Halloween Treat Bag

October 22nd, 2011

Finished up a treat bag for Sophie tonight! It is a pink felt bag with a little owl and candy corn. She loves bags anyway, so she’ll love this! I love the lining!

Squid Ornament for Desi!

October 17th, 2011

I picked up this delightful Squid Santa for Desi’s ornament this year at Craftin Outlaws over the weekend. Image via Cleo Dee. Get yourself one here!

ho-ho! Santa Squid ready for the tree. By Cleo Dee.

ho-ho! Santa Squid ready for the tree. By Cleo Dee.

Delightful Book!

October 9th, 2011

Just preordered this sweet book written by Emily of The Black Apple. Will be available in January. A nice after-Christmas arrival! The story sounds delightful and I love all of her illustrations. Order yourself a copy here. (Picture via The Black Apple).

Christmas Ornaments

September 26th, 2011

Pottery Barn Kids have some Christmas items available now and we got Sophie’s ornament for this year. It’s the fairy. So cute!

However, I was disappointed to discover that Hanna Andersson has discontinued the Dala Horse ornaments and instead replaced it with this bird design. Really disappointing. Not sure what to do for Desi now!

Hedgehog Hat!!

September 2nd, 2011

Gymboree has a new line out and it contains some adorable hedgehog items! Among them was this adorable hat that a certain little one will be sporting this fall!

Fun Finds: Blossom Plates

August 28th, 2011

I popped into World Market this weekend and could not resist picking up this set of four beautiful blossom dessert plates. They match wonderfully with my pink dessert plates! Time to plan a party!

Fun Finds: Adorable Hedgehogs

August 27th, 2011

These are super cute and would be great for party decorations. Available at Rivet for $1 each.

Letterpress Recipe Box

August 26th, 2011

WOW! This gorgeous box with the cards and beautiful letterpress is just stunning! From 1canoe2 on Etsy.com. I love it.

Cute Woodlands Backpack

August 4th, 2011

In a nice junior size too. Love this print! From LL Bean. 24.95.

Family Trip to Pittsburgh via Megabus

June 14th, 2011

We recently went on a family trip to Pittsburgh by taking the Megabus. It was a great time, although lots of walking and carrying kids and backpacks…but hey, that’s exercise, right?!

I wrote up a review of everything we did for Columbus Underground. Here’s an excerpt:

We walked across the Fort Pitt Bridge to take a ride on the Duquesne Incline. For only being $4.50 round trip per adult (our kids were free since they are under five), it was a great excursion for us and our little train enthusiast. If we had been sans kids, there are several very romantic restaurants at the top of the incline to dine. The Duquesne buildings offer lots of historical information to read and the views of the city are amazing. We went at about 5:30 in the evening, but I’m sure the views would be equally stunning later in the evening when the city is all lit up. For people who are walking, the Duquesne Incline is a bit of a hike from downtown (about 35 minutes each way) and some of the sidewalk is missing the curbs, making it very close to the road.

Read the full trip report here.