Happy Friday! Here are a few of my favorite finds from this week.

{photo credit --- Anders Ruff and}

I enjoyed this examination of touch and affection with your partner after you have children on A Cup of Jo —this hit home for me. I think without effort, it is very possible to forget or not make time for each other. But we all need to! It’s good for our marriages, it’s good for ourselves and it’s good for our children.

This post by John and Sherry of Young House Love on BabyCenter was so touching! Their 10 reasons they are thankful for their daughter Clara was true for me with Bodhi and will likely resonate with all of the other parents out there.

Jen of Made by Girl recently reviewed a hotel in New York City called The Marcel. I LOVE LOVE LOVE New York City and this hotel review made me want to book a flight right away. So pretty!

And last but not least, two parties on Hostess with the Mostess make my list this week. I LOVE black and white events and I tend to lean towards modern party decor, home decor and everything else, so this modern elephant baby shower blows my mind!

And this kids Thanksgiving party by Anders Ruff on Hostess with the Mostess is so inspiring! Anders Ruff is the same fabulous group that provided a lot of the details for my friend Lisa’s super hero first birthday party! They do amazing work.

Have a wonderful weekend! Live the fancy life!