Year: 2009

mom 2.0 summit + wardrobe crisis.

As you read this I am likely flying right over Arizona on my way to Houston to attend Mom 2.0 Summit. I’m probably ordering a diet coke, or a diet dr. pepper if I get really fancy, hold the ice. I hope I’ll be reading the most current People Magazine because, frankly, I haven’t had time to catch up on current events {read: celebrity drama} for weeks, and I feel a little out of touch. I’m lucky enough to be…
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children’s book pick: wiggle.

…wiggle wiggle, TWEET!” So goes the latest favorite children’s book at our house. Not to be confused with a TV show by a similar name (which, don’t hate me, is forbidden in our home!).  Wiggle, by Doreen Cronin (who also penned Click Clack Moo) is just delightful. Rhyming and silly with fun illustrations by Scott Menchin, it’s perfect for wee ones.  And we don’t even mind reading it over and over (and over again) at bedtime with our toddler. He’s…
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Q & A: Slings

Petit Elefant Q & A: I recently heard from a reader, “C” wondering what kind of sling to buy: “we’re just pregnant with our first and I really want to buy a sling, but there are tons of brands out there (with a ring, with a binkie pouch, minimalist, etc.) and seeing as how I’ve never used one before, I could really use some help knowing where to start!” It’s kind of daunting with all the selection out there isn’t…
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Inspiration Board: How To.

I decided 2009 was the year for me to have an inspiration board. I’ve seen them all over the place, I love them and I’ve wanted one of my own for a long time now. I’m a fairly crafty person, so I thought I’d just throw some materials together and see what I came up with. I’m really pleased with the result. Materials: Piece of fiberboard Heavy-duty home decorating fabric Ribbon Quilt Batting Staple Gun + staples First I bought…
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weekly fitness tip: set small achievable goals.

Set bite sized goals for your fitness. Really, bite sized. It didn’t take you 2 months to put on an extra 50 pounds did it? I didn’t think so. Although I might have just put on an extra 50 over the weekend with all the Valentine goodies lurking around here. Don’t have unrealistic expectations about fitness, weight loss, overall health. That doesn’t mean you aren’t going to lose that extra 50 lbs., it just means it isn’t likely to happen…
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giveaway deadlines extended!

Hey readers, you get an extension on my current giveaways courtesy of the stomach flu! And the fact that I’m attending Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston this weekend and have, well, a little bit to do before then. It’s win-win. The contests {wedding band, daisy P, and you can make this} are extended until next Sunday February 22nd Midnight MST. Good luck!

lettergirl giveaway winner!

I’m glad all of you love lettergirl as much as I do. Such great stuff right? The winner of the name stamp giveaway from lettergirl is: Kate@ Kids and Cocktails … Oh these are so cute! I would pick the Delight stamp I believe. Thanks for giving one away! Thanks lettergirl, I think you’ve found some new fans. Thank you to everyone who entered, & Kate, get in touch with me asap!

sweet tweet matryoshka doll giveaway winner!

The winner of the Matryoshka doll giveaway is: Shannon who said, Very cute. Shannon, get in touch with me asap with your contact info. Thanks to everyone who entered & a big thank you to Sweet Tweets for the lovely giveaway!

you can make this.

You how much I love You Can Make This? The patterns that take you step-by-baby-step through really adorable DIY projects? I love it so much. So much. Do you want to win a $50 bundle of even more DIY instructions? Go here & find something you’d like to learn how to make. You can learn how to make a Child/Adult Apron Set, Women’s Reversible Wrap Skirt, The “She Loves Me, She Loves Me KNOT” Handbag, The Reversible Patchwork Bucket Hat,…
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