lego crayons

As promised, here are photos of some of the many lego crayons I made this past Christmas to give to Avery's friends.  These are the ones I ended up keeping for Avery, and as you can see, they are a little worn down because they've been in use!  I purchased a lego-shaped mold on eBay and used this tutorial, but ended up increasing the oven temperature to 225-250 degrees (depending on the batch).  Recycled crayons are fun and economical to make, and there is an endless variety of shapes and possibilities out there!


beco butterfly 2

The Beco Butterfly 2 is one of the best baby carriers in the market.  Not only is it designed to minimize back pain, but it comes in a variety of modern prints.  The weight capacity is 7-45 lbs.  You can read more about it here, and here.

rainy day morning

Lots of energy this morning!

[Photo taken with my iPhone.]


frosted cupcakery


Over the weekend, we bought a half dozen cupcakes using a Groupon at Frosted Cupcakery in Long Beach.  I thought I would snap a few pictures before we dug into these beauties.  My favorite was the lemon cupcake with lemon cream cheese frosting.  (From top to bottom: neapolitan {the monthly special}, strawberry with strawberry cream cheese frosting and orange with orange cream cheese frosting.)

play date on st. patrick's day

This afternoon, my cousin Amy and her kids came over bearing St. Patrick's Day decor and potato candy (recipe courtesy of Baked Bree).  They were delicious and were wrinkled and dimpled just like real potatoes!  We had a little lunch, dessert, play time and craft time--all in all, a splendid little afternoon!