20101229

The Favorite List #2

My last few posts have been a bit too wordy.. something I try to never do but there is just too much going on right now and when I get to typing I can't seem to stop. Contrary to my last post..I did not go home. I am still in the Garden State and have been to the airport twice only to have spent hours there with D and then being told that your flight will not be leaving today afterall. Finally we decided to give up our seat and just book a new flight. So now, fingers crossed hopefully I will leave Sunday morning. To make me feel a bit better about how things turned out I thought what better way than to share with you some of my favorite things!

When you have a baby you want to buy every cute thing you see and surprise surprise the baby isn't impressed. He is more interested in his own fingers then anything we have bought him..and when he gets tired of those he attacks our fingers. But that doesn't mean I don't look at every toy, stuffed animal, cute outfit and imagine him in it or playing with it. Here are some of my favorite things for D













      
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20101208

The Favorite List #1

There is so much gorgeousness available on Etsy.. some of which I wish I could pull off but can't or my home just isn't there yet but will maybe have room for it in some future home and then of course there is the stuff that I simply can not afford. But I can drool.. and heart.. and share

The jewelry list could literally go on forever but I am going to narrow it down to maybe 2 posts..

   






LuluBug Jewelry

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20101201

Introducing the Newborn Mat by zCush

Two of my friends have developed a new product that I’d like to share with all of you. As a new mother myself I found it to be essential in the first few months of having a newborn baby in the house. In the words of the women behind zCush themselves:
‘What makes our product unique is that it allows you to hold a newborn with more support because the mat is firm, but it’s also soft so it’s comfortable. Also, it’s a great way for older siblings to bond with their new brother/sister because they can hold them easily and the parents don’t have to worry about the newborn’s neck or back.’


The mats come in two varieties, the cotton ones have animals embroidered on top; the animals are of a very soft towel material.
There are three animal choices
Pink lamb cotton cover: Cotton Candy
Yellow duck cotton cover: Dainty Duckling
Blue bear cotton cover: Plushy Paws


And the mats without the animals are:
White chenille cover: Whimsical White
Blue chenille cover: Silky Sky
Pink chenille cover: Rosy Ruffles

To learn more or buy one of these wonderful mats for yourself or a friend you can visit their website: http://www.zcush.com/
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20101011

Introducing New Discounted Photography Sets

With the holiday season right around the corner I had decided to introduce discounted photography sets in my Etsy Shop

 Now you can buy any four 4x6 photographs or any four 8x10 - 8x12 photographs/art prints for the price of three.


So hurry on over to my Etsy shop now!

20100928

D's Yellow Nursery

Its been three months since D came into our lives. But it was many months before that that we started to plan for his room. He may not have known it when he first came home but now we can see him looking around.. it is possible that he is staring at something else completely but I like to think that he smiles because he enjoys the colors around him.


When we started out his room at been a make shift office for M and also functioned as a guest room. And it looked like this the day we started to paint. Our choice of color Lemon Pound Cake. We knew he was a he but we didn't want to trap him in a blue room just because he was a boy.


We don't believe in excess so we didn't go crazy buying toys.. we thought we'd wait and see what type of a baby he was.. and shop to suit his personality also that it would be wise to wait till he was actually able to play with toys.. but a cute little train and a few others were just too hard to resist.


Our crib is the Graco Lauren, Dwell Traffic Bedding from Target.  Above the crib hang colorful lantern from the Dollar Tree.




The bookshelves were once nightstands in our room. We removed the doors and purposed them as floating shelves. Above the bookshelves three art prints. The numbers and alphabet one created by yours truly and the gorgeous boy girl art print created by a very talented fellow Etsian HeatherFuture



Our comfy chocolate rocking chair a great find at the Burlington Coat Factory's Baby Depot above which hangs a mobile I made inspired by the designs of  Lupin of Bugs and Fishes made with a beautiful array of felt from Pixie Rose. This was quite a project.. I was sewing in bed and sewing in the car and I don't sew. Though it required no more than a running stitch I have never done more than reattached a fallen button. We also re purposed some plain white curtains we had. I bought a rubber stamp from Drumchick99 a little robot and stamped the little guy along the bottom of the curtains.



Lastly, we installed additional shelving in D's closet. He may not have much now but a day will come when the extra closet space will come in handy. And we bought these really cute blue and green bins from Target.


We had so much fun putting together the nursery.. so many memories to be made.. stories to be told and sleepless nights to be had.


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20100915

I'm on the Cover!

I am on the cover of Underwired Magazine's September issue! Well not me per se but my work.. but I do make it on the 3rd page under artists statement! I recieved a copy of the magainze a few days ago but couldn't post till now.. hubbay happened to knock my laptop off the counter over the weekend. Thank god my laptop is intact and in great shaape.. as if nothing ever hapened.. but my charger died.. Thank god for the warranty I'll recieve a new one soon.. but not soon enough.. it will take 6 days! It was a non paying gig but I'm not complaining.. I'm still beaming at the fact that someone found my work interesting enough to put on their cover. The image is of a set of birthday candles with the words Happy Birthday written in a variety of languages. A little something for everyone : ) Happy Birthday


and here's me with the the published cover


In other news D is almost 3 months old.. he smiles at us.. and he pretends to listen and understand when I ramble on.. and on.. my husband insists he would roll his eyes if he could but I think he likes my stories : ) He has still yet to sleep through the night.. he wakes up every few hours.. sometimes even every hour.. ah the joys of parenthood : )

For all the people who sleep through the night, eat food without trying to simultaneously bounce a baby and sip there coffe while still hot enjoy it.. these are cherished moments..

20100823

I can smell it in the air!

The air is cool, the sky is gray and the rain is falling.. I have spotted a few yellow leaves. It's here, fall is almost here, I can smell it in the air and I can not contain my excitement! I love the colors and the breeze, I love the layers and sweaters. I will miss my flip flops but I am ready to bring out my boots. Here's a few autumn themed photographs to kick off my favorite season.

Orange Leaf
 

Shroom Climbing


Delicately Dry


Fall Themed Coasters


Another Day Another Time


Flora


Droplets


And they all fall down


Colors Filtered


Growth


The cool weather makes me want to bake, I'm starting out with some warm banana chocolate chip bread.. but instead of a bread pan I'm thinking of using a muffin pan instead and make some delish muffins. The house will smell delectable. We are also celebrating D turning 2 months today.. wow.. how time flies. He now socially smiles, follows movement with his eyes and makes these adorable little noises. He loves taking walks and hates when it's time to come inside.

I'm sitting here with a silly smile on my face.. hope you all find something to smile about today.

20100807

Where do the days go?

Days and nights have become a blur and 7 weeks have gone by since D came into our life. He coos and makes eye contact with us.. feigns interest when I jabber on and on about nothing in particular. This post could do go on and on about all the wonders of D so I'll stop now.. yes, I have become one of those mom's who find their babies to be the most interesting subject matter.

But motherhood hasn't stopped me from keeping my shop updated and though my promotional and marketing skills may have become a bit lacking I *Thank God* have still managed to make a few sales. Red Print and The Inner Core




And with the heat beating down on us.. summer is definitely here to stay so a few more flower infused art prints never hurt anyone.. right? So here is Live. Grow. Bloom.

                                    

and a few more waiting in the wings aching to be listed.. till then enjoy the hot summer days. It won't be long before they are gone..
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