Wednesday, March 31, 2010

Photo du Jour

OK, sorry for the poor photo quality and the piecing together of multiple shots....but I don't know a better way to capture the sky right now....it is all sorts of colors...so cool...

Norway, KC Style

OK Blog buds...Meet KC, the darling gal below with the pretty smile. She is one of the coolest cats I know. Based on her recent facebook photos (which I just ganked and posted here without her permission - forgive me KC, these were too good not to share!), I think you'll agree.


According to facebook these pix were taken in Lofoten, Fjord Islands, Norway. I think the trip was for work. She's so cool, she has a job that entails work trips like this. Awesome.





Perhaps this was her hotel, I have no idea. But it is a hotel and it looks amazing and I just love all the colors in the following photos. And PS - I have never had the urge to kayak at all, let alone in kayak in winter weather, until now.

Dear Norway, I can't wait to meet you. Love, SKF.

Fete

Every time I see sweet french-themed parties I am reminded that I really need to stay on top of my efforts for French Citizenship. Do you remember this cake?? Me too!


This effort has been going on for years...and now (2 babies later) I am still trying to do it for myself and also for my babes. Thanks to O, we have all the right qualifications...we are just having a bit of trouble following the proper processes (it is tres tres confusing and frustrating).

I recently recommitted to the effort and I hope that we can finally get it done in 2010 (it has been a New Years Resolution for 2 years now...).


Back to the important stuff. Whenever I see pictures like the ones below, I get excited about throwing une petite fete for ourselves to celebrate the citizenship (when/if we can get it all sorted out).



These pix come from MIKODESIGN - a pretty fabulous blog. She is really amazing...she made her own macaroons and her own snow globes for her party. (Let's be honest, I won't do that.)
While we are crushing on MIKODESIGN, please look at this make-your-own-doll kit that she made...so sweet, right? For sale in her etsy shop.

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Belly!

I love belly shots.

I loved mine the first time, and the second time. But after 2 babes in less than 2 years, I think the belly shots to love most are those that do not belong to me.

Aren't these shots gorgeous?!? I think I love Mimi's belly as if it were my own...and yet I am so glad it is not my own.

Rub it for me Mimi.

Peep Show

Check out the Peep Show at the Washington Post.

Monday, March 29, 2010

Rear Gear?

If you are looking for a gift for that dog that already has it all...you may want to check this out...or maybe not....

Words As Art

This sneak peek over at D*S is pretty great. I love this photo in particular because it makes me think about two things:

1. I am always impressed by people that organize their books by color. If I ever were to organize my books, that is how I would want it done. Book organizing is no where on my to do list right now though. Maybe someday.

2. I need some word art. Ever since this home tour and this post, I have been thinking about it. Do I make it? Buy it? What would it say???

growfamilygrow gave me a great tip as a comment on my previous word art post. I never thanked her. Thank you!

She passed along this link, which gives instructions for making your own. Since then, I've been looking for letter stamps...I bought one set, but I think they are too small. I can't seem to find the right ones (online or in stores).

Final thought, for O if you are reading this. Loving you is easy cause you're beautiful.

Sunday, March 28, 2010

Photos du Jour

Dinner time. Toddler tantrum. He wants to go outside. You want him to eat. You put on his coat and compromise...and he eats outside...in the cold....and loves it. Uncle Ry is in town on business again. The kids dig him.

Saturday, March 27, 2010

I Used Them

Remember this post? Sometimes we surprise ourselves. Look at my pretty gloves in action.

Little Feets

I'm always inspired by friends who follow their dreams. One such bud, Heather Butler, just opened up a pretty amazing daycare here in Portland. We dropped in a few weeks ago to check it out and we were tres impressed! The space looks fab (it is in the basement of her gorgeous home). She offers drop-in and full time service. She prepares all the food, and keeps it healthy. She is amazing with kids and she is all sorts of qualified and certified and experienced (and adorable too). If you are searching for a good daycare option...look no further. Check out little feets. Tell Heather that I sent you!

HB - you go girl!

Friday, March 26, 2010

Kick it Back Dude

We think this is pretty funny...as far as home videos go. Little WKF is trying to get a random older boy at the park to kick the ball with him. Despite a solid effort by WKF it doesn't work out too well...

Photos du Jour

WKF had some fun carrying his baby (named joey) in the baby bjorn.

SweetP showed up at the coffee shop for a playdate...in exactly the same dress as her stylish friend SB (pictured below with SB's mama).

Thursday, March 25, 2010

Loving the Interweb

My friend the Internet has made me smile several times today.

This yellow piano really got me thinking...I KNOW I would have been better at piano if ours was yellow as a kid. I was terrible...
Ashley's AT post was about a drying thing from IKEA, but it reminded me that it would be so fun to make a custom baby mobile of some sort. This gadget would be a great way to start.
Daddy Likey had a great post on the Jeggings debate (Jean Leggings). I thought this was great. Do you do Jeggings?? O brought me a pair from Tokyo...I've been rocking them. But, I see both sides on this very important topic...


Underwater wedding pix??? Amazing! Amazing! I LOVE this idea. Too cool. Right???


Ummmmmm...this photo made me think that I REALLY need a furry chair. Soon. LOVE IT! The post claims it is a 5 minute project...click here for the details. Then take 5 minutes and make me one!

My friend MWaz had a great blog post about blog posts. I loved the whole post, but my favorite part may have been this photo of her new home office. Wow! LOVE it! I feel like I'd be a better blogger, bill payer, work-from-homer, and all around person if I had a home office as lovely as this, right?

Wednesday, March 24, 2010

Small Changes Are Fun

Here is the before:
Here is the after:


Note the new rug and new curtains (made by birdie!). This photo has bad lighting (its just so sunny all the time here!), but trust me - huge improvement! I couldn't deal with the zebra rug another day...and the curtains are such fab icing on the living room cake.

Hoodie Quarter

I've never been so excited for $0.25! The Mount Hood Quarter will be released this year.

Tuesday, March 23, 2010

Couples Counseling with Your Closet...

I thought this post was great. She listed the top 5 things she'd say to her wardrobe if they were in couples counseling together. I have pasted her list below.

  • Sometimes I feel like you don't support me. But maybe I'm expecting too much from you, especially that six year old bra I keep wearing instead of donating to the local historical society.

  • You definitely deserve better treatment, so I will try to pick you up off the floor more often. I will also try to stop yelling "I HATE YOU."

  • I need you to be more flexible. Mostly when I eat too much pasta.

  • I know I need to stop looking for a cheap thrill at TJ Maxx whenever I get bored with you, but be patient with me, OK? Old habits die hard.

  • Sorry I keep a Goodwill bag in the closet and throw random things in it over the course of weeks or months. That must sort of feel like being held hostage and not knowing which of your friends is going to be taken away next. Stress central.

I think I would owe my closet some similar feedback...I definitely agree strongly with her last 4 points. You?

Photos du Jour



Friday, March 19, 2010

Funny Confession XLVII

If ever there was a weekend that I was going to pull a weed....this weekend would be it. The weather is PERFECTION, and I have new garden gloves from Liberty of London for Target. However, I have some doubts that the weeds will ever see the gloves. I don't want to get 'em all dirty...

Have you had a chance to check out the Liberty line? Are you as obsessed with it as I am?

In my opinion, the highlights of the line (aside from the fab garden gloves) are the women's jammies and the baby girl clothes.

I didn't actually get into Target until today...and it was very picked over.

Lucky for me I had a friend do some shopping for me on opening day (thank you thank you JLo). And since this is a confession post and all, I will admit that I was also pretty quick to pull the trigger online (thank you world wide web, I love you).

SweetP will be rockin' various floral print for the next few years...because rocking floral print is one of the best parts about having a baby girl.

Thursday, March 18, 2010

Wednesday, March 17, 2010

Photo du Jour

Who says you can't go to a restaurant with 2 babies...thank you hopworks for being awesome, yummy, and uber kid-friendly. Organic beer too...

Happy Saint Paddy's Day!

Green peas from a green bowl in a green bib with a green tie on it. Happy St. Paddy's Day to you!
Necktie bib made with love by birdie, of course.

Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Smile! You are Home - It's for real

What do Natalie Portman and I have in common????? we are BOTH in the marie claire Mexico - March Issue!

When the mag contacted me I didn't believe that they were for real. But now that I hold the glossy mag in my hands...I can tell you, they are for real. So fun! Here it is!

Here is the cover:
Here is the cover of the home section - our little red table:
And here is the feature on our humble home - titled "Smile! You are Home":


How fun is this?

Happy Birthday Manhattan Mama!

My most favorite girl is having a birthday in Manhattan today! HAAAAPPPPYYYY BIIIIRRRRTHDAY! xoxo

Sunday, March 14, 2010

Photos du Jour

Boo....another great visit with B&B has come to an end. We can't wait to see them again. Here are a few photos from the past week...



Once O got back from his trip, we even got a datenight before B&B left

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