Monday, February 23, 2009

New Arrival

At 8:17am this morning Brittany gave birth to a health baby boy. He weighed 7lb 13oz and measured 21". Mom and baby are doing great. Stay tuned.

Friday, February 20, 2009

tiny decor.

Tiny Decor has recently added a new art collection line. Prints are hand screen-printed on 100% organic cotton canvas with water-based, non-toxic ink. Available in 5 different colors they are sure to brighten up your childs room or playroom. $48

Also worth noting is their winter sale going on in their Etsy shop. 30-50%.

serena and lily {winner!}

Congratulations Diana! Please email me ( by Tuesday morning in order to claim your prize.

*winner chosen using

Tuesday, February 17, 2009

serena and lily {giveaway!}

A chance meeting between a textile designer and a savvy businesswoman and Serena & Lily was born. They've turned the children's world of design on it's side with spaces that are "fresh and style-driven, with dynamic color and pattern combination, timeless and comfortable through sophistication and simplicity."

In the last 6 years they've created the most beautiful of spaces, expanding to adult rooms, fabric and paint colors. Each collection is more breath taking than the last. Their products continue to evolve yet their design values stay the same "to maintain a sense of integrity and a visual standard that is authentic and original in a sea of copycats."

Today one Tangled and True reader will win their choice of the Desk Caddy and the Letter Pillow (a $100 value).

You'll choose one of eleven different designs to adorn your favorite desktop space. It will add the ultimate in design and function.

and the letter pillow which has long been a favorite of mine. The perfect finishing touch to almost any space.

What Serena and Lily product would you love to add to your home?

Would you love to win? be sure to:
*enter a comment on this post with your name
*please only enter once
*answer question above
*entry will be open until 7 am Friday morning 2/20
*winner will be announced Friday morning

breakfast set.

This looks like a perfect way to start the day to me.

spotted at target.

Recently spotted these new chairs at Target. I like the design and the price.


I was a huge fan of the soothie pacifier with both girls, aside from when it fell out of their mouth and rolled forever. I've recently heard that these gumdrop pacifiers are even better. I am a fan of the orange and will definitely be giving them a try.

Thursday, February 12, 2009

reader tip.

I love receiving emails with your great finds or ideas, and this one did not disappoint.


genius! Clothes go inside, kids ride on top and only $50. Available here.

Wednesday, February 11, 2009

to vbac or not?

v9 A29 concrete c????

So I realize this is a completely personal decision, but I wanted to hear your opinions, your voices, your experience. This is an amazing community of women... smart, talented women and what better place to go for advice than right here? 

Lily was a regular birth and Stella was an unplanned C-section. I labored, did the whole bit and when it was time to deliver they realized she had a brow presentation. My water had broken so they couldn't turn her without possibly snapping her neck. 

I was certain I wanted to do a vbac with this third baby, until I went to the doctor today to sign the forms. It was a scary experience to sign on the dotted line, saying that a vbac was what I wanted, that they were not liable should something go wrong etc. etc. not to mention his continual encouragement to schedule the C-section.

I feel that I have researched it out, I've weighed the risk and the vbac is a solid choice, but like I said I'm curious to hear your thoughts and experiences in this matter. For now, I have a scheduled C-section on my due date, but signed the forms and if I go into labor prior to the due date I can try for the vbac. It seems like a good compromise...

blomma finds.

a "new to me" blog that I am quite enjoying. check it! You may just want to add it to your own blog roll. 

matchbox valentines.

Lily's Valentine party is today. She has been so excited. We found her the cutest vintage valentine's that lace-up. She loved lacing them and signing her name, but Stella was feeling a little left out of the Valentine fun. I saw these match box Valentine's on Design Moms blog and Stella and I went to town for her play group friends. I could make these all day. They are so easy, fun and adorable!

black apple valentines.

these are free for you to download on the black apple and oh so adorable!

Monday, February 9, 2009

valentine's day surprises?

little brown pen pdf template available here $5.

All over blogland I have been seeing the different ideas for Valentine's day and yet, I haven't come up with anything for the Mister. This is so not like me, and I'm blaming pregnancy for my lack of creative genius in this situation. 

Do you celebrate Valentine's Day in a big way, or in a small and simple way? Do you incorporate the whole family or keep it between you and your spouse? Do you have a tradition you follow every year, or switch it up? With the current economy are you cutting back this year or still going all out? 

Mostly, I'm hoping you can Inspire me...

ready, set... comment!

cinnamon-candy cider.

This sounds so good to me. Maybe it's the return of the rain that has me in the mood for something warm and spicy. It's definitely something we'll be trying before friday!


There are some great new Valentine designs at Susyjack* that you don't want to miss.

yellow goat.

I find this necklace to be so very clever. What a fun Valentine surprise this would be.

Friday, February 6, 2009

beaba babycook.

Look what Williams-Sonoma is now carrying. I like the idea of making my own baby food and knowing exactly what is in it and the quality. I wonder if I would really do it though. Thoughts? Have you tried making your own? Do you think you would if you had this appliance?

Wednesday, February 4, 2009

Christa Taylor.

I saw this new to me company on a friends blog last week and I had to pass it on. Great styles and great prices, I can't wait to stock up when I'm no longer pregnant.

Thanks for the tip Heather!

free valentine's.

free downloadable Valentine's from Cici Art Factory.

Monday, February 2, 2009

girls room.

If I hadn't just bought all the stuff to re-do the girls room, this would be at the top of my list. Brand new from Land of Nod, I love it.

kissing booth.

I really like this poster. Perfect Valentine decor.

*as seen on coveiter

sour cream lemon cake... the best ever.

2 cups all purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 cup butter, room temperature
2 cups sugar
3 eggs
grated zest of 1 large lemon
1 cup sour cream

1/4 cup melted butter
2 T fresh lemon juice
2 cups sifted confectioners' sugar

Preheat oven to 325. Generously butter and flour a 10 inch bundt pan.

Into a bowl, sift together the flour, baking powder and salt; set aside.

In a mixing bowl with hand-held electric mixer, cream 1 cup butter and granulated sugar; beat at high speed until mixture is very light and fluffy, about 5 minutes. Beat in eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down side of bowl frequently. Blend in lemon zest. Add flour mixture to the creamed mixture alternately with sour cream, adding each in 3 additions. Scrape sides of bowl frequently. Pour batter into prepared cake pan; bake in the preheated oven for 55 to 65 minutes, or until a cake tester or wooden pick inserted near the center of cake comes out clean. Cool in pan 10 minutes. Meanwhile, combine lemon glaze ingredients in a bowl, blending until smooth. Carefully turn cake out onto a platter; drizzle evenly with glaze.

Serves 12 or more, depending on size of servings.

*image via flickr
*recipe found here

Fleurville's 2nd Seconds Sale.

Don't miss out on this sale! I hear there are some amazing deals to be had. Supplies are limited. Visit sale here.

Sunday, February 1, 2009

see kai run spring line.

See Kai Run just launched their spring line and it's pretty fabulous I must say.

tailored tadpole...

If you weren't the big winner of the Tailored Tadpole giveaway, I have good news... how does 30% off your entire purchase sound? Just email your order to mentioning Tangled and True and they will email you your invoice. I love a good deal!
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