Sunday, August 31, 2008

dare to dream

I'd like two of these Nelson desks in my great room. I can just picture the two kids, side by side, happily doing their homework while I prepare dinner for the family. (Anyone that really knows me is laughing out loud because the kids are hardly homework age at 2 and 4 and I am a terrible, ok, infrequent cook.) Regardless, at $1799 each I don't see it happening anyway but it's still fun to dream...

Saturday, August 30, 2008

shopping spree

"Vote for your favorite items from the Handmade Kids Challenge and win one of fourteen $350 Etsy Shopping Sprees!

From August 25 through September 8, 2008, your vote is your chance to win! Check out the Challenge finalists and choose your top pick in each category."

What an awesome idea. Not only might you actually win but it seems like a great chance to find some pretty new things like this butterfly mobile by almost sunday or this dress at bread and roses.

more etsy envy

Similar to the last post...but different.
Check out LuLu CoCo designs as well for more lovely jewels.

etsy envy

Love these feminine, vintage designs from RachelleD. Added bonus...she's having a labor day two and get the third one free.

Wednesday, August 27, 2008

Tuesday, August 26, 2008

fine things

Feinedinge (or, "Fine Thing" in German) is an Austrian company run by artist Sandra Haischberger in Vienna. These feminine, modern designs are all crafted by hand & simply divine. Some of the items above can be purchased at Olio. Thanks to this Oakland blogger for the introduction.

just hangin' around

I hope my children never manage to see this photo. What an awesome playroom and lucky kids! More images of the home and commentary here.

Monday, August 25, 2008

garden party frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

Garden Party Frock GIVEAWAY!!!!

I missed the deadline for this contest over at Grosgrain which is a bummer because the dress would have looked oh so lovely on my little princess. I'm posting the link here anyway because I adore this blog! It's filled with darling handmade children's clothes and the regular give-a-ways make it an even more exciting place to visit. I'm no seamstress but I heart Grosgrain.

Saturday, August 23, 2008


Loving the cupcake trend sweeping the nation. We warmly welcomed Lollipop to our neighborhood tonight & the kids couldn't be happier!

Friday, August 22, 2008

cozy up

So I saw this tonight on Outblush and, as a daily coffee shop patron, my initial thought was wow, that's smart. I definitely have a guilt complex about the store provided "sleeves" and the amount of waste that they create. However, I spent another thirty seconds on the subject before adding one to my virtual shopping cart and came up with these contradictory thoughts...

1. It really could be much cuter. I mean, if I'm going to walk around with it on my key chain or handbag all day it should be pretty.
2. Couldn't we just save the brown paper versions and use them again?
3. Instead of bringing a "kozy" why not bring an insulated cup? Yes, I get it, then there are the burdens of washing it ever night and remembering it every morning but that would take care of the daily "kozy"...and the cup.

friday fashion

Wouldn't you just love to listen in to this conversation?

How many women her age can even pull off knee socks...
not to mention look fabulous in them?

Both photos courtesy of The Sartorialist.

Wednesday, August 20, 2008

good queen fun

How fun were the drag queen costumes from tonight's project runway?

Tuesday, August 19, 2008


I am not a fan of body scents or perfumes and neither is my mother. However, for the last year or so (without fail) she has commented on how good I smell every single time I take a shower. I figured it was about time I shared the secret. It's called kai body glow. I bought it at a local boutique but it's made by these folks here who offer a variety of retail options.

Saturday, August 16, 2008

pain in the neck

These beddy-bears aren't quite as stylish as I would like but sometimes function does come first I'm afraid. They are absolutely perfect for a toddler with a bad muscle spasm. Just pop bear in the microwave (or freezer) and you have an instant heating pad and a room full of lavender. I picked up a brown one at the local drugstore but after doing a little research I found a bigger assortment of colors here.

Friday, August 15, 2008


I find custom charms for moms too refined & too expensive but these lovelies appear both sweet and affordable.
The Etsy site is called "under her charm".

Thursday, August 14, 2008

falling for purple

Yummy. Both Marc by Marc Jacobs, available at Piperlime.

Wednesday, August 13, 2008

green room

Fun, fashionable, affordable and, even better, made from recycled materials. Found the playroom table here. Both for sale here.

etsy envy

Sweet fabrics and original designs by BoutiqueMia on Etsy. Order from stock or choose your favorite fabric & style and have it cut to order. Thanks to Mara for the fun find!

Monday, August 11, 2008

juice for sale

Flirty dresses, fun photography and pretty prices at 50% off.
The summer sale at Juice Kids.