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Art to Grow On

I almost never do sponsored posts anymore (in fact, I think it’s been years!) But this is one I couldn’t pass up. It also seemed like a great opportunity for a Wishing True post (again – I think it’s been years). SO let me tell you about one of my favorite online stationery stores, Minted!

I used them for holiday cards this year and they were gorgeous. Having spent a good amount of time checking out the website, I’m also very familiar with their line of art prints.  Now that my kids are older (ages 8-10), they’ve outgrown some of the “nursery” decor that I put so much time into arranging above cribs and changing tables… But in looking through Minted’s children’s wall art, I saw so many prints that could easily transition from nursery to “kid” bedroom.

My boys’ room is currently covered in maps. So I was immediately drawn to this one:

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So cute for a nursery – and little ones can learn about different parts of the world through the animals featured.

This personalized print would be perfect for a new baby in a globe trotting family…

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Have a little one born in England or France?

minted c

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No babyish prints here!

Here is one for the camping family – personalize your own perfect campsite:

minted e

Do a lot of stargazing while camping (or in your own backyard)? Here is a print for kids who like to “look up.”

minted f

Finally – while this has nothing to do with geography, culture or travel of any kind… I have to say – I’d probably have had an easier time with the periodic table when I was in school if THIS was hanging on my bedroom wall!

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And what about the prints I want to buy for Eleanor’s room? Don’t even get me started! Oh okay – if you insist…here are a few:

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What about you? See any new favorites?

Wondering what I get for this sponsored post? Store credit! So the real question is, what will I choose…? Maybe I’ll invest in more holiday cards because these (you know you want to see them!) were fantastic!

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(I could even personalize the back!)

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See you next week!


I’m leaving for BlogHer in NYC on Thursday and won’t be back until Sunday – so I won’t be posting or commenting on blogs for the rest of the week.

What’s that? It’s only Monday? Well – true…but seriously, I need to clean my house. Also? I got a major dose of guilt from Eleanor yesterday. She  heard me talking about going away and burst into tears. We told her about all the fun she would have with Daddy (the beach! the water park! candy at all hours of the day!) and that seemed to cheer her up. But later she said, “Mommy, I’d rather have you than all the fun.” Probably the nicest thing anyone has ever said to me…but, OH my heart…

I’m still going. But I’m going to try to spend a little extra time with my girl.

If you’d like to see what I’m going to be wearing and hear my thoughts on packing for conferences, visit my Wishing True page (this is not to be missed by people who have absolutely nothing better to do!).

Otherwise, I’ll be back on Monday.

For those of you who will also be in NYC, please let me know. I’d love to see you.

In fact, you can count on me being in one place for a full two hours Friday morning. I’ll be working in the Serenity Suite from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m. This would be a fantastic time to actually talk since it’s a little oasis in the midst of conference madness. To hear more about this suite where you can escape when you’re overwhelmed and need a break or if you’re feeling lost and need a a friendly face – full details are HERE.

I could include my itinerary for all three days (and you know I have one) but who knows how much of it will stick. I have a plan, but in the end, I’ll probably just see where the day takes me.

In general, you can expect to see me with the two lovely ladies on the right:

Can’t wait to drive up with Anna and Jill on Thursday!

And for those of you not coming (like the friends/roommates who had to pass this year – I’m looking at you Christy, Heidi and Chrisy!) – you will of course be missed.

Let’s catch up in August – okay?

Jewelry is Easy – Writing is Hard

At least right now… I’m experiencing a little writer’s block. And the few post ideas that I could have banged out a week or two ago are just sitting in my brain feeling confused about how they got there and why they are holding a Barbie doll (okay that’s more like what happens to me when I find myself in the bathroom – holding a Barbie doll – with no memory of what I’m doing there).

ANYWAY! I can still peruse pretty stuff on the Internet so visit me at Wishing True today to hear more about this:

Hopefully the words will stop hiding from me soon!