Wednesday, March 31

Hippity Hoppity Easter's On Its Way

When I was a little girl at an all girls Catholic school in New Orleans, I remember being so proud to be the one selected from the entire school to lead the "All School Bunny Hop." I have absolutely no idea why the entire school participated in an all school bunny hop,
but it didn't matter to me - I was the one in charge.
I was also 7.
To this day, Easter holds a special place in my heart.
As I have a tendency to do...some Easter inspired items for you to enjoy.

Easter Card

Bunny Necklace

Bunny Wall Decal

Cast Iron Bunny

Bunny Studs

Vintage Easter Flash Cards

I think this is hilarious...a Bunny Hair Clip to give you "ears."

Go Bunny Go

Easter Gift Tag

In case your eggs get cold?

And the piece de resistance...Peep Flavored Lip Balm.


Adoring this today. More cute stuff here.

Monday, March 29

Oh Baby Baby!

This weekend, my girlfriend Sierra & I threw a baby shower for our friend (and midwife) Rebecca. It was such an amazing shower that I just had to share it all with you.
Sort of a "peek into my weekend" mini-version.

Rebecca & Matt (the dad-to-be) are wanting to be surprised by the baby's sex - so, we went all "gender neutral" for the theme.

We bought a bunch of onsies and fabric markers for guests to decorate personalized gifts. It turned out that there were a lot of kids at the party & they decorated the majority of shirts. It ended up being a great project to keep all of the kiddos busy.

Matt (dad-to-be) is an uh-mazing artist/woodworker. I found a set of alaphabet cards in which every letter related to some sort of tool. We hung the cards up around the house by string with clothespins. Super cute. Super personal.

One of Rebecca's midwifery clients makes handmades soaps. We ordered a bunch as gifts for the guests. They smelled so delicious and were wrapped in beautiful papers.

So, here is where I want to share some of the wonderful "activities" that occured during the party - all thanks to Sierra. Yes, we ate quiche, drank punch, and opened gifts - standard. We then passed around a tin full of beads. Each person took a bead. We then went around sharing our maternal linage (My name is Sonchia...daughter of Laura...who is daughter to Ann) and then we gave Rebecca a blessing. We each then strung our bead on a line to create a necklace that Rebecca can wear at the birth, during pregnancy, etc. Each bead represents a wish for her adventure into motherhood.
PS. Don't you just love my "model" Ryan? How cute is she?

My favorite image of the day. Another thing we did is that each of us tied a red string on our left wrists (tied on by the person sitting to our left). This is to show unity for Rebecca. Once we hear she has given birth - we "snap" off the string. A few of us (grandmas included) gave a belly rub with our strings for a photo op.

Such a lovely lovely afternoon. Thanks for letting me share.

Chirp Chirp...

A sign that I live in Western Colorado. When I shop for dog food at the ranch supply store (I said that right), there are baby chicks for sale the next aisle over.

PS. In lovely Montrose (where the ranch supply store is located), there is also a Target. Guess who finally got to see some of the Liberty of London goodies? Not much left, but I was able to grab a few items.

Chickens & Liberty of London. Sigh - my life is so random sometimes.

Clever and Crafty Commercial

Love the way this looks! It was knitted first,then unraveled and shot in reverse. 

Missing you!

[found at heartfish]

Friday, March 26

The Cookbook

When I think about making a cookbook - thoughts of the Junior League or the Presbyterian Ladies church cookbooks come to mind...

But this cookbook takes it to a whole new level...My friend Bree made From Cedars to Saguaros: The Mabarak Family Cookbook - an AMAZING cookbook on Blurb.  The cookbook has recipes from her family, old family pictures and is such a thoughtful and creative way to capture a family history.  You can preview her cookbook here

Tuesday, March 23

A girl can dream...

Scott and I talk a lot about kitchen remodeling.   It probably will not happen any time soon but I still love to think about - if I could do anything...what would I want my kitchen to look like?  Well - here it is.  I am sure you saw this on Made by Girl, but this kitchen by Palmer Weiss is perfection.  I might add a non-white back splash, but I love the combination of wood and white.  The yellow and green combo  = my favorite colors.

Easter Eggs

Do you dye? Discuss.

[from: Abby Try Again]

Friday, March 19

I want...

This Kate Spade bag.  Love the orange straps.  Do you all get the Shop it to Me emails?  I do - and it is a reminder of all things I cannot afford every time I get an email.

Thursday, March 18

Our Target Secret

Lots of discussions on various blogs about the new Liberty of London line at Target.  I am sure you saw the super cute cruiser bike! Anyway, I was sad to hear on I Heart You about the quality of fabric on the women's liberty of london line.  

So here is the secret - Erin and I had GREAT luck today with the girl's section - we just looked at the XL clothes.  1.) They were way cheaper than the Women's clothes. 2.) The L of L stuff was cotton and cute. 

Erin's cute XL girls dress 
Rebecca's cute XL girls shirt

If your man will venture in to wearing floral prints - they have WONDERFUL ties and men's shirts.  

Scott's cute men's shirt

Pretty much.

How cute?

Honestly, how cute are these? Dia de los Muertos kiddie sets!?!
So much better than all the princess crap out there. Done and done.

Wednesday, March 17


Welcome to Miami

I am super excited to go to Miami in May for my friend Helena's wedding.  I have never been - but can't wait to check out the Miami architecture, food, people, etc.

We will be staying @ this cute looking hotel in South Beach.

I have already mentally packed my bags.  Here is my everyday outfit wishlist: 

1. Old Navy Dress 2. Ray Ban Aviators 3. Tori Burch shoes

My big question is - what should I wear to the wedding?  It is evening attire.  Scott wants to wear a white suit.  Can a guy wear a white suit to a wedding (or can only the bride be in white)?