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a weekend in surprise boxes


Everything around our place is in boxes, ready for next week’s move. I can’t wait to share more about all the plans I have for our new place (and studio!) soon. In the meantime we are looking forward to enjoying our last few days in this small but colorful house and remembering two really fun family traditions we started with our last move.

1) Packing a few “surprise boxes” of balloons and (nonperishable) treats so that we had a bit of fun to look forward to during the dreaded unpacking stage.

2) Inviting all our friends with kids over for a party in the moving truck before we load it. It was one of the twins favorite days that year – and a fun way to host a party, whether you are really moving or not.

And if you are in the mood to read more this weekend…

I’ve been pinning quite a bit of outdoor inspiration

Alphabet letters? on the wall

I bought this print for the kid’s bathroom

Perfect bow for sending presents in the mail

These books that are written us?ing your kids names are the sweetest and would make great baby shower presents.

A Mother’ Day balloon bouquet

Mother’s to follow on Instagram

and here are my posts for spoonful this week: 

Gifts to thank preschool teachers 

Great ideas for breakfast in bed  

Bakeable Mother’s Day gifts for the last minute rush.

Have a great one. xoxo


  • Janssen
    May 10, 2013 at 5:58 pm

    I just went and looked at your house tour photos! I LOVE it – what a happy, bright space. Can’t wait to see what you do with the new place.

  • Andi of My Beautiful Adventures
    May 12, 2013 at 3:50 pm

    Can’t wait to check these links out!

  • Carolyn
    May 12, 2013 at 7:00 pm

    I just love your blog. I think I discovered it through an issue of Artful Blogging, maybe? You must stop with all of this eye candy. Your photos are engaging, your ideas are clever and creative, and it makes one wonder when/if you ever sleep. Your brain must be on overdrive. But thank you. Keep it coming.


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