Cut & Paste

March 10th, 2014

What 4-yr-old little girl doesn’t like a princess dress?  I’m inspired by this little princess that, with the help of her mom, has taken her love “dress up” to a whole “nutha level” with the help of a little paper and scissors!

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The dress (above) was made completely on her own…without the help of mom!

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Mom says most are a 50/50 effort between the two, but Mayhem (what the 4 yr-old is called by her mom) is learning some pretty amazing construction skills considering her age!  For instance, she knows exactly how much construction paper it takes to make a top.  Impressive!

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Mayhem and her mom find inspiration everywhere, like trips to the aquarium…

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storybook characters….

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and my favorites, the red carpet…

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and the runway…

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I’m totally smitten with Mayhem and think she has quiet a future!

Read the rest of the story here and follow Mayhem and her mom on Instagram here.  And since you’re adding to those you follow on Instagram, don’t forget about me!  Find me here!

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Caped Crusaders

September 3rd, 2013

One of my favorite people in the world is my 4 yr old neighbor, Pearson, who just happens to be the daughter of one of my best friends, Amy from House of Wentworth.  During a recent “neighborhood family” dinner I learned that somewhere between her summer Disney Cruise and the first day of pre-K, she changed from a sweet fairy princess…

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to a powerful Super Hero!  (Batgirl to be exact!)

Why keep Super Heroes hidden inside their playrooms at home?  Unleash those super powers in the classroom!

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These SuperME backpacks could be just the thing to take them to new heights!

Super, right?

Find them here.

Just in case there are any other Batgirls out there, here are some suggestions for Halloween…

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Part Batgirl, part ballerina!  Perfect!

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Pumpkin Baby Designs Batgirl costume 

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Costume Express Batgirl Costume

(You’re welcome, Amy…)

Cry Baby

August 9th, 2013

What a great shower gift add-on!

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Find it here.

Kowabunga! : Longboard stroller

June 25th, 2013

It’s the item that all cool parents will soon have on their wish list…

For now, the Longboard Stroller is a concept, but with baby mobility leader, Quinny’s, strong focus on the half of the world’s population that live in urban areas, it’s sure to hit the market soon!  Just one more thing that will make it easy for hip parents to “keep it urban” and not “cave to the burbs”!

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Keep up with the Longboard Stroller’s road to the market here.

You Rule! – Wooden Ruler Height Chart

May 4th, 2013

My best friend will soon be moving out of her house that she’s been in for 18 years.  She’s so excited about decorating a new home, but there are still moments of sadness.  This was the house where she raised her kids and made so many memories.  I couldn’t help notice, during a recent visit, the height chart on the edge of the kitchen pantry door.  Carefully marked measured and dated in markers and ink…  It’s too bad that they can’t somehow take that door with them…

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That’s why I love this customizable height chart.  As your kids grow, you can move it around and always take it with you.  I would use a marker to put dates and their names on special occasions to mark their height.  What a wonderful keepsake!

Find wooden ruler height chart here.

 

The Odd Couple

August 29th, 2012

Ever think you’d see Neiman Marcus and Target collaborating?  Well, it’s about to happen just in time for the holidays!

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These two power retailers have recruited 24 designers to create limited-edition gift items.  Is anyone having flashbacks of the Missoni release? I’m hoping that Target has made a few adjustments for this event!  Some of the designers will step out of the product category comfort zone and others are staying with what they know best.  Most items will be priced under $60 with the prices ranging from  $7.99 to $499.99.  Neimans stayed very close to the design process which resulted in products made with real leather and silk, hand beading, hand-blown glass and 18K gold!  Watch for ad campaigns to begin in the fall.

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The collection drops into Neiman Marcus stores, Target stores, NeimanMarcus.com and Target.com on December 1st, so mark your calendars!  The two companies are jointly making a $1 million donation to the Council of Fashion Designers of America to celebrate the partnership and affirm their continual support the American design community.

The following designers have contributed to this collection:

Alice + Olivia

Altuzarra

Band of Outsiders

Brian Atwood

Carolina Herrera

Derek Lam

Diane von Furstenberg

Eddie Borgo

Jason Wu

Judith Leiber

Lela Rose

Marchesa

Marc Jacobs

Oscar de la Renta

Philip Crangi

Prabal Gurung

Proenza Schouler

Rag & Bone

Robert Rodriguez

Rodarte

Skaist-Taylor

Thom Browne

Tory Burch

Tracy Reese

Recently magazine editors in NYC got a sneak peek at the collection.  Here’s what they had to say about it…

OK….NOW I’m excited!

That’s A Wrap!

August 23rd, 2012

It’s Friday!  Let’s celebrate!!

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Dog Shaming – the most hilarious new website!

Cute coat for fall

A nice way to send your kid a sweet message in their lunch…fruit stickers!

How to style wet hair

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Colored denim is a “must have” for fall!

I would patch my kid’s jeans like this

I would wear this Herkimer Diamond!

Literary Jukebox is kind of fun!

Endless food possibilities

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An electric bike with major style!

Find more of my favorite links here.

 

Made In A Flash

August 22nd, 2012

Confession:  I’m a flash sale junky.  I’m too embarrassed to tell you how many flash sale email announcements I get on a daily basis.  We love them all, right?

Well, I just found out about a new one that I’m pretty excited about!  It’s all about all things made in the USA!

Sign up for Made Collection here!

Bits and Baubles

July 27th, 2012

 

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Best public pools and swimming holes in the world

A dining room table in an envelope.

Your logo is not hardcore.

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Peanut Butter & Nutella Swirl Cookies

Two of my favorite bites!  Cheese and Avocado Bites

Kaleidoscope letter DIY

If I had a kid he would wear this t-shirt

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I want to wrap gifts that look like this

Ya’ll have a great weekend!!  XO!

 

 

That’s A Wrap!

July 13th, 2012

It’s been a slim week in blog-ville for me, friends,  as it’s been one of those weeks where life threw some unexpected events my way…But I did manage to capture a few interesting bits that you might find interesting…

This mosaic stone walkway is almost too pretty to step on, right?

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Trash to treasure hacks

Top 10 reads

12 yr old talking to his 32 yr old self

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Prada’s Parallel Universe campaign (via)

Isn’t it about time for a watermelon margarita?

What have you found that’s interesting this week?  Any great plans for the weekend?