Tuesday, June 29, 2010

work isn't so bad

It's not easy being a full-time working mom. I hate leaving my kids every day but I'm also lucky to have a job in this economy.

The other day, I was rushing around making my lunch, my usual cheese and mustard sandwich (I know it sounds gross, but I am addicted). I was putting just bread and cheese into a ziploc because I often add the mustard at work so the sandwich doesn't get soggy. My 3 year old noticed this and said, "Mommy, don't forget the mustard."
I replied, "Thanks sweetie, but I have mustard at work."
She thought about this for a second and said, "Wow, so work isn't so bad. You have mustard, you have your friends. Kids miss their mommies but we get used to it."

Way to boil it all down. Work really isn't that bad. Leave it to a 3 year old!

Monday, June 28, 2010

i want this

letterpress kit from Paper Source

Friday, June 25, 2010

alice in wonderland invitation

A while ago I hosted a giveaway for an invitation. I had so much fun creating this Alice in Wonderland inspired invitation for the winner's daughter. Thanks Ally!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

party planning

Tomorrow is my dad's 70th birthday. He is such an important part of my life and I can't wait to throw him a birthday party to celebrate this milestone. I've been searching for fun summer party ideas.

There is a great tutorial for these adorable pinwheels at Better Homes and Gardens.

And, this refreshing white sangria recipe is from Real Simple magazine.

This sweet no-sew banner comes from Paper n Stitch.

Finally, unique "thank you for coming tags" , for sale at Perideau Designs' Etsy shop, would finish any party with style.

Any other summer ideas?

Wednesday, June 9, 2010

amazing stop motion

I'm sure I'm one of the last people on the internet to see this but it is so beautiful. I can't imagine how many hours went into producing this. Just gorgeous.

Tuesday, June 8, 2010

Printing by Hand

I can't get enough of this book. Lena's work is gorgeous, simple, sophisticated, and so inspiring. I know what I'm doing this weekend...

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