Entries from April 2010

Wednesday, April 28th, 2010

A little birdy told me….

A little birdy told me that a set of  identical 16 month old twin girls are  flapping their wings and heading south.  They are moving their nest from the bustling upper west side to the suburbs of  New Jersey.  While their parents have been busy packing I have been scouting  for a few new things to […]

Friday, April 23rd, 2010

Do you have a sous chef?

Do you have a sous chef at your house?  I have a little boy at my side with a zest for cooking up things. I say things because  though they are  done with passion; I can’t really give the dishes a name.  At best, I would call them “mish mash” soup. When the eyes in […]

Thursday, April 22nd, 2010

80% (and Earth Day)

80% is probably how much I slowed my car down at the stop sign (and therefore got a ticket). 80% is  how much of the clean laundry goes back in the drawers. 80% is how much of my girls’ meals land on the floor. And 80% is probably how much I actually properly recycle. So as […]

Monday, April 19th, 2010

Paris in April

My birthday celebration continued with a little trip to Paris with all it’s fabulous cuisine, art and shopping. OK, so I didn’t really go to Paris but my soul did.  My husband and I had a wonder day which started at Bistro Moderne.  My husband was going to surprise me  with this treat but always […]

Friday, April 16th, 2010

How I spent my birthday (and $85.00)

When I was 30, my wonderful friend indoctrinated me to her philosophy: on your 30th you’re allowed to celebrate for 30 days! I still thinks it is one of the smartest things I have ever heard.  Yes, I am birthday girl and I do like to be spoiled and I do like to celebrate. And […]

Tuesday, April 13th, 2010

What I would buy with $85.00

Early Sunday morning I got a ticket for not stopping at a stop sign. I mean there was no traffic and I was just zoned. I guess there are no breaks for tired moms! Anyway- I keep thinking what a waste of money; and I can’t seem to let it go! Doesn’t everyone have their […]

Monday, April 12th, 2010

Pinwheels Inspire

While searching for great mobiles made from pinwheels, I found some wonderful art  by these simple whirlygigs. The above  by Petit Collage was printed on maple veneer and is sure to  make you smile.

Monday, April 12th, 2010


My son brought home a sweet pinwheel from school last week. Again such a simple thing that gives so much pleasure.  And they make great mobiles too. The two above are fantastic! Whether done with paper or fabric they don’t seem too complicated.  There’s a great tutorial here if you are the DIY type. Mamax […]

Saturday, April 10th, 2010

Friday’s Flickr Find-Chalk art

To me; parenthood doesn’t get much better than this.  The above is sweet drawing I found on flickr; when looking for my usual Friday find. I stopped at this even though it doesn’t have to do with interior design. It’s just reminded me to slow down a little. I try to get my gang out […]

Thursday, April 8th, 2010

CohabiTOT in progress- A tween room

My client’s daughter recently asked for a turquoise room.  Her mom was skeptical at first, wondering how turquoise would fit into their beautiful historical home. But like most moms, she decided that she was going to let her daughter have this one…not every battle is worth having! After all, paint is the easiest of all […]