! Those illustrations are gorgeous and your daughter will love them. I can't wait to start collecting a library for my Mancub.

  3. those books are ah-maazing! I may be a little green with envy! I want for my baby girl!

  4. Marlowe is going to be rocking to those before you know it (1.5)!

    And since you mentioned looking like Rogue, i can totally see it!

  5. I am in love with those record books- holy moly back to my childhood. You couldn't peel me away from my canopy bed listening and reading along with my books. I am so jealous, my mom sold all of ours when we were still little. what a shame. but how amazing for Marlowe- such a lucky little lady <3

  6. thanks for answering my hat question! figures that it's one of those fab hand me downs. anyway, so fun reading your blog.

  7. I used to have so many records like that when I was little but all was lost to a flood in the basement. I will have to start looking for my little one

  8. If Ashley and Audrey could defy the laws of science and have a baby together you would look like it. You're really pretty. I think you look more like Audrey. She's has such a charming quirky look to her.

    Watch 'Priceless' if you haven't already. It's one of my favorites.