Monthly Archives: November 2012

  • Holiday Postcards // New Designs

    I have added three new designs to the website. Visit Late Night Cake to order your postcards for the holidays (and make your friends jealous because sending a postcard is way easier than stuffing envelopes). And while you’re busy getting Christmassy and fixing up your house this weekend, listen to these Holiday Playlists from me to you. …

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  • Children make homemade wrapping paper with a roll of white paper and some paint

    Homemade Wrapping Paper

    My mind is racing these days. How could it not? It’s THE HOLIDAYS, which in theory are supposed to be warm and cozy and a time to give and share with family. Don’t get me wrong, I was actually one of those kids growing up who forced her parents to buy a big tree when …

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  • Macy’s Thanksgiving Parade

    Every year, we are lucky enough to see the Macy’s parade from my dad’s apartment. It is a complete and utter luxury that we try not to take for granted. A slice of Americana that is so festive and unique. Our favorite part by far is watching the marching bands. Top bands from all over …

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  • Best children's book of 2012

    Holiday Gift Guide 2012

    As you all may know by now, I’m not as much into “stuff” as I am into “make”. But I thought I would share my own holiday wish list for my kids. Santa always brings books, that is a given. Clothes are necessary for growing kids – why not make them cute? Art supplies are …

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  • Owl Collage // Recycled

    Sometimes I wonder who is having more fun making stuff…me or the kids? I love collage! Come to think of it, as a graphic designer and quilter, I am constantly collaging. And existentially speaking, isn’t life just one giant collage of accumulated experiences? Some pieces are way in the back, hard to make out, while …

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  • Hurricane Sandy Relief // Ways to Help

    I am an eternal optimist, and I truly believe that people are good. The devastation from hurricane Sandy has left tens of thousands of people without the basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. The people of New York, New Jersey and Connecticut have been working together, and working tirelessly, to help those who need it …

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  • How to raise a happy, successful, cooperative child while disciplining less // The Child Whisperer

    Parenting // Discipline Less + Understand More

    Every once in a while, I come across something that I really feel like I need to share. This chart was created by Carol Tuttle, author of the book The Child Whisperer, which I have never read. I wish I had had this book when my girls were little to add to my parenting-book library. I’m …

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  • Color Study // Liquid Water Color

    Aren’t these paintings so pretty? I had a little art class with the kids in the neighborhood to try out these color studies and they really got into it – creating some stunning pieces. They used liquid watercolors which are so much more saturated than regular watercolors. To read the full post, hop over to …

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  • Self-Portraits: What They Reveal

    I recently did small paintings with the kids, which I wrote about here. One of their “assignments” was to paint a self-portrait. I helped them a little bit by drawing the proportions for them lightly in pencil. This way, they all had the same starting point. I had them use a black sharpie to draw …

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    If I Had a Store // No. 1

    I dream about owning a shop, oh, just about every day. Pinterest has allowed me to live out my fantasy, without buying merchandise or paying rent. Are you crazy about Pinterest like I am? You can follow me and my obsession if you’d like. If you are not a pinner (I envy you), well then …

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