America Ferrera Shares the Best Parenting Advice Her ‘Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants’ Costars Have Given Her
America Ferrera is set to become a first-time mom this year, and she recently revealed that her Sisterhood of the Traveling Pants costars Amber Tamblyn, Blake Lively, and Alexis Bledel are a source of some pretty amazing new-mom advice.
“They’re a go-to for me,” Ferrera told Us Weekly, admitting she texts them with her questions. “Everything from trying to wrap my mind around the actual birth itself and talking about what their experiences were and what to prepare for.”
It comes as no surprise that Ferrera’s Sisterhood costars are a source of support and comfort for the mom-to-be. Lively and husband Ryan Reynolds share two daughters, Ines and James; Tamblyn and husband David Cross have a one-year-old daughter, Marlow; and Bledel welcomed her first son with husband Vincent Kartheiser in 2015. The girls have maintained an off-screen bond since first meeting on the 2005 film — even recently revealing that they schedule play dates for the kids — and Ferrera said that their perspectives on everything from the day-to-day stuff to the bigger picture have been invaluable.
“I think one of the things, for every woman I’ve spoken to, is once you’ve been through it — it’s like, let go of your expectations because it’s going to be what it’s going to be,” Ferrera told Us Weekly. “I’m lucky that I have so many amazing women around me who have had children and are in very similar positions as me — are working and have to get back to work,” she continued. “Having their support has been everything.”
Ferrera and her husband Ryan Piers Williams excitedly announced her pregnancy on New Year’s Eve, but have not revealed details on a due date.
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Pocket doors are so delightful in and of themselves. They appear when you need them, get tucked away when you don't, and make it easy to define rooms while keeping an open floor plan. Add to the pocket door a joyful patterned wallpaper surprise, and you will be sent right into fits of visual jubilation! Or something ;) Today we're sharing two simple and impactful pocket door makeovers that zhuzh up your space in a jiffy.
Anjelika Temple here, co-founder of Brit + Co and proud owner of several pocket doors! When I moved into my first real grown-up house a couple years ago, I knew I wanted to incorporate wallpaper so reached out to our friends at Chasing Paper to see how we might collaborate. It felt like a total lightbulb moment when I realized I could create a surprise pop of pattern on a couple sets of pocket doors.
Not only is it a whimsical way to bring color into a space, but the doors double as picture-perfect backdrops for all your SFH (selfies from home, obvs).
A few pro tips about install:
- Removable wallpaper is miraculously forgiving! You can take it on and off multiple times without it losing integrity (or mucking up your surface).
- I ordered this adhesive wallpaper installation kit with a squeegee and xacto knife and it worked super well. I also recommend a sharp pair of scissors for cutting longer lines.
- This is a two-person job! Get a friend, put on a playlist, and get ready to bond.
- Wild, organic patterns like Tally are great because it's challenging to spot any imperfections in pattern alignment; keep pattern choice in mind if you've got a lot of corners to match up. More geometric patterns and larger shapes leave less room for error (but are awesome in their own right!).
BATHROOM POCKET DOORS
In our primary bathroom, we chose the wallpaper pattern Tally, designed by Kelly Ventura, in White and Navy. In our space, the navy reads as a soft black, which is perfect for the space. It's easy to combine an ever-rotating collection of linens with the Tally pattern.
I love how the white trim becomes the perfect frame around this pocket door piece of art.
My favorite moment in this space is the fact that you actually get a third pop of pattern thanks to our serendipitously placed mirror!
And yes, this one works pretty darn well as a backdrop too ;)
LIVING ROOM DOUBLE DOORS
This set of doors is definitely a focal point of our home. It separates our living room from our primary bedroom which opens onto our backyard. The doors are pretty much always open, but when they're closed we wanted to evoke a fun, nature-inspired vibe. With that in mind, we selected the Lines and Moons pattern by Thimblepress in Green and Brown.
Earth mama vibes up in here! I love how the shapes and colors echo the ferns you see through the windows and the acorn wood details throughout the house.
Love this pattern moment, and xacto-ing out the door handle is def on the oddly satisfying DIY list.
For a pattern lover like me, I love that now I have this instant photo backdrop!
Thanks to Chasing Paper for providing these rolls of pure pattern amazingness. Head to chasingpaper.com to find our own favorites and start adding patterns to your home!
(Wallpaper wingwoman: Kayla Haykin; Photography: Kurt Andre)