I was just on Restoration Hardware’s web site baby&child getting a gift for a friend and spotted these adorable roman shades. What a sweet accent to a little kid’s room!Restoration Hardware
The poems in Rebecca Faulks latest book The Curtains Ate My Grandma remind me so much of the quick witted cleaver stories I loved as a child. Many of the poems are loosely based upon her own experiences growing up and the excerpt below has me wanted to read more! Plus I just love the title and the visual it gives!!! I ♥ cleaver people 🙂Author House
I love frosting so the idea that I get to put my own frosting on my cupcake and nobody can judge the 2 inch layer I apply is fabulous!! I also love the use of wooden tough depressors!!
This Valentine’s Day card from 24-7-365 could not get any cuter or any easier!!! Simply take a photo of your favorite valentine with their hand extended out in front of them and add some text via Photoshop. Print out the cards at your local drugstore where you can also pick up the Tootsie Pops to attach to the card. When you get home all you have to do is poke holes on the photos and add the delicious Tootsie Pops. Alissa from 24-7-365 suggests adding a little tape the back to help it stay on better! Happy crafting!
I am so excited to share the news that my amazing friend Tatiana gave birth to a beautiful baby girl, Liliana, today! In honor of this fabulous news I had to post something baby related. How cute are these swirly hats from Baby Rocks Mohawks. BTW I just love saying their company name out loud…rolls right off the tongue.
Baby Rocks Mohawks
I always struggle with the idea of adding a card to a child’s gift. I feel like sometimes they are too busy ripping through the wrapping to even notice it and other times they are not even able to read some of the words on the card. I do however think that this idea from inchmark is a fabulous compromise between making sure Mom and Dad know who the gift is from yet gives the child something they really want….CANDY! 🙂 Not to mention it is a great way to add a little more fun to a gift with out spending a lot!
This past weekend my sister (a first grade teacher) came home with the book Where Did They Hide my Presents? by Alan Katz. Let me tell you, I have not laughed that hard in a long time!!! My family all age 20+ took turns passing this book around. We could not get enough! The concept of the book is that you sing the silly words in the book to a specific Christmas song. I provided the first verse of a few of my favorites below (just promise me you won’t sing to loud at your desk…I don’t want hate mail from your co-workers 🙂
(To the tune of “Silent Night”)
Not flashing bright
Bulbs don’t work
It’s not right
I hold ladders as Daddy climbs
He’s been on the roof four hundred times
Dad refused to lose
Just blew another fuse!
Something in My Brother’s Underpants
(To the tune of “Winter Wonderland”)
Gee, who is it?
The mood is so swell
But what is the smell?
Something in my Brothers underpants!
At the Malls
(To the tune of “Deck the Halls”)
At the malls
No parking spaces
Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma
Can’t we go home?
Ten parking places
Ma Ma Ma Ma Ma
Can’t we go home?
*Photo and Song Lyrics Published with Permission from Alan Katz
Twig and Thistle blogged about these sweet pop up placemats from hello hanna last week and I think they are just great! Kids can decorate the pop characters that include little people, jungle animals and robots with a variety of fun stickers. Then they can flip over the placemat to have even more fun drawing in the activity area on the back. These would be great to have while out at a restaurant or even at home on a night when mom just needs a moment 🙂