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 + "google-analytics.com/ga.js' type='text/javascript'%3E%3C/script%3E")); var pageTracker = _gat._getTracker("UA-3347741-1"); pageTracker._initData(); pageTracker._trackPageview();

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f.y.i

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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momAgenda.

January is a time to reflect on the coming year and try to get it together while we still can. Enter: mom Agenda. It’s no secret that moms have ridiculously busy and over-scheduled lives. Nina Restieri, president of momAgenda has created an organizer specifically for those of us in the trenches trying to organize play dates, extracurricular activities for our children, work schedules, and a theoretical vacation or two {here’s to hoping}. There is space in the back for addresses,…
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the complete jane austen.

For you Jane Austen fans, {I know I’m not the only one} PBS’ Masterpiece theater is featuring the complete Jane Austen. That’s right, a new one every Sunday night all the way through May. Last week was Persuasion, and I must tell you it was excellent. Tonight is Northanger Abbey and I can’t wait. Look up your local schedule and cozy yourself in with some knitting and a cozy blanket.

Bella & Lina

For those of you who are uninitiated into the world of Bella & Lina, please allow me. This darling online boutique carries a little bit of everything cute and unique, {and their website design alone is worth a visit}. I was drawn in by their hand made cupcake sachets which come in a bakery box {oh yes!} and are filled with a yummy chocolate-y almond smell. {Now who doesn’t need that in their drawer?} $25/for two. {Pink Iced Cupcake Sachets}….
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shabby apple giveaway.

The ultra beautiful, chic, little black Nantucket dress from Shabby Apple is our next giveaway from petit elefant. {Hooray!!!} I told you yesterday how fabulous this dress looks even on the hanger, never mind when it’s actually on your body. A must-have for any mom. Nantucket Dress{via Shabby Apple}$76 value. Tell me where you are going to wear this beautiful little black dress and what it is going to do for your closet as well as your personal style. {Remember,…
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chic dresses for women.

womens dresses

I currently have two dresses in my closet fighting for top dog. My Layers dress, which I previously mentioned {and love!}, and my new little black dress by Shabby Apple. Shabby Apple seems to have perfected the art of dress making for mothers. Take my new ‘Nantucket’ dress for example:a perfect take on the wrap dress. Made of cotton, {breathable, for those of us who are perpetually holding a child on the hip and could use a little extra breathing…
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