Thursday, April 22, 2010

Wednesday, April 21, 2010

FREE Earth Day stickers download

Tomorrow, little kid's preschool is having an Earth Day fair. There will be four stations of Earth- friendly crafts, planting, etc. Thanks to an Earth loving mom to put this all together. Don't worry, I've done my part too. I made the stickers below for the take home bags. Click here to download the free stickers and print them on Avery 2"x4"(5163) labels! Happy Earth Day!

Monday, April 19, 2010

Preppy shower invitation

And this is what I came up with when asked to create a preppy baby shower invitation for a Florida Gator fan who is having a girl....

Saturday, April 17, 2010

At the beach...

We just returned from a long weekend at the beach. Washington beaches are so different than the beaches I am accustomed to. For example, I'm not sure I've ever stepped on a Washington beach without a jacket and rain boots. Something's not right about that but I can't complain, it really is relaxing and gorgeous.

We stayed at the adorable Seastar Cottage at Seabrook. So cute! And if I find a few hundred thousand dollars sitting around I think the Huckleberry Cottage would be perfect for our family.

And I, of course, took a million photos! Here are a few...

Monday, April 12, 2010


Woodland Park Zoo, Seattle

Friday, April 9, 2010

Hiking in the city

I took the boys for a hike through an amazing 500 acre park near our house. They walked the entire 3 mile loop with very little whining - mama is proud! Here are some photos from our hike....
('s me..taken by big kid)

up a tree

fire hydrant in the woods?

Thursday, April 8, 2010

Bedtime battles

Thankfully, we rarely have bedtime battles but here's a little Love & Logic reminder list for the times we do.....

  • Abolish bedtime in favor of “bedroom time.”
    • While it's not within our control to make our kids fall asleep in their beds, we can control whether they stay in their rooms. Say, "You may do whatever you like as long as you stay in your room and you don't cause a problem."
  • If they come out of their room, shut their door.
    • Some parents decide to keep putting their children back in the room. Others decide to hold the door shut. Some decide to latch the door shut until their child is willing to stay in their room.
  • Ensure supervision and safety.
    • Make the room safe and stay right outside their door until they are calm.
  • Expect them to throw a huge fit.
    • This is normal.
  • Don't talk to them through the door.
    • Each word we say increases the duration of their fit.
  • Open the door only when they fall asleep or are willing to stay in their room.
  • Be as consistent as possible.
    • When parents stick to this plan, they usually see major improvement in less than a week’s time.
  • Use these tips only with children who are at least one year of age.
    • With little babies, just love them and do whatever it takes to sooth them. The first year of life is all about meeting needs and establishing trust and love.

Monday, April 5, 2010

Partying like P-Diddy

My Pilates partner is turning 40 and has planned a P-Diddy style "White Party" for her theme. The venue is a cool loft space in a trendy part of Seattle that fits the theme perfectly.

Photo courtesy Sole Repair Shop

And the official "White Party" invitation by PaperCourt Press....