Link Love

These XYZ Alphabet Blocks from Fred WILL be the first gift I purchase for my unborn son. They had me at “U” is for Underpants.

This DIY Hanging Bouquet Mobile is perfect for baby’s room but would also be magical as decor for a Woodland Fairy Birthday Party… or any Garden Party. I love it. It reminds me of that wall of silk flowers they had at Anthro this spring.

The Marion House Book is a new favorite, thanks to Joslyn. I can’t wait to try the No-Bake Berry Tart and Chocolate Root Beer Bundt Cake.

And… All the Garden Talk this week has me loving these DIY Tomato Cage Lanterns from Make Gather Grow.

We are very excited about Hip Hip Hooray, a new blog featuring “All Things Kid’s Parties” from Suann Song.
With Contributing editors including Amy Atlas and Jordan Ferney, how can it be anything but spectacular? All mothers of boys,’ I might add.

Gwenyth Paltrow’s GOOP recently featured an interesting article about PPD including an extremely honest and personal portrait of Bryce Dallas Howard’s personal experience with Postpartum Depression.

Jaime and I just heard about The Creative Connection event in Minneapolis in September. Sounds amazing! Anyone planning to attend?

Serious Eats has a seriously delicious sounding recipe for Spicy Summertime Ratatouille with Mint that would put some of Jaime’s garden bounty to good use.

Love these 46! DIY backyard projects from Sunset Magazine. I have such a love/hate relationship with Sunset. Sometimes it just makes me miss California too much, sigh…

Butterick Patterns are on sale for $3.99, today only!

And lastly, if you are planning to swing by Quilt Festival in Long Beach or Renegade Craft Fair in LA this weekend, keep a look out for Jaime and Scarlet (and Jaime’s mom Gloria!) They will be there checking it out. I will be in the craft cave, organizing, in preparation for NEW SHELVES, which is AWESOME, but not as awesome as Quilt Festival or Renegade Craft Fair. No, the shelves will actually be pretty freaking awesome.

Oh! And don’t forget. Any comment you leave this week could win you a 1/2 yard of Nicey Jane oilcloth from Fabricworm.  The winner will be announced this afternoon.




The blocks are awesome and the berries are beautiful. Happy Friday! Wish it wasn't 867% humidity. I installed carseats last night and was soaked with sweat. But I figure I don't have to exercise today – thanks, Britax!


love those wooden blocks, and i was going to try making my own mobile this weekend! hope it works out as well!


Those blocks are great!!!
And oh my gosh, I've been wanting to experiment with Oilcloth for a long time now!
Art smocks or maybe some new bibs for the girls…


Shelves = Awesome. I'm moving into a HOUSE this weekend from our 3 bedroom apartment… I have a whole ROOM!

Amy L

I think my unborn son will be getting a set of those blocks as well – they will fit in perfectly with his new nursery!


oh yeah. i have three boys (and one girl), and 'u' for underpants is definitely funny. if they have 'b' for bottom, we've got to buy some.


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