Saturday, September 25, 2010

Prettiest TO-DO-LIST

could not resist ~ the perfect notepads!

I am totally obsessed with paper. And I am constantly making "to-do-lists". Even though I rarely get to check all of the items off my list. 
So when I saw these adorable notepads I could not resist. 
This hip Mom has amazing designs that POP with color and the designs are simple and clean. Make sure you check out her entire shop. She is the kind of gal I would love to have over for coffee and a chat!
Buy it here

Sunday, September 19, 2010

Annual Apple Picking Trip

If you want to find a "pick your own" fruit or vegetable farm in your area check this site out.

This years trip to the apple orchard {Silverman's Farm in Easton} 
was amazing. 
It was a joy to see our almost three year old daughter experience the simple fun of picking apples in a picture perfect setting. 

Friday, September 17, 2010

Beautiful Oops by Barney Saltzberg

Love this kids book

Discovered this book tonight with Brooke at the local book store...

Get it here.

I hope you enjoy it as much as Brooke and I do.

read on if you want to hear my rant of how we happened upon this book...

It was Friday afternoon and approaching the witching hour (if you are a parent, you know what I am talking about for sure, that 3-5pm-ish dead zone). So we hopped in the car and headed to Barnes & Noble to explore. I was trying to do double duty scouring the shelves for something new and interesting while I kept an eye on Brooke (age 2 yr. 10 mos.) who was making her own quick work of rearranging the children’s displays riffling through the puzzles, stuffed animals, books, and toys. But I realized I was half looking and half shuffling behind her to shove the items back while she was pulling the next two items down.

I had decided to give up and we should go grab something for dinner. But just as we were heading out the door I saw it. WOW! Just the cover alone got me intrigued. I could not resist pulling my Brookie into my lap and we both devoured this book. Several times. Had to take it home and put it on the low shelf.

I am sure it will bring lots of inspiration to kids of all ages.

Thursday, September 16, 2010

Intern Wanted

I could definitely use some help...

If you know someone that is a creative whiz-bang OR currently in design or art college have them contact me to apply...

Tuesday, September 14, 2010

Cutie Booties

These rain rubbers made my heart leap when I saw them. I think a rain dance is in order.
find them here 

Sunday, September 12, 2010

What's in a label?

I know...a long post

But I loved this article about what to look for in an art label. As a part owner of an art supplies company we are so diligent about what ingredients we put into our products. So check out this site and read this article as a concerned parent...

Tuesday, September 7, 2010

That time of year


Who's ready? 
I started to get nostalgic for those long forgotten days 
of back-to-school...

I know as a Mom I am happy to be getting everything ready for the school days ahead. Lunchbox. CHECK. Backpack. CHECK. School outfits and shoes. CHECK. Mind set of getting back into a schedule!? OK...CHECK. 

I also think back to the family traditions that we had as our hearts started thumping just thinking of the first day back to the bus stop. My Mom was a "totally prepared" kind of gal. So to make sure we headed back in style she would throw us into the back of the station wagon and head to the store for supplies. Each year we would gleefully rummage through the bins to find the best and most spectacular book bags, pencils, markers, notebook paper, Everything! And I loved the smell of new fresh notebook paper and markers were ALWAYS my favorite. I would sit and organize them by color over and over again. And Mom always made us feel special to get us that special "item" we wanted. And every year Mom would help us pick out a new sparkling outfit or two to wear. She made sure we didn't wear it before the first day of school (a rule sometimes we had fun deciding to break together). snicker! 

I hope my daughter loves back-to-school as much as I do. For now, she's in pre-K so the effect is a bit lost. But as we build our own traditions and talk about heading back to school this week I cannot help but think of special ways to make her love this season  as much as I did. 

What family rituals can you remember? Please share!

Friday, September 3, 2010

My fave jewelry designer

Heather Moore Jewelry

I love the necklace I designed from Heather Moore. The ideas of being able to customize my own necklace to be a "one-of-a-kind" is so appealing to me. And with each milestone I try and think of a new creative way to add to my design. 

Here is my favorite one for the fall season...

Heather Moore Jewelry