worth 1000 words: an altoids kitchen

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Oh my word I want to drop everything I’m doing and make one of my very own right now. Of course, this Kitchen In a Mint Tin comes from Made by Joel, but I  found it over on Mommo Design too.

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let’s all get out our animal masks

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They may not have any eye holes, or ribbon ties, or anything else that would make them actually wearable. But Abigail Brown’s paper mache masks are still some of my favorite masks ever. They’re just so well-formed in a totally not-quite-real way. And you can own your own to hang on every wall in your house. Personally, if I […]

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back to school backpacks

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I tried to convince Birdie that she needed one of these amazing little backpacks designed by Michelle Romo for the Land of Nod. But she’d already found a unicorn backpack she prefers, and I’m not really surprised, since unicorns are one of her top most favorite of favorite things! Still, if we hadn’t seen the unicorns, […]

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severina kids

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Some dolls are full of modern charm  – like tattoos and infinity scarves. Some dolls are full of childlike wonder – pigtails and pinafores. Some seem to have a world all their own – like this timeless beauty of a doll by Severina Kids. All those screenprinted details – I particularly like the lacey little […]

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make it: geo necklaces DIY

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There’s a new Design Star challenge in town, and I intend to … well, to be a part of it! I’m not sure I’ll win, but I’m having a blast playing around as part of the Cricut Design Space™ Star Competition. Contestants have been grouped into teams, and we design new concepts every month to […]

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worth 1000 words: take daddy for a ride

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Heh. My husband would probably hate this, but I think it’s absolutely positively hilarious. Would your baby daddy wear one? Would you? Corripapa design concept via Gumdesign.

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animal jam paper toy printables – kimbara

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National Geagraphic Kids and Small for Big are starting a great new partnership! I’ll be creating printable animal toys for you to download, print, and assemble your own animals and environments: with a different land and its animals featured each month. Today is the second land in our series. Created in partnership with National Geographic, Animal Jam is […]

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round about: automatic drawings & welding camp

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Sometimes something happens and your whole view of your little world shifts: you realize how lucky you really are, in comparison to all the crap that happens out there. I’m ending this week in a bittersweet but grateful mood. I’m happy for my little family, my little career, and the sunshine afternoons with the sweet […]

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worth 1000 words: smart girl

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I was talking with one of the older dancers at Birdie’s dance school today, and she told me how impressed she was with my little girl at the spring recital. She told Birdie: “You’re small, but you’re smart.”. And then she heard Birdie repeating later: “I’m small, but I’m smart.” That’s right sweet child, and […]

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your new favorite plates

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Oh my gosh golly I have such a crush on Ingela Arrhenius and her designs. Her colorful, graphic, quirky, funny, and delightful design aesthetic just makes me so happy. Grab a set of her nesting dolls, a melamine plate or two or a whole set if you’re me, and cozy up to some happiness. Then, […]

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your next dollhouse might not be a house

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Birdie has suddenly shown renewed interest in her dollhouse – and she’s been asking lots of questions about my old dollhouse too! It’s currently waiting for her at my parents house under a big tarp. She’s never seen it, and it’s been so long since I’ve seen it, I’m kind of curious to see what crazy […]

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one hundred feet and some photos

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I wanted to share some photos with you that I took as part of a promotional campaign for the new movie The Hundred-Foot Journey. The goal is to fuse French and Indian culture using decor, DIY’s or recipes. I had such a blast working on something a little out of my usual confort zone! Though […]

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round about: dead bloggers & mini suitcases

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Parents of 5 year olds, I’m at my wit’s end. My usually confidence, ebullient, social little girl is suddenly suffering from the worst case of separation anxiety. She claims she wants to spend all of her time with me (which can’t possibly be true) and spent the first part of dance camp today (at her favorite […]

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worth 1000 words: paper forest

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I could really use a little bit of the peace and solitude this midnight forest offers up. See Sonia Poli and more at All About Paper Cutting.

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rest your weary head right here

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Keeping Birdie from melting down is feeling like a full-time job this summer. Between the lack of routine, warm weather, and random summer indulgences (like popsicles and a trip to the fair), she’s begun to think every day is a big fat adventure waiting to happen. Throw in the fact that she could probably still […]

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