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Fun new products from flip & tumble – and a giveaway

Tuesday, November 15, 2011    Decorating, Food & Drink, Giveaways    4 Comments »

Fun new products from flip & tumble - and a giveaway

Did you know that flip & tumble, the company who makes reusable bags that roll up into a ball-shaped pouch, now sells other fun products? Well they do. And they sent me some. And I’m going to give one away to you. Up above, you see the Salt and Pepper Squeezers — squishy little salt […]

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IdeaPaint White Board Paint

Thursday, November 10, 2011    Activity, Decorating, Kids    2 Comments »

IdeaPaint White Board Paint

Do your kids like to write on the walls? If so, give them a wall of their own to doodle away on. IdeaPaint White Board Paint is being featured on the website Curisma until noon Friday 11/11/11 at half price. Curisma is a site that helps you discover and buy cool new tech products. You […]

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Nina & Grapey sock monsters and dolls

Monday, November 7, 2011    Gifts, Kids    Add a comment »

Nina & Grapey sock monsters and dolls

Meet Dalia and Marvin — the handmade doll and monster I got for my kids at this weekend’s Hissyfits Craft Fair. They were made by Jannine Doto of nina & grapey, and are just about the most adorable things I’ve ever seen. I intended to give them as Christmas or Hanukkah gifts, but couldn’t resist […]

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My new Etsy shop: Hip Happy Home

Saturday, November 5, 2011    Decorating    2 Comments »

My new Etsy shop: Hip Happy Home

Sometimes I wonder if all bloggers are destined to open an Etsy shop. If so, I am the latest. The shop is called Hip Happy Home, and here you will find my latest vintage treasures. So far, I have three items for sale: this blue apothecary jar, a set of lemon yellow dessert cups, and […]

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Sprout Kids Furniture

Wednesday, November 2, 2011    Decorating, Kids    2 Comments »

Sprout Kids Furniture

I love the story behind Sprout. The company was started by a guy named Clark Davis, who grew up with a love of building, creating and inventing — much like my own son. His cabinet maker dad taught him about woodworking, and his smart mom taught him that Legos were to “make and break” — […]

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Happy Halloween!

Monday, October 31, 2011    Activity, Food & Drink, Kids    1 Comment »

Happy Halloween!

Happy Halloween everyone! Hope you all have loads of fun. Here are a few pics from our Halloween cupcake decorating. We entered our “Eyeball Cupcake” in the Arizona Republic cupcake decorating contest. We weren’t one of the three winners, but they did include our photo in a slideshow of all the entries. Check them out […]

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Vintage treasures

Friday, October 21, 2011    Fashion    5 Comments »

Vintage treasures

I have a new hobby. Treasure hunting. It seems all the American Pickers, Picker Sisters, Storage Wars and Pawn Stars episodes have been swirling around in my brain — and when I bought those mid-century night stands and then sold them for a nice profit, something clicked. I’m now fixing up a mid-century round wood […]

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You’ve Been Boo’d – super cool free printables

Monday, October 17, 2011    Activity, Gifts, Kids    2 Comments »

You've Been Boo'd - super cool free printables

I’m finding it hard to get into the fall/Halloween spirit when it’s still over 100 degrees, but in honor of seeing a leaf fall on my windshield today… I present the super talented TomKat Studio’s annual free We’ve Been Booed printables. Booing your neighbors is kind of like leaving an anonymous May Day basket, but […]

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Animal Cracker Pillows

Sunday, October 16, 2011    Decorating, Gifts, Kids    Add a comment »

Animal Cracker Pillows

I know you want to bite this seal’s head off. Can you believe it’s actually a wool felt pillow? This pillow is part of the Animal Crackers line of super realistic looking pillows made by Fetch! Product Design. The first production of these pillows will be limited, and each pillow is hand-made when ordered. So […]

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Breakfast ideas for moms and kids

Thursday, October 6, 2011    Food & Drink    3 Comments »

Breakfast ideas for moms and kids

I recently switched back to my favorite breakfast. I toast a slice of multigrain bread, then top it with raw crunchy almond butter, half a banana sliced, and a drizzle of honey. Add a cup of coffee, and it is such a satisfying breakfast. For the kids, I love this idea from Muffin Tin Mom […]

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