Monday, November 23, 2009


It's that time again, where you declare your love. For those of you that need a refresher, here it is. We know that you love your family, friends, pets and co-workers (sometimes). This is a different kind of love. This is a love for things like, book series, movies, food items, cars, video games, etc.

Today I have decided to declare my love for

Take and Toss Sippy Cups

Everyone that has a toddler should own some of these cups. I love everything about them. They are relatively inexpensive, they only have 2 parts (as opposed to other sippys that have 3 and 4 parts), they are leak proof (unless a little boy decides to chew on the spout for a while) and can't be opened by little hands.

They sell a wide variety of colors, they also have some that have characters on them. Elijah has some Sesame Street and Mickey Mouse Club House ones, but they also have other characters as well. We have all sorts of these cups. We have the regular sized ones, the ones with straws(which I don't love as much), the character ones and the huge 10 oz ones. The best part about them is that all of their lids fit each other. If you know my life, this is a big plus in my book. So, in the morning when I'm searching for a sippy, all I have to do is grab one of the bottoms and a random lid, fill and that's it. It's awesome. :-)

Oh and I forgot to add they are dishwasher safe, so you decide whether you want to wash them or toss them afterward. Anyway...

Now it's your turn. What are you going to declare your love for?

Wednesday, November 18, 2009

My Creations This Past Month

With Christmas fast approaching, I've had little to no time to create anything with paper products, so when that happens and I still have the urge to create. I turn to digital. That's the awesome part about using digital papers and elements to create things, it's quick, it's easy and there's no clean up. I also love it because it's not permanent, I can try things out at different sizes and flip them so one is facing the other direction. You can't really do that with paper products and stamps.

I saw this awesome QP on Tiffany's blog and thought the colors would be perfect for a layout about my sweet little neice Penelope. They call her Pie sometimes, hence the play on words.

Then I saw this gorgeous mini kit at my friend Shay's, blog. I saw the tree and it was just waiting to be used on a card. I adore the colors and I debated on whether I wanted to print it out and do it as a hybrid card or not. I decided against it because I don't think I had anything to go with it, colorwise. This is what I ended up with. I'm gonna print it out on card stock and send it out to someone. :-)

Thanks for looking. I hope to be able to share more with you all again soon.

Friday, November 13, 2009

Movie Friday

We just bought this magnetic, white board for the living room. I thought Elijah would like to play with his number magnets on there and letter magnets (when we get them) or maybe he would like to draw with crayon on it. I didn't really care, it was his board, he could do whatever on it.

All week I've been writing either the alphabet or numbers 1-20 around the outside, because he likes to point to whatever and saying what it is. Then like Wednesday I wrote his full name on the board, but it got messed up, so last night I rewrote his first name really big.

Elijah ran up to the board and started doing this:

I guess that's what a year and a half of watching sesame street will do to ya. Although I'm sure Super Why and Wheel of Fortune helped a little too.

Stay tuned on Monday for another movie. :-)

Tuesday, November 3, 2009


Early last month I was trying to think of what to dress Elijah up as for Halloween. I was throwing around some ideas and discussing with Joe. Originally I had my heart set on having him be a scarecrow, cause we saw the cutest scarecrow costume at Babies R Us, but Joe didn't like the idea, so it was back to brain storming.

One morning while I was driving Elijah to my parents' house, before work, I was talking to Elijah and saying how we're gonna have to figure out what he's gonna be for Halloween. So I started naming off things and he just kept saying no to all of it. Finally I was like, "What do you want to be for Halloween?" He said "Dog". Now he can't say many words, so I thought maybe he meant something else, but he said dog. So I said, "You want to be a dog for Halloween?" He said "I dodo", which, at that time, meant "Yes" to him. I confirmed it a couple more times over the next few days. He still wanted to be a dog. To this day I still don't know if meant in real life or for Halloween... I guess I'll never know. So it was off to the internet I went... In search of a dog costume that didn't have a dog's head on top (cause I think they look weird).

I found one that I liked and found out it was at a Halloween store near our house (yay for no shipping and handling). Here is the little puppy: