Saturday, April 9, 2011

Amazing Giveaway!!

There is an awesome giveaway on Bella Valentina Photography. Even if you don't enter...these vendors are amazing. You have got to check it out. Here is the link...

Tuesday, November 23, 2010

Shutterfly Holiday Cards

Has it really been this long?! Hopefully with my time off coming up, I'll be able to blog a bit more. (Even though I'll be very busy with baby Sadie).
I am excited to share with you about Shutterfly's Holiday card promotion. If you're a blogger, check out this link to get a great deal (like 50 free cards!!) on your Christmas cards!
I'm planning on using my free cards for Christmas cards this year, we may even combine them with our baby announcements! Their designs are great. The cards are modern and there is such a huge selection you won't have a problem finding something you'll love. Their photo cards are a perfect opportunity for us to put Sadie's picture in and customize the message.
Here are a few I'm thinking of, but really it's so hard to pick!!
Shutterfly is also a great service to print pictures, photo books, calendars...all sorts of custom ideas for Christmas gifts. You can even have canvases printed and wall decals of your kiddos!
Have fun looking around the site and remember to enter their holiday promotion!! :)

Tuesday, July 13, 2010

Long Time, No See!

Wow! Have I been a slacker when it comes to this blog.
Since becoming pregnant, I've been searching the internet for baby & mama supplies. I found one of my favorite mama supplies today!
Hooter Hiders!
Of course I've seen nursing covers before, but these are adorable, and I must admit the name sold me.

I guess this nursing cover has received several awards and featured on television.
It's on my list of must treat myself.

Check out the Bebe au Lait site for these and they have some super cute burp clothes and more.

I'm also a big fan of car seat canopies. As many of you that know me IRL, I am a germaphobe. I'm cool with germs from animals, people I know, etc...but when it comes to "strangers"...stay back!! I want to politely protect my baby from germy strangers...and I think this is a great solution. While also protecting our wintertime baby from rain & the cold.
(on a side note...I totally am going to freak out when strange people touch my belly...I don't know if I will freeze or bite their head off).
I thought this canopy was really cute from hblackberry on etsy. There are a TON of cute ones on etsy...gotta love it!

Sunday, March 21, 2010

Toner + Acetone = Art

I came across the most fantastic method for custom art on Twice Remembered.
You've got to check it out....I'm loving this idea and using letters for the transfer. The steps are easy, but she said it takes some practice.
Find an image you like, print it on a printer that prints with toner (print a mirror image), place face down on your service and use acetone and a cotton ball to transfer the image. It kind of reminds me of how you transfer temporary tattoos...but way cooler!
 Check out her blog for step by step instructions and photos.

I'm going to be trying this method as soon as I get through the pile of decor stuff I have stashed away....frames etc.

I told myself, no more collecting until I get some projects finished.


Tuesday, March 9, 2010


and yes, Mr. Brown and I dance every night :)

Sunday, March 7, 2010

weekend getaway.

Craig and I took off this weekend to Central Oregon. We were both in need of a mental pick-me-up, and this part of the state always does the trick.
The highlight of our trip was hiking Smith Rock.

We hiked Misery Ridge {that's right I said "misery" :)} It was tough, it was beautiful and very rewarding. Even though I haven't seen much difference in the scale, this really demonstrated that I'm getting more and more in shape {Thank you Jan Vandahey!}
This isn't a picture I took, but it shows the hike from the top {honestly, the backside of the hike was the most difficult...the descent...little pebbl-y rock and steep...poor Craig had a stage 5 clinger on his hands!}

Smith Rock is known for it's rock climbing...
Craig got in the spirit! :)

View from the top.
Craig running off on his own while I take a break.
{I love this green on this rock}
It was so great to have a mini-vakay, but I'm glad to be home, to my own bed...and my fan {I can't sleep without the fan going...and I forgot to bring it!} So I'm off to bed...goodnight!! :)

Tuesday, February 16, 2010

reward with cuteness.

I think this amazing headband from will be my reward for being good on my healthy lifestyle regimine. I'm thinking I've been trying really hard, and if I make it another week, it shall be mine.
Also, considering a hair change. I'm thinking a slight a-line bob, that I can wear curly {and straight}. Kind of like this...{a little messier and curlier too} and definately keeping the brown...loving it.