Thursday, March 31, 2011

paper dolls.

I grew up loving my paper dolls. My neighbor and I would spend hours at a time playing with them. I've often wondered why they aren't nearly as popular now. Today when I spotted these paper dolls on NieNie's blog I knew I had to snap some up for my girls.

Multiple outfits AND your choice to print them yourselves for a price break, or have them shipped to your door.

Not to mention they are customizable to look like your favorite little girl.

I think it's perfectly genius.

don't you?

Wednesday, March 30, 2011

huggy bunny gown and hat gift set.

At nearly 23 weeks, I've begun my search for layette and all things soft. I love a baby in a nightgown. While the price is a bit steep, I'm crossing my fingers and hoping for a sale. How could you not fall in love with a newborn in this?

Sunday, March 27, 2011


Right now, as I type this, Ryan is building a play structure in our backyard. It was a promise he made the girls a long time ago. As soon as we bought our next house, he would build them a playset. He was certain he'd have it done in two hours… 12+ hours later he is about half done. I don't think he'd like the idea of starting over from scratch and building me something like this instead….

It's in the imperfection that I find it's perfection.

Made from almost entirely recycled wood and materials.

I think it's perfectly dreamy. Don't you? In fact most things on the new to me blog, the happy home are perfectly dreamy. It's worth your time to browse.

Wednesday, March 16, 2011

rainbow jell-o.

I must admit, I think that rainbow cupcakes are getting an unfair amount of attention. Not that I haven't made them, because I have, but I would like to introduce you to the less popular rainbow Jell-O… I'm hoping it overtakes the rainbow cupcake in popularity, because it's just soo good.

I know what you're thinking, Jell-O? Good? but I'm asking all my friends who have had the pleasure of trying the rainbow Jell-O to help me out and verify that it is indeed really yummy.

And, while it may look labor intensive, it's really not that bad. Each layer takes about 5 minutes to make, and if you spread it out over a day or two when you have a minute here or a minute there, it doesn't feel at all like you've been slaving in the kitchen for days to make it, but the end result is very impressive.

I think it would make the perfect addition to your "green" dinner tomorrow night.

12 Layer (AKA Rainbow) Jell-O

6 boxes 4 oz Jell-O
2 tubs sour cream

Boil one cup of water. Add one package of Jell-O (this is your bottom layer.. so to make the rainbow, purple) allow Jell-O to disolve. Pour 1/2 cup of Jell-O mixture into a separate bowl and whisk in 1/3 cup sour cream. Pour into bottom of 9x13 pan and refrigerate. Add 3 Tbsp of ice water to Jell-O mixture still in the pan and leave sitting on the counter. After first layer has set up (approx 20-25 minutes) pour remaining Jell-O on top of cream layer and refrigerate until set.

Repeat, Repeat, Repeat, Repeat, Repeat, Top with Whip Cream and serve.

Monday, March 14, 2011

Leprechaun Bag.

My mom started a tradition when we were young.
We'd pass around a leprechaun bag filled with glitter,
doing good deeds and leaving some dust behind,
for the recipient to pay it forward.

We've started the tradition here at our house too.
I switched out confetti for glitter (easier clean-up)
and we do have a 10 piece limit.

It's so fun seeing the girls think up nice things to do,
and then watching them sneak around trying to pull it off without being caught.
It's one of my favorite traditions from my childhood and I love sharing that with my own little family.

*organza bags found at Michaels in the wedding section
*confetti found at party city
*poem written by my mom

*It's not to late to start this at your own home. We only started ours today!

fruit rainbow.

We had a St. Patrick's day BBQ a little early this year.
The fruit rainbow was a fun addition.
It's easy and festive.
I love it.

Friday, March 11, 2011

nursery inspiration.


I have nurseries on the brain. I've been collecting pictures and bookmarking beautiful baby spaces. Baby #4 is set to make it's debut sometime the end of July. I'm right about 20 weeks. We find out Tuesday the gender of baby4. Any guesses on gender? So far we have girl, girl, boy.

Any nurseries out there you've been loving? I'd love it if you passed them along in the comments.
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