Monthly Archives: February 2011


I totally haven’t felt like blogging in a while. Not sure why. Maybe because I haven’t really been on the computer lately. Well I have, just on my new ipod touch, but not on the main computer where all my stuff is. So huh. I haven’t even been reading my blogs daily. I keep forgetting to on my ipod, so when I log on to the computer, I have like 80plus blogs to read.

So, what have I been doing? The kids and I went to the Winter WOW fest, it was so very cold, so we didn’t do much except look at the ice and snow sculptures and watch a little of the snowboarding contest.

We have finished up our group fundraising for our Mission Trip to Washington DC and we are getting very excited that we are going to be there in a month. I just started typing up our itinerary and geesh there is so much to do in DC! We definitely won’t be able to fit everything in. It will be the start of the Cherry Blossom Festival and I am hoping the Blossoms are in full bloom.

I don’t think that I have even picked up my regular camera in about a month. So while I have been pretty busy, I seem to be pretty boring.

I did get started on Pinterest, and that’s fun. I just love pretty things!{I just logged on to it, and none of my pictures are showing…so I guess I need to figure that out}

Currently I am in love with the Tea Collection. Though, I seem to be in love with it every spring…summer, fall and winter! There is this cute little shop called Sweet Pea downtown, and while they cater to the infant and toddler set, they also are a Destination Store for the Tea Collection and carry it up to size 10 (and soon to size 12 which is the highest).  A few weeks ago, I popped in there to pick up this dress. Instead I came home with this, this and this. {They had a buy 2 get 1 free sale}. The following week, I stopped in with my friend Stephanie and actually made it to the back of the store where they had the previous collection for 50% off. Aaah. Of course all of the pieces hanging on the rack {with the exception of maybe 3 or 4} were Isabella’s size. So, yes, I grabbed them all. I think there was 2 dresses, 3 shirts, and 3 skirts. I know the owner, because when I worked at Preggers (a maternity store downtown) I sold him and his wife a crib and dresser set, and I am sure many other maternity clothes, and baby items. So I asked him if he was still doing the Buy 2 get 1 free for the regular price stuff, and he said no, but he would let me do it. So yes, I picked up that dress that I so wanted and another dress and some leggings. Sometimes I just get obsessed with things, luckily nothing ever sticks though. But I have been back to the store 2 or 3 times, and I have picked up many more pieces. So, Isabella should be set for quite a while with clothes. If you have never owned a piece of Tea Collection clothing… you should. They are absolutely great. The feel, the sturdiness, the everything. So worth every penny. Luckily it’s not too many pennies. The price for the pieces I buy Isabella range from $18-$30. The customer service with Tea is great too. The one dress I bought her first, the seam was coming apart, and I emailed them, and they sent me out a new one right away. I don’t have to even return the one I have, they just suggest that if it is wearable, that I donate it to charity.

Well, I don’t know that I planned to just write a post confessing my love for children’s clothing, and detailing how much I have spent on it recently, but there you have it. I love little girls clothing. Love it. And I am getting sad that Isabella is growing. But she is only in like a size 6,7, and most recently fitting into an 8, so that’s a minimum of 4 sizes yet to grow into. I don’t know what I will do when she outgrows it, or when the new collection comes out, because they keep growing and growing.

Can’t leave you without a picture! Doesn’t this just look so yummy???

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Posted by on February 27, 2011 in Uncategorized


more inspiration & just cool stuff

I would like this to hang on my fridge, or in my kitchen


There are many world maps, but I like the prettiness and simplicity of this one.



Yellow. I just love it, so sunshiney and a reminder of the spring and summer.


and more yellow!

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I like the simplicity and the cleanness of this living room


I am not certain that these are the colors I would choose, but I do think this is a cute print.


I would like some of these for my kitchen. How fun and cute.


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Posted by on February 4, 2011 in Uncategorized


I LOVE the internet

I tell ya, I find such inspiration and such beauty everywhere on the internet. I love it. You just go here, click there, click here, and so much beautiful things everywhere. This morning, I logged on to facebook and read my feeds. I read Elisha’s post that simply stated “Favorite Crafting blogs please??” and the first one listed was eighteen25. So I clicked and fell in love! So, I added it to my Google Reader. Whilst I was checking through this stunning blog, I happened upon this and um, more love. My next click was to the Pinterest website of Jen Sedillo. Then click, click, click and seriously, I am just really loving this bed. I want it. I love the colors, and just everything. That yellow color is my fave right now. 


So now, I am hooked on this Pinterest thing. There goes another day! Aren’t those ruffles the cutest??

That is about 1/1000000000000000 of the cute things I come across each and every single time I log on to the computer. What are some of your favorite things you have come across today?

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Posted by on February 3, 2011 in Uncategorized