Saturday, September 19, 2009

'domino' effect

I have been having some serious withdrawals from DOMINO magazine for the past 6 months. When I read the editor's note about their "last issue" I almost cried but figured that the funds from sponsors would come storming through their doors and I would be happy to find my April issue pleasantly hanging out of my mailbox waiting for me to read and consume every picture and word. As it turned out, the funds didn't come through, and the editor was right, they were done . . . no more domino.

As the months have gone on I have continued to cry for my beloved DOMINO mag!!!!!!


I only have a handful of my magazines left and wished I had the last full year's worth of issues to keep. How happy am I to find issues for sale on AMAZON!  This has made my weekend!

Monday, September 14, 2009

modern mom monday

These are my picks for MODERN MOM MONDAY! I was hurrying through BARNES & NOBLE the other day (trying to get in a moment of "me time" before I picked Lucas up from Mother's Day Out) when I couldn't help but notice these beautifully chic puzzles as I was scurrying by.

So many styles and patterns to choose from, I can't decide which one I want. I just know that I want one for my purse or the car. I don't think I'll mind waiting in line for 20 minutes to pick Noelle up from school as long as I have one of these to keep me busy . . . not to mention that it may actually help my mind; especially since I have to review 6th grade math homework before I can check it. Ha!


Tuesday, September 8, 2009

modern mom monday

Ok! So this is the fiirst MODERN MOM MONDAY blog. Mondays are a drag and as a mom I'm always looking for a little pick me up so I'm going to make sure that my Monday blogs include a little love for the busy, yet modern, mom.
Well, for the past two weeks I've had my eyes on the new Madsen Cycle so I knew I wanted it to be my first modern mom pick!

I just can't get enough of it and since my first spying of this incredibly posh transportation, I have since seen it in other blogs, magazines and of course all over the internet.

I was so excited to use this modern bike for my new MODERN MOM MONDAY blog so I found the home webpage and realized that they are just as excited about getting the word out as I am.

They're giving away one bike each week which just made my Monday even more exciting! I can just picture myself and my little monkey boy cruising around Beaumont, Texas while really dreaming about riding in a locale with less humidity! Wouldn't that be so much fun?!

nate berkus

I think we all fell in love with Nate Berkus when he first appeared on 
Oprah . . . but now I'm happy to say that he's given us 
some more eye candy that doesn't include his cute smile.
This is a fabulous settee from his line being sold exclusively on HSN .
I am so in love!

simply be . . .

"There is time in which to be,
simply be,
that time in which God
quietly tells us who we are
and who he wants 
us to be.
It is then that 
God takes our 
and fills it
with what he wants."

Madeleine L'Engle

Thursday, September 3, 2009

the loveables :: 'caps' off to pencils

I use to work for a non-profit arts organization with a daily grind that included countless appointments and meetings that were scheduled and re-scheduled and then scheduled and re-scheduled all over again. Addicted to ink, I quickly learned that I had to create a new habit of using pencils in order to keep my daily planner looking sleek and organized. Unfortunately I was never able 
(nor did I have the time of day)  to look for stylish pencils. 

Noelle started back to school last week and has been told she can't use mechanical pencils in some of her classes. After lugging around town gathering up all of her school supplies, I was not only inspired to begin a new love affair with pencils, but  I was on a mission to find something stylish . . . beyond the classic yellow #2 pencils.  

So in love with these bamboo patterned pencils from iomoi! 
I don't think I will mind filling up my calendar as long as I 
have one of these in my hand. What a statement!

iomoi has a ton of rich colors to choose from but I kept going back to this 
incredible color of gray! Although dark, it still captures a clean and crisp look.

This pencil holder from see jane work screams style!  
What's a pretty pencil without a gorgeous pencil holder?!

. . . and these pencil holders will look fabulous on Noelle's desk.  

These colors from are so modern 
and would probably inspire Noelle to do her math homework. 

What can I say? This box of pencils are far from the typical 
box of yellow #2 pencils. Very girly with unexpected whimsy make 
these Lilly Pulitzer pencils worth buying . . . so lovely!

If I were back in an office job I would definitely want these pencils 
the russell+hazel website to be placed front and center on my desk. 
They have such a sleek look with crystals that grace the tops for an added surprise. 
If I'm not mistaken, the glass holder comes with them . . . 

As soon as I can get my hands on some of these pencils I will be putting the caps back on my pens and setting them aside to make room for my new love affair . . .

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