Wednesday, August 30, 2006

Have your cake and eat it too!

Do you love homemade cake? I do. And I've found a place that makes rich, buttery cakes in an assortment of flavors in a chic environment. Washington, D.C.'s own Cake Love.

My personal favorite is the Strawbery Shortcake. It is a buttery vanilla cake layered with fresh strawberries and sweetened whipped cream. They give a nice big slice and it's seriously yummy!!!

What is cool about Love Cafe, the trendy cafe version of cakelove, is that you can sit, have your cake and nice cup of coffee or tea or chicken salad sandwich and feel like you have just treated yourself to something delicious.

There are a couple of locations around the area, one in DC at 1501 U street and the other in Silver Spring.

Sunday, August 27, 2006

Mommies with Style

There is a another fabulous blog of note that I love to frequent... Mommies with Style and the title gives all the good news about the goodies for mommy and baby to be found. There are tips on sales, new products and interesting finds. I'm sure that you will love the quick blurbs and fun resources.

Click the link above for access to the site or visit

Tuesday, August 22, 2006

Cute Stuff from Children's Place

Recently, my little girl was gifted with the some really adorable threads from the Children's Place .
She received a great cardigan with bright embroidered flowers and a hoodie to match a little girl yoga outfit. What I have to say most is that I love the generous cut and quality of the clothes. They have survived my washing abilities and still look great.

The Children's Place has a great email list that sends out fun perks and several local locations. Even better news, is a good sale and one is on right now. Check them out at

Friday, August 18, 2006

EVENT:Local World Breastfeeding Week Celebration Sept. 16

Come celebrate with the La Leche League of Maryland, Delaware and District of Columbia on September 16, 2006 at 4:00pm in honor of World Breastfeeding Week. There will be a silent auction that begins on September 5, 2006, a picnic and just good times with other families at Clark Elioak Petting Farm near Columbia, Maryland.

For more information or how to contribute to this awesome cause, contact Ann at 410-309-4940 or their site at

Thursday, August 17, 2006

Saucy, saucy and bit of inner sexy too

As a still nursing new mom, sometimes its a little easy (probably easier than I like to admit) to feel a little less than fabulous and more like a walking milk machine. You know that semi-frumpy feeling.

I was needing a little spice, a dash of sass and more than a little touch with my inner kitten. Some where between wife and mother and all around supermom, I had lost some of that pizzazz that I was known for. Then I saw it at Barnes and Noble, Sheila Kelley's The S Factor, Strip Workouts for Every Woman. It seemed a little naughty, a bit impractical, a little racy, and just like what I was looking for. Something just for me, something sexy and something personal.

I have been doing the workouts, minus the pole work in the safety of my own living room for about a month and half now and I have seen a difference. I'm not real consistent with my workout length, sometimes its fifteen minutes, and other times, I have the luxury of a full thirty minutes. But it works. And I would recommend it to anyone looking for a little sass and a little saucy break in a day filled with naps and rice cereal.

Check out their site, It is full of tips, encouragement, and makes for a little extra fun. You can also purchase the book on site too. Because at the heart of every mother is a woman in need of a little personal pleasure.

Tuesday, August 15, 2006

Simply Adorable

Today, I was scanning the web for fabulous baby finds and I stumbled upon some of the most adorable baby jewelry. Baby Emi Jewelry. Beautiful, little bracelets for beautiful little girls.

It is the first time that I have lusted for jewels for my Z. Sterling silver, Swarovski crystals, semi-precious stones, pearls and glass beads. Ah, adorable. The site labels them as "glamour for pint-sized people" and if the pictures are any indicator, that is so right.

Check them out at the link above.

Friday, August 11, 2006

DC Baby - a great resource for this area

In this resource-laden area, it's comforting to know that there are some geared to the needs of parents in this area. Recently, I was refered to an awesome site, DC Baby

It is packed chock full of resources, tips and local kid friendly events. Written by fellow ex-Texan and DC area transplant Sarah Masterson, DC Baby is a site and accompanying book that you are sure to love.

PS... be sure to check out the summer shopper section. (Because who doesn't love a good deal?)

Tuesday, August 08, 2006

Treat yourself

Last year at an Urban Divas event, I was pleasantly surprised to find a local crafter of beautiful, unique jewelry. I found the most beautiful pair of beaded pearl earrings made by bakana. They sparkle and shine and add a touch of elegance to just about any outfit, which is a special treat to a new mom.

I have received dozen of compliments on them and know that you will love their quality, beauty and timeless sort of style.

Sunday, August 06, 2006

The Great Diaper Challenge

Okay Moms, I'm on a quest for the best diaper in America. Right now, we are on size 4 Luvs. They are relatively cute, thin (which is nice for the summer - not so much super sweaty butt), have a nice Blue's Clues motif, a blue leakproof core that really works, fit nicely around her little chubby thighs and are reasonably priced. $10.99 at Target. They have a "Love them or your money back" guarentee.

They have survived the stinky poop, kept the poop from coming up the back and even worked pretty nicely under clothes. The only complaint is that the tabs stick. They are kind of hard to get pulled out and fastened to the cloth-like tab holder.

But I would still say that in the whole grand scheme of diapers, they are minor super-stars in our book.

Check them out at

Friday, August 04, 2006

August 13: Dollar Sundaes for a good cause

Come support the Down's Syndome Assocation of Northern Virginia with $1 Sundaes at Whole Foods Market on Wilson Boulevard at Clarendon.

Tuesday, August 01, 2006

World Breastfeeding Week August 1- August 7

Welcome to World Breastfeeding Week 2006 sponsored by the La Leche League. It is a celebration in support of the art of breastfeeding.

This special celebration is more like a five month celebration, ending on September 30, with an emphasis on awareness, the benefit to mother and child and promotion of positive practices to ensure that mothers that chose to breastfeed can.

For more information, contact

Keep posted for more information about local fundraising opportunities.