Monday, August 30, 2010

winners!! and the making of geraldine

i apologize. i have fallen behind in my posts while attempting to make the most of the final days of summer before my daughter starts school and the days and nights become cooler as fall approaches. it is a lovely time of year....a very exhausting time of year. and we have so totally forgotten to move bedtime up so let's just see how this first week goes. luckily she only has one day of class.

sooooo.....on to the winners!!! (as chosen by

unknown mami!!! you are the lucky winner of 3 envirosax bags!!! congrats.

and, lizzie you are the lucky winner of the fashionably bowtique giveaway!! hip hip hooray!

not only am i so excited to get these items into your hands but, i just love to be able to give to others and to pay it forward in this often times overwhelming world. melon dot was started just over a year ago and it makes me so happy to create these custom onesies for the littles of the world. let me know what you think of geraldine.
starting with a blank slate can seem like a daunting task at times. this project started out as a simple white onesie, geraldine was added and then her features came alive with the help of some wool felt and thread. sometimes it is hard to know when to stop. when you have hit the 'too much' mark. i think she is lovely at each stage .
geraldine is a little vintage, a little sweet, a little raw. an optimist. if you would like to see more of her please visit my etsy shoppe you are always welcome to stop by and your ideas are always appreciated.

also, since it is officially my 1 year anniversary please stop by for a 20% discount (offer good until sept 18). just mention "little citizens" in a convo prior to purchasing and i will set up a custom listing for you. so many reasons to celebrate!

summer lovin' to you!

Tuesday, August 17, 2010

just like grandpa

as he was walking by the table where grampa was sitting, he noticed that his hat was abandoned and it was a perfect fit for his little head.

Monday, August 9, 2010

10 things i ((love)) sunday

this post is a little late but....well....a girl needs some beauty sleep once in a while. i definitely feel as if i am lacking in this department.

so here goes....

1. falling asleep with my two littles. sometimes the sweetest and most umprompted moments are just before sleep the "i love you, mommy" and the "we need more you and me". we make lots of plans during this time. of places we want to go, new things to try, classes to take.... parenting is one of the hardest jobs. you just have to trust that you are doing your best and that for every mistake you make, there are a thousand more victories. i want my apples to be good and kind, giving and understanding. i want my apples to be strong and independent and yet sensitive and tender-hearted.

2. also, having to do with sleep. i love those little sleepy, dreamy toots. just once in a great while i will catch my son rolling over when i go to double kiss him good night and he will let out a little toot. why i think that is cute, i have no idea!

3. my 3 year old on the phone. especially when she calls grampa, "jim"! it makes me smile everytime. this is almost always followed by "we are on our way. we will be there in a second minute in a long time. are you ready for us?"

4. a laid back weekend. i catch a few moments here and there of us just being. not constantly rushing or fretting about the time. lots of "one more time" requests are granted. taking just a moment to think back and reflect. smile a little. there is something about the beauty of the past, whether it was yesterday or many yesterdays ago. make note of it...what you love right now...because what you love tomorrow will be even better because of it.

this girl has style. even if it is just to go get the cows.

5. this sweet photo booth engagement photo from angela and ithyle she is so totally unaware and then surprised!

6. sticky kisses.

7. fresh laundry. someday i wish to have a clothesline for the sun and wind to drench my sheets.

8. big words for a little girl. my favorite right now is "i already got occupied"

9. i love love how one little kid can take over a giant size king bed. seriously how do they do that. and how do they twist me into such weird and ackward positions. i am rendered helpless.

10. my favorite people. a and h!

looking forward to a million more right nows.

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Friday, August 6, 2010

winner!! and 2 giveaways to enter.

happy friday to all. what a busy week so much sun and fun. i am hoping to make someone's day even a little bit brighter. picked from has won the gift of a bag from mee a bee's shoppe!!! can you tell my kids are excited for her. as am i and i can't wait for your little one to start toting around this cute creation.

jacqui's info….

etsy shop
also going on right now, i have 2 giveaways.
elizabeth's fashionably bowtique giveaway. click here to enter.
envirosax giveaway. click here to enter.

Thursday, August 5, 2010

GIVEAWAY! envirosax designer bags

Single-use bags, both paper and plastic, represent a huge threat to the environment. This threat is not only related to the sheer volume of them ending up in landfill, but also to the resources needed to produce, transport and (occasionally) recycle them, and the emissions resulting from these processes. Single-use plastic bags are also well known for their interference in ecosystems and the part they play in flood events, where they clog pipes and drains.

Plastic bag facts

*Approx. 380 billion plastic bags are used in the United States every year. That’s more than 1,200 bags per US resident, per year.

*Approx. 100 billion of the 380 billion are plastic shopping bags.

*An estimated 12 million barrels of oil is required to make that many plastic bags.

*Only 1 to 2% of plastic bags in the USA end up getting recycled.

*Thousands of marine animals and more than 1 million birds die each year as a result of plastic pollution.

*The United Nations Environment Programme estimates that there are 46,000 pieces of plastic litter floating in every square mile of ocean.

*Plastic bags are often mistakenly ingested by animals, clogging their intestines which results in death by starvation. Other animals or birds become entangled in plastic bags and drown or can’t fly as a result.

*Even when they photo-degrade in landfill, the plastic from single-use bags never goes away, and toxic particles can enter the food chain when they are ingested by unsuspecting animals.

*Approximately 14 million trees are cut down every year for paper bag production.

*Most of the pulp used for paper shopping bags is virgin pulp, as it is considered stronger.

Envirosax® designer reusable bags are spreading the eco-friendly message with style!

please visit salt and chocolate where she also praises her envirosax bags and reminds us to wash them.

Tested for strength & safety   *   Super strong, holds 44lbs  *  Fully washable - won't fade  *  Super convenient & water-resistant  *   Fashionable & fun - a great gift idea!  *  Solution to one-use plastic bags

win your own set of 3!!!! envirosax is giving away  a set of 3 bags in a pouch to one lucky reader. just become a follower and leave a comment about how you try to green your life just a little.

for extra entries: blog about the giveaway and comment with a link to your blog post ( 1 extra entry), tweet about the giveaway (1 extra entry).

good luck!! contest ends 8/22/2010.

Monday, August 2, 2010

super who?

{this is what i wanted to do today. although, i seriously doubt that i would have landed on the bed.}
photo taken from

let's just say that being a mom is not for wimps and that occasionally my cape is a little dusty. wouldn't it be nice to have a sidekick.

link up with me and leave a comment letting me know how you sneak in a little r&r and/or how you get it all done as a mom.

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