Month: January 2008

crayon hearts.

{via Martha Stewart Living}. This is a project I have done with my daughter P every year for Valentine’s since she was about 3. It’s so much fun to watch the wax melt {her absolute favorite part} and it makes me feel better about using up all those odds-and-ends crayons. We save them up all year just for this project. The hearts look so beautiful when they’re done. And don’t feel restricted to putting them up on windows, I hang…
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ThreeLovelies.

This delightful store {Three Lovelies} is a must-see for every woman, mother or not. They have so many gorgeous finds it might be hard to choose a favorite. These dinner plates are a perfect example; how could you not get excited about dinner when it’s being served on one of these? $38 for four.{Working Class Studio Plates}. And honestly, how adorable are these Bubba Knit Overalls? Where were these when C was crawling around my house reddening his knees? Oobi…
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i heart jonathan adler.

$60. Jonathan Adler5″x5″x2.5″ I love this ceramic Heart Holder box from the Jonathan Adler Utopia collection. This perfect valentine’s day gift will stylishly hold all your trinkets {keys or jewelry perhaps?} while keeping your home clean and simple.

giveaway!

Thanks to everyone for your great comments. This contest is now closed, but keep your eye outfor a new giveaway shortly. I think it’s about time for another giveaway, wouldn’t you all agree? Since it’s January {the month of all things organization} the giveaway is an organizer. Specifically, a greeting card organizer from the fantastic company Knock Knock. All the details of this perfect organizer have been outlined in the previous post about Knock Knock. Check it out. Greeting Card…
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knock knock.

I love the company Knock Knock. Their stationery and gifts are right up my alley. Take this Wheels O’ Wisdom for example; a tool that offers all the features any hypochondriac is aching to hear. It allows you to choose from 40 symptoms giving you one of 5 sympathetic statements such as, “Yes, You’re Probably Dying“. Now who doesn’t need something like that to brighten up their day? $7.50. But for those of us not in the business of dying…
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mother in training.

So, I’m back from my “vacation” and I’m so pleased you were all introduced to my dear friend Cicada. She’s very clever with words as you have seen, and this guest posting was a perfect warm up for her as she is a mother-in-training. She assures me she’s not getting into the baby business for a while, but we’ll see about that…I may yet convince her it’s a lovely occupation.Thank you for blogging in my absence Cicada. And by the…
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shabby apple giveaway.

Two things have been made abundantly clear to me as a result of this giveaway: 1. You all have immaculate taste in clothing. 2. We are all in dire need of more disposable spending cash. Lots of it. And in light of that, I’d like to announce the winner of the fantastic Shabby Apple Nantucket Dress. The winner is Carissa, who said: “I would wear this for a night out with my sweet husband who just finished his first round…
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How to Have Twins

Cicada here again. This should be my last post, and I’m afraid that it doesn’t feature a fun project or product. I’m going to talk about an article I found about having twins. That’s right. My husband and I have decided to have twins. {I’m not really serious, but I kindof am sortof serious.} I figured it would be easy since his grandpa was a twin, and I hear the gene skips a generation. So if I thought about it…
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Easy Eco-Friendliness

I had a moment this past week (and only one moment unfortunately) to curl up with January’s Martha Stewart Living. I loved the recycled t-shirt project they featured, where you can turn old t-shirts into reusable shopping bags. My husband has a whole drawer full of t-shirts he no longer wears, and this project seems like it will take a lot less time than making a “t-shirts of my bachelorhood” commemorative quilt. Read the article here.