Wednesday, February 25, 2009

It's a good day!

Aren't these eyelet lanterns sweet? I have such a thing for paper lanterns. I bought an assortment of 3 for the nursery and still haven't hung them. Where I originally wanted to hang them, I don't think they'll work now so I'm thinking above the changing table.

We had a nice day today. I had a couple errands to run. Needed to drop off an order to FedEx. Our driveway is sheer ice these days and I knew our FedEx lady wouldn't make it up the driveway. Trying to balance a 20 inch box on top of a stroller is tricky but I managed. The package wasn't terribly heavy, just awkward. We also hit a consignment shop nearby and scored a set of dishes that's the exact match to my sister in laws. They were only $5 and I just couldn't pass them up. I just figured who can't use extra dishes?! Our last stop was the library which I've been wanting to get to for weeks but just haven't. It's a small town library so we don't have the latest and greatest but I did get a couple books and also a few magazines. I have such an addiction to magazine and since having the babies I don't have the time and just haven't renewed subscriptions so getting them at the library is the PERFECT solution! I got the latest Better Homes and Gardens because they have a feature on the Barefoot Contessa's garden. I also got Country Living because it's one of my faves. I was flipping through it last night in bed and they had a little section on a wall of letters. A mixing of letter styles. Very cool. I should run. I hear a little one waking up!

Tuesday, February 24, 2009

Hello! and Published :: Simply Handmade Magazine

Gosh, it feels like forever since I posted. I don't have a ton of free time these days. My little ones (who aren't so little anymore) are keeping me hopping! And I have to admit since I found Facebook I've let this blog slide a bit. It's just quick and easy to write a little note to someone on there. But I do love blogging. You wouldn't mind if I write more about the babies, would you? :) I just adore them so much and feel like all I talk about is them so why not blog about them too. Is that a new Mom for you or what?!
And I've been *dying* to share this with you! We were fortunate enough to be published in the new Simply Handmade Magazine, formerly Paper Trends. And I'm thrilled because these NeST letters were designed by my bestest friend and design team member, Laurie (and it's also her FIRST publication!) Yay Laurie!! :) They also did an awesome tutorial on the letters. It's a wonderful write up and a special thank you to them for the feature. The magazine full of so many cool projects! Ooh, I just found out they have a blog too. Here's the LINK.

Friday, February 13, 2009

Happy Love Day!!

Are you doing anything special for Valentine's Day? It's a little difficult getting out with our little guys but we're going to my in-laws for dinner and then heading home to have chocolate fondue. Doesn't that sound romantic? I thought so and bought the fixins today for it. Mmmm.
What'd you think of this scallop heart? Jennifer Beason created it. Isn't it gorgeous? I love the texture and dimension to it. Beautiful job, Jennifer.
Happy Valentine's Day to you. xo

Monday, February 09, 2009

Scrapfreak + my little guy!

I was excited to receive an e-mail from Monica over at Scrapfreak wanting to work with us for one of their kits. She and I have been in contact for a while and it was nice to work with her and her team. I looove what she put together! I love those Jenni Bowlin bingo cards. Design team member, Shannon create this super cute project (with awesome tutorial).

You can purchase the kit right here (it's only $15 bucks!)
Thanks Monica and the Scrapfreak team for working with us. I love what you put together. If you haven't visited the site before, you should. Lots of inspiration.
And I just thought I'd share this cutie pie picture I took a couple days ago. Look at the eyelashes on that kid!! I love his little crooked smile.
Hope you have a Happy Monday! xo

Wednesday, February 04, 2009

this n that and Free Shipping

It's February! I know.. I'm a few days late. I love the month of February. For one.. today is my birthday. :) It's already been a great birthday. I got to have my hair done yesterday. My mother in law watched the babies and I was spoiled at the salon. I feel like a new woman. HA! I've had several messages from Facebook friends and tonight my hubby is cooking me dinner. I am feeling the love for sure.
So to celebrate.. we're offering FREE SHIPPING on one of my favorite holiday items - Valentine's Day! We're offering free shipping on most Valentine Kits. Stop by the shop to check it out.

Thanks for checking in. Hope you're enjoying your week. xo