Monday, October 31, 2011

20 Percent Off!

From now until December 31 I'm offering 20% off any purchase of $20 or more from my shop! Just enter the code TWENTY at checkout. (On my Etsy site). As a courtesy, please only use if your order totals $20 or more :)

New Halloween Freebie

Here is a free owl pumpkin design, which I created last night for our own family carving night. I wanted to make this a downloadable PDF as I have in freebies past, but I don't know how to do it without my hubbie's help, so we'll just do this instead. Click on the art above and it should bring up the large 8X10 version to drag to your desktop (you may need to click "show original" and zoom in). You can rescale the art in your own computer programs. Feel free to repost this art or distribute it...just don't sell it or use the art for anything you're selling. Enjoy!

Friday, October 28, 2011

(( Livie & Luca ))

These shoes by Livie & Luca are just to die for! Just in case you're in the market for some lil' kids shoes, these would be great to consider.

Friday, October 21, 2011

oOo Updated Mermaid oOo

Here is my updated Mermaid Mommy & Baby print, available next month. I decided to revamp the old print because it just wasn't quite what I wanted (I hate to say this, but the more I look at it the more the mommy mermaid's face looked like an alien). I likely we still tweak this some, but I'm much more happy with it.

< love this skirt >

...and the color. Sash Skirt in Bronzed Olive from J.Crew.

Thursday, October 20, 2011

< Happy Birthday Mary Blair! >

One of my GREATEST inspirations ever, Mary Blair, would have celebrated her 100th Birthday today. Thanks, Google, for letting us know with your clever logo-type. I love you Mary!

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

{ Disney Designer Doll Collection }

I post a lot of things that I use the word "adorable" to describe, but aren't these? I just got an email from The Disney Store (I do a lot of online shopping) apologizing for technical difficulties caused last Tuesday because a record number (thousands) of people tried to purchase dolls from the Disney Doll Collection at the same time (kinda like Target's Missoni Madness bogging down the site all day). So as recompense they are giving a 25% off your purchase from their site, today only (October 21). In case you're interested, here's the code: THANKYOU25

Thursday, October 13, 2011

- Pink & Blue -

It's true: color is important. A Korean artist name JeongMee Yoon did this Pink and Blue study of kids' rooms. Check out his site to see them all (found via

Wednesday, October 12, 2011

PB Halloween

These monster costumes are so cute! From Pottery Barn Kids. They are on sale plus free shipping right now. Sized for baby, toddler, or kid. And I really love the skeleton treat bag.

Tuesday, October 11, 2011

boy toys

Alright, I just did a post for Land of Nod, but I've got to share the adorable additions to their Bla Bla line. These are relatively pricey compared to your average stuffed animal, but they are so worth it. They are completely fair trade, handmade, and amazing quality. Here's some that would be perfect in a boy's room. I have a doll for each of my girls, and despite the taunts that your kids won't care a lick about "designer" toys, my girls LOVE theirs. Jewell sleeps with hers (we named Lollie) every night.

Friday, October 7, 2011

.. nod chairs ..

These chairs are just in and don't they just make you WANT them? Land of Nod has some new cutie cushy chairs with matching "Noddomans," and they're all 15% off until this Monday.
Note: inspired by the recent request of my mom-of-twin-boys friend, I am going to do an all-boys week of posts starting Monday! Let's see what I can find....(I don't have any boys myself).

Thursday, October 6, 2011


Yudus are ON SALE at Joann's fabrics right now for only $99. So I finally bought one. Woohoo! For those of you who don't know, this is a personal screen printing machine made by Provo Craft (Yay for my home town). They retail for up to $299, and it's hard to find them for less than $200. So this is a fantastic deal. Basically, the machine is an all-in-one screen printer that takes care of everything you need to silkscreen your own t-shirts, pillows, table cloths, posters, name it. It's not perfect and there are a lot of tutorials online about how to make it work well. But for $99 to get started, not a huge setback. I'll be keeping you updated on the projects I (eventually) churn out on this thing.

Wednesday, October 5, 2011

(( West Elm ))

Eeep! These little owl measuring bowls from West Elm are too perfect. (And potentially useful). The white ones look so Jonathan Adler. I want! And this wood grain tea towel. Free shipping on both of these items, too.

Tuesday, October 4, 2011

* Liberty of London *

Did you know you can actually buy Liberty of London fabric? For some reason I didn't. It's pricey, but at least it's on sale right now at Or you can get it from the Liberty of London site. And, though unfortunately completely sold out, there is a Hello Kitty line! Ah!!!

Monday, October 3, 2011

= stripes =

I love this"Double Your Output" striped top from ModCloth.