Month: April 2008

colorwars 2008.

Go to Color Wars 2008 to submit Youngme & Nowme photos of yourself, or just stop in to check out the cool/funny/original photos already there. I love these:

magic tree house

Stage Fright on a Summer Night. {via Amazon}. $3.99 P loves Mary Pope Osborne, the author of the fabulous series Magic Tree House. Osborne has written 38 {and counting} historical fiction books for early readers covering topics like the San Francisco earthquake of 1906 {Earthquake in the Early Morning} and William Shakespeare {Stage Fright on a Summer Night}. As a mom I love them because they are full of strong female role models, the stories are engrossing {for both of…
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recipe for the perfect classic cannoli.

Just looking at this photo makes me hungry. I’m not sure I’ve ever had Classic Cannoli, but now I have to make some. If you’ve tried this recipe or have an amazing one of your own, let me know I’d love to hear about it. Here’s Martha’s recipe for the true Italian version. {photo via Martha Stewart Living}.

beautiful belly after baby.

I loved reading this article about your body after having a baby. Maybe I’m reading too many magazines because sometimes I get discouraged looking at celebrities looking slim and toned shortly after giving birth. I schlepped around in pajama bottoms for weeks after both of my babies were born, and it took me close to a year to get my body back {both times}. Check out the article on babycenter, for a realistic perspective on your {beautiful} body by baby….
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touched by dutch.

Kid’s Wheelbarrow.$29.99{via Touched By Touch}. I’m sorely tempted to buy this wheelbarrow from Touched By Dutch. The wheelbarrow folds flat when not in use {so it would fit nicely in my shed without monopolizing space} and is reputed to be manageable for both toddlers & older kids. It might be worth getting just so C would be without an excuse not to help.


I love these baby shower invites from tiny*prints. They’re a perfect reminder for the mother-to-be of what her life will become once the little one arrives. Available in orange, pink, blue, & green.   25 Invitations/$31.25. {via tiny*prints}.  


I love the goodies from the Etsy shop Sweet Tweets. Crafty mama Trevlyn Nally has filled her shop with all sorts of lovely creations: Matryoshka Russian dolls, bunnies re-purposed from old sweaters {my favorite}, adorable embroidered t-shirts and more. Everything is just the right price so head over and pick up some goodies. Red Striped Bunny {via Sweet Tweets}. $12. Rachel Ashwell Shabby Chic Russian Doll. $12.

ladies schwinn beach cruiser.

Look what’s on sale right now at Target: Ladies’ Schwinn 26″ Roxie Cruiser. $119. {via Target}. I think this bike would officially be the greatest Mother’s Day present. Ever. {I mean, besides a cruise to The Bahamas with my husband.} It’s so adorable and it’s such a great deal to boot! I could cruise around the neighborhood with the kids, ride with the kids to the park, or cruise to P’s soccer games. I’m feeling summertime happiness just looking at…
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hobo international giveaway.

THIS CONTEST IS NOW CLOSED. Because I love you dear readers, I’m passing on a goodie that is just fabulous. Remember when I wrote about the Gillian bag from HOBO International? The one I’m completely in love with? Guess what? I’m giving one away!!! A black one to be exact. It is beautiful and perfect for mommies {and is worth $295!}. How great is that? Entry details are below: Giveaway Details: Leave a comment on this post. Comment only once…
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