Friday, February 26, 2010

new childrens art

We are in the midst of a kids' room re-do.
I have been on the hunt for cute, vintage-inspired art prints to frame in groupings (combined with photos) for each kid,
to suit their individual personalities.
It's so much fun to search for art on Etsy.
Tonight I got a good start... here's what's on its way:

for Camden-

(seriously thinking about adding red Martha glitter to the shoes, since she wears her beloved ruby slippers every day.)
sarah jane studios

Chayse- (with brown hair.)
sarah jane studios

and Chloe- (in hot pink.)
Keep Calm Shop

I can't wait to get them!

Tuesday, February 23, 2010

25 days

until SPRING!


Wednesday, February 17, 2010

mini skirts.

A few weeks ago, after viewing a highly educational episode of What Not to Wear, Chloe kindly warned me: "No mini skirts after 35, okay?"

Ironically, when I turn 35, Chloe will be 16, and I'm guessing the tables will be turned & I'll be making a similar threat.

At this point, Chloe's words are hilarious, seeing as how I haven't really been seen in anything but frumpiness for months. So when Kevin and I planned a Valentine's date night, I dragged myself to Target to try on some maternity clothes. Fail, fail, fail.

It may seem ridiculous, but being a small person presents serious shopping problems. When I say nothing fits, I mean NOTHING FITS. Right before I got pregnant I actually had to buy a GIRLS size 12 skinny jeans from Old Navy. My pants have the same adjustable waistband as my kids. Awesome. And they don't fit correctly because 12-year-olds don't have child-bearing hips. Three months later, I can't slide them past my thighs.

So maternity clothes don't fit. My regular clothes don't either. I found this non-maternity dress that seemed like it may work, so I tried it on.

Mini skirt.

Totally over the dressing room, I bought it. (I'm not quite 35 after all.)

But it really was too mini.

So I pieced together a bunch of scraps in my favorite prints, ruffled up the strip, and added it to the dress.

Chloe approved and let me leave the house.

Monday, February 15, 2010

beans, brownies, and blogging. OH MY!

{photo: 101 Cookbooks}

Today on Mama Manifesto, I share my experience with
Black Bean Brownies. Scary? Go check it out.

I am super excited to announce the launch of a brand new website that I will be contributing to monthly, in a handmade party-planning column!

Oh My! Handmade Goodness was founded my Sara Tams, owner of sarah + abraham, and will feature business tips; tutorials; handmade finds; free downloads; inspiration for handmade parties and home d├ęcor; and advice on marketing, PR, web design, and social media.

Please, please come say hi!

Sunday, February 7, 2010

piece of my heart

A perfect use for all of your tiny scrappy pieces.

Friday, February 5, 2010


(I'm talking about Kevin & Camden, not my pregnancy.)

Since it hasn't happened yet, I'm wondering if this next kid will come out looking anything remotely like ME!

Monday, February 1, 2010

Cookie Monday

Let's just say I had the energy to bake today.
{I so don't.}
I'm thinking these would be great contenders:

Strawberry Spirals found at Little Bit Funky.

Or these choco-dipped Rice Krispie Treats by The Creative Crate!

...Maybe next week!