Archive for October, 2010

Last Monday we took the day to enjoy the great weather that we’ve been having in NY. My mother in law is visiting from Florida and Central Park seemed like a perfect spot to take her.

Here is Joshua trying to catch a squirrel

For lunch we stopped at Artichokes on 328 East 14th Street. They have the best pizza ever!

I just love this city and Joshua seems to have a blast every time we take him to explore the Big Apple.

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I received a phone call  last week that made me jump with joy, my brother is expecting a second baby and is a GIRL! YAY!!The funny thing is that they are only 8 weeks pregnant and already know is a girl. How, you may ask me. You see they have a blood test ( in Brazil) that can tell you what you are having  and it can be done as early as 8 weeks into the pregnancy.

 My sister-in-law and I share the love for all things pretty and we are now planning her baby shower. So I’ve been searching the net for inspiration, and oh boy, did I love this party, Of course it came from my favorite site Casamenteiras
































































I just L.O.V.E this party. All the details, the colors and did you see the little lamb? Oh boy!!

All photos Casamenteiras

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Calendar Gift

 I just love a nice GIFT and more yet when I’m receiving it (I just can’t lie to you) and I am in L.O.V.E with Dalla Nana’s  jewlery (can anyone call my husband, please)


How adorable are they? To the person calling my husband, I need one in Rose Gold, matte, with a light green Saphire on the 26 of August 🙂


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I don’t know about you but as soon as I found out I was pregnant ( a few days before I was even late) I knew that I wanted the best for my baby. The 9 months before his arrival were filled with plans, lists, research, shopping and preparing ( and all the eating, of course).  But as soon as he was born I realized that it didn’t matter for him if he was wrapped in the most expensive blanket ( NOT) or driven home in a Bentley, all he needed was food (aka ME) and shelter. And now my baby, once big enough to fit on my forearm,  is a TODDLER (yeah, it hit me when I went to buy him clothes and the lady said I was on the wrong department, I needed to look at the toddler section – WHAT?) and is still the same thing for him. It doesn’t matter all the toys he has, the puzzles, the balls, the educational toys, no, he wants the simple things in life, like our recycling garbage can, or the empty box of diapers thet he goes in and out of it.

Do you see what I mean?

On that note I wanted to share a few things with you. A few months ago while visiting my friend in CT I saw that she didn’t have any locks on her kitchen cabinets instead she had silly bandz locking them.  At first I thought it was crazy of her but then as I “inspected” it I realized it was a great idea. So as soon as we got home I decided to give it  a try. I didn’t have any silly bandz at home ( her being a teacher gives her way more access to them) but we tried with rubber band and I have to say they work really good. I don’t have a very good picture to prove my point but you can see a bit here

 Something else that I am loving and is NOT a baby item comes from this place

If you live in New York city or ever visited you for sure know this place. They have the most amazing rice pudding ever!!!If you never been there, don’t worry they ship it to your house (click here). We’ve been there many times, every time we have a guest from out of town we go there, and they give your pudding in something like this


After struggling with the right baby toddler spoon I came to find this in my cabinet ( actually tons of it, from every time we went there, it seems it followed us home) and let me tell you they are just perfect, for real!



These things are not officially BABY ITEMS, oh at leat in my house!

Great friday everyone!

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So as I said it here  I was asked by my friend Roxy to help with her son’s 1st birthday. The party was last weekend and it went really well.They are such a wonderful family. We went with a beach theme and she wanted something simple but special. Here are a few photos:




Here’s the birthday boy, Jaden. Isn’t he so adorable?!!! I just want to eat him up!

I made this banner for Jaden. Oh, note to self, double side tape DO NOT stick to a brick wall!

Look at them, they were laughing at us for not being able to sing Happy Birthday in spanish.

I used the 3 foot balloons again and the kids loved them! They wanted to take them home 🙂

The Pinata

Here is my Joshua giving Jaden a birthday hug. Too cute!!

I loved doing this party for Jaden. I’m ready for the next one….anyone?

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