January 12, 2008

Some "lately" stuff...

First of all - I was nominated by Kim over at "Journey to Isabella" for "The Daily Dose" award. Xandra from Heart of Service created this award to honor those Blogs that are "must reads". Thank you, thank you, thank you!

In Xandra's own words: "So here's to all the blogs that you've discovered that you can't possibly live without. They make you laugh, cry, think and feel connected every time you read a post. They give you a thrill as you see them loading into your browser and you get an equally satisfying thrill when you see that they have commented on your blog."

Kim, thank you so much for honoring me with this award! What a treat for me to know that I'm part of your "daily dose". And I've never been given an award, so I'm THRILLED! (enter my little Sally Field moment here..."You like me, you really like me!!" - HA!) Now, I know it's traditional to nominate other blogs, and that's how you spread the love - but I had such a hard time trying to narrow it down to even ten blogs that I love most, let alone only 5 or even three. So, instead I'm just going to recommend two blogs that I read all the time because they are always chock stock full with either great ideas, inspiration, or charming tales.

And they are:

Four Reluctant Entertainers
Sandy is an Oregon based, married mother of 3. Once reluctant entertainers, she and her husband have turned a corner in entertaining. She gives invaluable suggestions about entertaining from home - with class, grace, and substantial sentiment. I am always encouraged by her posts, and she has the most amazing and creative ideas for having company over. I seem to always leave her blog feeling like "Hey, I could do that!" Waaaay good stuff over there - gotta check it out!

&

Chinese Starfish
Amanda opened up the Starfish Foster Home in China in 2006. Since that time she has had unprecedented impact on special needs children in China. I recommend getting a box of tissue and starting from the beginning of her blog. You will be changed by her remarkable life, example of selflessness, and the undisputed passion and commitment she has for China's little starfish'.


Meanwhile, my dearest Robyn posted about finding this little onesie at Old N@vy for quite the steal - so of course, consumate shopper that I am, I had to run right out and see for myself what the deal was. Fortunately, they had ONE left and in size 12-18 months. I snatched this little beauty right on up and just had to share it's cute, cute, cute-i-ness with you. I paid a whopping $1.75 for it. (yes, you read that right)

And it's safe to say, that our little princess will be worth the wait - and then some!












I also snagged these darling things for my little man. Toooooooo cute not to have, and not a penny over three dollars for each. I think the onesies were about $1.80 and the cargo pants were $3. Old N@vy baby! You couldn't get it at the Goodwill that cheap! If you can't see, they say Snuggly, Irresistible, and Captain Drool. Perfect!


4 comments :

Paul & Robyn: said...

No Fair!! I paid $3, I want my $1.25 back! You know I would have paid full price...it is that stinkin' cute!!

Can't wait for the day we can sit Avery and Keira together and have them in matching outfits (and matching Hello Kitty purses)!

Love ya girl!!

Isabella's Mommy & Daddy said...

You totally deserve this...
I love stopping by...
NOT FAIR is right.. I CAN NOT find one of those..
I asked about a month ago someone where they got theirs...
Well I have been going to Old Navy here and there..
CAN NOT FIND IT...
Love ALL the cute little clothes...
Have a Great Day girly..

Donna & Joe said...

Love your shopping finds, especially the "worth the wait" and "caption drool" onesies. Oh, and those hats are pretty darn cool too.

Donna :)

Anonymous said...

Aaaw, how cute!