Archive | February, 2011


28 Feb

The simple reason that the below face comes to most mother’s minds when the word Oscar is mentioned is reason enough to justify the countless hours spent swooning over the Academy Awards.


With that being said……

Natalie Portman did not disappoint at last night’s Oscars. She was absolutely glamorous–right down to her Tiffany and Co. beaded earrings!  Which leads me to my latest confession.  My favorite part of last night’s award ceremony was the jewels.  From Portman’s plum sparklers to Witherspoon’s Emerald drops, last night’s award ceremony left me with a serious case of earring envy.  I’m sure the harsh reality of an adorable earring ripping out toddler makes the envy that much stronger, but a girl can still long for the days of dangling earrings no!? Enjoy them now Portman…your days of dangled jewels are numbered.

**I cringe a little posting this pic, because I was so disappointed in the dress. Just try to focus on the ears and hopefully you won’t be bored to pieces.

Bewitched, bejeweled, bedazzled.


Let’s vote! I’m dying to hear your Oscar faves!



Celeb Preggers of Oscars Past

27 Feb

Oh the excitement for this evening’s Oscars!  Here are a few Oscar worthy celebs of preggers past.

Grammy Candy

14 Feb

I love the Grammys.  The dresses, the music, the glam–love it all.  However, my absolute favorite part of this years Grammys was watching Will and Jada Smith sing and dance along as their adorable son joined Justin Bieber on stage.  You take away the glam, take away the sea of celebs and you are left with two proud doting parents.  Loved it! Usher wasn’t bad either.

***Skip ahead to 4:30…or bop along to Bieber. 

Color Their World

11 Feb

This year was my son’s first Valentine’s party.   I wanted to find a fun Valentine activity for a three-year, (who isn’t particularly all too excited about sitting for long periods of time).  One of my favorite local blogs, ParentMap, had shared a handful of Valentine’s Day homemade craft ideas and I shamelessly stole the idea of making heart-shaped crayons from the featured crayon cooker “Chef Messy”.

The rules for my son’s party were no candy or treats, so the crayon heart fit the criteria.  Not to mention, the process involved destroying 20 or so crayons.  This definitely got my son’s attention! A quick stop at Michael’s craft store for a silicone heart-shaped tray, as shown below, and we were in business.

It took about 20 crayons to make 12 hearts. My son chose more brown crayons than I personally would have chosen, but technically they were not my Valentine’s and they turned out adorable regardless.  The most time-consuming part was taking off the crayon wrappers, but once the crayons were wrapper free, we (I) chopped them into small pieces and my son mixed them in a bowl and filled the trays.  We baked them at 250 degrees for 15 minutes and let them cool.  The process in total took about 45 minutes and was the perfect activity for my son.

There are so many different options as far as paper selection, however, I would recommend a thick card stock and a glue gun  or double-sided mounting tape for assembly.  Wishing you all a wonderful Valentine’s Day!

For "Crayon" out Loud. Image credit: Chef Messy

Wild Thing…..

10 Feb


Image credit: Getty images

….you make my heart sing……..


7 Feb

Super soft Splendid has always been an Arm Candy favorite.  The cuddle worthy creations are so extremely soft and so sweet on the youngest of Arm Candies.  I absolutely melt whenever I come across the designer duds.  It goes without saying when Target started carrying the Splendid line, I turned into a complete puddle.  Splurge or steal?  You can’t go wrong.





1.Newborn Girl’s Splendid Little from Target. $24.99

2.Venice strip tunic and legging from Splendid.  $68.00

3. Newborn Boy’s Splendid Littles from Target.  $24.99

4. Mini Strip Splendid romper.  $51.00