Wednesday, December 23, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
Wednesday, December 16, 2009
If you check out the paintings above, seriously get lost on MoMA's website. YUM.
Sunday, December 13, 2009
Saturday, December 12, 2009
I got each of my nieces and nephew one as well. A vintage vampire and werewolf for my Twihards (with photos of Jacob and Edward inside (sigh)) baseball for the little Mr., and palm trees for my California dreaming girl. They are the perfect gifts to encourage little ones, tweens and teens to write, too! Get some for everyone you know!
Saturday, November 28, 2009
Thursday, November 19, 2009
Tip of the day: STORE YOUR PAINTBRUSHES UPRIGHT IN A JAR!!
Saturday, October 31, 2009
Thank you all so much for entering, it was REALLY fun for me (even though I don't get any glasses... JUST kidding. (no i'm not.))
allmodern.com / CSN will send them off to GroverFamily.
Thank you www.allmodern.com!!
(randomized list generated Oct 31 2009 at 9:9:34 by www.psychicscience.org)
Friday, October 30, 2009
I'll keep the entries open until 12 midnight tonight - Pacific time since we are out west. After we check all of the posts, I'll use the random generator, and contact the winner first thing in the morning!
Remember you can get extra entries for becoming a Facebook fan, blogging about this giveaway, and tweeting!
Thanks again, and good luck!
Saturday, October 24, 2009
While I was studying architecture in Denmark, we took a 'field trip' around Scandinavia - yeah, I know: DREAMY! What I wouldn't give to be able to visit HALF those places NOW. One of my very favorite stops was iittala Glass Works. Or iiiiiiiiitala as our guide called it in a very Transylvanian sounding accent.
Thanks to the nice folks over at csn.com you can take a breather with the most beautiful glass! They are http://www.allmodern.com/ and carry everything modern and everything perfect for your home. They carry everyone from Saarinen to the Eames, to Philippe Starck!! Check out their cooking site, too, with gorgeous cookware including Le Creuset and Rachel Ray Cookware! I would like to simply move in. We'll supply the gorgeous glasses, you fill them with your favorite beverage it will seriously taste better sipping from these.
Choose from two of these gorgeous iittala Essence red wine glasses ,
or, if you like a little something stronger when you take a minute out of your mad day, choose two of these Aarna 2 oz. cocktail glasses.
Saturday, October 17, 2009
Anyone else conflicted on this one? It looks SO uplifting and SO exciting, and my little adventurer is sure to recognize a kindred spirit, but will those wild things come back when they are alone in their room, in the dark, at night? If you've seen it with your kids, will you tell me what they think?
Saturday, October 10, 2009
Wednesday, October 7, 2009
This is Borscht! It is about that time of year that I make a giant batch (like the good Ukrainian girl that I am) and stock my freezer - Baby O. will be eating my borscht, but now your baby can too! WithOUT the hours of peeling beets and stained hands.
Wednesday, September 30, 2009
Mmmmm. Another reason to love Repro Depot!
Tuesday, September 29, 2009
He is located at 2219 NW Raleigh St. You must go! And so must I!
Wednesday, September 16, 2009
We are going to miss these days of having sweet little people, but the idea of sleep is nice.
Anyway, FREEZE your wine!
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
And because I'm feeling all warm and snugly thinking about my swaddled baby, I'll give one of these swaddle blankets away! You can even choose the print. Respond to this post before Saturday night at midnight (Pacific time) and I'll draw one of you at random. If you subscribe, post that and I'll give you another entry. If you post this in your blog, post your address and I'll give you ANOTHER entry!
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Sunday, September 6, 2009
Wednesday, September 2, 2009
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
I read the Anne Rice Vampire chronicles when I was in college, (aHEM) years ago, and was a real vampire fan. I listened to Type O Negative and thought myself deep and dark. Anne Rice novels are transportive. I feel like I've lived in Louisiana because I remember the SMELLS of the scenes she wrote about. Her writing is incredibly descriptive. It makes sense to like her books.
What IS IT about Twilight? I honestly don't know.
Sephora has a new lipstain called DuWop Twilight Venom, and I want it.
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
I gave each parent a pattern for one block (number 1, 2, or 3), they chose their fabric based on the colors "Lake Blue", "Cloud White", "Limeade Green", and "Lemonade Yellow", and each child personalized their block. I sewed them all together and this is the finished product! I put more photos on flickr. I'm so, so happy with it. I hope our dear Kindergarten teacher will wrap herself in the warmth of all of our thoughts and prayers and know how very much we love and appreciate her!
Wednesday, August 19, 2009
Tuesday, August 18, 2009
According to the USDA, we are going to have to win the drawing just to afford the three kids we HAVE! The press release says a child born to middle income parents in 2008 will end up costing us "$221,190 ($291,570 when adjusted for inflation) for food, shelter, and other necessities to raise that child over the next seventeen years."
We have three kids. I'm afraid to do the math.
I have to stop and get powerball tickets on the way home from swimming today!!!!
Tuesday, August 11, 2009
I just watched this on my cousin's blog and it is SO GREAT. Terribly moving. Of course I was crying by the end. It is quite long, but worth every minute - hang in for the very end.
He is Benjamin Zander - the music director of the Boston Philharmonic Orchestra.
Wednesday, August 5, 2009
And GREAT NEWS! According to Wikipedia, a TV series is in the works for Pillars!!! And guess who is playing Prior Philip?? My very favorite: Matthew Macfadyen!! How can I wait until 2010??
Saturday, July 25, 2009
Wednesday, July 22, 2009
Thursday, July 16, 2009
Today's outing was to one of my favorite places in town. It is the locally owned A Children's Place Bookstore. I could seriously start in one corner and read every single book in there. Today they held their Summer Thursday event: A Fancy Nancy Party!!
My Mae adores Miss Nancy, and I love reading it to her. How nice to have a fun dress up girl who is exciting, and adventurous, and funny! For the party we did rag curls again, and layered on lots of ribbons and bows and skirts. Just like Nancy.There were stories read aloud, a game of FANCY bingo where when a winner called out "FANCY!!" we all broke into a rousing round of Fancy Nancy to the tune of "There was a farmer who had a dog...": "F. A. N. C. Y. N. A. N. C. Y.!!" Afterwards, the girls all got Fancy Nancy binoculars in celebration of her new book about exploring insects Fancy Nancy: Explorer Extraordinaire! (and anyone who thinks insects are gross are just IMMATURE. I guess I am...), sparkly stickers, some Fancy Punch, and yummy cookies. Mae even asked me if we could wash out her paper cup and save it because she loved it so much.
Great fun having a little girl who can be a friend. I love spending time with her!
Wednesday, July 15, 2009
He fell asleep on the way home - soooo sweet.
Monday, July 13, 2009
Next we tried it with a passenger. Our neighbor Brady brought the dinosaur.The camo paper and camo dino landed inconspicuously in a bush!