Year: 2008

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.

Play Food

Yesterday’s featured seller on Etsy, Go Buggy, makes absolutely adorable felt foods. I’d love to buy {or make} these for my {future} children to play with! My husband says that it’s even cooler because it’s “yuppy” food. Clearly I need to expand my cooking repertoire so that he doesn’t view eggplant or shittake mushrooms as “yuppy” food.

Sane Entertainment

{This is Cicada, still, guest blogging for Petit Elefant. I suppose I could have done an introduction, but I didn’t really know what to say about myself except that I’m a newlywed and the world of motherhood seems a little beyond me right now as I’m still adjusting to having a family of two. We’ll try to expand some time next year.} My husband is a collector. Movies, music, old cameras, video equipment, and iPods just to name a few…
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DIY Owl Bean Bag

Looking for something to do during the cold winter days? Here’s a fun project that doesn’t take much time. Click on the bottom image to have 8.5 x 11 printable instructions. Tips for felt: Try a quilting store for your felt. Often they have fat quarters available in a variety of colors. The quality is much better than craft felt and the colors tend to be more subtle and sophisticated than the stock primaries that the craft store offers. Have…
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admiral road.

Check out this cozy baby blanket and kids scarf found at Admiral Road. Baby Giraffe Blanket $49. 29″x43″ {a portion of the proceeds are contributedto the African Wildlife Foundation}. $15.6″x60″{via Admiral Road}.Hand made in Canada. var gaJsHost = (("https:" == document.location.protocol) ? "https://ssl." : "http://www."); document.write(unescape("%3Cscript src='" + gaJsHost + "' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-3347741-1"); pageTracker._initData(); pageTracker._trackPageview();

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Although it isn’t still center stage, the Shabby Apple Giveaway will remain open until Midnight {MST} January 28th. After that, you’re on your own amigos.

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rubber blubber.

On days such as today when the snow comes down, down, down {and my two kids are trapped in the house trying to kill one another} I usually break out some crafts to distract us until dinnertime. We’ve already gone sledding and made cookies, and craft time is upon us. I absolutely appreciate the people over at Family Fun who’ve come up with several great crafts, including today’s rubber blubber. From what I gather after having made the stuff, it’s…
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