Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Mother to Sons

I was looking through this little book the other day.





Naturally it caught my eye given the fact that I have two darling (and mischievous) little boys! I love it for the short little pearls of wisdom it offers. They are funny, candid, and truthful.


Here are a few of my favorites ...

Introduce him to crayons and paint. But keep an eye on him or he'll redecorate your home.

Right around the age of three, he will heroically start to think he is your protector. This never goes away.

He will always want to show off his injuries. Act horrified.

Expect roughhousing. It's loud, but it's normal.

Instead of trying to control his behavior, learn to gently shape it.

Don't tolerate meanness.

Keep kissing him goodnight. Even if he doesn't kiss back.

Every now and then go into his room, sit down, and just visit.

Don't miss his school plays. Even if his role is "Tree #2."

Gently remind him that anything he finds in his nose should, for the good of society, stay there.

Remember these words, It's just a phase.

Tuesday, May 19, 2009

Custom Gallery


I added a gallery of sorts to the Swanky Paper website. Currently I have a few of my custom creations posted, but there is more to come. Go ahead, take a peek.

*names, addresses & numbers have been changed to protect the innocent*



Want me to design something for you?

Thursday, May 14, 2009

Mother of the Year


In case you missed the news regarding my "ultimate" accomplishment

click here to watch a short video


You can make your own here.

A friend emailed this to me and I thought it was hysterical.

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

Its a Swanky Paper Giveaway

I really wanted to post this earlier today . . . such is the life of a busy mama. I've said it before - there simply are not enough hours in a day!

Here's the news:
Join me in celebrating a month long Mother's Day fest over at Just Spotted. This week they are hosting a Swanky Paper giveaway! I know - just what you've always wanted!


What are you waiting for? Head on over to visit my friends at Just Spotted and leave a comment on this post. All are welcome (not just the OC locals!)


p.s. did I give you enough links?

Tuesday, May 12, 2009

have you heard?


Yep! Yep! With all the testosterone in my house I am undoubtedly looking forward to welcoming a baby girl in September!

Monday, May 11, 2009

Baby Shower Invitations

From the Swanky Paper Studio:

I recently finished a custom request for a Jungle or Monkey inspired baby shower invitation. How about a little bit of both! This is what I came up with.



Congratulations Hilari! Best wishes to you and your sweet little babe!

Sunday, May 10, 2009

The Blessed Name of Mother

The holiest words my tongue can frame,
The noblest thoughts my soul can claim,
Unworthy are to praise the name
More precious than all other.

An infant, when her love first came,
A man, I find it still the same.
Reverently I breathe her name,
The blessed name of Mother.
~George Griffith Fether


Happy Mother's Day to all the mommies, all the future mommies, and all the women who take on motherly roles by nurturing & caring for the little ones.

Sunday, May 3, 2009

Grand Re-Opening Party

Swanky Paper has a complete new look! We're celebrating by having a party all month!


For the month of May Swanky Paper is offering 15% off your entire order. All products are included in this offer.

Tell your friends and family!

{I must admit, getting the changes to this site was not small feat. There is more to come to the shop so please check back. In the meantime - ENJOY!!}