friends and fun

with a visit from our friends, we visited our local bakery.  yum. 
what a fun place to gaze...
someday, i would love to learn to make these.  
the girls were extra excited about the glitter on these.  
i could easily eat about a dozen of these.  
and we had a ball watching these...


friendly visits

my friend from iowa payed me a visit and it was a fabulous time of playing, shopping, and crafting...
baby gifts
lots of baskets
and we even squeaked in a few shirts and dresses for the little ones... i will post more on those later.  happy weekend and here's to good friends.  cheers.


earth day giveaway

To celebrate Earth Day's 40th Anniversary this week and the "Green Pop" eco-themed market at Poppytalk Handmade this month, Poppytalk is excited to be offering a giveaway on the blog! 
They are offering up a $150 gift certificate at Poppytalk Handmade (from something in the current Green Pop Market) to the lucky winner who comments in the post's comments box (and offering a tip on being good to the Earth and visiting the market indicating your favourite piece). One entry per person, and a bonus entry if you tweet about this giveaway (adding @poppytalk to the tweet, along with a link to the tweet in the comments).
The $150 gift certificate must be used before the end of their current market, May 7th 2010.  Choose one thing, or as many as long as it adds up to $150 (total).  You can leave a comment at their post anytime from now until next Wednesday (April 28/10) at 12pm noon.  They will pick a winner and announce Thursday (April 29th)!  Good luck and thanks for visiting all the artists at the eco-themed market.


happy earth day

why do we make all the efforts to be better people, to be kinder to the earth and others?  
for our sweet children.
happy earth day... 40 years.  here is to an effort to make each day more like earth day... for these little guys.



earth day is april 22nd, commemorating the 40th year.  with this in mind, we were on the road to becoming the biggest paper towel offenders on the planet.  i came across the perfect solution to our bad habit.  
meet our towel house {via made in the red barn }
it happily holds about 18 unpaper towels.  i rotate through 36 as i wash.  
it arrived looking so nice...
even the unpaper towels were wrapped so nicely.
my bounty never looked this good... this has been a good thing.


handmade inspiration and poppytalk handmade

i finally updated my shop and was inspired to create a few new things.    
handmade inspired by the sea, navy blue jelly fish 
handmade inspired by my mom, black ginkgo leaf 
all of this was motivated by jan, co-founder of Poppytalk, a design blog and poppytalk handmade, a virtual online arts & crafts market (the original online market of it's kind).  she wrote to me and said, "We love your pieces and would love to have you join us! "  that was enough for me.  
she invited me to participate in their  "eco-themed & mother's day market" (an online arts & crafts virtual fair) at poppytalk handmade where they are showcasing all things sustainably handmade or vintage including mother's day gifts, papergoods and anything good to mother earth! also they are celebrating the 40th anniversary of Earth Day, april 22nd.  
she gathered many amazing artist for her showcase.
{via samantha french } this one reminds me of high school, i was a swimmer
{via scabby robot }
eye candy, gathered neatly into one market.  brilliant.  i am thrilled to be a part of it.  
cheers and happy monday.

modern toys

super cute, super modern.  


happy spring

i just needed to chime in and share a bit of our fantastic weekend. 
we were invited to leave the city to hunt eggs and play with chicks at a near by farm.  
the highlight was most certainly the chicks.  they hatched in bright colors, which i have never seen before.  
apparently they will get their normal feathers as they grow.  
the kids just loved them, but i think they would have liked them even if they looked like regular chicks, too.
what a fun weekend.
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