Year: 2009

fitness challenge: group fitness made fun.

So you remember when I talked about how we’re starting a 30-day fitness challenge? Well, I’m extending it. I didn’t truly start working out until last week, and I’m going to need a little more time to get in shape. We‘re going to do it all year long, and you’re going to love it right along with me. And even if you don’t love it, we’ll at least have a mutual respect for the fact that we need to get…
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homemade felt fortune cookies.

Are these fortune cookies not adorable? I’d love to make them with my kids so they can hand them out at their school Valentine parties next week. I think they might be a lot of fun to make for that *special someone* as well. Instructions here. {via Martha Stewart Living}.


Don’t miss out on the super cute giveaway from BabyPop: a  custom made  super hero cape & mask for your super little valentine!   Enter  HERE

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farmers market bags.

Organic Tote. $20 {customized} via The Sweet Life I love the simplicity and sweetness {no pun intended} of all the great things in The Sweet Life shop. Hand embroidered to your specification, each piece lends a piece of homemade to your life. Love the tote, which you can use for just about anything. I love mine. I take it with me weekly to church as a perfect corral for all my children’s quiet time toys. Get one to use as…
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cute valentine ideas.

Some happy valentines from around the web Valentine Mobile Pottery Barn Kids (I’m certain you crafty queens could replicate this easily) Clever cards and darling garlands/tags (I love scalloped edges!)  M.Writes More cards and cuteness Dandee Designs Be Mine Baby Legs

beautiful sterling silver jewelry.

I’ve I were absolutely hard-pressed to decide which pieces of jewelry I love best from bel kai designs, I would choose the, um… I can’t do it. I love everything. Whitney, the owner & creator of said jewelry has a great eye for design and has a unique collection of beautiful pieces to show for it. I really really love the Square Initals Necklace, and the Damask Ring is priceless. Whitney is also the founder and owner of i know…
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valentines with a little *flare*

I love Fred Flare. It’s full of quirky, fun, irreverent things for everyday life. Currently I’m loving Fred Flare valentines. Check out this assortment of valentines. Bonus: 100% of the proceeds go to the amazing NY based charity Elder Craftsmen. Hard to choose my favorite, but I really like this one.{via fred flare}.

weekly fitness tip: set a fitness goal.

Set a fitness goal. Setting a weight goal for me is self-sabotage. It just doesn’t work. But if I set a goal to say, run a 5K, I’ll stick with it because I have a deadline. A tangible goal that I have to work towards every day. If I don’t train daily for the 5K that I’ve signed up and paid for, I’ll either look like a fool come race day, or I’ll forfeit my money because I wasn’t ready…
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sugarplum dreams giveaway winner!

A big thank you to Sugarplum Dreams for the $50 gift certificate! The store is absolutely filled to the brim with wonderfulness as I’m sure you know, having browsed the virtual aisles. Without further adieu, the winner of the giveaway is: deedleweedle I’d probably be getting some cute shoes and books! Congratulations deedleweedle! Get in touch with me a.s.a.p. so we can get you your gift certificate! Thanks to everyone who entered, and be sure to enter this week’s Superhero…
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