what’s black and white and red all over?

black white and red outfit

I cannot wear black, white and red without that classic joke in my head.  I know, it’s read all over…perhaps now it’s stuck in your head too. You’re welcome. In other news, I am wearing red! This may not happen again until Christmas. I just don’t do it much. But since it’s red ribbon week all over the US I think I need to make an… Read more »

6 impossibly happy things before breakfast (or during)


Alice laughed. “There’s no use trying,” she said. ‘”One can’t believe impossible things.” “I daresay you haven’t had much practice,’”said the Queen. “When I was your age, I always did it for half-an-hour a day. Why, sometimes I’ve believed as many as six impossible things before breakfast.” Lewis Carroll  impossibly happy things 1. Automatic coffee brewing. Waking up smelling coffee ready for pouring is heavenly…. Read more »

what I still wear, missoni for target two years later

I buy lots of things at Target from shampoo to diapers to…dresses.  Dresses are always on the list when a designer collaboration rolls around. I was one of the lucky shoppers to snag Missoni at non-insane ebay resale prices.  Two years later I still like my Missoni, though I know it dates my closet because of the frenzy. And for something I purchased at a… Read more »

31 happy days- crafting with acorns

Last fall I took ponderous nature walks looking for acorns. I was getting closer to my due date with my second child and walks were something for my oldest and I to do together. We knew we would find so many uses for these little beauties.  I wanted to decorate, he wanted to feed them to the dogs.  Having no choice but to walk slowly gave… Read more »

a giveaway you’ll want to write about (ends 11.01)

What better way to say something important than with a lovely note handwritten  from the heart? Need some inspiration? You just need a card from the fabulous etsy store Made by Stephanie!  Meet Stephanie and see some of her fabulous all occasion cards, cards for holidays and special occasions in a store full of original work. The winner will choose three handmade cards at a… Read more »