back in business

A couple weeks ago I had the first sale in my etsy shop, cm crafts! Woo-hoo! Although I opened the one at big cartel, I still kept one thing in my etsy shop, and it sold. After kicking my butt back in gear, I have the shop restocked and will continue to add things over the next couple weeks. So you might be seeing more shop updates on here than in the past.
And as a special for my readers here, through October 15th you can get free shipping on anything when you enter cffreeship in "message to seller" when checking out. Happy shopping!

The buntings are back
Mommy-daughter matching skirts
And the newest item - baby bloomers! I love these, and have plans to make more with some bows on the back of the legs as well. Don't you just love the rolls on those baby legs?! Thanks to my friend for letting me borrow cute baby Claire for a photo shoot.


g g & l

I'm back again! Seems like I can't stop from taking these big breaks from blogging lately. Let's just say I've been a little stressed, and haven't spent a lot of time on the computer (which is kinda nice actually!). But I did go out shopping last weekend by myself, at one of my favorite "window-shopping centers", as I call them. The place where you go to look at all the pretty things that are a little out of the price range - you do this too, right?
Anyway, after stopping in at anthropologie and crate & barrel, I went into a little maternity store. And there I found a new-to-me line of handbags, George, Gina & Lucy. At first I assumed they were diaper bags because most of what they had in store were made of nylon, and pretty big in size. But the sales girl told me that they're regular handbags, and they just happen to work well as diaper bags. I loved them! I came home and looked up the company. They have quite the selection - nylon, leather, tons of color options, and everything from coin purses to luggage. I really like the big hardware they use, which is different for me, but I just love the look and feel. Here are a couple of my favorite styles.

Molecule 7, and Pour la Nana - both in my favorite color option, Crater Gray. But this last one is the bag that initially pulled me in, Anything Goes. It comes with a shoulder strap as well. Now which color? The gray, Steel Water, or Mustard on the Rocks...


lace 'em up

Just some boots and shoes I've been eyeing.

1. as seen on my fab friend's blog, never without
2-3. anthropologie
4-5. ruche
6. fossil


let's go bento!

If you frequent the same blogs I do, then you've already seen this earlier in the week. Design Mom posted about this website, Another Lunch. It's fabulous! I've spent a good couple hours perusing the site, clicking on links, reading tips, and writing down ideas. There are tons of pictures of bento-style lunches for kids and a million tips to start making your own bento lunches. I'm all over it. I've invested in the Easy Lunchboxes, as well as some mini cutters and fruit leather. Mine will definitely not be as elaborate as ones pictured, but I can't wait to hear how my new lunches go over with my 1st grader!