Saturday, February 26, 2011

10 things i ((love)) sunday

today's 10 things i ((love)) is brought to you by hudson's love to be LOUD! all the time and in every way....expect when meeting someone new. he charms them first and then lets loose his WILD side!

1. little lion hat and diaper cover love and ladybugs
2. dinosaur jumbo crayons lil doodlers
3. old school vintage bike happy family
4. i roar you dinosaur onesie melon dot
5. shark bite surfboard hook rack sunday treasures
6. tractor vinyl wall art urban expressions
7. roar - super soft baby safe lion piggly and pebbles
8. dinosaur roar pacifier clip pacifyme
9. roar flip top web belt ame creations
10. roar stegosaurus hat pattern make tot toppers

wish me luck on taming my wild beast!

Tuesday, February 22, 2011

vintage finds in the closet

so, really truly, how old am i that i can say there are vintage finds in my childhood closet??? today, i pulled out dolly pops. so sweet!  

 ava loved them.
 hudson loved them for a while.
 then he loved the box for a while.
and then, making motor sounds with the toyshop and a piece of the cardboard box.

a pretty sweet find that i can even remember playing with myself. but, let's be honest.....they were made even before i was born! so, really truly, i am not that old!

linking up with alysha for wordish wednesday.

Saturday, February 19, 2011

color me fancy

or not. a heart filled day all around makes one really look beyond outward appearances and to look throughly at enjoying the randomness that is your life

next year maybe even a little of this...

as seen on pinterest

Saturday, February 12, 2011

10 things i ((love)) sunday

i heart valentine's day!! not for the jewelry or the candy or the flowers but for all the fun and creative ways to say 'i love you'. and, for all the crafts that involve pink and hearts!!!

1. take this super cool, easy, and educational game with hearts. maggie from smashed peas and carrots posted a great tutorial on Kids Create.

this game has so many options. the obvious matching game where you find pairs but you could also play a game where you mix both sets (numbers and colors) and then find pairs or take it one step farther and have them find 9 pink objects or draw 9 pink things.....

2. from purl bee, i found this tutorial for valentine heart barrettes. all the girls in ava's class are getting one (all 4 of them!)

3. i love these knotty legs baby leg warmers

4. revolutionary souls makes these tiny slippers .

5. strawberry and rosemary scones so very very yummy. i made ours without the glaze and instead sprinkled sugar on them before baking. pic from

6. i am so smitten by these s'mittens by tippy toes knits!
7. hanging some art on the wall as an everyday reminder to love fully. falcor digital and silhouette blue

8. for hudson, i would love this bowtie from buttered toast.

9. for ava, i created a blooming hearts tee.

10. for my hubby and me, i would love some us time. life is moving too too fast and i am missing just being us.

sending you the sweetest of wishes for a happy valentine's day!

Sunday, February 6, 2011

a breath of fresh air.

we survived! and, luckily i did not need to be admitted to the crazy shack...although...we are a little wacky at times.  topping the list of favorite games is to pretend we are pirates wearing dishrags on our heads. 
we also love to pretend that there are sharks in the living room and alligators and crocodiles in the swamps surrounding the couch cushions.
this little dude has found the perfect hiding place.

hudson has even learned to peddle a bike this winter. this is how they like to cruise the strip in the kitchen.
i love the outdoors so, even though being cooped up indefinitely sounds wonderful...who could stand it. we donned all our snow gear..(i swear next year, i will splurge and actually own a pair of snow pants for myself!!) we built ourselves one rad snow fort and found clumps of snow to throw. that is the one thing about wisconsin winters that i just don't get.....why, oh why, can't we have more snow-packing days. it is either bitter cold or soup.

we are slowly training the dog to mush! eventually, i may even have to buy myself a pair of snowshoes. those snowdrifts that we tried to tackle while pulling this load were ridiculously deep. we were going no where fast.

ava has found the coolest place to daydream.
rosy cheeks and all we are enjoying ourselves this winter: being creative and just listening to one another.

and, now that it is february, it is nice to do something with love or hearts everyday. my kids are great painters. they can whip out a masterpiece in no time and then when i turn around they have the whole thing covered with 10 more colors. so, so creative!  but, what do you do with all of these artworks....we stencilled hearts on to the sheets of dry painted paper and cut them out. then we stitched them all together on the sewing machine. a gorgeous garland celebrating all the colors of love.

sending love and warmth your way.

linking up with emily at chatting at the sky.

Friday, February 4, 2011

melon dot giveaway

my sweets, i am so blessed. i have reached over a 100 shop hearts and facebook likers!! so, i am offering you the chance to win a custom melon dot onesie of your choice! refer someone to the Melon Dot Facebook page and you'll be entered into the contest! contest ends Friday 18th at midnight CST.

rules: the "referred" fan needs to leave a comment saying you sent them and they will win a prize too if your name is randomly picked!

So go blog about the contest, post it on Facebook and Twitter so you get lots of entries! Have a great weekend!

**To hyperlink to another Facebook page in your status, type the "@" symbol and start typing the name of the page or person you want to link.....a dropdown box will appear of pages that you belong on the page you want to link and it will show up as a blue hyperlink in the status box.

Tuesday, February 1, 2011

batten down the hatches

it is a blizzardy world outside. so what's a mom to do?
...lots and lots of warm snugglies
...lots of fort building (inside for the time being)
...making valentines
...baking something yummy, gooey, and sweet
...sipping hot chocolate with whipped cream mustaches!
...a few cartoons or a movie

now to somehow, slow the kids down so that this doesn't all happen before lunch....wish me luck!
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