Sunday, October 28, 2012

Help me choose - design choice for Arabella's room!






Sorry for taking the pics at an angle - I used Arabella's bed for the flat space. Any opinions/advice would be mucho appreciated. Thank you!

Tuesday, October 2, 2012

New Polyvore - What I would wear to AltSummit

I was inspired by a post on AltSummit's blog today about the perfect dress for a blogger meet-up or meeting sponsors.

AltSummit is "the premier business conference for pioneering bloggers and rookie bloggers alike." There's one in January in Salt Lake City and one in August in NYC (those lucky bloggers got a surprise visit from Martha Stewart!) But that doesn't begin to describe how cool it is so here's some pictures:

By Sara Urquhart. Photography of Alt NYC, Rooftop party.

 Tickets are sold out already for the next AltSummit in January 2013, but someday I am going to AltSummit. 

For now, I'm going to make a "What I would wear to AltSummit" Polyvore dream board at least once a week. Here's the first one. 

What I would wear to AltSummit - Oct. 2nd 2012

Lace formal dress / Ribbed tight / Platform high heels / Satchel bag / Jewelry

Ok, I'm ready for you to go all Joan Rivers on me -  especially you Anonymous Mary!  I think it's a cute colorful mixed match to get noticed but it's definitely not neutral. Let me know what you think in the comments (as always). 

REVISION: I just found the most adorable dress ever on Nordstrom for Arabella, plus I noticed that there were some kids in the Alt Summit photos. So forget that purse - Arabella in this adorable yellow dress is my new accessory.  The blog is about her after all. (I was able to update my Polyvore on the Polyvore site with this dress in place of the purse but not on the blog - don't know why)

The cutest Arabella dress I ever saw - from Nordstrom.

What's on my mind today - Random musings

Dinosaur Train - does anyone else (or anyone else's kids) watch this PBS kids show?

This is probably the most controversial opinion I've ever blogged, but I'm saying it:

I can't stand Dinosaur Train


The thought behind this show's creation must have been: "What are two things that kids like? Dinosaurs and trains! They never coexisted in history, but so what?" and they just randomly threw them together.  Almost as ridiculous as a group of adorable little ponies frolicking in a wedding castle - because little girls like ponies, weddings AND castles. 

Yes, I know that almost all kids' shows are misleading (animals don't actually talk, etc.) but this one just seems particularly egregious.  I think what irritates me most is that it mixes in a real paleontologist giving dinosaur facts with the ridiculous mixing of the dinosaurs from different time periods (that in reality would be eating each other or at least acting aggressively), plus the dinosaurs building and running a train.  

The thing that drove me over the edge to post about this (aside from needing to write a new blog post and being out of ideas) was that today the dinosaurs were examining a chart of the alphabet - that was just a bridge too far for this mom.  

p.s. My daughter (and husband) love this show - I do think that Buddy (the main character - you know, the baby T Rex that was adopted by a Pteranodon family) is adorable, and the theme song is catchy in a earworm, can't stop thinking about it sort of way.  But I reserve the right to whine to my husband about all the ridiculousness everytime we watch it.  

Does Dinosaur Train drive you crazy too, or do you love it, or have you never heard of it? Or is there another show that your kids love that drives you up a wall? 

Let me know in the comments!