Month: May 2008

weekend away.

We’ve taken an unexpected and brief trip to California for the weekend so I’m going off-line for a bit. I’ll be back Monday with all sorts of new loveliness. Enjoy your weekend everyone. {And if you’re thinking of ransacking my house while you’re gone, be sure to switch the laundry for me. The house will be full of newly graduated High School Seniors, so make sure you knock first.}

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eliza gran giveaway winner!

The Eliza Gran Giveaway {$76} winner is Grateful Gramma: The dress would love beautiful on my granddaughter and would be just in time for her birthday! Congratulations! Send me your info ASAP so I can get the dress off to you.

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book pick: kabul beauty school.

Kabul Beauty School. {via Barnes & Noble}. $12.10 I just finished reading this amazing book about Deborah Rodriguez, a hairdresser/mom from Michigan who opened a beauty school in Afghanistan after the fall of the Taliban. It’s an amazing story. Rodriguez is gutsy, brave, & selfless, putting the needs of the Afghan women above all else. Definitely worth picking up.

erba organics.

baby body wash.$13/6 oz.{via erba organics}. Upon the birth of their son, husband and wife team Robin Brown and Anna Cirronis discovered a plethora of chemical laden bath and body products on the market. Wanting something better for their son they created Erba Organics, a line of delicious organic skincare for mother & baby. The line is organic, made in the USA, and 15% of the profits go to WWO {World Wide Orphans}. What’s not to like? mommy-to-be foot &…
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end of school paper clutter.

It’s almost Summer! P has one day of school left before she’s done with the 2nd grade & she’s been coming home every day for the last few weeks carrying a backpack filled to the brim with papers. I’ve been weeding out the most important papers and recycling the rest, but what to do with the papers that make the final cut? Mailing boxes. They’re the right size. They’re compact. And they’re stackable. Label the outside with the relevant school…
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in the garden.

I hope everyone had a fun & relaxing Memorial Day weekend. It rained here the whole time with only a few patches of sun, so we didn’t get to have much fun outdoors. I can’t wait for it to get nice again so I can head out to work in my vegetable garden. And this is what I’d like to have when the time comes: $62.Canvas Sun Hat.{via Hable Construction}. Gardening Tool Kit. $34.99 {via Target}. $25. Bead Garden Gloves.via…
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fuel economy.

Are all of you feeling the gas crunch like we are? Read this article from Popular Mechanics for some great tips to help you save some {much needed} cash.

kangaroom storage giveaway winner.

Congratulations to Andrea who is the winner of the Kangaroom Storage giveaway {Joey & Jane Underbed Zip Bag worth $25}. My child needs this because not only do I like to have things organized…but he is a little organizer too! Andrea, get in touch with me ASAP and let me know your color preference and shipping information. Thank you Kangaroom Storage!

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