Thursday, April 21, 2011

Currently Obsessing Over: Neutral Nail Polish

I've never really been a fan of nail polish, just seemed like a lot of work for results that didn't last more than a week. But I've been wearing it a lot more lately. I think Spring starting probably has a lot to do with it but I'm really digging neutral tone colors and pretty pastel ones. My current fave that I've been wearing is a shade by Claire's called Secret Garden. I got it last year so I'm not sure if its still around but Essie has a very similar color to it. I'm loving the entire Essie Nail Color line actually. I bought a whole bunch of neutral pinks and browns recently at my local Five Below. If you have one nearby I def suggest checking them out. You can't beat 3 for $5, especially since the Essie ones usually run about $8 at Wal-Mart, although their color selection is amazing so its pretty much worth it.

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Product of the Day: Leaping Rabbits Mobile

I have a thing for bunnas. Digging this simple and adorable Leaping Rabbits mobile on Etsy via Paper n Stitch. But I'm not shopping for a baby anytime soon...well at least not yet :P

Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Join me for Share Our Strength's: Great American Bake Sale 2011

I'm very excited to announce that I will be participating in this years Great American Bake Sale, one of many campaigns by Share Our Strength, in the plight to end child hunger. The concept is simple. Hold a local bake sale to raise funds for: awareness, educational programs, affordable fresh fruits/vegetables and community farmer's markets to low-income areas. Why a bake sale? Because everyone loves sweets!

If you are in the area and would like to participate, feel free to join my team the Baking Betties! We would love to have you. Otherwise, you can search the Share Our Strength website for possible bake sales in your area or start one of your own!

Help spread awareness and take the No Kid Hungry Pledge. Join a team, host a bake sale, spread the word...the more the merrier!

kit + lili Print Dresses

Loving kit + lili's (via Black Eiffel) choice of bold colorful prints for these adorable dresses plus the wood-grain tote; I'm obsessed with totes and ever since my rustic wedding planning I've been a big fan of wood-grain.

Monday, April 18, 2011

Embroidered Book Covers

I recently started an embroidery project. I have stacks of embroidery patterns that I bought for a nickle a piece or so years ago at a local antique store that was closing its doors. I stocked up on them and never really touched them until now. So, I thought it quite fitting when I came across these Embroidered Book Covers, via Freshly Blended, of classics by authors like Jane Austen. They are done by an Illustrator by the name of Jillian Tamaki. Definitely inspiration for me while working on the tea towels I'm embroidering.  

Monday, April 11, 2011

Weekend Fun

This weekend was both good and bad. For half of Saturday we were very productive in getting the house all nice and clean, even managed to get some creative time in with the lil one. We painted wooden eggs that I had in my craft stash. We busted out the paint and was a grand, messy ole time and we inished off with some yummy ice cream sundaes with Magic Shell Topping. Yum! The best. Shortly thereafter, my throat got sore and Mommie spent most of Sunday in bed :( Ah well...on the bright side I'm okay with staying in bed too.

Sunday, April 10, 2011

Product of the Day: Grab Guard

I don't know why someone didn't come up with this sooner? Grab Guard works like a mini padlock for your belongings when you are out and about. Yet, its designed to look a bit more discrete so you don't look odd padlocking your purse somewhere. I always get so paranoid when I go out to dinner and I hang my purse on the back of my chair. And it gets soo annoying when I go grocery shopping and have to pick up my purse just to walk a bit down the aisle, keep in mind I like big purses and my usually weighs about 8 lbs :P So smart and simple.

Saturday, April 9, 2011

Product of the Day: Ticket Stub Diary

Love this idea! This Ticket Stub Diary would've come in handy throughout high school...admittedly I don't get to see that many concerts these days. I am super excited for a concert I get to attend next month though! My older sis and I are going to the NKOTBSB concert! My sis was a big NKOTB fan growing up, thus she lovingly passed the NKOTB and the boy band gene to me and I became a big fan of my generation's boy band, Backstreet Boys. I got an early lesson in boy band-om and now that they are a super boy band, I'm super psyched! Hah!

Friday, April 8, 2011

Product of the Day: SMEG Retro Fridge

One day I will own a cute retro fridge just like this to match my future retro kitchen. It seems weird to have the words "future" and "retro" next to each other in the same sentence...

Thursday, April 7, 2011

Product of the Day: Veggie Cutters

My daughter starts Kindergarten soon and I can't wait to make her exciting lunches for school. I know Bento has been around for a while but I am now just realizing its awesomeness. I just like its ridiculous cuteness. I didn't realize how many accessories go with bento making. I came across these vegetables molds on this Japanese site. (Those Japanese are so clever with their cuteness?!) If you don't want to go through the trouble of actually growing your vegetables or if you feel weird about manipulating their shape like I do, you might like these vegetable cutters that work like cookie cutters to get all sorts of shapes out of your veggies.

Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Cuteness for the Day: PANDAMANIA Bento Box

I'm shopping for bentos for the daughter and I. I originally bought one for her while in San Francisco but I accidentally dropped it and broke off the latch. That is why I loved this bento with its cute strap. He looks like he's working out...ack so cute!

I know I want a 2 tiered bento for both of us and I wan't mine to be cute but not overly kiddish. I work with a lady who brings her lunch in a Hello Kitty lunchbox, complete with thermos and such. Don't get me wrong I love HK but I only eat with her utensils. I don't want to advertise the fact that I like HK too much at work; it might cause some concern haha.

Tuesday, April 5, 2011

tweet tweet!

All this social networking is getting confusing. Either way I added to the madness by creating a Twitter account for the crazy things my 5 year old says. I started posting them on my FB and my friends and family urged me to create a site to house all of them. Wonderfully enough Twitter already exists, so I post all her zaniness there. Feel free to follow and "LOL."