Year: 2009

letters for keeps stationery giveaway!

“Letters for Keeps, the debut line from Forgetmenot Ink, designed by Daisy Princess Paperie, encourages and reminds you to reach to those you care about. Send your love through the written word. A collection of 15 individual notes and envelopes packaged in a reusable leather pouch encourages and reminds you to send love through the written word.” 15 notes $34.{via forget me not}designed by daisy princess paperie I have a giveaway from Daisy Princess Paperie, one of my lovely sponsors….
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wedding band + a giveaway!

Funny story: when Viktor and I got married we were young, poor, college students. Emphasis on the young & poor. Viktor isn’t much for sentimentality, or materialism, so he didn’t care much for a wedding band. I really wanted to get one for him but he insisted we save the money, so I didn’t. Instead I gave him an old silver band I had gotten in high school while I was on a humanitarian trip in Mexico. A simple, beat…
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how to relax on the weekend.

It’s been a week. A long, busy, productive, overwhelming, exciting, big week. I’ve been burning on all cylinders for the past 7 days and I’m bushed. Completely exhausted. The big news is that I’m going to Mom 2.0 Summit in Houston next weekend! I’m beyond excited. The downside is that my house is a bit of a wreck, I’m frazzled, the kids are neglected, and I haven’t worked out once all week. Solution: + + = ahhhhh….. After? Madagascar 2…
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great love songs for valentine’s day.

Call me old fashioned, but I really like to purchase actual CDs. I do love iTunes, but sometimes I want the jewel case, the sleeve, all the details. I love making my purchase, unwrapping it in the car, popping in the CD and scanning all the songs while I peruse the sleeve and liner notes. Since B and I don’t make a big whoop-de-doo over Cupid’s busy day, we often gift each other a special children’s book, a novel, or…
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free valentine day ideas.

A wonderful reader sent me this Valentine’s Day idea. Isn’t it sweet? It will literally cost you 50 cents, unless you already have a jar to use, then it will be free. FREE.

how to: braid little girls hair.

I’ve been waiting a long time for a site like this to come around. A long, long time. I’m one of those people who can copy a craft from a mile away, but coming up with the idea? heaven help me. This is true of styling P’s hair. Never mind that she hasn’t let me near her hair for years. A girl can dream, right? I think this is my year. I can feel it in my bones. Here’s what…
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Abraham Lincoln quote.

Words of wisdom from today’s birthday honoree. “I do not know that man. I must get to know him better.” –Abraham Lincoln

cute valentine’s day breakfast ideas.

Valentine’s Day is on a Saturday this year, which may mean a little extra time in the morning to make the day a little extra special for your sweethearts. My mother always tried to do something fun for breakfast on Valentine’s Day–she even had a special toast embosser  that said “I love you” which she stamped into the bread prior to toasting. I’ve never seen another one like it… Love Toast Using a heart-shaped cookie cutter, “stamp” but don’t cut…
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