June 29, 2010

and in spite of the weather we could learn to make it together

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Chalkboard is in!
It sure is nice to have such a handy man around. Its definitely a hit with the munchkins. Now all is left for me to do is find an eames style chair to go in there (ha).

I got a little birthday present a bit early! LOVE it.

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A little heart-shaped glass container with air plants inside. I vow to keep it out of reach of little destroyers and take (such) good care of it. I even found a good spot for it already. Thanks friends.

June 25, 2010

recent projects

I worked up a few shelf "liners" this week. Still on the fence about how I feel about 'em. Besides the really strong musky old book pages smell that now fills that corner of the room, it does add a bit of an illusion and texture. Anywho.


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What I am really excited about is the chalk board going up in the little ladies room. The husband is putting on a few more coats (he is a perfectionist) and them mounting them to the sides of the shelving on hinges so that the boards can swing open like a cabnet door. Our inspiration was this and I can't wait until ours are in and the girls can chalk it up.

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Ok. What do you think of this hair? I think its pretty amazing. Not that any kind of a mother of two should have a cut as such, but still she wears it well. Pretty sweet little shop too that she is modeling for.
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Bitter sweet as one of my very favorite rompers sold today. I kind of want to start requesting the people that purchase these to send me pictures of their kids in them. I would squeal. Seriously, pictures welcome!

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source: design sponge. Norwegian Wood

June 21, 2010

rum and coke

Agh. You don't need me to tell you, weekends are quite nice.

And we had a lovely dad's day weekend folks. We started off with Micmacs, if you haven't watched this movie yet and are a fan of Jean-Pierre Jeunet's films like Amelie, I am pretty sure you'll like this too...







Some local bands played at the Town House. Loved SEA OF BEES, but of course, Doom Bird and John Vanderslice was pretty goot too. A fun show.

Alex got taken out to an Ethiopian restaurant he's been asking for a long time for on Father's day. It was quite tasty. The little ones were good sports about trying the new cuisine. They loved the appetizer wraps with split peas. YUM. We recommend this place.

And of course we consumed lots of cuba libres.

The to do list for this week is: shadow portraits, black board for the munchkins room, and 'wall paper' for my living room shelves. I hope to share as those come to their finished state. Hold me accountable oh you internet.

June 17, 2010

so, sue me

I opted out for a movie instead of adding items to the shop last night. BUT, look at these two that (so selflessly) agreed to stuff their faces with jelly beans while we shot pictures of them today...

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I love the fit, comfort and ease of these darling cords. And like most of the pieces, alls you need is some sandals and a tank and you got yourself a lovely summer wardrobe staple for the kiddos. They will be up on etsy tonight, along with some others!

I kind of wish Eva had to wear glasses ALL the time. She pulls them off so well!

June 16, 2010

by the way

There will be some darn cute items added to the shop tonight!

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I hope to have a little styled shoot with my girls of some of the pieces for inspiration later this week. I love how a lot of these pieces are unisex and really versatile. And I must say you wont find quality like this anywhere. I am amazed at how well things 'use' to be made.

In other news, I am now blond. Well, more like on the way. Since I have been coloring my hair for so long, blah blah blah, its a process you know?!

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I still forget about it and then freak out when I catch a random reflection somewhere.

June 13, 2010

lazy sunday

This little booger is going on night number 2 of sleep over heaven at cousins house. The house was so quite today with her away.
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It caused me to ask Alex if we could get a dog when we get old and the girls are moved out to have someone to take care of. He said no. I asked, because you don't want a dog, or because you don't want the girls to ever move out? He said both.

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Good thing we still have what... at least 20 years to figure the logistics out.

On the other hand Tessa has gotten away with making a mess of quite a lot of things because I just feel like she is lonely without her older sister and she has to come up with things like taking down all the board games and emptying ALL the boxes of their contents for entertainment. Oh Tess, no no no.

Visited Naked for coffee twice today. Went to the antique fair, which turned out to be a bit disappointing. Husband made lovely lunch.Veggie wraps with boiled egg. (Nice touch.) And took a swim. I really dont do well in the heat, so the pool in the back will be a frequent spot this week as it is promised to be toasty. Lazy lazy.

June 11, 2010

fleabags

Here is me with my new bag.

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Ha. I wish. Here is really me with my good ol' faithful Chloe.

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She has indeed been good to me but she is getting a bit too worn.

Not that this is something I pride myself on or anything, but I am quite picky when it comes to purses. They are such a commitment you know? The last time I tried to two time Chloe I ended up leaving a cart full of groceries at the checkout at Traders Joe because (oh crap!) forgot my wallet in the other purse.

I came across these little bags a few days ago and keep thinking that I might just have found a good replacement. So versatile and probably doesn't weight 70 pounds, like my current bag does!

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These bags are eco-friendly. Made from water-based dyes, organic and vintage materials sourced only in the US.

found just in time for muh-birthday! wha?!

June 9, 2010

bye bye baby

these little babies have been sold.

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Go take a peak at the store and snatch up something for that cute short person in your life before its gone gone.

P.S. There are a few more items that will be added very sooooooon... and the FALL pieces will be added next month. So now, you are in the know.

June 8, 2010

jars of regret

I've been saving our jars from everything. My husband kept asking me what I intend on doing with them and I kept telling him that I wasn't sure yet, but something AMAZING. The box under the sink where they were carefully treasured was getting a little full and so I decided to finally soak them peel off the labels and use 'em for something. It all turned out to be quite the process, our sink being small and the number of jars being big. To occupy the girls I gave them the lids to play with which were a hit for like 10 minutes, and then deserted all over the house. So as I found them in all sorts of places for the next couple of days I trashed them. OH how I wish I didn't now!

Number 1: This little project! How easy and lovely. I could have made a whole garland out of the jars and some christmas lights had I still had the lids!
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Number 2: I could have at least stacked the jars while they are in the freezer. Some are currently being used to store some sangria-ready-brandy-soaked-fruit left overs from my muchkin's fifth birthday party.

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Just add the club soda and you're good to go. So what that it's 1:00 in the afternoon and instead of my coffee pick me up I had me some sangria?

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