Category Archives: Gift Giving

Easter Candy Goodness


Happy Spring!!!  I’ve got sweet, fluffly rainbow-colored marshmallows on the brain today…

Don’t those Rose, Passion Fruit & Violet Marshmallows from Dean & Deluca look divine?

And I so love this UP! house created with Peeps:

Are you drooling over these handcrafted rainbow marshmallows by Have It Sweet? So cute!

Fab Gift Idea: Colour-It-Yourself Posters for Kids


I absolutely LOVE this idea for kids who are all about coloring! Pair one of these adorable (and affordable!) Colour-It-Yourself Posters by summersville with an amazing set of crayons, color pencils, markers or watercolors and let them make their own amazing-looking art for their room!



Jillian Tamaki for Penguin Classics (can’t. stop. drooling.)


These new book covers designed by illustrator and cartoonist Jillian Tamaki for Penguin Classics have literally left me speechless.  The colors, the embroidery, the talent of Ms. Tamaki and the fact that these are THREE OF MY MOST FAVORITE BOOKS EVER!!

I can’t wait to get these for Evelynne.  To me, this is exactly what the cover of The Secret Garden should be…a magical whimsical portal into a perfect, perfect book. And Emma and Black Beauty to boot? I’ve lost count how many times I’ve read all of these when I was a girl…


I love me some iPad, but for this family, paper books will always reign supreme.

Look for these lovelies to debut October 2011, and read all about her process and see some great “making of” pics on Jillian Tamaki’s blog.

My Bum Book

Even though I’m fourth months in, I think I’m going to pick up this lovely and super practical book.  With Evie’s naptimes now super erratic, we’re still recording her feeding and napping schedule and random notepads all over the house.  Plus, I’m obsessed with the child’s poop. OB. SESSED. Can I get an Amen from other new mom’s out there, or is the crazy really starting to show through these days?  Needless to say, I’m thrilled at the idea of recording my daughter’s poop schedule as well.

But MAN would I have loved this when Evie was first born.  I struggled so much with breastfeeding and we had print-outs and notebooks and bits of paper everwhere with notes.  Looking back, I’m sad those first crazy couple months aren’t documented somewhere more permanent…another reason why this book is perf. What a great gift. What a practical and non-superfluous baby item. I wish it was for more than 2 months, or she offered inserts, or a place on the outside of the book to place a date, so these can become ‘volumes’.  But I’m still all over this.

Until I get a proper baby journal underway (something I desperately want to do, BUT WHO OUT THERE HAS THE TIME?) My Bum Book might be the only recordings of my daughter’s early days.  I’m pretty sure the phrase isn’t “a poop chart speaks 1000 words,” but for me… it sure does.

** Also – the author/creator made a Bum Book for twins! ** Also – read the About page…that’s what sold me.

 

Etsy Find: A. Heirloom US Cutting Boards


I mean who wouldn’t want to pile a mound of stinky cheese on top of Brooklyn, Texas or Alaska?

Great gift for: Housewarming, Birthday, Mother’s Day, or Father’s Day

Stop Me Before The Cute Takes Over

I just spent 15 minutes racking up what could be thousands in the cutest cute cute cutie-pie cute stuff from Sarah + Abraham. Seriously. So. Cute.
Olliegraphic Personalized Pillow for my daughter’s room? Um. YES.
Oliiegraphic name print
as well? YES why not, and YES.
Olligraphic gift labels? Oui.  Bookplate stickers? Oh yeah. Cupcake Toppers? Don’t really make cupcakes, BUT I WILL NOW!
Gifts in the future for like everyone I know who has kids? You can count that as affirmative.  Purchases will be made by the Tee household for sure. So watch out, before I olliegraph you.