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Sunday, January 30, 2011

Hello, February! {giveaway time!}

I love February.  The month of love and just gorgeous weather here in Arizona!  Ahhh....!!

So to keep that lovin' feeling going, we're going to start off the month with a GIVEAWAY!  We just rolled out our new Hair Couture Line for Spring 2011 {that should make all you cold-weather spirits feel good to hear the word, "Spring"!!), and I'll be giving one lucky winner our Pink Duo on Vintage-Inspired Parchment Lace Headband!!

How Do I Enter to Win This??!!
1. Become a PUBLIC follower of our HTBC/Adam's Blankie blog via Google Friend (1 entry)
2. Fan us on Facebook AND post a link to this giveaway on your Facebook page ~ be sure to INCLUDE "@adamsblankie" in your post so that it shows up on my FB wall (1 entry)!!

I'll give you all until February 13th to get entered and pick a winner on Valentine's Day!!
Good luck!!

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Monday, January 24, 2011


I'm not sure why, but lately I've been all about pinwheels...  From their fun-spirited essence to their calming continual motion yet sassy colors, I just love 'em!  Wish I had another room to decorate with them...  But for now I think I'm just gonna add a "punch" of them into my office ~ see the postcards below that I'm thinking about ordering!  {By the way, I'm redecorating the office/crafting room...bit by bit...little by little....pictures to come when it starts looking a bit more "together"!}

I'm thinking maybe for my little girl's second birthday party, maybe I'll do a pinwheel theme...  Ha!  It's not any time soon, though ~ she's not even 1 yet!!  But she turns 1 soon, and I've already got her theme nailed for this year {butterfly garden party...can't wait to share more about that with you all later!}

So, for now, here is some Pinwheel Inspiration!  All items can be purchased from Etsy...you know how much I {heart} Etsy!!  Hope you end up adoring these little guys as much as me...and if you have a room with them, or have used them as theme for something, feel free to share more ideas! :)

Pinwheel Wedding from Rule42
Pinwheel Postcard Set from Cassia Beck
Red Velvet Pinwheel Cookies from Jeanette's Patisserie {SOOO cute for V-Day, right??}
Paper Pinwheels from Once Again Designs
Pinwheel Statement Necklace from Blueberry Shoes

and my FAVORITE: Pinwheel Mobile Chandelier from Pickled Parlor

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Friday, January 21, 2011

Valentine Cards

You all know how much I love handmade {I heart Etsy}.  And so today I'm bringing to you some adorable shops from Etsy...with artisans who are creating some deliciously delightful Valentine cards.  C'mon now...do you really want to dish out another $5 for some lame cookie-cutter card from Hallmark?  Show these crafters some love.  After all, it is Valentine's Day we're talking about here. :)

LOVE this one ~ how creative! Mod and to the point, with plenty of room for you to write your own love story.

$5 from Tracy Chong
 So sweet...especially for your little ones...would be FABULOUS paired up with the signature book, "Guess How Much I Love You" {get it at Amazon.com}

$4.25 from Ecce Prints
Letterpress Notes ~ classic beauties.

$9 for the set from Two Hand Designs
So cute and personal...the perfect card to send Grandma & Grandpa

$15 for the pdf image from Luke Commasara
How sweet would these be to have your kids give their friends as Valentines??!

$4 for set of 6 "I'm a Sucker For You" lollipop covers from Bunco Betty's

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Thursday, January 20, 2011

I {heart} Agritopia.

Most of you know by now that I live in the Phoenix Metro area.  It's a great city {despite some of the recent press here ~ ugh!}, and I love it....all except for the scorching summers, of course.  BUT...having grown up in the bitterly cold Midwest, I'll take it over the freezing winters up North!

One of the neighborhoods close to us is Agritopia.  It's a quaint little neighborhood in which some day we hope to live. They offer fabulous playgrounds {I can't even count how many.  10? More?}, white picket fences {a rare breed around these parts}, NON-cookie-cutter homes {even MORE rare in Arizona!} that are NOT stucco {say whaaat?} and offer basements {gasp!}, gardens, orchards, not to mention a couple of my favorite spots to eat: The Coffee Shop and Joe's Farm Grill {also featured on Food Network's Diners, Drive-Ins and Dives ~ they serve fantastic food right from their garden!}.

Italian Vespa - a common sight here
Joe's Farm Grill ~ Local, Urban, Organic Food -- worth a visit if you're here!!
A fruit orchard

Garden plots for "the people" - you can pay for your own small plot to garden in

view from the Coffee Shop to Joe's ~ lots of grass to play in {see below!}
a place to buy the fresh produce right from the garden

So today I took A-train and Baby K for a visit.  We headed to the Coffee Shop {a place we go to weekly!} for some coffee and a cupcake.  Mmmm...  Now these aren't just any cupcakes.  The girls of The Coffee Shop actually not only went on Cupcake Wars of the Food Network but they also won their episode!  And now they sell these cupcakes at our local Nordstrom, as well.  But lucky for me, we can go just a couple miles to get them from the Coffee Shop.  {By the way, if you've never seen Cupcake Wars, I highly recommend it!  The Coffee Shop won with their "coffee and cigarettes" cupcake.  Not one I think I wanna try any time soon, but.....creative!}. :)

side view of The Coffee Shop
a portion of the front patio

Today's cupcake: Sweetheart Cherry
playing outside afterwards

So some day I hope to report back on the blog that we've moved there.  But until that day, we'll continue to visit and love that special little place called Agritopia!

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Tuesday, January 18, 2011

Sweeties for your Sweetie

As they say, the way to a man's heart is through his stomach.  And with my husband, I couldn't agree more!  So here are some sweet little shops to visit that offer just the right satisfying sweets for him {or your other loves ones...kids included!!}

{The Cravory}
Here you can create your own cookies.  You start by picking your cookie dough flavor, and then can add up to 3 mix-ins.  And they have quite the choices!  From Reese's and 100 Grand to Cappuccino chips and figs, they've got you covered.  Heck, you can even choose BACON as an add-in! {Now, tell me, what husband wouldn't love that?!}

{Yummy Mummy Brownies}
Got a brownie lover at your house? Yummy Mummy Brownies offers a samplers of any 3 of their brownies, and comes shipped in an adorable little box.  Choose from Fudge, Nut Toffee, Caramel Nougat, Mint Patty or Peanuty Peanut Butter.  Yuuummmmm!!

Chocomize offers the perfect sweet for the chocolate lover!  Here you can choose your favorite chocolate base {dark, milk or white} and then add from over 100 types of toppings!  They offer categories such as fruits, nuts, candy and even herbs!  Hmm....after perusing the site, I'd go for the Dark Chocolate base with sour cherries, coconut flakes and cinnamon.....  Or how about White Chocolate with lavender, raspberries and hazelnuts?  Talk about some creative desserts ~ how fun! 

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Monday, January 17, 2011

Natural Toys GIFT GUIDE for Baby, Toddler, Preschooler

Every children loves a good toy.  But don't you get tired of all the loud, icky plastic?  Don't get me wrong - I love a good ol' {plasticky} Buzz Lightyear toy figurine just as much as the next boy, but sometimes...sometimes, we all just need a break from it all {and Kudos to you parents who ONLY use waldorf-inspired toys!}.  Sooooo, I went digging for the best of the NATURAL toys out there...from wood and yarn to magnets and bells.  And I think I have found a good pile-o-goodies for the kiddos, I gotta say!  That being said, there really are just SO many wonderful toys around, but this is a good resource to bookmark as a go-to for upcoming birthdays, holidays & baby showers.  I hope you'll agree with me on my selections and will utilize this list throughout the year when you need a good gift to give!

for BABY

Planet Ogie Alien doll from Monkeyhugz - $45
Toss N Play Ball from Teacher Mom - $26
Maple rattle from Little Alouette - $18
Veggie Knit Rattle Set from Maukilo - $36.99

Cuddling Town Fabric blocks from Maukilo- $25.19

Salto rattle from Oompa Toys - $13.99


Little Garden Pegging Game from Maukilo - $44.99

Click Clack Ball Track from Amazon - $119.99
Felt cookies from Gourmet Play - from $4.50

Alphabet Blocks from Baby Bunz - $39.50

Felt Tales from Babalu - $19.95
Sushi I Spy bag from Ainsley & Oswald - $15


Magnetic Blocks from Tegu - from $28.57
Animal Tracking Bingo from Elchra - $14.99

Sewing machine from Down to Earth Toys - $44.95
Rainforest Jigsaw Puzzle from Melissa & Doug - $9.99
Doodle Diddie crayon roll with 24 crayons from Adam's Blankie - $18
Pattern blocks from Lakeshore Learning - $24.95

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