Tools of Motherhood

There are two small tools that have saved me on a number of occasions, and it’s been in the back of my mind for a while. I depend on them so often that I should really share them. The first mom tool is a carabiner on my keys. I didn’t start using it until I… 

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More Unexpectedness

When I posted about what I hadn’t expected in the fall, I really, really didn’t expect what came next in As Our Dental World Turns. After I’d written that, thinking I was in the clear, I had to go through three rounds of antibiotics to treat a sinus infection caused by the wisdom tooth removal…. 

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Chalkboard Party Cups

I don’t know that I would’ve come up with this idea if the Silhouette folks hadn’t just sent me a roll of Chalkboard vinyl to try. But I’m getting ready to help host a party this weekend for friends getting married in May, and the combination of events produced: I love a good grown-up party…. 

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Designer Love: Beck and Lundy

Before Christmas I was searching for a fun, personal gift for my brother and his fiancee, both cyclists. The tandem bike is a sweet symbol of their journey together.  Happily I stumbled upon Beck and Lundy. Patty Sloninger is the artist behind the shop, and her work is whimsical and lovely. And web-wise, you can… 

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A Green Post: Crafty with Coffee

There’s ordinary St. Patrick’s Day stuff happening around our house. Lucky Charms as a special treat, drawing rainbows, green clothes and accessories, maybe a Shamrock Shake. Mostly I’m so happy that my sweet Irish-American husband is home from a month of travel that I just want to sit and look at him and celebrate the… 

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A Sneaky Giveaway

So, we get a lot of e-mails about shopping related stuff. A lot we decline or ignore. We mostly choose to blog about things we use ourselves. Things that we know work well. This one isn’t that, exactly, but it’s a cool way to shop. I love that shopping via the web is slowly getting… 

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I Spy Something Sorta New

Sometimes things come together when you’re not expecting it. I never thought I’d get excited about an I Spy swap, let alone become a hawker of gourmet I Spies. But that’s what’s happened. As I was deciding what would go in the next I Spy assortment, I talked to my friend Kyra about it a… 

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Time Wasters: Kid Edition

Susan and I (but mostly Susan) have all kinds of creative & crafty mischief going on in the background, but unfortunately not a whole lot we can share on the old bloggidy-blog right now. (side note: some of it is related to skirt week.  have you started thinking about skirt week yet?  cuz you should. … 

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