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a sweet treat

These candy-filled crackers were easy and economical favors that I made for our little 4th of July shindig.  I used tissue paper, paper towel tubes and ribbon.  Starburst candies were the surprise inside.  Not only did they serve as favors!  Stacked in a pile, they were an informal and bright centerpiece on our food table.  Here's the how-to on

avery celebrates 4th of july

In honor of Independence Day, Avery had a brunch of cherries, blueberries, waffle dippers and Straus Organic Vanilla Whole Milk Yogurt swirled with maple syrup.  We used Whole Foods Organic Pancake and Waffle Mix with our trusty Waring Pro Professional Belgian Waffle Maker (one of the best buys we made during our first year of marriage).  Avery had a grand ol' time dunking her waffle strips into the maple yogurt swirl.  We weren't sure if she would get the whole "dipping" concept but it seemed to come instinctively! lol  (Kids inherently love to dip.  Duly noted!)

Happy 4th of July, everyone!




500 colored pencils, but you don't get them all at once!  With this subscription, you receive 25 colors x 20 months from Japan.  I wonder how long it took for them to come up with the intriguing names for all of the colors: lettuce, mermaid's gown, drizzly afternoon, lobster bisque, norwegian sky and pumpkin pudding, to name a few.  Maybe as long as it took to craft all 500 colors? ;)  If Avery ever takes up drawing, I'll be sure to consider this wonderful collection.

Via lmnop; images from Social Designer



The latest issue of lmnop is available for download!  lmnop is a beautiful source of inspiration and "shows you how to laugh, make, nurture, organise and play."  Check out their fun blog here!


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mimi the sardine lunchbug

I first tried Mimi the Sardine's bibs based on my cousin's recommendation and found them to be some of the best out there!  Later, Mimi the Sardine hired me to do some photography for them and I got a chance to work with more of their products.  I was so impressed with their beautiful prints, durability and wonderful design!

This is their lunchbug (their kid-sized lunch bag).  It comes in a variety of vibrant and fun prints, is lined on the inside with a complementary dot or stripe print, has cushioned handles and a wide, zippered opening.  All their fabrics are designed in Sweden, manufactured in the Bay Area, are stain-resistant and eco-friendly, can be wiped clean or machine-washed.  


Pictured below is the propeller print.  Note that this lunchbug is from Mimi's older line.  It is lined with the same fabric as is on the exterior of the bag.  

This is what will fit in a lunchbug: Avery’s afternoon nosh of Straus Organic Plain Whole Milk Yogurt, Whole Foods Organic Golden Rounds, tangerines, Annie’s Chocolate Chip Bunny Grahams and a Blue Ice pack to keep Avery's yogurt cold in case we're out for a few hours.

Avery always gets excited with anticipation when she sees her lunchbug because she knows that her meal is in there!