March 9, 2011

Walk in the Rain and Smell the Flowers

I could not resist. I saw this pillow with an awesome poem and I thought that it sums up how you should approach life. Each day we are given the opportunity to be better (a better wife, mom, daughter, sister, friend). Enjoy each day and create wonderful memories along the way (hey that rhymes:)

Organic Cotton Poem Cushion mybeardedpigeon (Etsy)

March 9, 2011

A Mom’s Precious Memories

So, my babies are still little. The oldest is 26 months and the youngest is 7 months (time is moving fast). The oldest knows all of his alphabets (upper and lowercase) by sight (he still does not know the Alphabet song but he can call out all the letters). My youngest is crawling (hands and knees) and pulling up on everything. I know that she will be walking soon. I try to capture it all with video and photos and I try to record it all down. Time is just flying by and some days I wish it would slow down (just a bit). I came across a video that I recorded around the time that my oldest started walking.

I hope that you have a wonderful Tuesday!

March 8, 2011

Celebration of Women – International Women’s Day

Today, I dedicate this post to women everywhere. Women have made and are making great strides in all arenas from politics to the boardroom to the community. Women show great strength and perseverance daily. Let’s applaud women everywhere!


1. Sisters Art Card stacystudios (Etsy) / 2. Hand in Hand – Guatemalan Women LoveArtStudios (Etsy) / 3. Cheerful Afternoon ElainesHeartsong (Etsy) / 4. Blessed latitudejcain (Etsy) / 5. Black Rose NeilahStudios (Etsy) / 6. Drawing of a Female Model Krystyna81 (Etsy)

March 7, 2011

Butterfly Monday

I love butterflies and sunshine and spring and summer. Basically, I love all things associated with warmer weather. I feel that pretty butterflies will make for a great Monday. Enjoy!

1. Butterfly Wedding Cake Martha Stewart Weddings / 2. Audrey Hepburn and Butterflies Bracelet sisicata (Etsy) / 3. Spring Table Setting and Butterfly Centerpiece Beth Dreiling Hontzas, Compiled by Mallory Daughtery (Southern Living) / 4. Just One Wish Butterfly Clip whichgoose (Etsy) / 5. The Sweet Tooth Starburst and Tootsie Roll Pop Butterfly Shadow Box krystlerose (Etsy)

March 6, 2011

When Skies are Grey (or is it Gray)…

Today is a rainy yet pretty warm (50°) day in Brooklyn. This lets me know that spring will be here soon (and hopefully very soon). In anticipation of spring, I am going to spread some sunshine today. I hope you have a bright, sunshiny day!

Tulipánok by Tibor Sipos
Hello Sunshine by EvenAndy (Etsy)

March 5, 2011

Weekends are for Family Fun

Weekends are the best because we get to do things as a family. I can breathe a little easier when going out with 2 kids because for some reason they act differently with Daddy. The tantrums and fits that they have sometimes out in public with me, don’t happen when out with Daddy. I think he thinks I exaggerate the tantrums. Whatever! All I know is that we have fun on the weekends as a family.

Here are some cool things happening in NY this weekend:
– Learn about Frogs
– Recycle at Greenmarket
– Exercise to tales of great women
– Glow in the dark sculptures
– Rock out to the Silly Dilly Band
– Mardi Gras Art Parade at the Children’s Museum

Have a wonderful weekend!

March 4, 2011

Let’s Have An Ice Cream Party – Recipe by Tartelette

I love ice cream sandwiches. I thought that ice cream on Friday would be a great treat. I decided to find a gluten-free recipe because I wanted a lot of people to enjoy this indulgence. Shortly after my son turned 1, he was diagnosed with Celiac disease (intolerance to gluten (wheat). As a family, we decided to adjust our diets to match his (which was a bit challenging because fast food was out). It was not until recently (after going to another GI specialist in NY), that his diagnosis was reversed. So even though he has been ruled out for the disease, we still enjoy gluten-free treats from time to time. We are going to try to recipe over the weekend. I will let you know how they turn out. I hope that you are able to have an ice party today!

Here is the ice cream sandwich recipe found on Tartelette.

March 3, 2011

Baby Clothing Online Window Shopping

With two kids, the easiest way to go shopping is online. I can sit at the computer when they are asleep and take my time finding cute clothes. I don’t have to worry about people looking at me with the ‘I feel sorry for you face’ because one or both of the children are crying. Even when they are not crying, I am anxious the whole time anticipating an unhappy child. So, online shopping is for me stress-free and easy. Here are a few cute kid finds.

1. Sundress Candy – Sky Blue by MAKIÉ / 2. I Heart Rainbows – Appliqued Onesie and Leg Warmer Combo by mamarunswithscissors (Etsy) / 3. Pink Flower Graphic Short Sleeve Bodysuit by positively organic / 4. World Revolves Around Me – Toddler Tee by CantaloupeCorner (Etsy)

March 3, 2011

Tea Party and Cupcakes

As the Mom of a little girl, I look forward to the day when we have tea parties. I used to play tea party with my friends and of course our Barbie dolls. Tea party themed birthdays are now the new trend for a little girl’s big day. I just had to share these cute tea party finds.


1. Sweetheart Pettiskirt by DreamSpunKids (Etsy) / 2. Alice Teacup and Saucer Set by ILoveUma.com / 3. Edible Butterflies by SugarRobot (Etsy) / 4. Tiara with Heart Stones by Rhode Island Novelty (Amazon.com) / 5. Zoya Nail Polish ‘Kylie’ by Zoya.com

March 2, 2011

Can I please get a Nanny and Personal Chef? And if you are feeling generous, can you throw in a Housekeeper?

Being a Mom means that you wear a lot of different hats. We manage to do it all and still keep our sanity (at least on most days). My life would be so much easier if I had a Nanny, Personal Chef, and a Housekeeper. I would have so much free time to do things that people without kids take for granted like taking a long shower or bath, taking a walk by myself, leaving on the spur of the moment, and going out on dates with my husband. Though it would be nice to have all of those people helping me, I love my life and I enjoy my time with family. My babies will only be little for a short while and I plan on enjoying every moment (even when they are throwing tantrums and crying for no reason at all). Today, I wanted to highlight items that help to make my daily life easier.

1. Buttercup Yellow Baby Basics Wide Ring Sling by BabyEtte (Etsy) / 2. Girls Pacifier Clip in Modern Argyle by apolkadotmoon (Etsy) / 3. Ecofriendly Wood Dino Baby Teething Toy by ecotottoys (Etsy) 4. Animals on the Farm Organizer Basket Fabric Bin by thespottedbarn (Etsy) / 5. Eco Organic Baby Bib and Burp Cloth Set – Lemon Sweet Hearts by SewnNatural (Etsy) / 6. Weekly Planner Chalkboard Calendar – Modern Vinyl Wall Decal by SimpleShapes (Etsy)

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