Tuesday, August 30, 2011


(I asked readers and Facebook friends to give me all of their fav things and I will be posting them every day over the next week!)

1. Philosophy's Shelter- oil-free spf 30 age-defense sun protection, moisturizes and soothes
2. Dreyer's Berry Rainbow Sherbet- blackberry, raspberry and orange sherbets
3. Burt's Bees Mama Bee Belly Butter- good for a growing belly, keeps skin nurtured
4. The Holiday (2006)- great romantic comedy starring Cameron Diaz and Kate Winslet
5. Apple TV - small in size but big on entertainment

Monday, August 29, 2011

i have an idea

I want all of you to be my guest bloggers! I want to hear what you cannot live without and I want to post all of your favs. What's your favorite cereal, lotion, makeup item, store, book, baby stroller, etc.? Email me at elhajs@aol.com and include a link to your product so I can find it. I will be posting a bunch through out the next week or so!

Friday, August 26, 2011

i found on etsy

I have decided that I would love to have a vintage suitcase collection to use as decoration around my home. Maybe I'll start collecting in the near future. I found these here today, so fun!

And, I really need to start purchasing Piper some big girl hair clips. I have neglected her hair! I found these here and here. So cute!

And I definitely would love some new cute mugs, I found these handpainted ones here.

Wednesday, August 24, 2011

i'm busy pinning for fall

I'm already dreaming of a Fall wardrobe on Pinterest. Here are my most recent pins for Fall fashion (and a few other things to wear).

Monday, August 22, 2011

more yummies

I was spoiled this weekend with these yummy and delicious chocolate croissants. They were so good and I don't usually like croissants or chocolate in the morning. They are definitely served best fresh out of the oven and I will definitely serve these at parties. You can find them at Trader Joe's in the frozen section. Soooo good!

Thursday, August 18, 2011

give it a chance

You know when they send your child home from school with a seed in a little cup that is a part of a lesson they are learning in class? Usually that little seed grows a little and then we forget about it after a week and it dies. Am I right? Well Brody was sent home a little cup with a sunflower seed and for some reason we really planted it and in a place with water and good sunlight. You know what happened? It grew and grew and grew into this beautiful sunflower. Can you believe how tall it is? What a great lesson for my little guy, he loved seeing the changes that happened every day and it finally opened up yesterday morning. So even though you have a lot going on and it's easy to leave that little cup and seed in the corner of your kitchen, take it out and plant it. Give it a chance and watch it grow!

Tuesday, August 16, 2011

sweet boy

Other than newborns, I would have to say that 18 months is my FAV age. Can you see why? I am so in love with him right now.

old but all-time

I am going back a little over a year to this post. Yesterday I was thinking about how this really is one of my all time favs. This little storage bin keeps all of our crayons, pencils and markers together in one place and it also helps me stay on top of making sure I throw out old markers that don't color anymore before I add new ones to the bin. I had to post it again because it's something we use every day! Maybe I need to do a weekly post about an old fav that is still a must-have!

Sunday, August 14, 2011

it's time

We just got the Chasing Fireflies Halloween catalog in the mail which means we start brainstorming ideas for Halloween costumes!! And if you have been a reader of mine, then you know we LOVE Halloween and we love making our kids costumes every year. I really can't explain our fascination with it but it gives us something to look forward to. Time to start thinking Halloween.

Friday, August 12, 2011

good deal

I had to share this deal for my friends who love good shoes and want to save some money on them. TinySoles is offering $20 for $40 worth of shoes for kids. I would say most of their shoes are around $40 so you are basically getting a great pair for half off or saving $20 on your purchase. See the deal here.

Tuesday, August 9, 2011


My kids are at VBS (Vacation Bible School) this week and they are having a blast! Pandamania is the theme and it is so cute! I should have posted earlier this summer to remind all you parents how awesome VBS is and how many churches offer it for free or a low fee. It's such a special time for your kids and it's free time for you too. Many churches "sell out" of spots so remember to keep it on the radar next summer and ask around which churches have one. I love hearing what my kids learn about God every night. They say the cutest, sweetest and funniest things.

Monday, August 8, 2011

next project

While browsing Anthropologie the other day (that place is still a slice of heaven to me) we came across this lovely book, The Repurposed Library: 33 Craft Projects That Give Old Book New Life.

I have a love of books that I think came from the womb. In fact I have my own little library packed in boxes for the day I can build beautiful bookshelves. While browsing the pages my hubby and I came across this image below.

This beautiful book bookshelf is our next home project... isn't it beautiful? There were some other beauties too that we hopefully can recreate.

Friday, August 5, 2011

yummy yummy yummy

My friends always have the best treats (right Eva?).

Tuesday, August 2, 2011


What do you do with those bananas that are getting old? You peel them, put them in a freezer bag and then use them to make yummy smoothies when the time is right! No ice needed. Today's smoothie was bananas, blueberries, a peach and some orange juice (yes I had to buy juice to make smoothies). My favorite summertime treat!

Monday, August 1, 2011

i can't wait

I had no idea that Forever 21 had little girls clothes! I walked into a store up in LA over the weekend and fell in love. Only bad part for me is that it looked like the smallest size was for a size 5 and my baby girl is a 3, but soon! Kids grow so quickly and for so many items it's great to have something fashionable and fun for less. I can't wait!