Friday, November 27, 2009

I've moved (well, just my blog...)

Howdy! I'm now posting at Not as much ability to customize, but WAY easier to update. I hope you'll join me!

:) Erin

Monday, October 12, 2009

Beautiful handmade dresses

I can't believe that it's been two months since I've posted something new!

I just have to share about these dresses, and the mom who makes them:

This is how Sallee of PoppyDip describes herself:
"My heart knowledge of who I am in Christ allows me to be who I am today...
a wife to the most serving devoted husband...a mother of five beautiful children--3 bio and 2 adopted from Ethiopia...a seamstress...a home school mom...and a BUSY life. We are on the journey of our 3rd adoption. So I'm sewing these little dresses for our new one! We are blessed!"

The dresses are 100% handmade and very reasonably priced. And I love the idea of supporting a sister in Christ.

Monday, August 17, 2009


Precious mobiles found at Blueberry Forest Toys.

Thursday, August 13, 2009

Sweet and simple

I first spied this sweet jewelry by Figs & Ginger on the Longthread blog...I love its simplicity.

From their website: "Figs & Ginger is a husband and wife team making Eco-Friendly sterling jewelry. Each piece is made by hand and much of their work is inspired by the simple beauty found in forests, both imaginary & real."

Wednesday, August 5, 2009


Today I discovered Chris Appelhans through a post on Odeedoh - the first two are my absolute favorites.

Tuesday, August 4, 2009


I absolutely love these ABC posters from Paul Thurlby. Here are some of my hard to choose just a few!

Thursday, July 30, 2009

Creative photo magnets

This is such a cute way to display pictures on a refrigerator! See Plum Pudding for full instructions.
(Found via ohdeedoh)

Yummy and cute: Watermelon Pie

This is such a cute summer dessert idea from Make and Takes - Watermelon Pie! And it sounds pretty easy, too.

(found via Living Locurto)

Tuesday, July 28, 2009

Babushka frames

I love these babushka frames from the Catkin Collection. So clever! (via Decor8)

Sweet illustrations

Great new illustrations by Shaw Nielsen.

Sunday, July 26, 2009

Cute things...

I found this little shop called Matti's Social Circle on the site Paper N' Stitch, an online exhibition space for artists, designers, makers of handmade goods and independent boutiques. Many more shops to explore - I'm sure I'll have some more favorites!

Thursday, July 9, 2009

Happy Day

Love it.

(Poster by Studio Mela, spotted on Love, Obsess, Inspire).

Wednesday, July 8, 2009

Globe party

I absolutely love this globe party! (Looks like my husband's obsession with maps is rubbing off on me.) What a great excuse to start/expand a globe collection. I first spotted this at Armelle - The Blog.

Thursday, July 2, 2009

Window stars

Learn how to make these beautiful window stars at Duo Fiberworks. Even I could do this, right?

Tuesday, June 30, 2009

Glowing tables

I love this idea posted today on Blissful Home -

Glowing tables! Just put a camping lantern under a table and tablecloth to create a gorgeous glow.

inspiration via Sunset Magazine

Monday, June 29, 2009

Name in print

One of my favorite Christmas books chronicled my adventures with a Christmas elf, meeting Santa Claus figures from around the world. Yep, I was in the book - it was personalized throughout with my name (my friend Jennie and dog Alice made appearances, too) - quite a feat for the early 80's.

Even though we're in the digital age, I think it's still magical to see your name in print (unless it's tied to an arrest warrant in the local newspaper, of course).

Memoir of Me creates books that are personalized for your child/grandchild/niece/nephew. You write a letter, select a character that looks like your child, and they weave your letter into a personalized story. Such a fun way to create a lasting memory. And the illustrations look so cute!

On the blog Family Bliss, they mention a special discount coupon. Type the coupon code: MOMMY and receive 15% off your purchase. Cool!

Friday, June 26, 2009

Beautiful Earth

Curious about what is being captured in these photos? Check it out at The Big Picture. It's definitely worth the few minutes to see them all. Breathtaking.

Fallen Princesses

My precious step-daughter would be scarred for life if she saw these pictures by Dina Goldstein, posted at JPG Magazine. But I have to admit they are very, very clever.