Saturday, August 6, 2011

Just In Case You Missed It

We've launched our new website at and we moved our blog over to Come visit!

Friday, August 5, 2011

Thursday, August 4, 2011

All About the Packaging: Clothing Pattern Wrapping Paper

Talk about a great way to put those random pattern sheets to use. Pink Dotties with Love, Karla took hers and wrapped a gift with them.

Wednesday, August 3, 2011

Love Links: Bugs and Fishes

Don't let name fool you. Bugs and Fishes is full of Laura Howard's beautiful handmade felt creations. She also includes some wonderful tutorials.

Tuesday, August 2, 2011

What to Do: Try a New Restaurant

We can all get into a food rut, especially when we find a place we like. Next time, pick a new restaurant to try. You just may find a new fave.

Monday, August 1, 2011

Five Faves: Online Treats

If you're looking for a sweet treat to send to family or friends, here are our five fave online treat shops.
Why get pre-made flavors, when you can make your own cool concoction at You get to pick your own ice cream, the mix-ins and label.
Just about any kind of candy you can think of, even Zots, Bottlecaps and Cherry Mash!
For beautifully decorated cookies that almost look too good to eat.
Decadent brownies in an delicious assortment of flavors. You can also get bite-sized Witch Babies, too.
Cookies, cakes or both. You can even order a cookie subscription.

Sunday, July 31, 2011

Can I Have This:? iPad Arcade Cabinet

Talk about a fun way to use your iPad. And the joysticks and buttons on the cabinet really work.

Thursday, July 28, 2011

All About the Packaging: Candy Party Labels

We used these at our Maddie-licious party (more to come about it), but you can use these labels for just about anything. Print them on cardstock or sticker paper. Click here to download.

Wednesday, July 27, 2011

Love Links: Make It and Love It

We've made a couple things from Make It and Love It and we do love them. We're sure if you click on over that you'll find something you'll want to make (and will love), too.

Tuesday, July 26, 2011

What to Do: Go to Bed

Very few of us get as much sleep as we need, so skip the evening news one evening and go to bed early 30 minutes earlier than usual.

Monday, July 25, 2011

Five Faves: Books for Boys

Last week we gave your our five fave books for girls. Now it's the boys' turn. Of course, girls will enjoy these, too.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day by Judith Viorst
Anyone can have a bad day, even a kid.

Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day

A sweet story that will charm everyone.

The Missing Piece Meets the Big O

See what happens when something comes from outer space and lands on Earth on Halloween.

Space Case (Puffin Pied Piper)

Full of funny pictures and situations that will change to mood of the grumpiest child.

What Are You So Grumpy About?

Good Night, Pillow Fight by Sally Cook
The perfect bedtime story that both your child and you can relate to.

Good Night Pillow Fight

Sunday, July 24, 2011

Can I Have This:? Glass Balloons

As whimsical as the real deal, these hand blown glass balloons by Robert Custer would be a wonderful addition to a child's bedroom. If only a bunch didn't cost close to $1000.

Friday, July 22, 2011

Thursday, July 21, 2011

Wednesday, July 20, 2011

Love Links: So You Think You're Crafty

Each week, for ten weeks, a group of crafters are given a craft challenge on So You Think You're Crafty. You can then vote on which project you think is best. Kind of like Project Runway for crafts except no one gets cut.

Tuesday, July 19, 2011

What to Do: Ask For Help

Kids know to ask for help but, as adults, we're so inclined to show that we can do it all that we can overextend ourselves. Remember that it's okay to ask for help from time to time, and that your friends are more than willing to give it.

Monday, July 18, 2011

Five Faves: Books for Girls

If you're a bored with your home library, here are our five fave books for girls. Boys will most likely love them as well.

Falling for Rapunzel by Leah Wilcox
A re-telling of Rapunzel that is full of funny misheard requests between the prince to Rapunzel.

Falling For Rapunzel

This book tells the story of Cinderella's neighbor Cinder Edna and shows how things go for her the night of the ball. 

Cinder Edna

A great story where the princess uses her brains to rescue the prince.

The Paper Bag Princess (Classic Munsch)

Kids will love hearing how Isabel faces a bear, a witch and much more in this book. 

The Adventures of Isabel (Poetry Telling Stories)

Read along to see how JoJo overcomes her nervousness in testing for her yellow belt and her fear of the tree in her backyard.

JoJo's Flying Sidekick