Archive for August, 2010


August 26th, 2010

In the market for some cool, funky, vintage, and/or custom fabric?

If so, you gotta check out this great online fabric store called Spoonflower.

I found them randomly as I’ve been searching the web for the perfect crib skirt fabric for van’s crib.

{But I also noticed that YHL recently linked to them too- great minds think alike}.

I just had to pass along to my favorite readers that today is Free Swatch Day over at Spoonflower!!

Normally an 8″x8″ swatch is $5, but today you can get one for Free.

The hardest part is deciding which one to get!

Just make sure to check it out before noon (EST) tomorrow, that’s when the offer ends.

Happy Shopping!!

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Mrs.vB, Steal and Deal of the Week

Things I never thought I would do…

August 21st, 2010

1. Use my stomach as a shelf.

Really?!  This is a first.  But it does keep my coffee nice and close by while using both hands to surf the web.

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Baby vB, Mrs.vB

Shoe of the Month- August

August 18th, 2010

I’ve got another great sandal for you guys to snatch up!

Have you ever heard of the Jack Rogers Navajo Sandal?  They’ve been around since the 60′s when Jackie O made them famous by sporting them around and they “swiftly became the footwear of choice for resort-chic dressing.”  {No I didn’t come up with that statement myself.  It is straight from the Jack Rogers Website!} Ooh-la-la!!

Jack Rogers..Navajo…$96

Their price tag is a bit steep, but leave it to good old Tar-gee to do a more budget friendly version.

Target- Enid Whipstich by Merona…$19.99

Rack Room Shoes is getting in on the action too!  A little pricer than the Target version, but they have a nice wedge heel.

The Jill Shoe by Franco Fortini… On Sale for $39.99

(Online they only show this brown option, but I know stores are carrying gold and silver versions too!)

There are definitely subtle differences, but to save $50 to $70 smack-o-roos I think I could live with them.  What about you?

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Shoe of the Month Club


August 16th, 2010

Have I mentioned that Mr. vB’s brother and sis-in-law are pregnant with their 3rd child?  And he/she {they aren’t finding out the sex} is due around the same day that van is!

This photo was taken of me and Keri just this week.

It makes me laugh because we can’t hug each other now without our bellies bumping!

Do you think if both babies were born on the same day, that would make them twin cousins?!

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Baby vB

I {heart} details

August 12th, 2010

And I’m here to report that I haven’t held back any when it comes to the details in van’s nursery.

{it’s the designer in me- what can I say?!?}

Here are a few sneak peaks…

We’ve still got some painting left to do and we also have to get the closet organized, but I think we are in the home stretch!

I’m really excited at how it is coming together.  Kinda hard to believe that in about 13 weeks it will be occupied by Mr. vB’s mini-me.

Like Father like Son..

{thanks Martha and Marty- we LOVE this onesie!!}

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Baby vB, Nursery

Carpe Donut

August 1st, 2010

So on a recent trip to the Doctor’s office I was flipping through a Virginia Living Magazine when an article about Donuts caught my eye. {imagine that!} Apparently I have been oblivious to the fact that there is a donut cart roaming the streets of Charlottesville called Carpe Donut.   And this is not just any donut cart.. it’s an ORGANIC Donut cart! {Yes- you heard me correctly.}

How awesome is a Donut that is made with organic flour, organic eggs, local apple cider, organic spices, pure sugar, and non-aluminated baking powder.  It is even cooked in 100% Soybean Oil!  I’d go so far to say that this sounds like a HEALTHY donut!  And their environmentally friendly too!  Well not the donuts, but the vendor. They go and convert the used frying oils into bio-fuel.  Could I love this place anymore??

For the record I haven’t actually tried the donuts yet, but I’m about to!  The article noted that Whole Foods carried Carpe Donut’s in their frozen food section and all you had to do was pop ‘em in the oven.  So off to Whole Foods I went last night while Mr. vB was out with the boys.  And this morning I’m going to surprise him with a yummy breakfast with fresh donuts..

Here we go!

Directions were super simple.

Preheat oven to 375 degrees and then place donuts directly onto the baking rack for 8-10 minutes.

Next stop.. my belly!

{about 10 minutes later…}

WOW!!!  Those donuts were AMAZING!  Crispy and light with great flavoring.  If I hadn’t have cooked them personally I would have thought someone drove to C’ville to pick up hot donuts for me. YUMMO!!!

Next time you are in Whole Foods these are a MUST pickup!  And while you’re out there, will you grab a few packages for me??

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