Monkey Business


While we were at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival last weekend (official recap here) we came across The Infinite Monkey Theorem wine. This was served in cute little cans featuring the cheeky primate in the picture above.

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Sunday Sweets


Sundays are for Sharing - TitleWe were at the Chicago Food and Wine Festival last night, at the Last Call event featuring some of Chicago’s finest pastry chefs. (Wow!) So today I’m inspired to share some sweet treats, so that you in turn can share some sugar with friends. – The perfect accompaniment to a Sunday lunch.

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Night Owl

I’m off to a baby shower this weekend. As I like to do, I scoured the registry early so that I had the pick of the list, and went with something I thought would make a good theme. This time I selected a baby rocker and settled upon a sleep theme.

imageRed Owl Gift Wrap

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Carefully Curated Calder


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Today is the birth date of Alexander Milne Calder, a Scottish sculptor and patriarch of an artistic clan. Born in 1846 he worked on the Albert Memorial in London before moving to America. In the States he’s most famously associated with Philadelphia City Hall. He’s father to Alexander Stirling Calder and grandfather to the more well known Alexander “Sandy” Calder (creator of the mobile).

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Toothless Wonder

2015-18-15 Tooth Fairy

Today’s Product Spotlight is in honor of the upcoming National Tooth Fairy Day, on Saturday, August 22.

Everyone is familiar with the tooth fairy: the magical spirit who leaves a coin in return for a baby tooth. Typically the exchange is done under the pillow of a sleeping child, but there are now some wonderfully creative pockets in which to place the offering and receive the treasure.

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Coloring for Calm

IMG_7189Our daughter received this fabulous coloring book as a party favor from a recent birthday celebration. Using a unique water pen and featuring ‘magic’ pages, the pretty hues appear when wet. Watching her play, it looked so tranquil and relaxing. It also brought to mind coloring books for grown-ups…

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